KOHLER, Wis. -- The 92nd PGA Championship at Whistling Straits has introduced the Straits Skyboxes, an on-course hospitality experience unlike anything seen at previous PGA Championships.
The Skyboxes will be located adjacent to the ninth and 18th holes, with the ability to expand to the 16th and 17th as demand dictates. Companies can purchase individual sections of a skybox, which can accommodate up to 24 people. The Skyboxes are open-air, and include theater-style seating, TVs and are fully inclusive of food and beverage.
In just eight months (Aug. 9-15), spectators will have the opportunity to see the strongest field in major championship golf at Whistling Straits, which will host its second PGA Championship since opening to worldwide acclaim in 1998.
The Straits Skyboxes continue a tradition of innovation and enhanced customer service.
"We are excited to introduce a unique, on-course experience for our guests on the Straits Course for the 92nd PGA Championship," said Barry Deach, Championship Director. "We've listened to our customers and current patrons of championships at Whistling Straits who have asked us to expand the on-course experience, and we are answering the call."
In addition to on-course hospitality, another exciting upgrade to the corporate entertainment experience is the relocation of the Corporate Hospitality Village closer to the heart of the action. The new location, dubbed "Irish 10," is situated just 100 yards in back of the 10th tee and near both the Strait's clubhouse and practice range. The other hospitality hub, the Championship's first foray into on-course hospitality, is found along the 9th fairway and was well received. This positive and immediate response was an important factor in expanding the on-course hospitality options to include the Straits Skyboxes.
"Whistling Straits has an unforgettable look and feel. The addition of on-course hospitality will only enhance the overall spectator experience, "said Scott Anderson, General Chairperson of the Championship and President of Kohler Co.'s Hospitality and Real Estate Group. "The on-course skyboxes will add another dimension to the world-class tradition of the PGA Championship and Whistling Straits."