Military Appreciation

The Valero Texas Open is proud to honor Military & Veterans. Register your email address below to be notified when verification for free tickets will become available for the 2025 event.

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The Valero Texas Open not only raises funds for local charitable organizations, including several that support several military focused organizations, but also celebrates the rich heritage of our US Armed Forces.

The military is a key part of San Antonio and the Valero Texas Open. Many enlisted and retired men and women from the armed forces take leaves of absence to be volunteers at the Valero Texas Open. And from a historical perspective, the Valero Texas Open is the only PGA TOUR event to have been played on a military golf course (Fort Sam Houston Golf Course in 1950, 1951, 1956 & 1960).

The freedom assured for us by those who defend America make events like the Valero Texas Open possible. We are proud to honor the armed forces.

We Welcome Military & Veterans To The Tournament

Throughout the tournament, Active Duty, Guard, Reserve, Retired Military or Veteran, and one (1) guest are invited to enjoy special benefits at the Valero Texas Open.

These include:

  • FREE admission for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s rounds of competition.
  • FREE parking at River City Community Church Thursday-Sunday. Click here to learn more details, including ADA services.
  • Access to the Heroes Pavilion presented by Upland Exploration which allows the Military and their one guest to relax and take in all the action while enjoying complimentary snacks, non-alcoholic refreshments, and covered seating. Additional in-venue concessions available for purchase.