Honda Classic 2017: Why not use Uber to get there?

The 17th hole of The Champion Course at PGA National -- known as The Bear Trap -- before the start of The Honda Classic's Monday Pro-Am Monday, February 20, 2017. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

The 17th hole of The Champion Course at PGA National — known as The Bear Trap — before the start of The Honda Classic’s Monday Pro-Am Monday, February 20, 2017. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

The Honda Classic is the social event of Palm Beach Gardens for the season, which means there’s plenty of two things: people and booze.

Conveniently, however, there’s an area for Uber drivers and taxis right in front of the clubhouse at PGA National Resort & Spa. Why would anyone not take Uber, Lyft or any of the other ride-sharing services?

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The alcohol flows all day long at The Bear Trap and then into the night at the iBar, plus there are the new alcohol-serving venues like the Legends Club, Moët & Chandon champagne lounge and the ULTRA Deck at 16.

The safest way to get home for those indulging in all that revelry is to let someone else drive. It doesn’t put other people on the road at risk, and it doesn’t put you in a position to get a DUI.

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Pricing and availability of ride-sharing services are also subject to crowds, but an Uber pool from PGA National to a destination a few miles away in North Palm Beach would cost less than $10 as of Tuesday afternoon.

Parking at the Honda Classic is pretty easy anyway. Here’s the procedure: Arrive at Dyer Park, 7301 Haverhill Road, West Palm Beach, with $10 cash in hand. Honda and Acura drivers park for free. Leave all over-sized bags in the car and hop on the waiting shuttle to be dropped off at the tournament entrance.

If all goes smoothly, spectators should be at PGA National in 15 minutes or less from the time they board.

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