2016 Player Housing
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is player host housing?
- If I apply to host a player, am I guaranteed one will stay with me?
- When will I need to be available for this year's tournament?
- What am I responsible for while hosting a player?
- How many players may I host?
- I live over 30 minutes from Capital Hills, may I still apply?
- I have pets, is this ok?
- What kinds of reimbursement are provided to housing hosts?
Player host housing is a service offered to tour players that relieves the burden of hotel expenses while they compete, wherein, a potential housing host offers player(s) to stay at their home during tournament week. More importantly, it allows the players to feel comfortable and relaxed in a home away from home. Player host housing is an essential component of the tour's success, and interested hosts should feel free to apply online, or contact the Housing Coordinator for more information.
No, your application does not guarantee that a player will stay in your home. Your application is just that - an application. Each host family must be screened by the tournament and formally approved for player housing. In addition, player schedules may change at the last minute so a player assigned to your home may not end up competing in the event.
Players usually begin arriving to the Capital Region a day or two before tournament week. This year, housing hosts will need to be available Sunday, May 29th through Sunday, June 5th. If an interested housing host cannot be available that early, please contact the Housing Coordinator for alternate options.
A housing host is responsible for providing a full bed (no air mattresses or pull out couches) and a safe home for the player. The safety and comfort of the player is the number one priority. Providing transportation is not necessary. Each player's schedule varies, so planning a meal can be challenging. We recommend speaking to each player individually to determine their preferences and schedule.
Each player requires their own bed. For instance, a host with one guest bedroom and a pull-out sofa may only host one player. Each family may decide how many players they would like to host, provided that each player has their own bed. Blow-up mattresses are not considered beds.
A driving distance of 30 minutes from Capital Hills is the maximum allowed. While the players appreciate the generosity of the community, their preference, understandably, is to be as close to the golf course as possible.
There is a section on the online housing form that addresses this question. Most times, it is perfectly fine; however, some players have allergies to specific animals, particularly cats. Please indicate what type of pets you have in your home. We will do our best to match the right player with the right home. While having pets in your home does not disqualify you from hosting a player, due to the personal preferences of the player, it may cause conflicts.
The service, itself, is offered as a volunteer hospitality; though, player housing hosts will receive free 3-day passes to the tournament. Over the years housing hosts have developed life-long relationships with players and participated in a unique and extremely rewarding experience.
Still have unanswered questions?
Please contact Brian Hampson at Bhampson@pga.com