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Everything you need to know before coming to the 2018 Dell Technologies Match Play
It's that time of year again, Austin! Whether a lover of golf or a socialite who wants to be seen, the Dell Technologies Match Play is a true Austin 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 Austin Country Club, March 21-25.
Come join us for one of the most elite fields of the season with an intense format that can’t be found anywhere else on the PGA TOUR schedule. Not only will we have incredible views of the best players in the world, but will also have the very best Austin can offer in food, spectator experiences, musical performances, technology and other areas outside the ropes. Don't have your ticket yet? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Enjoy access to all on-site public venues, local food and beverage options, rope-side access to the world's best players and much more! See below for ticket options.
Parking Public parking will be available at Toney Burger Activity Center (3200 Jones Road, Austin, TX) and Dillard’s parking garage in the Domain (3201 Feathergrass Ct. Austin, TX) for $10 per day. A free shuttle will take patrons from Toney Burger Activity Center to the main entrance at Loop 360 Boat Ramp.
Uber, the Exclusive Ridesharing Partner of the Dell Technologies Match Play, will provide fans with a designated pick up and drop off location near Austin Country Club by the 360 boat ramp. Ridesharing is valuable to all citizens, empowers drivers and riders, saves lives and is part of any transportation future.
For all other parking information, please click here for more information.
Dell Technologies Match Play Fan Village Located to the players right of the 16th hole, fans can watch the television broadcast, charge their phones and experience golf in new ways through virtual reality. The Fan Village is also the location to enjoy the very best food from all around Austin. • New this year, Mighty Cone brings their unique and delicious “cone” servings to Austin Country Club, with a variety of options from the Chicken and Avocado Cone, the Shrimp Cone and the Monster Cone. • It wouldn’t be a golf tournament in Austin without a barbecue option. Micklethwait Craft Meats will fill that void with its all-homemade, Central Texas barbecue and New York Style Delicatessen. • For the taco enthusiasts, Torchy’s Tacos offers a variety of their unique concoctions folded in a flour tortilla. • The Austin’s Pizza makes delicious pizzas using only pure, whole ingredients, and is serving pizza at the Dell Technologies Match Play for the first time. • Finally, Amy's Ice Creams, home of the world famous Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream, will provide that sweet sensation for fans with a selection of handcrafted artisan super premium ice creams, dairy free fruit ice, and milkshakes.
Dell Technologies Fan Experience The Dell Technologies Fan Experience is one of the most engaging experiences on the PGA TOUR, integrating the latest in high-tech with the best of the sport, all in a uniquely Austin atmosphere. Brand your own golf ball using innovative robotic technology. Step inside—and above—the game in your own drone, thanks to the latest in virtual reality. Up-level your game by going head-to-head with your friends on our Alienware gaming systems.
Take a look at golf’s positive impact in the community and five local charities at our Charity Wall. And finally, kick back and enjoy great music daily from the best live music scene in the world.
Grey Goose 19th Hole The GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge has something for you. With the Pennybacker Bridge in the background of Austin Country Club, the Dell Technologies Match Play signature cocktail, which is aptly named “The Pennybacker Press” and comes in the tournament’s signature Yeti Cup, is the tournament’s delicious play on a traditional vodka press. Located on the 11th green, the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge is a climate-controlled venue, which is open to the public 21 years of age and older.
Wine & Dine presented by William Hill Estate Winery All new this year, this upscale concession stand located behind the 18th green features a variety of wine selections from William Hill Estate Winery paired with upgraded food options. There, fans can relax and enjoy a glass of wine while watching the best players from around the globe compete on one of the most exciting holes.
The First Tee at a match-play event is a great spot for fans to see players as they are announced to square off against each other. Additionally, fans can break out a flag from their home country or groups can wear matching shirts to get noticed and then start walking with their favorite pairing. The first hole is one of three main locations that will have open bleachers for fans.
Hole 13, named Cape Dye, is the shortest par 4 of the course. Designer Pete Dye tempts players leftward to a green next to a cape jutting into a small lake. The adventurous hole gives players the option of a risk-reward tee shot for the green or laying up short to the fairway on the right. While the design and architecture of the hole makes it interesting for the players, the atmosphere around the hole will make it one of THE places to be at the Dell Technologies Match Play.
The 15th hole is smack dab in the middle of it all where fans can see multiple tee boxes and multiple greens. This year, the triple decker hospitality venue that was to players left on the 12th hole has been relocated to players left on the 15th hole. There will also be new bleachers open to all fans in this area giving fans views of almost the entire back nine.
Find your way to your favorite venue, best on-course seating, concessions and THE SHOP with the Dell Technologies Match Play course map. Click here or see below for course map.
Nearby the driving range and practice areas as the players get ready for their rounds, they usually spend a few minutes signing autographs and interacting with fans. This is a great place to get up close with the world’s best players. Parents, take advantage of the Kids Korner that’s located the closest to the driving range and is usually a hot spot for players to stop by.
Show off your PGA TOUR knowledge and compete for prizes in the Dell Technologies Match Bracket Challenge. Play in leagues to compete against friends, family and co-workers or go on your own and challenge the nation.
Pick selection begins on March 19, shortly after brackets are announced on PGATOUR.com and the Dell Technologies Match Play Live Draw Show on Golf Channel (broadcast concludes at 8 p.m. CDT). Deadline to submit picks is five minutes prior to the start of tournament play.
Fans can register for free via PGATOUR.com/MyBracket.
For all of the latest announcements, activities and giveaways, be sure to follow us on social media. We're known for surprising fans with random gifts, so you never know what could happen. You could walk away with lunch on us or new tournament swag.
We're pleased to provide complimentary tickets to active duty and Reserve military members plus one dependent each. The Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost presented by United Rentals is a complimentary hospitality chalet open to all military members and their families. Open during tournament play (Wednesday - Sunday), this venue is located at the 7th tee.
Executive Women’s Day presented by Deloitte Consulting LLP brings together more than 150 influential women from Austin, Texas. This event provides a forum that is focused on topics vital to professional and personal development. This year’s keynote speaker will be San Antonio Spurs assistant coach Becky Hammonds.
Gate Times Wednesday – 8:30AM (First tee time around 9:30AM) Thursday – 8:30AM (First tee time around 9:30AM) Friday – 8:30AM (First tee time around 9:30AM) Saturday – 7:00AM (First tee time around 7:30AM) Sunday – 8:00AM (First tee time around 9:00AM) Will Call Monday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Tuesday: 9:00AM – 6:00PM Wednesday: 8:30AM – 6:00PM Thursday: 8:30AM – 6:00PM Friday: 8:30AM – 6:00PM Saturday: 7:00AM – 4:00PM Sunday: 8:00AM – 4:00PM
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.
PGA TOUR Spectator 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.
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