Sept. 21-26, 2021 Whistling Straits, Kohler, WI

Hospitality FAQs

Q: Do I need to purchase hospitality now or can I wait until it’s closer to the event?

A: On-course hospitality is limited and packages are moving quickly. Do not wait. Purchase now to ensure your company will be at the Ryder Cup. Suite and table locations will be assigned based on several factors, but the largest being the return date of your Letter of Intent.

Q: What are payment terms for hospitality?

A: Full payment is required and due within 30 days of submitting your Letter of Intent. Check, wire transfer or major credit cards are accepted.

Q: Where is Kohler, Wisconsin located?

A: Kohler is located one hour north of Milwaukee (60 miles), one hour south of Green Bay (60 miles) and two hours north of Chicago (140 miles).

Q: What are the nearest airports?

A: Both Milwaukee (MKE) and Green Bay (GRB) have easily accessible airports just one hour away. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is just over two hours from Kohler. Sheboygan Airport, available for private or chartered aircrafts, is about 20 minutes from Whistling Straits.

Q: How do I secure overnight accommodations for my group?

A: PGA has contacts in place to assist hospitality clients with hotel rooms in various price ranges in Milwaukee, Green Bay and nearby areas. Another option for hospitality clients is home rentals near the course and surrounding areas. There are a variety of homes, sizes and amenities to review.

Q: What is the menu in the hospitality areas?

A: Guests will enjoy a different daily menu featuring a continental breakfast; a full lunch offering a variety of salads, sides and entrées; afternoon food service and desserts each day (Wednesday to Sunday). Six hours of open bar featuring an assortment of beer, wine and liquor is included each day. Companies with chalets can add to their daily menu, as well as extend bar hours.

Q: Can I book tee times, dining reservations and spa appointments during Ryder Cup week at Destination Kohler?

A: Yes, although times are limited and available on a first come first serve basis, companies that purchase hospitality through the PGA of America will be given priority for tee times at Destination Kohler’s nationally-ranked golf courses, reservations for fine dining and appointments at the 5-star spa during Ryder Cup week.

Q: What are the new dates for the Ryder Cup?

A: The Ryder Cup was postponed from 2020. The new dates are September 21-26, 2021at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

Q: What is the daily event schedule during Ryder Cup week?

A: Tuesday Practice Day
Wednesday Practice Day
Thursday Practice Day & Opening Ceremony
Friday Match Play
Saturday Match Play
Sunday Match Play & Trophy Presentation
Gates typically open between 6:00am–7:00am and close between 6:00pm–7:00pm. Events and times are subject to change.

Q: What should I budget for the Ryder Cup?

A: If you are purchasing a chalet, the price includes a standard interior décor, food and bar package. You may opt to customize your décor and upgrade your menus, liquor brands and extend your bar hours. Suite and reserved tables are turnkey and do not allow for customization. Other items you may want to include in your budget are overnight accommodations, ground transportation, airline tickets, dinners/evening activities, golf at area courses and customized Ryder Cup merchandise/gifts with your company’s logo.

Q: My company was approached by a hospitality company with offers of tickets and hospitality. Are they another option for us to explore?

A: The PGA of America is your only source for official, on-site Ryder Cup hospitality packages. We do not work with third parties or ticket resellers. Please check the source prior to purchasing or signing a contract to be assured you are working with the PGA of America. Working through the PGA will guarantee your hospitality will be located on the grounds of Whistling Straits, as well as confidence that your tickets are authentic and acquired directly from the PGA. Our staff will provide valuable insight and guidance to assure a great experience, as well as exclusive invitations and ticket information on events leading up to the Ryder Cup.

Q: Can I just purchase a block of grounds tickets?

A. Grounds tickets were sold through a Random Selection Process conducted by the PGA of America. Therefore, the only way to guarantee your opportunity to attend the Ryder Cup with your clients is through a hospitality purchase.

Q: What happens if The Ryder Cup is conducted without spectators due to COVID-19?

A: If The Ryder Cup is conducted without hospitality due to COVID-19, those who have purchased hospitality via the PGA of America will be entitled to a full refund, as stated in the standard hospitality contract terms and conditions.

Purchases made from secondary market websites may be subject to different refund terms if the event is ultimately conducted without spectators. The PGA of America will be unable to process refunds for those tickets.

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