One of the things that’s most impressed me about the Crowne Plaza Invitational is that it’s as much a city wide cultural event as a golf tournament. There are a ton of things to do at the course other than watch golf, and the party extends outside the boundaries of the Colonial. In downtown Fort Worth, on Sundance Square, Crowne Plaza has brought the tournament to the city. There’s music, food and drink, putting contests, a driving cage, sponsor venues, an opportunity to test drive new Cadillacs and a jumbotron for watching the action. Crowne Plaza has gone all out for this event.
Mrs. GolfBlogger and I relaxed in the Plaza Thursday night after eating at Mi Cocina, an excellent downtown Tex-Mex restaurant. I don’t know the name of the band, but they reminded me a lot of classic Allman Brothers. I’d had an excellent frozen margarita for dinner, so I passed on the Cadillac test drive.
There’s a rumor that a PGA Tour event will return to Michigan in 2013. I would highly recommend that the organizers contact Crowne Plaza and the Colonial Tournament Committee to find out how it’s properly done. I can easily picture Campus Martius in downtown Detroit becoming a center of celebration like Sundance Square.
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