FAQ’s

What is the Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge?
Understanding that not all power plays occur in the boardroom, the B.E. Challenge provides a venue and platform for networking and deal making in a relaxed atmosphere. The corporate heavy-hitters, innovative entrepreneurs, and noteworthy celebrities who attend the event have given it the stellar reputation of being the premier African American networking event in the country. For our corporate sponsor partners, the event offers exclusive access to an affluent segment African American consumer market

Who should attend?
Professionals wanting to network, relax, or both. This event is a weekend of business, pleasure, and friendly competition. Adult registration is ages 18 and up.

What does the registration fee include?
Your registration fee includes access to all sessions and workshops; continental breakfast (Fri. – Sat.); lunch (Fri. – Sat) and evening functions; the event bag, compliments of our sponsors; and an event journal.

What activities does the event offer?
The event offers golf packages, tennis packages, a spa package, and a social package.

Golf
The Black Enterprise Golf & Tennis Challenge has earned its reputation as a must-attend lifestyle, sporting, and entertainment event. We’ve created the ultimate environment for networking and golf. All that’s needed is the right drive and iron.

Tournament Golf Package Price $895
• Three full rounds of competitive tournament play,
Thursday – Saturday
• Clinics, cart fees, and access to driving range and range balls
• Awards for competitive play
• Daily contests with prizes

Social Golf Package Price $795
• Two full rounds of non-competitive play, choice of two days Friday through Saturday
• Clinics, cart fees, and access to driving range and range balls
• Daily contests with prizes

Golf Academy Package (limited enrollment) Price $795
• One-on-one lessons and etiquette classes
• Two-hour daily clinics, Friday
through Saturday
• Six -hole beginner’s golf tournament, including giveaways
and prizes
• Access to driving range and range balls

Tennis
USTA-Rated Players and Friendly Play – All Levels Price $795
• Two rounds of competitive/friendly play
• Daily clinics, Friday through Saturday
• Daily contests with prizes
• One hour group clinics

Spa
Choose your temperature. Whether the sauna or steamy Jacuzzi, this spa provides the perfect getaway for a day of relaxation and renewal. Relish in the ambience, and pamper yourself with treatments that indulge, invigorate and inspire. It’s an escape unlike any other.

Spa services and treatments offered: Price $695
• One 50-minute treatment
• One 25-minute treatment
• Access to spa facilities on days of treatments:
• Stream room
• Sauna
• Jacuzzi
• Outdoor pools
• Cardiovascular and weight-training studio
• Fitness classes
• Workshops

Social
The Social Package allows guest to attend all evening concerts and parties, and sample the first-class service and amenities the resort has to offer.

Meet new people, expand your business and social circles, connect for work or play, or simply soak up the sun. With this package, you can do everything or nothing at all.

Social Package: Price $595
• Hospitality and evening functions
• Off-site excursions
• Daily golf and tennis clinics
• Access to the fitness center
• Swimming
• A special gift bag
• A host of informative health and financial seminars/workshops,
lifestyle activities, and much more!
• 15% discount on golf tee times and spa treatments.

Do I need to be a professional golf or tennis player to participate in the tournaments?
No. Anyone can play in the golf or tennis tournaments as long as you are registered accordingly. There is a social play package that allows you to play without the stress of competition. However, if you’re interested in showing off a beautiful trophy in your home or office, our competitive play package is just what you are looking for. We rank each player and place them in their appropriate flights, based on ability, so you will be playing alongside participants with a comparable skill level. Competitive players must compete on all three days of the tournament (Friday–Sunday) to be eligible for tournament prizes.

How do I select my spa treatments for the spa package?
Once you register for the Spa Package you will receive a list of spa treatments available to you. You must select one 50-minute treatment and one 25-minute treatment. Other spa treatments can be made on an a-la-carte basis.

Are children allowed into the evening functions?
No. Children under the age of 18 will not be allowed into the evening functions. Registered participants 18-20 years of age will be given special wristbands for entry into the evening functions as they are under legal drinking age. Please be advised that they may be required to show photo ID to event staff prior to entering the evening function.

Can I bring a guest and will they be able to participate in some of the activities?
Unless your guest has registered for one of the event packages, he/she will not be able to participate in or have access to the activities at the Golf & Tennis Challenge. Each registrant is required to wear a photo ID badge and a wristband throughout the event. Security is located at all activities. We strongly suggest that all guests register for the event to avoid disappointment on site. Due to fire codes and space limitations, we may not be able to accept registrations on site.

Note: Times/details are subject to change.

When will I receive an agenda?
An agenda will be available online. Registered attendees will also receive (via email) a detailed agenda in late August. Due to the multitude of activities, please check the Black Enterprise Website (www.blackenterprise.com) for updates to the agenda.

What is the attire for the events?
Event attire will be addressed in the materials you will receive in August. Typically, our evening functions vary between resort casual and semi-formal. Golf and tennis attire is required for the golf courses and tennis courts.

To whom should I speak about sponsorship opportunities?

Contact Kyle Allman at 212-886-9507.

How much does it cost to stay at the host hotel and how do I make a reservation?
We have reserved the below group rates:

Resort View King/Double $184/$174*
Deluxe View King/Double $204/$184*
Premium View King/Double $204/$184*
*Room rates do not include tax, currently at 11%

A limited number of rooms are available for registrants of the BLACK ENTERPRISE Golf & Tennis Challenge. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability.

What is the cancellation policy for the hotel?
Reservations must be guaranteed to a major credit card. A deposit equivalent to two night’s stay and tax (13.0%) for each reservation is required. A full refund is available if the cancellation is at least 5 days prior to your arrival. If the cancellation occurs within 5 days of your arrival, a charge equal to one night stay will be non-refundable. Early departure is subject to the equivalent to one night’s stay plus tax.

Please Note: BLACK ENTERPRISE does not arrange for guests-room reservations however you must be registered for the event, in order to make your room reservation. Rooms are on a first-come, first-serve basis and subject to availability.

When does registration close?
Registration has sold out early in the past 10 years so we suggest registering as soon as possible.

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