Prepare for your day at the Classic.

Visit Des Moines’ premier event prepared and ready to enjoy all the Principal Charity Classic has to offer.

Parking/Transportation

Public Parking

Complimentary parking, handicap parking, and shuttle service for the general public is located at Southridge Mall (1111 E. Army Post Road).

Hours of Operation:

Wednesday: 7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gates open: 7 a.m.
Thursday: 7:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gates open: 7 a.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gates open: 9 a.m.
Saturday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gates open: 8:30 a.m.
Sunday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Gates open: 9 a.m.

Uber Zone

Avoid parking and shuttles by simply requesting a ride from your location. Set your destination to 4021 Fleur Drive to get dropped off at the tournament’s Uber Zone. Fans can then enter via the Watrous Street gate across from the QuikTrip.

Bicycles

Cyclists are welcome at the Principal Charity Classic. Readily accessible bike parking presented by the City of Des Moines is conveniently located at the corner of Park Avenue and SW 14th Street. Lock up your bike and take the short walk to our Park Avenue gate entrance.

Recommended route: Take bike path to Confluence Brewing, follow the sidewalk west along Thomas Beck Road, turn south on Druid Hill, pedal up and go south SW 18th St to Park Avenue. Head east on Park Avenue, bike parking is located on your right at the top of the rise.

VIP Parking

VIP parking is located at Atlantic Coca-Cola Bottling Company (3600 Army Post Road). You must have a VIP parking pass to access this lot.


Course Map

Click here to view a full-size image of the course map.


Tickets

All tickets must be purchased online in advance this year. There will be CREDIT CARD ONLY gate sales. Questions? Contact the tournament office at (515) 279-4653 or tickets@principalcharityclassic.com.


Accessibility Services

Accessible parking will be available at Southridge Mall. Complimentary accessible shuttles will shuttle fans to the main entrance.

Viewing decks: viewing decks are available on the 14th, 17th and 18th green. Guests utilizing wheelchairs or scooters may follow cart paths to access viewing areas.

Accessible shuttle carts: cart services are available for those needing assistance. Carts make periodic loops from the main entrance to the 18th green and 16th green. If you need assistance, please contact a volunteer, staff, or make your way to an area marked with ADA shuttle signage.


Television Coverage

The 2021 Principal Charity Classic will be live on Golf Channel each day, Friday – Sunday.

  • Friday, June 4 (round 1)
    11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. p.m. (CT)
  • Saturday, June 5 (round 2)
    2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. (CT)
  • Sunday, June 6 (final round)
    1:30 -p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (CT)

Security & Prohibited Items

The following items may not be brought into the tournament:

  • Noise-producing electronic devices
  • Bags or backpacks larger than eight inches wide, eight inches in height, and eight inches in depth in its natural state
  • Signs, posters and/or banners
  • Televisions and/or radios
  • Food and/or beverage
  • Containers and/or coolers
  • Pets (other than service animals)
  • Bicycles on the course
  • Ladders
  • Metal-spiked golf shoes
  • Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms and knives)

Any other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the PGA TOUR Champions and/or Tournament Security Personnel is their sole discretion. Parents with small children are allowed to bring strollers and diaper bags if needed. These items are subject to reasonable inspection before entering and/or at any time during the tournament.


Mobile Device Policy

Below is a complete summary of the PGA TOUR Champions’ Mobile Device Policy. We ask all spectators to abide by this policy to protect play and ensure the best experience possible.

  • Devices must be on silent at all times; flash may not be used
  • Devices may be used to capture video, audio and photos (content) in all areas throughout tournament week
  • Content may be used for personal purposes and no commercial use
  • No live streaming or real-time coverage
  • Data use is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week
  • Please be respectful of play and do not interfere with players, caddies or media
  • All posted signage and instructions from tournament staff must be observed
  • Failure to comply with this policy may result in the revocation of your ticket

Inclement Weather Policy

In the case of inclement weather, a “Weather Warning” notification will be posted on all electronic scoreboards on the course. When this message appears, spectators are advised to take immediate precautions by evacuating bleachers and hospitality tents. In the event of a “Severe Weather” warning and suspension of play, please proceed to the bus loading area to be returned to your car for safety. A suspension of play is preceded by an air horn signal. Suspension of play is a stoppage, not necessarily a cancellation of play for the day. Notification of continuation of play will be given via the tournament website and social media channels.

In the event of a weather warning, please avoid:

  • Hilltops
  • High places
  • Isolated trees
  • Golf carts
  • Wire fences
  • Open areas

If play is suspended, please close your umbrella and seek shelter immediately.

If it rains on any day of the tournament, play will continue as long as it is deemed safe to do so. All Corporate Hospitality will be open every day, rain or shine. The PGA TOUR Champions and tournament staff will always keep spectators informed at the earliest possible moment of any changes made on this policy based upon situational circumstances.


COVID-19 policies/protocols

The health and safety of all associated with the Principal Charity Classic is our No. 1 priority. The tournament and the PGA TOUR have an extensive set of COVID-19 health and safety measures planned in conjunction with CDC guidelines to promote a safe environment and quality experience on the golf course. .