Tickets for the controversial new LIV Golf Invitational Series are now available, with premium packages for the full schedule costing £9,000.
The Saudi Arabia-backed tour, which is led by former World No.1 Greg Norman, begins at Centurion Golf Club in London in June, with a further seven dates coming in North America and Asia.
LIV Golf, which has appointed QuintEvents as its ticketing and hospitality partner, said packages will range from grounds passes to premium VIP hospitality packages, providing an array of amenities including course and player access, luxury dining, inside the ropes access, executive Q&A’s and player meet and greets.
Prices for the first seven events run from £67 for a single day pass to £179 for a three-day pass. Single-day hospitality packages are available from £247.57.
“Today is a day that we have been working towards for a long time and we are excited to be going live and offering fans the opportunity to experience LIV Golf in person,” said Norman, chief executive and commissioner of LIV Golf. “We look forward to showcasing unforgettable events and unique opportunities for fans to interact with the brand in new and exciting ways.”
The hospitality packages have four tiers and include The Gallery Club, Fairway Club, Club 54 and the top Club 54 Premium, which will allow patrons to walk inside the ropes with players and caddies and watch as the winner lifts the trophy from front row seating.
The ground passes allow fans to view the tournament from select viewing platforms on the course, and grant entry to an immersive fan village at each tournament site, as well as live entertainment before, during and after the match.
LIV Golf added that events will soon be accepting cryptocurrency as payment for each of the ticket packages.
LIV Golf Invitational Series events will be played in London, Portland, New Jersey, Boston, Chicago, Bangkok, Jeddah and Miami.
A report earlier this week claimed that 15 of the top 100 players in the world ranking have committed to play in the inaugural golf tournament in the upstart LIV Golf International Series. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan has said any players joining the league would face banishment from the PGA Tour.
The series is opposed by many in the game, and critics have highlighted that tickets are more expensive than leading events such as the European Tour’s BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. The 150th Championship at St Andrews in July is only £10 more expensive than the LIV opener.