Get ready to enjoy the full magnitude of what the LPGA Tour and Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational experience includes: marveling at the world's best female golfers, feasting on Eat Great Food Festival flavors, traveling the Eat Great Hospitality Trail, and exploring the regional culinary and craft beer scene during Eat Great Restaurant Week!
2019 LPGA Tour
Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Midland, MI
July 15 - 20, 2019
Mark your calendars now for two weeks in July, then pay close attention to those dates, because you won't want to miss any part of the all-around extravaganza that's coming to Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region!
Not only will the inaugural Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational be introduced on the 2019 LPGA Tour schedule — bringing 144 of the world's best female golfers to tee off at Midland Country Club — but the event will serve up enjoyable opportunities for absolutely everyone!
Read on to learn the ins & outs of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational and — fore! Heads up, be ready to sink your teeth into so much more than golf alone!
Welcome to the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational!
Prepare for the LPGA Tour and very first Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational, coming July 15 - 20, 2019 to Midland Country Club! As the world's leading professional golf organization for women, the LPGA showcases the very best of women's golf and includes more than 2,300 members representing more than 30 countries!
The Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational will be your opportunity to witness the world's best female golfers competing in a 72-hole, stroke-play tournament — featuring 72 two-player teams competing in both foursomes and four-ball for the coveted $2 million purse.
As part of the event's community impact, each two-player team will be putting, chipping, and driving to better their chances at additional winnings that will then be donated to paired regional nonprofit organizations!
Know before you go:
- Gates open at 7, 8, and 9 a.m. on differing days; tee times vary all throughout. Be sure to check the schedule of events to time your arrival and ensure you'll see what you're looking for. (The First Tee Junior Golf Clinic? LPGA Tour Pro-Am Tournament? STEM in Sports Center Open? Enjoy them all!)
- Parking for the tournament will not be available on-site. Shuttles will be widely available from off-site parking locations. You can purchase Parking Passes here for $5 daily or $15 weekly.
- Admission to the tournament is free July 15 - 16. General Admission for July 17 - 20 is $10 daily or $25 weekly and includes bleacher seating and access to concessions throughout the course, including Larkin Beer Garden. (Children ages 17 and younger receive free admission with a ticketed adult; active military and veterans can receive one complimentary ticket each day.) You can purchase your 2019 Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational tickets here.
Upgrade Your Experience Along the Eat Great Hospitality Trail
If you're looking to sip, savor, and socialize — all while enjoying world class golf, unique flavors of the Great Lakes Bay Region, and access to exclusive hospitality decks located throughout the course — then hop on the Eat Great Hospitality Trail, July 17 - 20!
Spectators with these upgraded tickets can move freely between decks while enjoying decadent food selections and beer and wine samples, all unique to participating regional restaurants. Tickets to travel along the Eat Great Hospitality Trail are $40 daily for adults 21+, $20 for ages 13 - 20, free for 12 and younger, and can be purchased in advance here.
Don't Miss the Eat Great Food Festival
Featuring beer, wine, and signature dishes from around the region as well as live entertainment, the Eat Great Food Festival is your chance for good times and tastes that the whole family will enjoy along Downtown Midland's Main Street! Eat Great Food Festival tickets are $40 for adults 21+, $20 for ages 13 - 20, free for kids 12 and younger, and can be purchased here.
Explore Even Further at Eat Great Restaurant Week
Taking the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational celebration beyond the green — and even beyond Midland — experience glorious, three-course, prix fixe menus (and special rates, too) at the best eateries in the region during Eat Great Restaurant Week! July 15 - 28, 2019, Eat Great Restaurant Week is two weeks of opportunity to revel in the culinary exquisiteness that makes the Great Lakes Bay Region so great!
What will they be serving? You'll have to experience to find out, but here's a sneak peek at some currently known participating locations: Old City Hall, Molasses, The H Hotel, Whine, The Maple Grille Restaurant and Microbrewery, Grape Beginnings Winery, Tavern 101, American Kitchen, Forgotten Ciders, Midland Brewing Company, Tri-City Brewing, Frankenmuth Brewery, and Bavarian Inn!
Elevated pub fare to elegant dining, hard ciders to smooth brews — be sure to expand your palate (without wearing out your wallet) while you explore Eat Great Restaurant Week!
In fact, we hope you enjoy all of the views you take in, tastes you try, and exploring you do while experiencing the excitement of the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational and LPGA Tour!