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Spectator Guide

Plan Your Championship Experience

Golf’s most prestigious senior men’s golf championship returns to Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, MI, May 25-29, 2022. Before you head to the course, read up on all that you need to know to make the most of your day at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship!


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    Mobile Apps
    Coming soon! Be sure to download the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship On-Site Guide featuring an interactive course map, starting times, and more!
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    Know Before You Go
    What to bring and not to bring, inclement weather, disability services & other tips.
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    Transportation & Parking
    PGA public parking, volunteer parking, accessible parking, traffic notices, and directions.
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    Schedule of Events
    Gate hours, shuttle hours, starting times, television coverage.
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    On-Site Experiences
    The PGA Shops, Partner activations & more.
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    Mobile Ticketing
    Learn how to access, transfer, and use your mobile tickets.
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    Admissions, Conduct, and Health & Wellness Policies
    Admission, camera, phone, and conduct policies for spectators.
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    Frequently Asked Questions
    Have a specific question? Check out our FAQs.
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    KitchenAid Celebrity Chef Lineup
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Mobile Apps

KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship On-Site Guide

An exclusive mobile app designed specifically for those attending will be released in May. The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship On-Site Guide will feature an interactive course map, daily pairings, a schedule to plan your day & more.

Keep an eye on this page for future updates and a link to download.

Know Before You Go

Items to Leave at Home

Items to Bring From Home

Here are a few items we recommend you bring from home to enhance your Championship experience:

  • Personal sunscreen
  • One (1) unopened bottle of water
  • Jacket and/or layered outerwear piece
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Portable phone charger
  • Nursing mothers may bring necessary equipment on-site. Storage and refrigeration is available at First Aid Stations. 

The following items are also permitted on-site:

  • Small bags
  • Diaper bags and strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Cameras (Mon-Wed ONLY)

Inclement Weather

Please observe the Leader Boards and Video Board for the Weather Warning signs which will appear when inclement weather is approaching the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship 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:

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

Grandstands

Grandstands will be located at the 1st Tee, 17 Green, and 18 Green. All public grandstand seating is first-come, first-serve.

First Aid Stations

First-aid stations staffed by Spectrum Lakeland will be located at Hole 4, Hole 6, Hole 11, Holes 16/17, and the main medical station will be between Hole 1 Tee and Hole 18. The main medical station is also available for nursing mothers and will provide storage and refrigeration. Nursing mothers are permitted to bring necessary equipment on-site.

Disability Services

The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure that everyone has access to all Championship amenities. Click here to learn more about the services provided this year.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at a number of locations throughout the Championship grounds. Keep an eye out for Wi-Fi signs during your visit and make sure to download the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship On-Site Guide and App!

Methods of Payment

The following methods of payment are accepted onsite at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, identified by location. All on-site transactions will be cashless. No cash or checks will be accepted.

  • The PGA Shops: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card
  • Market Concession and Beverage Stands: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card, Apple Pay and Google Pay

Accommodations & the Surrounding Area

Benton Harbor is a special place on Lake Michigan. With an engaging arts community, local unique shops, and of course the beach, there is something for everyone. Southwest Michigan has a growing craft beer, wine, cider, and spirits industry with each establishment offering their own specialties and personality. Visit the Makers Trail to learn more about some of Southwest Michigan’s craft beverage locations.

To learn more visit Southwest Michigan Tourist Council.

Transportation & Parking

PGA Public Parking (Lot GP)

Off-site PGA Public Parking will be complimentary and located at the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy (455 Riverview Drive, Benton Harbor, MI, 49022). As you approach the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy, please follow signage and traffic control to PGA Public Parking (Lot GP). Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Harbor Shores. There will be no public parking at Harbor Shores during Championship Week.

Lot GP will be open Wednesday, May 25 - Sunday, May 29, 2022.

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.

Volunteer Parking (Lot V)

Official Championship Volunteers with a valid parking pass may park in Lot V located on Whitwam Drive. As you approach the lot, please follow signage and traffic control to Lot V. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Harbor Shores. There will be no public parking at Harbor Shores during Championship Week.

There will be no overnight parking in any PGA 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.

Accessible 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. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship.

Schedule of Events

Gate Hours

Wednesday
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday
6:45 AM – 8:30 PM

Saturday
6:45 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday
7:45 AM - 7:30 PM

General Public Shuttle Hours

Wednesday
6:30 AM – 8:30 PM

Thursday – Friday
6:15 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday
6:15 AM – 6:30 PM

Sunday
7:15 AM - 8:00 PM

Lot V Shuttle Hours

(parking pass required)

Wednesday
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Thursday – Friday
5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Saturday – Sunday
5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Practice Rounds

During the Practice Rounds, players are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available for the Practice Rounds.

Wednesday Playing Times*

7:30 AM – 7:00 PM

*On Wednesday, May 25th, the 1st tee will close at 3:00 PM.

Championship Rounds

Starting times as listed are considered approximate, and are based on the assumption that there are no delays, inclement weather, etc.

Thursday - Friday, May 26 - 27

Starting on Holes #1 & #10 (groups of three)

Starting times

7:30 AM – 3:02 PM*

First and second round groupings and starting times will be announced no later than Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Saturday - Sunday, May 28 - 29

All players starting on Hole #1 (groups of three)

Starting times

7:00 AM – 2:00 PM*

*Subject to change

Alfred S. Bourne Trophy Presentation

The Alfred S. Bourne Trophy Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 18th Green immediately following the end of play on Sunday, May 29. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a hole by hole (sudden death) play-off on Holes 18, and if still tied, holes 16, 17, and 18 repeated. The Alfred S. Bourne Presentation Ceremony will occur immediately following the play-off.

Television Coverage

Thursday, May 26

Live Coverage, Golf Channel
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Friday, May 27

Live Coverage, Golf Channel
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Saturday, May 28

Live Coverage, Golf Channel
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Live Coverage, NBC
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM

Sunday, May 29

Live Coverage, Golf Channel
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Live Coverage, NBC
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On-Site Experiences

Course Map

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Download the course map

The PGA Shops

The PGA Shops merchandise venue will be located in the Pure Michigan Championship Courtyard. This merchandise shopping experience offers men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and headwear from major brands including Ralph Lauren, Nike, Adidas, Cutter & Buck, Under Armour, FootJoy, Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, 47 Brand, New Era, and many more! The PGA Shops also offers a major selection of exclusive accessories, gifts, and memorabilia.

PGA Shops Hours

Wednesday
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday
6:45 AM – 8:30 PM

Saturday
6:45 AM – 6:00 PM

Sunday
7:45 AM - 7:30 PM

Live Digital Mosaic

Get Social! Be part of a Live Digital Mosaic photo sponsored by Dow Chemical being built LIVE on the large screen at the Pure Michigan Championship Courtyard. Look for one of our twelve (12) “Great Shot” Spots, take your picture and submit it either through the designated QR Code on the flag or through your social media channel using the specialized hashtag #ImagineBetterSport. Share often. Then, see your photo populated on the large screen as the Live Digital Mosaic comes to life.

YMCA Kids Zone

To continue the PGA of America’s mission to grow the game of golf, the Championship offers the YMCA Kids Zone located in Jean Klock Park (Trolley Stop #6). This area is a place for kids to enjoy age-appropriate activities including hitting bays with PGA Professionals on hand for instruction, bounce house, craft stations, and more for younger kids. The Curious Kids Museum STEM tent will feature science-related activities for older kids.

Kids Day (Saturday) starts at 9:00 am in the Fairway Club and features a line-up of activities including a magician performing at 1:00 pm in Jean Klock Park. Kids must be accompanied by an adult at all times in this area.

Hours

Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Pure Michigan Championship Courtyard

Be sure to visit the Pure Michigan Championship Courtyard at the Main Entrance to see all the activities planned throughout Championship Week. There will be live local music on the stage on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 4-6 each night to celebrate with the community.

Food & Beverage

Our hospitality partners have assembled a diverse menu for the 2022 KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, complete with inspiration from the surrounding region. Whether it’s a quick bite on the go, or it’s sitting down for lunch and catching up on the day’s action – there’s something for everyone.

To plan your dining experience, download the On-Site Guide or consult an on-site course map.

PGA Partner Activations

Cadillac Exhibit

Winning the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship requires peak performance. This year, Cadillac is bringing its own brand of performance to Harbor Shores Golf Club with the 2022 CT5-V Blackwing. Visit the Championship Courtyard to witness this track-capable icon and its 668-horsepower supercharged V8 engine that makes every drive your best one ever.

KitchenAid

KitchenAid always brings unique, culinary fan experiences to this historic and prestigious senior major, and 2022 will be no different.

Located in the Pure Michigan Championship Courtyard, the KitchenAid Fairway Club is open to the public each day of the Championship and serves as the main experience center for fans to embrace their love for making. From samples at the KitchenAid Café and the opportunity to use our small appliances to the “putt for paint” contest where fans who make a putt on a Stand Mixer-shaped green could win a custom painted stand mixer, there’s something for everyone at the Fairway Club. Local and celebrity chefs will be on hand all week to share recipes, conduct cooking demos, and answer culinary questions.

The picture-perfect mobile KitchenAid Café, located near the Kids Zone, will be serving up delicious smoothie recipes to fans throughout Championship week. Fans of all ages are encouraged to come snag a cool treat, collect smoothie recipes cards, and receive a fun giveaway! While on course, head over to the practice range to see the iconic Stand Mixer Stadium too!

The full KitchenAid Fairway Club schedule is as follows:

Thursday, May 26

1:00 p.m. – Melissa King

2:30 p.m. – Cheyenne Galbraith, Houndstooth

Friday, May 27

1:00 p.m. – Scott Conant

2:30 p.m. – Brian Maynard, Forte Coffee

Saturday, May 28

1:00 p.m. – Stephanie Izard

2:00 p.m. – Tim Foley, Bread+Bar, Bit of Swiss

3:00 p.m. – Deb Sailor, Cheese Lady

KitchenAid Giveaways

Be on the lookout for the KitchenAid Stand Mixer scanning stations at key locations throughout the Championship for a chance to “Scan & Win” KitchenAid products from the 2022 Color of the Year collection. Golf and culinary fans alike can enter once per location (six total), so be sure to visit them all to increase your chances. Winners will be announced at the end of each day.

Scan & Win Locations:

  • KitchenAid Fairway Club (Main Entrance)
  • Pure Michigan Community Showcase / Giant Stand Mixer
  • KitchenAid Mobile Cafe (YMCA Kids Zone)
  • KitchenAid Hashtag Photo Op (Hole #17)
  • Virtual Reality Major Appliance Experience (Hole #16/17))
  • KitchenAid Stand Mixer Stadium (Hole #1)

Admissions, Conduct, and Health & Wellness Policies

Admission Policy

There will be no daily readmission to the Championship grounds. If you leave the grounds, you must have an unscanned ticket to return to the Championship. Once your ticket has been scanned, it will no longer provide admission. The only exception is when the Weather Warning signs have been posted. Security personnel will not allow admission to the 82nd KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship for individuals without appropriate credentials. Please click here for refund details; or, alternate day admission eligibility due to suspension of play, if applicable.

Junior Admission Policy

As part of the Championship’s mission to grow interested 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 Admissions 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. Please note, junior tickets do not gain access into private hospitality areas or the Makers Trail 19th Hole venue.

Children under the age of 2 do not require an admission ticket to enter the Championship.

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, Veterans, Reserve, National Guard, and their accompanying guest (limit one) complimentary daily grounds access to the Championship.

Please click here to register for complimentary military tickets. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to alternative venues, but are eligible for the junior admission policy.

Photo & Autograph Policy

Cameras are only allowed on-site during Practice Rounds, on Wednesday, and are not permitted on-site during Championship Rounds, Thursday through Sunday. Please consult the Mobile Device Policy for guidelines regarding mobile device photo, audio, and video capturing while on-site.

We recommended limiting autograph requests to areas around the practice range and putting green during Practice Rounds only, on Wednesday.

Mobile Device Policy

Mobile devices must be kept in Golf Mode Setting at all times at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship:

  • Set your device to silent or vibrate, including but not limited to, ringer, notifications, and alerts.
  • Camera flash turned off.
  • Incoming and outgoing calls may only be made or received farther than 100 yards away from 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 (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.

Alcohol Policy

All guests at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship are asked to drink responsibly and be respectful of players and other members of the gallery. Spectators appearing under the age of 30 will be asked for identification before being allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages on-site. The following documents are acceptable forms of identification at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship:

  • Current, valid United States or Canadian Driver’s License
  • Current, valid Military ID w/photo
  • Current, valid United States or Canadian ID card w/photo
  • Current, valid Passport
  • Current, valid Mexican Consular ID card
  • Current, valid U.S. or Candian Passport Card w/photo

Temporary identification papers are not acceptable. There is a 2 alcoholic beverage limit, per person, per identification. Alcohol service will be discontinued at the discretion of management. All guests must be 21 years of age to purchase an alcoholic beverage.

Smoking Policy

Smoking, including, but not limited to, cigars, pipes, cigarettes, and e-cigarettes will be prohibited in any permanent or temporary buildings, inclusive of hospitality areas, on patios, decks, or raised platforms, grandstands and bleachers at the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship. Smoking is permitted on the grounds, 20 feet from any structures listed above.

Conduct Customs and Etiquette

Attendees are requested to display traditional customs of etiquette, decorum, and behavior, and to obey all Championship policies including, but not limited to, those provided on each ticket, all posted signs, and any instructions of Championship Marshals and Officials. Inappropriate behaviors and/or failure to comply with standards/policies may lead to ejection from the Championship and/or cancellation of admission tickets, without refund.

Although cheering and positive gallery responses to great play are encouraged, unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery toward players and others are prohibited.

  • For the safety of everyone and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior.
  • Please stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with instructions given by Championship Marshals.
  • Please kneel or sit if you are in the front row and remain still throughout each shot.
  • Anyone acting in a manner that is deemed to be abusive, derogatory, rude, or aggressive may be subject to removal from the Championship premises and may be prohibited from returning to the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship or attending any future PGA of America event.

Health & Wellness Policies & Procedures

The health and well-being of all spectators, volunteers, players, caddies, and staff remains the number one priority for the PGA of America and our Championships. As CDC guidelines, as well as state and local requirements continue to evolve the PGA of America is working with local officials, as well as our medical partners, to monitor all COVID-19 developments. Due to the constantly evolving directives and protocols that may need to be put in place, there could still be changes for all who participate in the Championship. The PGA of America will continue to update you on changes as the Championship approaches.

The PGA of America encourages everyone to closely review the policies and procedures below before heading to Harbor Shores this May.

  • Face coverings are encouraged for all individuals over the age of 2 while indoors or in fully enclosed spaces unless actively eating or drinking, or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.
  • Per CDC Guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask outdoors unless otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when they cannot be socially distant or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.
  • Be respectful of others and be mindful of your distance to others while at the Championship.
  • Attendees will notice health and wellness signage throughout the grounds, as well as visual and verbal reminders of responsible behavior. Failure to comply with any posted or verbal guidelines may result in consequential action, including expulsion from the Championship grounds.
  • The KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship will have protocols in place to ensure all areas are routinely cleaned and sanitized. Sanitization and handwashing are encouraged throughout your time on-site and additional sanitation stations will be available throughout the grounds. Spectators are permitted to bring their own hand sanitizer from home.
  • If you begin to feel ill or have symptoms once on-site, go directly to a First Aid location. Medical professionals will be ready to assist you.

Note: All policies and procedures to ensure the health and well-being of all stakeholders are subject to change at the PGA’s discretion or by recommendation of the CDC, our medical partners, or local and state officials.

Spectator Health Promise

All spectators, staff, and volunteers must agree that they will not attend the Championship if they feel ill or display any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (click here for the CDC’s website regarding COVID-19 symptoms).

By attending the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, spectators, staff, and volunteers are acknowledging that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Despite measures to mitigate, elimination of the risk of contracting or transmitting a communicable disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19, is not currently possible. Therefore, by attending the KitchenAid Senior PGA Championship, all attendees assume the risk and liability for any exposure to COVID-19 and any related loss, liability, or injury at the PGA Championship at all times.