Spectator Guide

Plan Your Championship Experience

The 68th KPMG Women’s PGA Championship will be held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, June 21-26, 2022. Before you head to the course, read up on all that you need to know to make the most of your day at the Championship!

On-Site Guide Mobile App

KPMG Women's PGA Championship On-Site Guide

An exclusive mobile app designed specifically for those attending is now live in both the Apple and Google Play Stores. The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship On-Site Guide will feature an interactive course map, daily pairings, a schedule to plan your day & more.

To download the On-Site Guide on your mobile device please click here.

Know Before You Go

Items to Leave at Home

Items to Bring from Home

Here are a few items we recommend you bring from home to enhance your Championship experience:

  • Personal sunscreen
  • One (1) unopened bottle of water
  • Jacket and/or layered outerwear piece
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Portable phone charger

The following items are also permitted on-site:

  • Small bags
  • Diaper bags and strollers
  • Nursing mothers may bring necessary equipment on-site. Storage and refrigeration are available at First Aid Stations.
  • Umbrellas
  • Cameras (Wednesday ONLY)

Inclement Weather

Please observe the leaderboards for the Weather Warning signs which will appear when inclement weather is approaching the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship site. When the signs appear, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. If the sirens sound, seek shelter immediately.

In the event of inclement weather, please remember to avoid the following:

  • Metal Fences
  • Telephone Poles 
  • Open Fields
  • Golf Carts 
  • Hilltops and High Places
  • Bodies of Water 
  • Tall and/or Isolated Trees

Grandstands

Grandstands will be located on 1 Tee and 9 Green. All public grandstand seating is first come, first served.

First Aid Station

The First-aid station, staffed by medical professionals, will be located in between the Driving Range and the First Tee. The First-aid station is also available for nursing mothers and will provide storage and refrigeration. Nursing mothers are permitted to bring necessary equipment on-site.

Disability Services

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is a fully accessible event, and we are dedicated to continually improving our efforts to ensure that everyone has access to all Championship amenities. To learn more about the services provided this year, click here.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Complimentary Wi-Fi will be available at dedicated locations throughout the Championship grounds. Keep an eye out for Wi-Fi signs during your visit and make sure to download the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship On-Site Guide!

Methods of Payment

The following methods of payment are accepted onsite at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, identified by location. All on-site transactions will be cashless. No cash or checks will be accepted.

  • The PGA Shop: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card
  • Concession and Beverage Stands: American Express, MasterCard, VISA, Discover Card, Apple Pay and Google Pay

Accommodations & the Surrounding Area

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Transportation & Parking

PGA General Public Parking (Lot GP)

PGA General Public Parking will be complimentary and located at Westfield Montgomery Mall (7101 Democracy Blvd, Bethesda, MD 20817). As you approach Westfield Montgomery Mall, please follow signage and traffic control to PGA General Public Parking (Lot GP). Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Congressional Country Club off Persimmon Tree Lane. There will be no public parking at Congressional Country Club during Championship Week.

Lot GP will be open Wednesday, June 22 - Sunday, June 26, 2022. It is the only PGA Public Parking lot open Wednesday - Sunday.

To view a course map, click here.

There will be no overnight parking in any PGA Public Parking Lots, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense. PGA Tournament Corporation is not responsible for damage to your vehicle, or items lost or stolen from your vehicle.

Rideshare (Lot A)

Spectators electing to utilize UBER, Lyft, or other rideshare services must be picked up and dropped off at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship’s Official Rideshare lot located in Lot A at Norwood School (8821 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817). Spectators utilizing rideshare will take a complimentary shuttle service to the Clubhouse entrance at Congressional Country Club.

The Championship’s Rideshare lot will also be available for any spectator drop-n-go. Do not attempt to perform spectator pick-up or drop-offs at or near either spectator entrance or in the neighborhoods surrounding Congressional Country Club.

Hospitality and Congressional Country Club Member Parking (Lot B)

Hospitality guests and Congressional Country Club members with a valid parking pass may park in Lot B located at Avenel Farms. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to the Clubhouse entrance at Congressional Country Club.

Volunteer Parking 

Official Championship Volunteers should refer to the Volunteer Manual for further parking instructions.

Walk or Bike

Spectators who live within walking distance of Congressional Country Club, may enter and exit the Championship grounds through the Volunteer entrance next to the Congressional Country Club bus stop on River Road.

Spectators who wish to bike to the Championship may enter and exit the Championship grounds through the Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree Lane. Bike racks will only be available at the Main Entrance.

Note: Any and all spectator drop-off and pick-up should occur at the Rideshare Lot located in Lot A at Norwood School (8821 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817).

Public Transportation

The closest Metro access is off of the Red Line at Bethesda.

Weekday: 5:30am to 7:15pm T2 Metrobus service runs Northbound to Rockville Station, with a stop at River Road & Congressional Country Club. The T2 Metrobus runs Southbound to Friendship Heights with a stop at MD-190 & Congressional Country Club.

Weekend: 7:30am to 7:10pm Montgomery County Ride On Bus 402 Line - Rockville (Northbound) with a stop at River Road & Congressional Country Club and 402 Line - Friendship Heights (Southbound) with a stop at River Road & Congressional Country Club.

Accessible Parking (Lot A)

Designated accessible parking for those requiring accommodations to the course will be available in Lot A at Norwood School (8821 River Rd, Bethesda, MD 20817). Please ensure your physically challenged hang-tag is visible for access to the designated spaces. The front rows of General Public Parking (Lot GP) will be reserved for spectators not requiring lift-equipped transportation but who have physically challenged hang tags for their vehicles. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

Please click here to learn more about the services provided this year.

Schedule of Events

All Times Eastern

Gate Hours

Wednesday
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday
6:30 AM – 8:15 PM

Saturday – Sunday
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Lot GP Shuttle Hours

Wednesday
6:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Thursday – Friday
6:00 AM – 8:45 PM

Saturday – Sunday
7:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Practice Rounds

During the Practice Round, players are invited to play at their discretion. No advance starting times are available.

Wednesday Playing Times*
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

*On Wednesday, June 22nd, the 1st tee will close at approximately 3:00 PM.

Championship Rounds

Starting times as listed are considered approximate, and are based on the assumption that there are no delays, inclement weather, etc.

Thursday & Friday, June 23 & 24

Starting on Holes #1 & #10

1st Round of Play (AM)
7:00 AM – 9:17 AM*

1st Round of Play (PM)
12:22 PM – 2:29 PM*

First and second round groupings and starting times will be announced no later than Tuesday, June 21.

Saturday & Sunday, June 25 & 26

Starting on Holes #1 & #10 (groups of three)

Starting times
8:38 AM – 10:50 AM*

*Subject to change

Trophy Presentation

The Trophy Presentation Ceremony will take place on the 18th Green immediately following the end of play on Sunday, June 26. In the event of a tie for first place after 72 holes, there will be a play-off on Holes 18, 16, 17 and 18 repeated. The Trophy Presentation Ceremony will occur immediately following the play-off.

Television Coverage

Thursday, June 23

Live Coverage, Golf Channel
11:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Friday, June 24

Live Coverage, Golf Channel
11:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday, June 25

Live Coverage, NBC
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sunday, June 26

Live Coverage, NBC
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

On-Site Experiences

Course Map

Download the KPMG Women's PGA Championship On-Site Guide on your mobile device to view an interactive course map.

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The PGA Shop

The PGA Shop merchandise venue is located in the Congressional Country Club Pro Shop. This merchandise shopping experience offers men’s, women’s, and children’s apparel and headwear from major brands including Nike, Ralph Lauren, Adidas, Cutter & Buck, Under Armour, FootJoy, Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Ahead, 47 Brand, New Era, and many more! The PGA Shop also offers a major selection of exclusive accessories, gifts and memorabilia.

Hours

Wednesday
7:00 AM – 7:30 PM

Thursday – Friday
6:30 AM – 8:15 PM

Saturday – Sunday
7:30 AM – 5:30 PM

PGA Partner Activations

KPMG Birdies for Books

The best in women’s golf have the opportunity to make an impact in the community by going low on the course. For every birdie recorded over the Championship’s four rounds, KPMG will donate 10 books to underserved school districts in the Washington, D.C. area.

Last year, 1,357 birdies were recorded on the live birdie and book tracker, which resulted in 13,570 books donated.

“KPMG Birdies for Books” is an extension of the KPMG Family for Literacy program (KFFL), with the mission to eradicate childhood illiteracy by putting new books and educational resources to into the hands of children in need and developing the next generation of young leaders through reading.

KPMG Performance Insights

Through the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, KPMG has been committed to elevating and accelerating the advancement of women in business and the sport of golf. Since the Championship's inception in 2015, KPMG has been at the forefront of identifying opportunities to enhance the women's game.

KPMG Performance Insights provides access to advance statistics and critical information for LPGA players and their teams, media, the broadcast, and fans to utilize. This ground-breaking technology introduced Strokes Gained data to the LPGA and is changing the way people experience women’s golf as an integral platform across the LPGA Tour ecosystem.

To learn more, please visit: lpga.com/kpmgperformanceinsights

KPMG Inspire Greatness Timeline

The KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the first partnership between the LPGA Tour, PGA of America, and KPMG, is a world-class Major golf championship featuring top LPGA athletes, on the world’s top courses, and broadcasted on NBC. KPMG invites spectators to learn more about breakthroughs and key dates in history where inspiring women have paved the way in golf and business through their groundbreaking accomplishments. These milestones are organized chronologically, each showcasing KPMG’s commitment to empowering women on and off the golf course through the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, KPMG Women’s Leadership Summit, KPMG Future Leaders Program, and beyond.

Cadillac LYRIQ

Visit the Fan Zone between holes 16, 17, and 18 to get a glimpse of the all-electric 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ—the vehicle leading Cadillac’s charge into an all-electric future.

National Car Rental

The National Car Rental PGA Professional Lesson Zone is a fan favorite among players of all ages. Located in the Fan Zone next to 17 green, the Lesson Zone provides the unique opportunity to receive complimentary instruction from local PGA and LPGA Teaching Professionals. The National Car Rental PGA Professional Lesson Zone allows spectators to take control and choose the instruction that’s right for them, choosing between driving, chipping or putting!

Food & Beverage

Our hospitality partners have assembled a diverse menu for the 2022 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, complete with inspiration from the surrounding region. Whether it’s a quick bite on the go, or it’s sitting down for lunch and catching up on the day’s action – there’s something for everyone.

To plan your dining experience, download the KPMG Women's PGA Championship On-Site Guide or consult an on-site course map.

Admissions, Conduct, and Health & Wellness Policies

Admission Policy

A ticket, once scanned, will no longer gain admission to the Championship. If you plan to return to Congressional Country Club the same day, please have security stamp your hand at one of the spectator entrance gates. You will only be able to return to the grounds with a scanned ticket and a hand stamp. The only exception is when the Weather Warning signs are posted. In this situation, a hand stamp will not be required for re-entry to the Championship. Please click here for refund details; or, alternate day admission eligibility due to suspension of play, if applicable.

Junior Admission Policy

As part of the Championship’s mission to grow interest and participation in the game of golf, juniors 17 years of age and younger will be admitted into the Championship grounds for free when accompanied by a ticketed adult. Each ticketed adult will be permitted four junior grounds admissions per day at no additional charge. Junior tickets may be picked up on-site at the Admissions Office located at the Main Spectator Entrance on the day of admission.

Junior tickets cannot be obtained in advance and will be available regardless of a sell-out. Please note, junior tickets do not gain access into private hospitality areas or clubs.

Children under the age of 2 do not require an admission ticket to enter the Championship.

Military Admission Policy

To honor the men and women who serve our country in the Armed Forces, the Championship is pleased to offer Active Duty, Retirees*, Reserve, National Guard and their accompanying guest (limit one) complimentary daily grounds access to the Championship.

Please click here to register for complimentary military tickets. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to alternative venues, but are eligible for the junior admission policy.

*Career-retired with twenty years of qualifying military service and Department of Defense ID

Photo & Autograph Policy

Cameras are only allowed on-site during the Practice Round on Wednesday June 22nd, and are not permitted on-site during Championship Rounds, Thursday through Sunday. Please consult the Mobile Device Policy below for guidelines regarding mobile device photo, audio, and video capturing while on-site.

We recommend limiting autograph requests to areas around the practice range and putting green during the Practice Round only.

Mobile Device Policy

Mobile devices must be kept in Golf Mode Setting at all times at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship:

  • Set your device to silent or vibrate, including but not limited to, ringer, notifications, and alerts.
  • Camera flash turned off.
  • Incoming and outgoing calls may only be made or received farther than 100 yards away from competition.
  • Text, email, social posting and other data use is allowed on the golf course at any location providing players are not in position and about to play their shots.
  • Mobile device photography, as well as audio and video capturing, is allowed in all areas during the Practice Round (Wednesday).
  • During Championship Rounds (Thursday-Sunday), photography, audio and video recording is prohibited anywhere within 100 yards of competition or when requested by players, caddies, marshals, volunteers, security or Championship staff and officials.

Alcohol Policy

All guests at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship are asked to drink responsibly and be respectful of players and other members of the gallery. Spectators will be asked for identification prior to being allowed to purchase alcoholic beverages on-site. The following documents are acceptable forms of identification at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship:

  • Current, valid United States or Canadian Driver’s License
  • Current, valid Military ID w/photo
  • Current, valid United States or Canadian ID card w/photo
  • Current, valid Passport
  • Current, valid Mexican Consular ID card
  • Current, valid U.S. Passport Card

Smoking Policy

Smoking, to include, but not limited to, cigars, pipes, cigarettes and e-cigarettes will be prohibited in any permanent or temporary buildings, inclusive of hospitality areas, on patios, decks or raised platforms, grandstands and bleachers at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship. Smoking is permitted on the grounds, 20 feet from any structures listed above.

Conduct Customs and Etiquette

Attendees are requested to display traditional customs of etiquette, decorum, and behavior, and to obey all Championship policies including, but not limited to, those provided on each ticket, all posted signs, and any instructions of Championship Marshals and Officials. Inappropriate behaviors and/or failure to comply with standards/policies may lead to ejection from the Championship and/or cancellation of admission tickets, without refund.

Although cheering and positive gallery responses to great play are encouraged, unsolicited and consistent calls from the gallery toward players and others are prohibited.

  • For the safety of everyone and in keeping with policy established at major sporting events, running is considered to be unacceptable behavior.
  • Please stay behind the gallery ropes and cooperate with instructions given by Championship Marshals.
  • Please kneel or sit if you are in the front row and remain still throughout each shot.
  • Anyone acting in a manner that is deemed to be abusive, derogatory, rude, or aggressive may be subject to removal from the Championship premises and may be prohibited from returning to the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship or attending any future PGA of America event.

Health & Wellness Policies

The health and well-being of all spectators, volunteers, players, caddies, and staff remains the number one priority for the PGA of America and our Championships. As CDC guidelines, as well as state and local requirements continue to evolve the PGA of America is working with local officials, as well as our medical partners, to monitor all COVID-19 developments. Due to the constantly evolving directives and protocols that may need to be put in place, there could still be changes for all who participate in the Championship. The PGA of America will continue to update you on changes as the Championship approaches.

The PGA of America encourages everyone to closely review the policies and procedures below before heading to Congressional this June.

  • Face coverings are encouraged for all individuals over the age of 2 while indoors or in fully enclosed spaces unless actively eating or drinking, or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.
  • Per CDC Guidelines, fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a mask outdoors unless otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations and unvaccinated individuals are encouraged to wear a mask outdoors when they cannot be socially distant or otherwise mandated by state or local law or regulations.
  • Be respectful of others and be mindful of your distance to others while at the Championship.
  • Attendees will notice health and wellness signage throughout the grounds, as well as visual and verbal reminders of responsible behavior. Failure to comply with any posted or verbal guidelines may result in consequential action, including expulsion from the Championship grounds.
  • The KPMG Women's PGA Championship will have protocols in place to ensure all areas are routinely cleaned and sanitized. Sanitization and handwashing are encouraged throughout your time on-site and additional sanitation stations will be available throughout the grounds. Spectators are permitted to bring their own hand sanitizer from home.
  • If you begin to feel ill or have symptoms once on-site, go directly to a First Aid location. Medical professionals will be ready to assist you.

Note: All policies and procedures to ensure the health and well-being of all stakeholders are subject to change at the PGA’s discretion or by recommendation of the CDC, our medical partners, or local and state officials.

Spectator Health Promise

All spectators, staff, and volunteers must agree that they will not attend the Championship if they feel ill or display any of the symptoms of COVID-19 (click here for the CDC’s website regarding COVID-19 symptoms).

By attending the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, spectators, staff, and volunteers are acknowledging that they are free of COVID-19 symptoms.

Despite measures to mitigate, elimination of the risk of contracting or transmitting a communicable disease, including, but not limited to, COVID-19, is not currently possible. Therefore, by attending the KPMG Women's PGA Championship, all attendees assume the risk and liability for any exposure to COVID-19 and any related loss, liability, or injury at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship at all times.

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