Guest Information

Visiting Albany, Bahamas

The full experience at the Hero World Challenge extends well beyond the golf course. While playing in the pro-am and following some of the best golfers in the world are highlights of the week at Albany, Bahamas, you must take advantage of the beaches and nightlife to truly experience all that the island has to offer.

Transport Information

Traveling to Albany, Bahamas

For more information on The Islands of the Bahamas and to help plan your trip to the Hero World Challenge, click the headline to learn more.

Hotel Information

Stay at the Official Tournament Hotel

All guests should stay at the Grand Hyatt at Baha Mar where daily complimentary shuttles will be provided to attend the tournament. Click the headline to book now.

Guest Experience

Experience

Tiger Woods hosts an exclusive 18-player field of the world’s best golfers at Albany, Bahamas.

Details

  • Play with PGA TOUR professionals on Albany’s Championship course
  • Walk side-by-side with the pros during competition rounds
  • Sit greenside for luxurious hospitality

Nightlife

The entertainment heats up as the sun sets with exclusive, unforgettable events each night, only found at the Hero World Challenge at Albany, Bahamas.

Details

  • Experience the exclusive beach party at Aviva Beach on Friday evening, complete with an immaculate spread, unbelievable entertainment and an out-of-this-world raffle
  • On Saturday evening, invited patrons will participate in the charity poker tournament (buy-in required)
  • After the champion is declared, join us for the exclusive tournament after-party at Aviva Beach on Sunday evening

Pro-Am

Play side-by-side with one of the world’s top golfers on Albany’s championship course. The Hero World Challenge Pro-Am is unmatched on the PGA TOUR as you spend the entire day with your professional.

Details

  • Play 18 holes on the championship course with a top ranked PGA TOUR pro
  • Enjoy unparalleled access and hospitality all week
  • Dine along the white sands of Aviva Beach with your guests

Albany, Bahamas

The Hero World Challenge provides an exclusive setting for world-class hospitality at Albany, Bahamas. Albany’s 18-hole championship golf course, designed by Ernie Els, combines the best of links and desert features with windswept dunes and numerous scenic and strategically challenging water features.

Details

  • Par 72
  • Total yards 7,267
  • Home to numerous PGA TOUR professionals

Schedule

Albany, Bahamas | November 27-December 3, 2017

Date Event Time Location
Monday, Nov. 27 Amateur practice rounds
Tuesday, Nov. 28 Amateur outing
Wednesday, Nov. 29 Official Pro-Am Approx. 8:30 a.m.
Thursday, Nov. 30 Round 1 Approx. 11:00 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 1 Round 2 Approx. 11:00 a.m.
Albany Beach Party Aviva Beach
Saturday, Dec. 2 Round 3 Approx. 11:30 a.m.
Poker Night
Sunday, Dec. 3 Round 4 Approx. 10:30 a.m.
Hero World Challenge After-Party Aviva Beach

Fan guidelines

Before heading to Albany, Bahamas for the Hero World Challenge, know what can and can not be brought in through the gates.

BAG POLICY

  • Permitted

    THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE PERMITTED ON TOURNAMENT GROUNDS

    •  Opaque bags 6″ x 6″ x 6″ or smaller, including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags and chair bags
    • Clear plastic, vinyl or other carry items not exceeding 12″ x 12″ x 6″
    • A one-gallon clear resealable plastic bag
    • Cell phones, smartphones and tablets – MUST be on silent mode and adhere to the PGA TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy
    • Still point-and-shoot cameras with lens smaller than 6″; no cases (Tuesday and Wednesday only)
    • Umbrellas without sleeves
    • Portable radios with headsets
    • Medically necessary supplies, strollers, small diaper bags, plastic baby bottles and other necessary baby supplies (infant must be with carrier)
    • Collapsible chairs without carry bags
    • Binoculars without case

     

  • Not Permitted

    THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE NOT PERMITTED ON TOURNAMENT GROUNDS

    • No bags larger than 6″ x 6″ x 6″, including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags
    • No clear plastic, vinyl or other carry items larger than 12″ x 12″ x 6″
    • No plastic, metal or glass cups, cans or containers of any kind except for medical or infant needs
    • No computers or laptops
    • No fireworks or laser pointers
    • No lawn or oversize chairs, seat cushions or bicycles
    • No pets, except for service animals
    • No knives, firearms or weapons of any kind
    • No video cameras (all week)
    • No cameras (during competition rounds, Thursday-Sunday). Professional-looking cameras and equipment (long-range lenses, tripods, etc.) will NOT be allowed
    • No beverages (patrons may not bring in or exit with beverages) or coolers
    • No radios or TVs
    • No signs, posters or banners
  • AUTOGRAPHS, GOLF ETIQUETTE & FIRST AID

    FIRST AID

    Should an emergency occur, contact any uniformed tournament personnel or law enforcement personnel in order to expedite medical assistance. First aid tents are displayed on all course maps.

     

    AUTOGRAPHS

    During the competition rounds (Thursday-Sunday), players will not sign autographs until they have completed their rounds.

     

    GOLF ETIQUETTE

    • Hands in the air means stop and be quiet while golfers are playing their shots.
    • To allow for better viewing for all, please be considerate of others and kneel or sit down whenever possible.
    • For your safety and the safety of others, please follow the directions of the tournament marshals.