Spectators Information

Event Date:
13 - 16 January, 2022

Event Venue:
Royal Queensland Golf Club, Brisbane

Event Map Getting Here and Parking FAQs

COVIDSAFE EVENT
The PGA operates the Australian PGA and WPGA Championships under COVID Safe measures, and as a result requires all patrons, staff, players, contractors, officials and volunteers who are 16years and over to be fully vaccinated (7 days after 2nd TGA approved COVID vaccination). to attend the event.

Any person who:
  • Exhibits COVID symptoms
  • Has been to a listed exposure venue
  • Is a close contact
  • Or otherwise required to be excluded from the event (eg not fully vaccinated)
shall not be permitted to enter the event.

All patrons will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to entering the venue. Please ensure you have required documentation available.


All patrons must abide by the “New Normal” COVID Safe regulations including:

  • Maintain physical distancing (1.5m)
  • Wear a mask when required to
  • Maintain good hand hygiene
  • Stay at home when sick
  • Check in QLD app for effective contact tracing
  • Get vaccinated


MASKS
In accordance with the Queensland Health guidelines, masks are mandatory in indoor settings including hospitality areas and retail. All patrons in these areas must comply to the mandatory requirements.


GATE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMES
Gate times are related to the tournament draw and tee times, which are confirmed closer to the event. Indicative times are as follows.

Thursday and Friday: gates open at 5.30am and close one hour after play concludes at approximately 7.00pm
Saturday and Sunday: gates open at approximately 6.00am and close at approximately 6.30pm**

Gates will be open to the public free of charge from 3.00pm each day, and on Yellow Day (Friday 14th January) thanks to TaylorMade.

**Weekend times are subject to change pending tee times.

GETTING TO THE PGA
Public Parking
Public parking is available at the car park on the eastern land of Royal Queensland Golf Club, entering off Curtain Avenue East. Spectators can then walk directly into the venue from the car park.

Parking for all patrons is free of charge for the duration of the tournament.

Train
The closest main train station is Bowen Hills Station. A free shuttle bus will run from Bowen Hills Station to Royal Queensland Golf Club from 6.30am until 6.00pm each day.


City Cat
Northshore Hamilton Ferry Terminal is the closest port for public transport. Ferries run from the city daily from 5.30am.

A free shuttle bus will run from the Northshore Terminal to Royal Queensland Golf Club from 7.00am until 6.00pm.


For details on all public transport timetables, fares, and travel please visit www.translink.com.au

Taxi, Private Hire Cares & Limousines
Taxi, private hire cars and limousines drop off and pick up point will be at the designated taxi zone located at the public car park on Curtain Avenue East.


ACCESS TO THE COURSE
All patrons must enter the course at the main event entry which is located on Curtain Avenue East. Course access is available to patrons with general admission tickets, official accreditation or hospitality passes.

There will be no general admittance access via Curtain Avenue West.

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
There are numerous food and beverage outlets on course, including at the main entrance and Kids Zone, in the Champions Village located on the 17th hole and at the Clubhouse / 18th Hole precinct.

Please note that the event is a cashless event, and no ATM’s will be located on site.


EVENT MERCHANDISE
Official Australian PGA Championship Merchandise, supplied by Adidas can be purchased in the Official Merchandise store located at the main entrance gate and the Royal Queensland Golf Club Pro-Shop.

Please note that the event is a cashless event, and no ATM’s will be located on site.

GRANDSTANDS AND SEATING
A public grandstand is located adjacent to the 18th green. There are numerous seating options available in the Clubhouse Village and at the TaylorMade Bunker located on the 17th hole in view of the super screens and live broadcast.

ELECTRONIC SUPER SCREENS
Electronic super screens are located at the main entrance and Kids Zone, 18th green, TaylorMade Party hole and Champions Village on the 17th 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 adjacent to the first tee and Royal Queensland pro-shop. Please take note of the Assist First Aid location on the map and when you are near the first tee.

DAILY DRAW SHEETS AND MAPS
Daily draw sheets and course maps will be available upon entry to the course, at the merchandise marquee or in the Pro-Shop.

EVENT PROGRAM
As part of a sustainable event, there will not be a printed program available. Daily draw sheets are available and event information located on the official Championship website.

CASHLESS EVENT
The event is a cashless event, and as such there is no ATM on site.

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 play in raining conditions. If 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, hill tops 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

SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENT
The PGA of Australia and our partners, including Coca-Cola and Adidas, are committed to minimizing landfill waste and promoting recycling.

All bins have the option of a recycle bin, and there are numerous key recycling points on course and in the village areas.

Please ensure you discard waste in the correct bins and help recycle.

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