The Northern Trust Open is among the most respected golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR and was held February 15-21 , 2016 at the historic Riviera Country Club, in the upscale Los Angeles suburb of Pacific Palisades. The Northern Trust Open attracts the best professional golfers from Bubba Watson, Rory McIlroy, Adam Scott, to the 2015 defending champion James Hahn. Unlike last year, which was cold and raining, the weather for this year was a beautiful, sunny Southern California day. It was in the mid-70’s with mild winds… a perfect day to follow the activities on the golf course, and take in some of the whimsical activities the tournament offered.
Back for the second year, the Northern Trust Open offered attendees #MoreThanGolf through tastes of Los Angeles’ famous gourmet food trucks.Wise Barbeque, Cousins Maine Lobster, The Grilled Cheese Truck and Baby’s Badass Burgers. The food trucks were located in The Promenade, and provided a welcome escape from the intensity of the tournament.
“The food trucks at The Promenade were hopping at last year’s event, and we’re thrilled these popular staples of the LA food scene are back at the Northern Trust Open in 2016, as well as the addition of the NutriBullet Food Truck,” said Northern Trust Open Executive Director O.D. Vincent. “LA is known for its unique cuisine, so it’s only fitting that the city’s iconic golf event bring the best flavors of the surrounding area to its fans at The Riviera Country Club. I’m confident we’ll have something for everyone, and the fan experience is going to be that much more memorable because of it.”
I was there on Saturday, and at 11:00 am, the lines for the various food trucks were intertwined. Based on experience, I knew Cousins Maine Lobster was the fastest truck because the lobsters were already cooked. Prices were higher than normal, but nonetheless, the trucks were once again a hit of the event.
The final day was Sunday, where Bubba Watson won the tournament with a (-15). For highlights of the tournament, follow hashtags #NTOpen2016 or @NTOpen on instagram.