FORT WORTH, Texas (March 17, 2021) — The 75th anniversary Charles Schwab Challenge is announcing the availability of a limited number of tickets for the 2021 event at Colonial Country Club, May 24-30.
The offerings for 2021 include a clubhouse Patio Club daily hospitality ticket and a 75th Anniversary on-course daily hospitality ticket. Both tickets feature an upscale food and beverage experience.
The Tournament will prioritize Sponsors, Hospitality Customers and Club Members on the purchase of these tickets. Remaining tickets will be released to the public at a later date, subject to availability.
The 2020 Charles Schwab Challenge enjoyed the challenge and honor of returning sports to the country with the first PGA TOUR event staged after a three-month shutdown caused by the pandemic. Colonial and the PGA TOUR are working with local government officials regarding total daily ticket sales to be allowed. Masks will be required of all attendees, and social distancing will be a priority.
“While we don’t know the final attendance numbers, we do know that we will have spectators and can start selling tickets,” explained Tournament Chairman Jim Whitten. “However, because of safety requirements and the limited attendance, it is important for us to repackage how we sell tickets for this different environment.
“We are hopeful of hosting at least 5,000 people each day, Thursday-Sunday. If circumstances allow at a later date, we may be able to increase sales up to 10,000 people per day.”
Skyboxes and private corporate hospitality chalets will not be included at this year’s event. Instead the tournament will feature two large “Villages” on-course solely for the 75th Anniversary Ticket buyers. The $475 Anniversary ticket allows those attendees to utilize the outdoor venues throughout the day and take advantage of an all-you-can-eat-and-drink amenity. These attendees will also have full complimentary access to on-course concessions stands.
The Villages will include socially-distanced and shaded outdoor seating, private wait staff, TVs and elevated prime viewing on holes 13, 15 and 16. The Palmer Village at #13 is named in honor of 1962 champion Arnold Palmer. The Crenshaw Village at #15 and 16 is named in honor of two-time champion Ben Crenshaw.
“It will be quite a new and unique way to experience our great golf tournament, and our historic 75th anniversary,” said Whitten. “The spectators will be able to roam an uncrowded course outside the ropes and watch the world’s best golfers up close like never before, while enjoying our various eating, drinking and relaxation opportunities whenever they want. We expect these tickets will sell out quickly.”
The Patio Club attendees will enjoy their unique hospitality experience in the air-conditioned clubhouse, from the Ballroom and connected outdoor patio that overlooks the 16th green and 17th tee. Their $575 ticket also includes food and beverage in the Club and at on-course concessions stands, but does not include admission to the two 75th Anniversary Ticket Villages.