Spectators Info – Australian PGA Championship 2017

Spectators Info


Welcome to the Australian PGA Championship.

Event Date:
29 November – 2 December, 2017

Event Venue:
RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast

Course Map Getting Here and Parking FAQs

GENERAL INFORMATION


ACCESS TO THE COURSE

Pedestrian entrance to the course is located on the east side of Ross Street. Course access is available to patrons with general admission tickets, official accreditation or hospitality passes.

Patrons are to stay outside the ropes and follow the marshal’s instructions when crossing the fairways at the designated crossing points. Pass outs are not available at this event.

PUBLIC CATERING

The main public catering area is located in the Tournament Village and will include a range of gourmet food trucks and licensed bar.

There will also be numerous public catering outlets positioned around the course, including at the Soniq Million Dollar Hole on the 16th.

EVENT MERCHANDISE

Official Australian PGA Championship Merchandise, supplied by Cobra-Puma can be purchased in the Official Merchandise store located in the Tournament Village.

GRANDSTANDS AND SEATING

A public grandstand is located adjacent to the 18th green and behind the 10th tee. There are numerous seating options available in the Tournament Village and Soniq Million Dollar Hole (16th), in view of the super screens and live broadcast.

ELECTRONIC SUPER SCREENS

Electronic super screens are located in the Tournament Village, 18th green and Soniq Million Dollar 16th Hole to ensure all spectators are up to date on play. The screens will display the tournament channel feed comprising of broadcast, live scoring and sponsor branding.

FIRST AID

First Aid is available all week in the Golf and Sport Car Park, adjacent to the entrance to the Tournament Village “Welcome” sign. Please take note of the St John Ambulance location and personnel as you enter.

INFORMATION BOOTH

An information booth to provide daily draws, tournament programs and general spectator information is located in the Starter’s Hut, at the corner of the Tournament Village and adjacent to the first tee. There are also numerous roving information staff who are there to assist.

DAILY DRAW SHEETS AND MAPS

Daily draw sheets and course maps will be available at the Information Booth or on entry at the Ticketmaster box office.

EVENT PROGRAM

The official tournament program will be available at the Information Booth or on entry at the Ticketmaster box office.

ATM

An ATM machine is located at the entrance to the Tournament Village, adjacent to Food Trucks and the Bar.

MOBILE PHONE POLICY

Mobile phones may be used, however they must remain on SILENT at all times, and have the FLASH OFF. Mobile phone photography is permitted on all tournament competition days, and video on non-competition days only. Please be considerate of tournament play and other spectators at all times.

DIGITAL CAMERAS

Professional Cameras and Video Cameras are strictly prohibited at the event. Only official media and accredited officials can take photographs or footage using professional camera. Mobile phones and small digital cameras may be used, providing they are on silent.

EVACUATION POLICY / INCLEMENT WEATHER

A golf tournament can continue to play in raining conditions. If the weather is potentially dangerous to players and spectators, then a siren will sound and play will be suspended. If the siren sounds, patrons are advised to seek shelter immediately and avoid the following: Open areas, hilltops and high places, isolated trees, golf carts grandstands, telephone poles, metal or wire fences, metal stakes and TV towers.

If an evacuation is required, spectators will be directed to the nearest departure gates.

PROHIBITED ITEMS

- Audio or video equipment (including professional SLR cameras) - Television, radio or noise producing devices - Large eskies, milk crates or step ladders - Firearms, weapons, or explosives - Alcoholic beverages or glass bottles - Bicycles - Pets - Drones, model aircraft, remotely operated camera equipment or other similar airborne devices