Top Must Do’s During LPGA Tournament Week

Come experience The Ascendant LPGA benefiting Volunteers of America from October 2-8, 2023 in The Colony, TX and catch all the action both on and off the course.

Prior to round one

Be sure to check out events leading up to tournament play beginning October 2. From Pro-Ams to a Leadership Summit, there are more ways to experience the Golf Clubs at the Tribute. New this year is the culinary experience, BITE by the Lake featuring signature menu items from local restaurants, bars and chefs. For details, see the full schedule of events.

Discover one-of-a-kind restaurants

After a day of watching the world’s top female golfers, you’re bound to work up an appetite. Explore a selection of exceptional restaurants that make up the heart of The Colony’s culinary scene. Plan where you want to grab a bite with our list of local restaurants. If you’re with a large group or can’t decide, we suggest heading to Grandscape, the city’s premier indoor-outdoor entertainment, shopping and dining destination. There, you’ll find multiple dining options like Creole-Mexican fusion, Texas mesquite-smoked barbecue and a northern Italian steakhouse as well as a vibrant nightlife scene. While there, kick back with a brew from one of the city’s microbreweries and taprooms or infuse music and munchies for a Rock ‘n’ Roll twist.

Be sure to pick up a discount flyer from Visit The Colony staff at the Mobile Visitor Center, just past the admissions gate. This flyer features over a dozen free menu items and discount offers.

Browse stores big and small

Cool off after a day in the sun with shopping adventures at two of the nation’s largest retail experiences. NFM is more than just a home furnishing store, offering the latest tech products, high-end cookware and in-store events. Minutes away is the world’s largest all-sports store, SCHEELS, a one-stop shop for all things recreation and outdoors. Browse over 85 specialty departments ranging from golf apparel and accessories to home décor and gifts. Beyond shopping, SCHEELS offers plenty of entertainment for the entire family including the 65-foot indoor Ferris Wheel, 16,000-gallon aquarium, Wildlife Mountain and rollerball alley.

Be sure to stop by The Homestead at Grandscape to discover handmade and curated collections of wares, ranging from artisan leather goods to natural soaps and candles.

See a show or two

With shows almost every night of the week, The Colony is a distinguished live music destination. Lava Cantina, the combined Cajun-fusion restaurant, bar and concert venue offers up national acts on their main stage for a rockin’ dinner and show. Every experience at Truck Yard is unique with free live music on the weekends, rotating food truck fare and a variety of craft brews on tap. Enjoy a truly local taste at Beard Science while listening to regional artists. The sour house offers views of the Truck Yard stage and a selection of kettle and wild sours, fermented using natural yeasts found locally. For jazz lovers, Windmills is a can’t-miss experience. The music lounge, restaurant and microbrewery all wrapped into one features artists pushing the boundaries of modern jazz.

Experience one-of-a-kind attractions & events

In addition to a vibrant live music scene, The Colony is home to various family-friendly attractions and special events. Go on thrilling adventures with high-speed karting along a multi-story track at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games then immerse yourself in digital challenges at Immersive Gamebox. Watch Hollywood blockbusters from a recliner inside Galaxy Theatres’ premier Sony Digital Cinema for ultimate relaxation. Of course, you can always get in more golf action by teeing off from a climate-controlled bay at Topgolf or practicing your putt at Puttery.

Enjoy the great outdoors

If you prefer to stay in the fresh air, enjoy miles of lakeside hiking and biking trails. These environmentally-sensitive trails take you off the beaten path to explore native flora and fauna along a combined five-mile stretch. There’s even more to explore on Lewisville Lake. Hidden Cove Park & Marina offers boat ramps, watercraft rentals and guided paddleboard tours.

A Guide to Exploring Over 2,500 Acres of Parkland in The Colony

Everything is bigger in Texas, including our sprawling parks and trails. The Colony boasts the second-most park space per capita in the Lone Star State. Take a closer look at the green spaces that contribute to more than 2,500  acres of parkland and nature preserve.


Pro Tip:  Stay nearby and use rideshare

Using rideshare apps like Uber or Lyft will bring you closer to the game and drop you near the admissions gate. Make traveling even simpler by staying in The Colony and take advantage of special LPGA rates at Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Staybridge Suites or find the accommodations that fit your needs.

A Look Inside: Golf Attractions in The Colony

Home to some of the top courses in North Texas, come back after the tournament to play where the pros play, and take advantage of the golf retail and entertainment available in The Colony.