PGA Tour Grill opens in San Diego airport

PGA Tour Grill
Courtesy of HMSHost
Officials from the PGA Tour, HMSHost and the San Diego Airport Authority cut the ribbon to open the PGA Tour Grill.
By John Holmes

Series: Golf Buzz

Published: Tuesday, June 03, 2014 | 10:26 p.m.

Most of us golf travelers are familiar with the PGA Tour Shops that populate various airports across the country. Now, though, they're getting some company – the PGA Tour Grill.

Yes, the PGA Tour Grill opened Tuesday in Terminal 2 West of the San Diego International Airport, and there are indications that others will follow in the future.

The eatery is a partnership between the PGA Tour and HMSHost, which operates, among other things, a variety of airport restaurants – another new project of theirs is Sammy's Beach Bar & Grill in conjunction with rock star Sammy Hagar in the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

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The PGA Tour Grill's clubhouse-style seating area is decked out with flat-screen TVs that carry feature live tournament action from around the globe, highlights and other programming from the Golf Channel. It also features iPads loaded with golf tips as well as health information on the menu items.

And speaking of the menu, the restaurant "focuses on providing a healthy menu fit for active lifestyles," according to the announcement from HMSHost. The menu includes dishes like Shrimp & Mahi Ceviche and Vegetarian Crispy Kale, Avocado & Hummus, as well as salads like the Power Salad, with quinoa, garbanzos, edamame, fresh herbs, champagne vinaigrette, sunflower seeds, grilled red pepper, butter lettuce and red grapes.

These, the announcement said, "are creations not typically found in an airport and make travelers feel like they are sitting on the patio overlooking the 18th green, not in one of the nation's busiest airports."