Know Before You Go

Click below for the 2017 PGA Championship schedule, transportation, and spectators policies.

Schedule

Gate Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday (7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.)
  • Thursday-Friday (6:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Saturday – Sunday (7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m)

Public Shuttle Hours

  • Monday – Wednesday (6:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.)
  • Thursday-Friday (6:15 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
  • Saturday – Sunday (6:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Player Starting Times

Pratice Rounds
  • Monday – Wednesday (7:00 a.m. – dusk)

During the Practice Rounds, players are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available for the Practice Rounds. The Pairings Board will be located near the Main Spectator Entrance and will be continually updated as players begin their rounds from either the 1st or 10th tee.

Long Drive Contest- Hole 10 Tee
  • Tuesday (7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)
Championship Rounds
  • Thursday – Friday (7:20 a.m. – 7:45p.m.)
  • Saturday – Sunday (8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Championship Round starting times as listed above are considered approximate, and are based on the assumption that there are no delays, inclement weather, etc. *Subject to change

Trophy Presentation Ceremony

The Wanamaker Trophy Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 18th Green immediately following the end of play on Sunday, August 13. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a three-hole aggregate score play-off on Holes 16, 17 and 18. If the score remains tied at the conclusion of the play-off, a hole-by-hole play-off will take place until the tie is broken. The hole-by-hole play-off will begin on Hole 18, and move to 16, 17 and 18 repeated. The Wanamaker Trophy Presentation Ceremony will occur immediately following the play-off.

Television Coverage

*All times listed are Eastern Daylight Time.

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
  • Live Coverage, TNT (1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Highlight Show, CBS (12:37 a.m. – 1:07 a.m.)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 11
  • Live Coverage, TNT (1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)
  • Highlight Show, CBS (12:37 a.m. – 1:07 a.m.)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
  • Live Coverage, TNT (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Highlight Show, CBS (2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. )
SUNDAY, AUGUST 13
  • Live Coverage, TNT (11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
  • Highlight Show, CBS (2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.)

Transportation

PGA General Public Parking

Off-site PGA Public parking for the 2017 PGA Championship will ONLY be available to those who have purchased in advance. Complimentary shuttles will be provided at PGA Public lots to transport attendees to the Main Spectator Bus Terminal. Please visit pgachampionship.com for purchase information. For spectators who do not have access to parking passes, alternative methods of transportation are recommended. Carpooling is strongly encouraged for all golf fans! There will be no overnight parking in any PGA Public Parking lots, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense. PGA Tournament Corporation is not responsible for damage to your vehicle, or items lost or stolen from your vehicle.

Uber

You can now take an Uber to and from the 2017 PGA Championship – the only option that takes you from your doorstep to the Championship with the tap of a button. Simply enter 8801 Park Road, Charlotte, NC as your destination in the Uber app and your driver will take you to the designated Uber PUDO (pick-up/drop-off) lot. The Uber PUDO lot is the ONLY option for vehicles on the Uber network. Please note this is NOT a drop-off or pick-up location for taxis, limos or other ride-sharing companies. Complimentary shuttles will be provided at the Uber PUDO lot to transport attendees for a short transit (less than five minutes) to the Main Spectator Bus Terminal.

Accessible Parking

ODesignated accessible parking for those requiring lift-equipped transportation to the course will be provided. Please call The Convention Store at (877) 472-7275 for more information. The front rows of the general public parking lots will be reserved for spectators not requiring lift-equipped transportation but who have physically challenged hang tags for their vehicles. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the PGA Championship. Wheelchair accessible viewing areas will be located at the Short Game Practice Area to the left of the 9th Green, behind the 15th Green, and to the right of the 18th Green.

Public Transportation

Spectators attending the 2017 PGA Championship can conveniently utilize the CATS LYNX Blue Line. A complimentary shuttle will take spectators from the Sharon Road West station to the Main Spectator Bus Terminal.

Walk or Bike

Be more environmentally friendly and walk or bike to the PGA Championship. Walk-in gates will be located near the Main Spectator Entrance. Spectators who wish to bike to the Championship will find bike racks outside the Main Spectator Entrance. Please note, the Championship is not liable for any stolen or damaged goods.

Items to Leave at Home

The items listed below are strictly prohibited on the grounds of Quail Hollow Club. All bags will be searched upon entering the Championship.

  • Backpacks of any size and drawstring bags.
  • Bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10” in their natural state. Prohibited bags will NOT be accepted or stored at the golf course. Bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10” sold in The Championship Shops will be tagged as prohibited for re-admission.
  • Personal electronics such as computers, laptops, or tablets.
  • Drones, hoverboards, laser pointers or selfie sticks.
  • All oversized chairs with wide arm rests (portable folding canvas chairs are permitted). Carry bags will be searched prior to entry.
  • Weapons of any kind (regardless of permit), including pocket knives.
  • Buckets, ladders, milk crates, or stools.
  • Banners, posters, or signs.
  • Any materials with unauthorized advertising or promotion.
  • Coolers.
  • Golf clubs.
  • Food (except in limited quantities for medical dietary or infant purposes).
  • Alcohol.
  • Beverages (one unopened, sealed bottle of water per spectator is permitted).

Other items deemed inappropriate or dangerous by Championship security at their sole discretion. Please leave all prohibited items in your vehicle as they will not be permitted at the Championship.

Photos and Autograph

Cameras are only allowed at Quail Hollow Club during Practice Rounds, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and are not permitted on-site during Championship Rounds, Thursday through Sunday. Autographs may be requested and given at the contestants’ convenience at the Practice Range and Putting Green during Practice Rounds only. Please consult the Mobile Device Policy for guidelines regarding mobile device photo, audio and video capturing while on-course.

Admission Policy

There will be no daily re-admission to the grounds of Quail Hollow Club. If you leave the grounds, you must have an un scanned ticket to return to the Championship. Once the bottom of the ticket has been scanned, it will no longer provide admission. The only exception is when the Weather Warning signs have been posted. Please wear your ticket in plain view at all times as security personnel will not allow admission to the PGA Championship for individuals without appropriate credentials.

Junior Admission Policy

As part of the Championship’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf, juniors 17 years of age and younger will be admitted into the Championship grounds for FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult will be permitted four junior grounds admissions per day at no additional charge. Junior tickets may be picked up on-site at the Admission Sales & Will Call Office located at the Main Spectator Entrance on the day of admission. Junior tickets cannot be obtained in advance and will be available regardless of a sell-out. Wanamaker Club ticket upgrades for juniors may be purchased for $25 per day at the Admissions Sales & Will Call Office at the Main Spectator Entrance on the day of admission. Juniors must have the upgrade and be accompanied by an adult with a Wanamaker Club ticket to gain access. Junior tickets do not gain access into private hospitality areas.

Military Admission Policy

To honor the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces, the Championship is pleased to offer Active Duty, Retirees, Reserve, National Guard and their accompanying guest (limit one) complimentary daily grounds access to the Championship. Upon arrival, Military personnel must go to the Admissions Sales and Will Call Office at the Main Spectator Entrance to present their Military ID in exchange for daily admission. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to alternative venues, but are eligible for the junior admission policy.

Inclement Weather Policy

Please observe the Leader Boards and Thru Boards for the Weather Warning Sign which will appear when inclement weather is approaching the site. When the signs appear, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. If the sirens sound, seek shelter immediately. In the event of inclement weather, please remember to avoid the following:

  • Grandstands.
  • Metal Fences.
  • Telephone Poles.
  • Open Fields.
  • Golf Carts.
  • Hill Tops and High Places.
  • Bodies of Water.
  • Tall and/or Isolated Trees.

Mobile Device Policy

Mobile devices must be kept in “Golf Mode” setting at all times at the PGA Championship: • Set device to silent or vibrate, including but not limited to, ringer and notifications/alerts.

  • Camera flash turned off.
  • Incoming and outgoing calls may only be made or received farther than 100 yards of competition.
  • Text, email, social posting and other data use is allowed on the golf course at any location providing players are not in position and about to play their shots.
  • Mobile device photography, as well as audio and video capturing, is allowed in all areas during Practice Rounds (Monday – Wednesday).
  • During Championship Rounds (Thursday – Sunday), photography, audio, and video recording is prohibited anywhere within 100 yards of competition or when requested by players, caddies, marshals, volunteers, security or Championship staff and officials.

Conduct, Customs, and Etiquette

Please be advised of the following standards of conduct and etiquette:

  • Everyone is requested to display traditional customs of etiquette, decorum and behavior, and to obey all Championship policies, signs and verbal instructions of Championship Officials.
  • Protests of any type are forbidden.
  • For the safety of everyone and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior.
  • Although cheering and positive gallery responses to great play are encouraged, unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery are prohibited.
  • Please stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with the Marshals.
  • Please kneel or sit if you are in the front row and remain still throughout each shot.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at a number of locations around the Championship grounds. Keep an eye out for Wi-Fi zone signs during your visit and make sure to download the 2017 PGA Championship app!

Phone Charging

Portable phone chargers are available at the Information Tent at the Main Spectator Entrance, inside the Wanamaker Club, and between Holes 9 and 10, adjacent to Merchandise Express. Chargers are available for a daily rental fee of $10 or can be purchased for $35.

Preparing for Your Day at the Championship

  • August temperatures in Charlotte, NC can reach an average high of 88 degrees.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration.
  • Wear a hat for protection from the sun and be sure to use sunscreen.
  • Please leave all prohibited items, including ALL backpacks and any bags larger than 10” x 10” x 10”, at home or in your vehicle, as they will not be permitted on-course or stored at the Championship.
  • Medical response teams will be on-site during the Championship. Specific locations will be listed in the Championship course map and pairings guide.