As the culmination of the FedExCup Playoffs, the TOUR Championship is one of the most highly anticipated and thrilling events on the PGA TOUR schedule. But in addition to the exciting play you’re sure to witness this week at East Lake Golf Club, there are many activities to enjoy outside the ropes – all with a general admission ticket! While on site, make sure to check these to-dos off your list to ensure you leave with the full TOUR Championship experience.
New finishing hole – New to 2016, the routing of the front nine and back nine holes was reversed, meaning the TOUR Championship will conclude with a reachable par 5 that is sure to provide its fair share of dramatic moments. Each fan should find their way to the grandstands right of 18 green on Sunday afternoon to watch the drama unfold as players compete for the FedExCup. Additionally, for the first time in tournament history, 7 of the 9 finishing holes will have greenside public bleachers, open to all ticket holders.
SO Cool Zone – 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. The improved SO Cool Zone in 2016 will feature fantastic local food options from Atlanta restaurants in the Taste of ATL, shaded seating areas, big screen video boards featuring the live telecast and much more as noted below.
Taste of ATL – Located in the SO Cool Zone, the Taste of ATL will feature food from local favorites: Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Universal Joint, King of Pops. Local flare will also be added to the concession options at this year’s event.
Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q – An award-winning barbeque restaurant located just south of Little Five Points in Atlanta, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q cooks their meat low and slow. Known for their renowned beef brisket, the Fox brothers have brought a bit of their Texan roots to Atlanta. Although the meat stands on its own, the Fox brothers developed a sauce that mixes the flavors of Texas with the heat of the South. Their “Sweet with Heat” sauce is tomato-based with a hefty splash of vinegar and southern sweetness, with a subtle blast of Texas heat. For more info, visit http://www.foxbrosbbq.com.
Universal Joint – Located just minutes from East Lake Golf Club at the corner of East Lake Drive and Oakview Road, offers good beer and great food with a friendly neighborhood atmosphere and an easygoing bar scene. Menu items will include grilled chicken tacos, bbq pork nachos and tater tots with smoked tomatillo cheese dip. For more information, please visit http://www.ujointbar.com.
King of Pops – King of Pops was conceived overlooking the beach in Central America many years ago. Three adventurous brothers, born of a fruit smoothie-loving mother, were taking a break from a day of exploration to talk about life and love, but mainly paletas – the Latin American ice pops they had fallen in love with during their travels.
The Georgia Aquarium Experience – New last year 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 at the downtown Georgia Aquarium. Animals expected to make an appearance at the SO Cool Zone include the baby alligators, box turtles and more.
Verizon Wireless Putting Challenge – One thing that always happens to fans when they are at a golf tournament…. They want to play golf too!!! With the Verizon Wireless Putting Challenge – a custom, course on East Lake Golf Club, fans will have that chance. Operated by the Georgia State Golf Association (GSGA) with equipment and demos from the PGA TOUR Superstore, the Verizon Wireless Putting Challenge located at the SO Cool Zone will have a little fun for everyone with prizes for low score and ways for fans to interact digitally and socially.
Yacht Rock Revue – Free concert for Saturday ticket holders – Fans at this year’s TOUR Championship will have the chance to attend a post-round “tailgate” party on Saturday, September 24, with a concert from Atlanta’s favorite band, The Yacht Rock Revue™, after the event’s third round at approximately 3:30 p.m.
Best Seat in the House – One of the best parts of having a general admission ticket to the TOUR Championship is the access and value you receive. You can go to the area near the driving range or near the scoring area behind 18 green where players finish their round to get autographs and selfies with some of the best players in the world. It’s never a difficult task to get close to the action at the TOUR Championship!
MD Anderson Fan Bleachers – At the 14th and 15th greens, fans will have excellent shaded viewing at the difficult par 4 and the signature par 3 as well as views of multiple holes over the final stretch on the new back nine of the entire 2015-16 PGA TOUR season.
The GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge – The 12 green. Back patio, 18 tee box and 17 green. Sure to be popular among the thirsty crowd, the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge 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. With the nines reversed at the TOUR Championship, the GREY GOOSE 19th Hole Lounge is the perfect place to camp out in the afternoon with a signature cocktail and watch as players take on the back nine at East Lake.
Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden – The Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden is another fantastic place to hang out with just a general admission ticket if you’re over 21. Located between the 12th and 18th fairways, the Michelob ULTRA Beer Garden is a high-end, 40-foot beer garden featuring plasma screens for following the action out on the course while taking a break.
William Hill Estate Wine Lounge – Great new location this year, and open to everyone 21 and older, fans can enjoy a glass of wine and see great golf at the exciting 16th green.
Stay Connected – Keep up with all that is happening on site at East Lake Golf Club by following all of the TOUR Championship’s social media outlets:
• Facebook: www.facebook/TheTOURChampionship
• Twitter name: @playofffinale
• Instagram: @playofffinale
• #TOURChampionship #FedExCup
Microsoft Social Media Hub – Location Location Location! This is a great spot to be right across the lake from the practice range, fans here can go through a golf swing simulator, enjoy wireless internet and soft seating to catch up on their life away from the course or brag to their friends about the great time they are having AT the TOUR Championship. The tournament will host a variety of interactive experiences and giveaways with this hub serving as social HQ for the week.
Aflac Twitter Vending machine – Every fan at the TOUR Championship can enjoy the Aflac Twitter Vending Machine near the SO Cool Zone. Essentially, fans can walk up to this machine, log into their Twitter accounts and send a templated tweet out about the competition. Once the fan posts the tweet, a box will drop out of the vending machine. Each box has a surprise gift inside. These gifts range from small branded premium items, to upgraded tickets, to signed golf memorabilia.
Kids Autograph Area presented by Belk – These days, there is a definite modus operandi to getting your favorite player’s signature on whatever item it may be – tournament program, ticket, golf ball, your shirt, etc. What’s the best way to accomplish the feat?
The best place to get an autograph at the TOUR Championship is behind the 18th green as the players finish their round Thursday-Sunday. Most players who finish their round will walk the fence-line signing autographs on their way back to the clubhouse.
Cell Phone Policy
• Phones must be in silent mode at all times – you don’t want to be the person whose phone rings in the middle of Phil’s backswing, do you?
• Phone calls can be made or received in designated areas throughout the golf course
• Fans will be allowed to receive and send messages, check data and access PGATOUR.COM on the golf course away from play.
• No video recording is permitted at any time during the week.
• No photography will be permitted during official competition rounds. We know you want to get that great picture of one of golf’s biggest stars. Just do it on Wednesday. Once the competition begins, taking pictures of players can be quite the distraction and can actually take away
Youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult courtesy of Southern Company. There is a limit of four children per ticketed adult. This means a family of four can attend the TOUR Championship, but only pay for the adults!