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Everything you need to know before coming to the 2019 TOUR Championship
The best week of the year is almost here! Whether a lover of golf or a socialite who wants to be seen, the TOUR Championship is a true Atlanta social experience for an entire week.
As if you weren't excited already, here's everything you need to know to help prepare you for your visit to East Lake Golf Club, August 21-25!
Daily grounds tickets are still available for purchase starting at just $35. Kids 18 and under will be admitted FREE to the grounds of the tournament with a paying adult. Free youth admittance provides grounds access only.
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Introduced in 2014, the SO Cool Zone, located near the 14th green, 15th green and 16th tee, has become THE hangout for fans to slip away from the action. With the new location of the Main Entrance near the 14th hole, fans will be able to quickly access the SO Cool Zone as soon as they arrive at East Lake Golf Club or before they depart.
PGA TOUR Fan Shop Upon arrival at the SO Cool Zone, fans will immediately flock to the PGA TOUR Fan Shop where they can stock up on the newest TOUR Championship gear as well as the unique and sought-after ATL-FedExCup branded designs.
GSGA Putting Experience One thing that always happens to fans when they are at a golf tournament…They want to play golf too! With the GSGA Putting Experience – fans will have the chance to hit a few putts on a custom, 3-hole course on East Lake Golf Club. The TOUR Championship in partnership with the Georgia State Golf Association and East Lake Golf Club are proud to allow a limited number of spectators each day to enjoy a putting experience on the practice green located within the SO Cool Zone.
The GSGA Putting Experience is open to spectators each day with equipment provided by the PGA TOUR Superstore. A full schedule is listed below: • Wednesday, August 21 11 a.m. • Thursday, August 22 1 p.m. • Friday, August 23 1 p.m. • Saturday, August 24 1 p.m. • Sunday, August 25 1 p.m.
The Georgia Aquarium Experience As part of a cross-promotional partnership between the Georgia Aquarium and the TOUR Championship, fans will get to see and interact with some of the animals that can be found within the Southern Company River Scout Exhibit at the Georgia Aquarium. Animals expected to make an appearance include the baby alligators, box turtles and more.
MD Anderson Activation To raise awareness of the importance of sun safety and cancer prevention to fans, MD Anderson will debut a revamped activation, located in the SO Cool Zone, near the 15th green.
• Putting challenge – fans can compete with each other in our strike out cancer putting challenge that is not for the faint-hearted. • Photo booth – fans can take a piece of the tournament home with them by snapping a complimentary photo
A participant in the 2018 World Food Championship, NFA Burger is the home of the 2018 People's Choice Award winning burger. Billy Kramer is set to bring his mouthwatering creations to East Lake for the first time and give fans “The Only Burger You’ll Ever Want.” NFA Burger will be located in the Peachtree Porch near the 8th fairway.
Recently opened in Old Fourth Ward, Hawkers Asian Street Fare first opened its doors in Orlando and has since grown up and down the coast of Florida until finally expanding in Atlanta. Hawkers hand-picked the best and most popular street foods from all over Asia and put them into one menu. Hawkers will serve up several of its well-known small plates at the Peachtree Porch near the 8th fairway to give TOUR Championship fans yet another unique option to enjoy during their day at East Lake.
Mexican gastropub D Boca N Boca has joined a growing list of independent restaurants and dining pop-ups turning permanent that are now opening in the burgeoning neighborhood of Summerhill and along its revitalized main street, Georgia Avenue. The menu at D Boca N Boca includes street corn, tacos and tamales, but dishes will also lean into owner Helio Bernal’s family roots on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Fans can get a taste at the popular Back Nine Brews, located near the 18th tee.
An Atlanta staple, Victory Sandwich Bar will join the new additions at the TOUR Championship and serve its special sandwich creations at the ever-popular Coca-Cola Lounge near the 8th green.
Finally, in the upgraded ULTRA Club, located greenside with views of the 13th green as well as the 14th tee, Atlanta steakhouse giant American Cut will add a new level of exclusivity for those lucky enough to secure a spot in the sought-after ULTRA Club.
Proud Partner Coca-Cola is bringing back its front-nine fan area open to all ticketholders dubbed the “Coca-Cola Lounge.” Located adjacent to the 8th green, the Coca-Cola Lounge is a tented structure with stadium views of the 8th green equipped with several fan activations including a swing simulator. With the 9th tee located just a few steps away, fans can watch the best in the world take on the long par 3, then try to hit it closer on the simulator!
Fans will have quite the selection for food in this venue, with Victory Sandwich Bar providing some of their famous creations.
Sure to be popular among the thirsty crowd, the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole is positioned with views of the 12th green, the 18th tee and the 17th green and will be open to all spectators, ages 21 and over, with some of the best views on the course as well as the best atmosphere.
The signature GREY GOOSE cocktail of the TOUR Championship is “The Shamrock.” Hand crafted in a nod to Bobby Jones’ famed legacy, The Shamrock blends fresh lemonade and Black Cherry Dasani Sparking Water with GREY GOOSE Cherry Noir for a light and refreshing cocktail. Fans can enjoy it that way in a one-of-a-kind TOUR Championship Yeti tumbler!
The Shamrock signature cocktail for the TOUR Championship contains: • 1.5 oz GREY GOOSE® Cherry Noir • 2 oz lemonade • 1 oz Black Cherry Dasani Sparkling Water • Garnish: Lime, Lemon & Cherry
Come to cool off and stay for the spectacular views of the Practice Range and the historic East Lake Clubhouse. Located near the 16th tee and directly across from the Practice Range, The Deck will offer spectators a unique perspective as the world’s best players warm up prior to their tee time. A covered patio built overlooking the pond will feature a GREY GOOSE Bar along with a large concessions area, outdoor seating, televisions to keep up with the telecast and charging stations.
New in 2019, The Deck will feature a GREY GOOSE TopGolf Swing Suite to further enhance the fan experience inside this venue.
With a great location near the 6th tee, and open to everyone 21 and older, fans can relax and enjoy a glass of wine from the new Official Wine of the PGA TOUR while watching the best players from around the globe compete on one of the most exciting holes at East Lake Golf Club.
MD Anderson, the Official Cancer Center of the PGA TOUR, will be at the 2019 TOUR Championship for the 5th year in a row!
For fans looking to escape the sun, while still enjoying all the golf action, MD Anderson is once again offering complimentary shaded seating on the 15th green and SPF 45 DRIVE sunscreen will be provided at convenient locations throughout course.
For the first time in tournament history, complimentary public WiFi will be available on site at East Lake Golf Club during the 2019 TOUR Championship. In partnership with the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety in Georgia, tournament attendees will be able to stay connected through the duration of their visit to East Lake Golf Club thanks to 16 locations on site where WiFi is available at no charge.
Free WiFi will be available in key fan zones and corporate hospitality venues across the grounds at East Lake Golf Club to enhance the overall fan experience through better connectivity. General Spectator/Public WiFi locations are included below: • #1 Tee, #15 Green and #9 Green • The SO Cool Zone – Located near #15 Green and #16 Tee • The Deck – Located near the Practice Range and #16 fairway • Back Nine Brews – Located near #18 Tee • Peachtree Porch – New activation with Local Food Partners near #8 Fairway • Glenwood, Alston and Uber Gates • Volunteer Headquarters • Practice Range
To make sure riders arrive at the correct parking lot for Uber Gate, this year fans can simply type in “TOUR Championship” or “East Lake Golf Club” as their destination, and they will be automatically dropped off at the Uber Gate. Fans can also use this address as their drop-off location: 307 2nd Ave Southeast, Atlanta, GA 30317. The Uber Gate is located just paces away from the 13th fairway and near the 17th green and 18th tee, providing Uber riders with quick and convenient access to all of the back-nine drama and popular venues like the Grey Goose 19th Hole and Back Nine Brews.
General Parking Wednesday – Sunday: Public Parking will be available for $15 at the Georgia World Congress Center Marshalling Yard (362 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd). Free tournament shuttles will be provided to and from East Lake Golf Club. Spectators MUST purchase a parking space in advance of arrival through ParkMobile. Limited availability.
Friday – Sunday: Additional Public Parking will be available for $10 at the City of College Park (2459 Riverdale Rd, College Park, GA). Free tournament shuttles will be provided to and from East Lake Golf Club. Spectators MUST purchase a parking space in advance of arrival through ParkMobile. Limited availability.
Handicap shuttles will only be available at the Georgia World Congress Center Public Parking lot.
Preferred Parking (Lot P) Wednesday – Sunday: Preferred Parking (Lot P) will be located at the Georgia World Congress Center Marshalling Yard (362 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd). Free tournament shuttles will be provided to and from East Lake Golf Club. PROPER CREDENTIALS REQUIRED.
Gate Times Wednesday – 9:00AM Thursday – 10:00 AM Friday – 10:00AM Saturday – 10:00AM Sunday – 10:00AM
Will Call Wednesday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM Thursday: 10:00AM – 6:30PM Friday: 10:00AM – 6:30PM Saturday: 10:00AM – 6:30PM Sunday: 10:00AM – 6:30PM
We strongly encourage clients to send tickets to their guests prior to the event. If you choose to utilize last minute ticket pickup, there will be two Will Call locations. Please confirm how your guest will be arriving to the event before you determine which Will Call the tickets will be left at. A photo ID is required to pick up tickets from Will Call.
Glenwood Will Call The Glenwood Will Call is utilized by all spectators that have parked in General Public Parking and arriving via the tournament provided shuttles. There will be a Ticket Sales and Will Call office available for spectators at this gate.
Shuttle will drop off at the Glenwood entrance with access to the Glenwood Will Call. If utilizing public parking and expecting to pick up tickets at will call, please confirm that your tickets will be left at the Glenwood Will Call. Alston Will Call The Alston Will Call is utilized by all spectators that arrive via corporate provided shuttles or choose to park in the neighborhoods around East Lake. There will be a Ticket Sales and Will Call office available for spectators at this gate. Uber Gate The Uber Gate will NOT have a Ticket Sales and Will Call office available, spectators will be directed to the Alston Gate for any ticketing needs.
Inclement Weather Policy Observe the leaderboards throughout the golf course for "Weather Warning" signs that will appear if the Championship becomes aware of inclement weather moving into the area. Should this warning appear, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. If the siren sounds, put down your umbrella and seek shelter immediately. Avoid the following: Bleachers, tall or isolated trees, high places, open fields, golf carts, bodies of water and metal or wire fences. Prior to arriving at the championship, please tune to local news stations and media outlets for updates or possible delays.
Mobile Device Policy • Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used. • Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout tournament week. • Content may be used for personal purposes (e.g., personal social media); no commercial use. • No live streaming or real-time coverage (e.g., no shot-by-shot coverage). • Data use (e.g., texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week. • Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas. • Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media. • All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed. • Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of your ticket.
Prohibited Items In an effort to create the best environment for the competition and our spectators, click here to see the following items will not be allowed onto the grounds. Please avoid any inconvenience by leaving these items at home or in your vehicles. Please be prepared to submit yourself and personal items to inspection.
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