Spectator Tips

What You Need to Know

Make your Sanford International experience go as smoothly as possible with these tips and guidelines.

Prohibited Items List

  • Backpacks
  • Rolling Duffle Bags
  • Cameras after Thursday
  • Radios & Camcorders
  • Large Memorabilia
  • Carry items larger than a small purse
  • Signs
  • Coolers
  • Firearms

Mobile Device Policy

  • 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 (personal social media); no commercial use.
  • No live streaming or real-time coverage (no shot-by-shot coverage).
  • Data use (texting) is permitted in all areas throughout tournament week.
  • Phone calls are allowed only in designated areas.
  • 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.

Tournament Etiquette

  • Stay behind the gallery ropes and follow the marshal’s directions at all times.
  • Do not cross fairways except at designated crosswalk areas.
  • Always look both ways before crossing a cart path.
  • Be considerate of others, and kneel or sit if you find yourself in the front row of the gallery.
  • Walk carefully, never run.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Remain silent through each shot, and do not move until all players in the group have played or holed out.
  • Children under 12 should be kept at a safe distance while play is in progress. Parents should take extra precautionary measures when choosing a viewing location.
  • Watch the tournament “Parade Style” by picking a spot and watching the field pass by or “Cross-Country Style” by following a particular player or group around the course.