Pelican LPGA Tournament

Pelican Women’s Championship to Be Held without Fans On-Site

October 26, 2020 Update

A Major Event Special Relief Permit for the 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship was approved by the LPGA Ad Hoc Committee in September and the Commission at two public hearings in October. A copy of the final approved plan may be found on the agenda for the October 20, 2020 Commission meeting.

To communicate the results of the permit and the expected impacts for the no spectator event, a summary letter was put together for residents. This letter will be mailed to residents in the first week of November.

September 15, 2020 Update

The LPGA and the Pelican Golf Club announced this morning that the 2020 Pelican Women’s Championship will be held without fans in attendance. In the official announcement, Pelican Golf Club owner Dan Doyle stated:

“While we are disappointed we won’t be able to host fans for our inaugural event, the health and safety of our community and the women who compete on the LPGA Tour come first. We are honored to provide this opportunity for the world’s best female golfers and look forward to crowning our first champion this fall.”

Players, staff, media, and a select number of invited members and guests may be on-site; however, due to COVID-19, there will be no public ticketing or access.

All four rounds of the Pelican Women’s Championship will be televised on The Golf Channel and broadcasted to more than 170 countries and territories worldwide. Coverage will also stream on The Golf Channel and the NBC Sports app. The field of 108 players will compete over four rounds for a share of the $1.5 million purse.

Any questions about the event should be directed to the Pelican Women’s Championship's website.

Public Meetings

As a part of the required permitting process, the Pelican Women's Championship will be applying to the Town of Belleair Commission for a Major Event Special Relief Permit. The Commission will hear the permit application at two hearings (Tuesday, October 6 and Tuesday, October 20 - both at 6:00 pm), where the public will be welcome to provide feedback.

View additional information on Belleair's public meetings and agendas

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