This year’s PGA championship at Whistling Straits will be held August 10th-16th. This is the last major of the year and proves to be an exciting event for golf fans. Many questions will be answered surrounding golf’s top athletes. Will Jordan Spieth secure his 3rd major championship of this year? Will Zach Johnson defend his British open championship? Will Rory McIlroy recover from his recent injury in time to compete? Will Tiger Woods finally find his stroke and get back to prominence? All of these questions will be answered by the tournaments end.
Those traveling to the scenic course on beautiful Lake Michigan by commercial airline have their work cut out for them. The course is located an hour south of Green Bay and an hour north of Milwaukee. For those traveling by private jet or aircraft, they have the option of flying into Sheboygan County Memorial Airport (KSBM) which is only a 15 minute drive from Whistling Straits. With a runway length of 6,802 feet, Sheboygan County Memorial can accommodate almost every business jet on the market.
SBM Airport is most likely the airport where Golf’s top athletes and fans will be parking their private aircraft. Anytime there is a sporting event that is located well outside of a major city more fans ultimately elect to take private aircraft because of the ease of travel. Instead of needing a whole extra day, spectators can leave late the night before or early in the morning on the starting day of the tournament and still make it to the event on time. Here are flight times to Sheboygan from some major cities around the country:
Chicago to Sheboygan: 30-45 min.
New York City to Sheboygan: 2 Hours.
Los Angeles to Sheboygan: 4 Hours.
Houston to Sheboygan: 2 Hours 45 min.
Due to Whistling Straits close proximity to Lake Michigan there are several posh resorts nearby for fans to stay at such as the American Club in Kohler, WI. Fans could potentially check into the American Club and get to Whistling Straights within 30-45 Min of landing at Sheboygan County Memorial. More information about the surrounding area can be found on the PGA’s area information page.
Weekly tickets to Whistling Straits have been sold out since last year. Only a limited supply of daily ground tickets remain so any fans who don’t have their trips planned need to act soon. Slots and parking are also limited at KSBM Airport as is aircraft availability for the tournament dates. If you are interested in getting a quote on a private jet or aircraft to the last major of the year, call or email Jet Partners today.