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Chase Sapphire Preferred: Official Card of the PGA Championship

The 2015 PGA Championship is underway at the Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin, with the world’s best golfers hitting the links for the sport’s final major of the season. With tens of thousands of fans flocking to the event, Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card holders received special access to VIP packages, including accommodations, grounds tickets and a private hospitality chalet.

It’s too late to get these deals this year, but applying for the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card now can help you rack up enough points to score similar deals for the 2016 Ryder Cup and PGA Championship.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card 2015 PGA Championship deals

Here are a few of this year’s VIP packages to give you an idea of what you can look forward to next year:

PGA Championship Hospitality Chalet package

Package for 2, $1,500 or 150,000 Ultimate Rewards points

  • 3-night accommodations at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel (double occupancy)
  • 2 daily Hospitality Chalet tickets, located on the 18th fairway with complimentary food and drinks
  • Access to the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Cardmember Club
  • Transportation to and from hotel and Whistling Straits Golf Course

PGA Championship hotel package

Package for 2, $1,000 or 100,000 Ultimate Rewards points

  • 3-night accommodations at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center Hotel (double occupancy)
  • 2 daily grounds tickets
  • Exclusive access to the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Cardmember Club
  • Transportation to and from hotel and Whistling Straits Golf Course

Bon Appétit Champions of the Course culinary event

Package for 1, $100 or 10,000 Ultimate Rewards points

  • 1 VIP ticket
  • 9 interactive food stations featuring golf professionals and chef pairings
  • Cooking demos with featured chefs
  • Golf tips from the professionals
  • VIP meet-and-greets with celebrity chef talent

Even if you just want tickets to the tournament, you can get them at a discount through your Chase Ultimate Rewards account.

Get discounts to the 2016 majors and travel with the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

With the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card’s sign-up bonus — Earn 50,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $625 toward travel when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards® — you’re already well on your way to scoring an experience most golfers only dream of. You’ll also earn 2 points per dollar spent on travel and dining at restaurants and 1 point per dollar spent on everything else.

Although the VIP packages don’t include travel airfare to the tournament, you can also use your Ultimate Rewards points to cover that expense. Using the Chase Ultimate Rewards travel platform to book your flight, you’ll get a 20% discount if you use your points to cover the cost. Check out our full review of the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card to see its other travel benefits.

Bottom line: 

The Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card is one of the Nerds’ favorite cards because of its stellar travel rewards. But considering its relationship with the PGA of America, it’s also a must-have for avid golfers and golf-watchers alike.

Ben Luthi is a staff writer at NerdWallet, a personal finance website. Email: bluthi@nerdwallet.com. Twitter: @benluthi.


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