Posted by: mrpeatie | April 17, 2011

Record Ticket Sales for 2012 PGA Championship at Kiawah

According to a recent newsletter sent out by the PGA, 94% of all the tickets to the 2012 PGA Championship have been sold making this the most successful ticket pre-sale in PGA Championship history. The remaining tickets will be made available to the public on August 15. You can visit PGA.com for information on how pricing and availability of these remaining tickets will work. The 2012 tournament will be held from August 6-12 at the Ocean Course on Kiawah Island, SC.

Part of the reason tickets have sold so quickly is because there aren’t a lot of them available. Due to the geography and topography of the course, and to make sure every patron gets a decent viewing experience, the total number of spectators will be limited to approximately 27,000 per day. By comparison, the 2011 PGA Championship at Hazeltine Golf Club in Minnesota had more than 44,000 spectators on its busiest day.

There will be some small changes made to the course to accommodate the fans that will be in attendance. One of the cooler changes is the adding of a natural amphitheatre to the par-3 17 hole that will hold up to 5,000 spectators. The 17th is a dramatic par 3 over water that boarders along the Atlantic Ocean and should make for an exciting spot to watch the action. Below is an image of the 17th hole from Bing Map’s Bird’s Eye View before any changes have been made.

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