Disability Services Guide

Disability Services

The 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is an accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure that you have access to all Championship amenities. We welcome and encourage all feedback and suggestions from our guests. The following explains the services provided this year.

For any accessibility-related questions please email us at DisabilityServices@pgahq.com. We will do our best to help you enjoy your Championship experience.

Please Note: For any questions or requests for assistance, guests with disabilities may visit the Information Tent located in the Pure Michigan Championship Courtyard near the Main Spectator Entrance.

Wheelchair Accessibility

There are accessible pathways that connect parking, event entrances, the practice range, each hole on the course, restrooms, food and beverage, and other amenities. Additionally, we encourage all guests with mobility disabilities to utilize personal forms of transportation, including wheelchairs and scooters. If you need to recharge your motorized wheelchair, you may do so at the Information Tent onsite. Patrons should bring all cords and accessories needed to charge their devices. Chargers must use a 110-volt, 20 amp circuit.

We will not be providing wheelchair or scooter rentals.

Parking

Designated accessible parking for those requiring lift-equipped transportation to the course will be available at Benton Harbor Charter School Academy (455 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022). The front rows of PGA Public Parking (Lot GP) will be reserved for spectators not requiring lift-equipped transportation but who have physically challenged hang tags for their vehicles.

You will need a Disabled Person Parking placard, permit, or license plate to park in a disabled parking spot. Please display your placard, permit, or plates upon entering the parking lot and the traffic team will direct you to a disabled parking spot. The person to whom the placard or plate is issued must be present in the vehicle, as a driver or passenger.

Disability Shuttle Service

A disability shuttle service will be available for our disabled guests who need transportation within the venue. Pick-up locations include:

  • Near the Main Spectator Entrance
  • Trolley Stop 1
  • Trolley Stop 2
  • Trolley Stop 4
  • Trolley Stop 6

Typical wait times may be as long as 25 minutes due to heavy volume.

Disability Viewing Areas

There will be Disability Viewing Areas made available to ADA guests to have unobstructed sight-lines on some of the most popular parts of the course. Disability Viewing Areas will be located:

  • Driving Range
  • 1 Tee
  • 6 Green
  • 14 Green
  • 17 Green
  • 18 Green

Seating in these areas is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. To ensure you catch the plays you would like to see, we advise you arrive at the viewing area early to secure a seat.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted throughout the grounds; however this does not include emotional support animals, therapy animals, or companion animals. Pets are not allowed and will be turned away. Only legitimate service animals that are properly trained and under the proper care of their owners will be provided with the appropriate credentials.

All service animals must remain by the handler’s side at all times and must be harnessed, leashed, or tethered unless these devices interfere with the service animal’s work or the individual’s disability prevents using these devices. In that case, the individual must maintain control of the animal through voice, signal, or other effective controls.

Service animals must be housebroken and should use the service animal relief area.

Anyone bringing an animal will be responsible for and liable for any damage or injury caused by the animal.

All animals should have legally required vaccinations which may be checked.

Additional Services

  • Concessions: All concessions are accessible and located throughout the venue. If assistance is required, please confer with a concessions manager.
  • First Aid: We have First Aid Stations noted on the course maps and within the On-Site Guide. Professional medical staff can help you with your medical needs at these locations.
  • Special Dietary Needs: The SPGA Championship will offer gluten-free dietary options. For those with special dietary needs beyond the Championship’s food service, please contact us at DisabilityServices@pgahq.com.

Comments, Questions & Suggestions

PGA of America will consider any request by a guest with a disability for reasonable modification of its policies, practices, procedures, or for auxiliary aids and services that will permit the guest equal enjoyment of the goods and services offered at the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. We encourage you to make any such request as far in advance as possible to enhance our ability to evaluate and fulfill the request.

In the continual effort to make the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship more accessible, we encourage you to contact us at DisabilityServices@pgahq.com for any of your disability-related needs. Additionally, if you have any questions about Disability Services policies, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.