Fan Information: 118th U.S. Open
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION

TRAIN TRANSPORTATION

MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) is the easiest and most convenient way to get to the U.S. Open. LIRR is committed to providing safe and comfortable transportation. Train service will be provided in both directions on the Montauk Branch and will accommodate customers traveling from either New York City or Eastern Long Island. Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is located 85 miles from New York’s Penn Station and the trip is expected to take approximately two hours.

Golf fans will utilize a temporary train platform that will be constructed in close proximity to the championship grounds.

After exiting the train, fans will proceed through security screening prior to crossing a pedestrian bridge to reach the championship grounds. Provisions for persons with limited mobility will be in place to enable access to the championship. Regular fares will be charged. Tickets purchased after boarding the train carry an additional charge, so the LIRR encourages golf fans to purchase tickets in advance from a Ticket Machine, staffed Ticket Office, or through MTA eTix (www.mta.info/mta-eTix-promo), a mobile ticketing App. Please visit www.mta.info/LIRR for information on schedules and fares (information will be posted on or about May 1).

Shinnecock Hills Golf Club is located on the south shore of Long Island, N.Y., about 85 miles east of New York City. Complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club. The general parking lot will have accessible parking spaces for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. For fans requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please contact the USGA Admissions Office at 800.698.0661 for further information.

U.S. OPEN PARKING (JUNE 11-17)

Complimentary parking will be provided at Francis S. Gabreski Airport. Gabreski Airport is due west of Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Westhampton Beach. Please follow general parking signage and/or directions from parking attendants to the designated parking location. From the parking lot, complimentary shuttle

transportation will be provided to and from Shinnecock Hills and is expected to take approximately 25 minutes.

Please note: There is no general parking or parking for fans with disabilities available in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. All other parking is by permit only.

Preferred driving directions to Francis S. Gabreski Airport are below. Physical addresses are not available.

  DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

From the West using I-495 Eastbound

•          Follow I-495 East. Take Exit 70 from I-495 East for CR 111 (Manorville/ Eastport).

•          Turn right onto CR 111 South and continue for 5.2 miles.

•          Turn left to merge onto NY-27 East and follow for 3.8 miles.

•          Take Exit 63S (Westhampton Beach) for CR 31/Old Riverhead Road.

•          Turn right onto CR 31 South/Old Riverhead Road and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the West using Southern State Parkway Eastbound

•          Follow Southern State Parkway toward Eastern Long Island.

•          Take Exit 44E for NY-27 East toward Montauk.

•          Merge onto Sunrise Hwy South Service Road for 0.5 miles.

•          Use the left lane to merge onto NY-27 East and follow for 28.4 miles.

•          Take Exit 63S (Westhampton Beach) for CR 31/Old Riverhead Road.

•          Turn right onto CR 31 South/Old Riverhead Road and follow signage to the parking lot.

From the East and using NY-27 Westbound

•          Follow NY-27 West/CR 39 West.

•          Take Exit 63S (Westhampton Beach) for CR 31/Old Riverhead Road and follow signage to the parking lot.

PASSENGER DROP-OFF (UBER/LYFT/TAXI)

Passenger Drop-Off will only be allowed at the designated area, located at Stony Brook Southampton, which is a 10-minute walk to Gate 2. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so please coordinate pickup times accordingly. Please follow directional

signs and attendants to the appropriate pickup and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine.

BICYCLES

Fans choosing to ride a bicycle to the championship are instructed to follow directions and signage to the general parking lot (Francis S. Gabreski Airport) or to the designated Passenger Drop-Off location. Bike racks will be provided to secure bikes at each of these locations. Owners are responsible for the security of their bicycles.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All times are Eastern Daylight Time and schedules are subject to change. Starting times will be posted once available at usopen.com and pairings guides will be available just inside the championship gates.

PRE-CHAMPIONSHIP MERCHANDISE OPENING AT THE MERCHANDISE PAVILION

Thursday, June 7 through Sunday, June 10 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.). No ticket is necessary to enter the Merchandise Pavilion during these pre-championship hours. The golf course will be closed to the

public. Please follow directional signs for complimentary parking.

PRACTICE ROUNDS

Players will have the option of starting practice rounds at the first or 10th tee. Players electing to play a full round generally begin between 6:45 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is typical for players to be on the golf course or practice areas until at least 7 p.m.

Monday, June 11 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Tuesday, June 12 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.) Wednesday, June 13 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 1 AND 2

Play is scheduled to begin at 6:45 a.m. from both the first and 10th tees. The last groups are scheduled to begin play at 2:42 p.m. from both the first and 10th tees.

Thursday, June 14 (first round)

(Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play) Friday, June 15 (second round)

(Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 3 AND 4

The first starting time will be determined by the number of players who make the cut at the conclusion of the second round (60 lowest scorers and anyone tying for 60th place). Generally, the first pairing begins play from the first tee between 7:30-8:30 a.m.; the last pairing for both days will start from the first tee at approximately 2:30 p.m.

Saturday, June 16 (third round)

(Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play) Sunday, June 17 (fourth round)

(Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)

PLAYOFF

If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, a two-hole

aggregate playoff will be held immediately following the final round. If the playoff results in a tie, the tied players will continue

to play off hole-by-hole (sudden-death format) until the champion is determined.

MERCHANDISE

The Merchandise Pavilion, covering 37,000 square feet, is located in Fan Central. A variety of merchandise bearing the U.S. Open

Championship logo will be available for purchase. A Merchandise Tent will also be open during U.S. Open week only. For your convenience, a merchandise bag check tent and shipping tent will be located adjacent to the Merchandise Pavilion.

Hours of Operation

Pre-Championship (Merchandise Pavilion Only)

June 7 – 10 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Merchandise Pavilion is open to the public on pre- championship days (June 7-10). No tickets or credentials will be required to enter the Merchandise Pavilion during these days; however, the course will be closed to the public. Please follow directional signs for complimentary parking.

U.S.   Open Championship Week

June 11 – 17 (Monday through Sunday) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Merchandise Pavilion is located on the championship grounds. You must have a ticket or credential to gain entry during the championship.

Polo Ralph Lauren

Polo Ralph Lauren is the official outfitter of the U.S. Open and the USGA, designing apparel and outfitting all USGA committee members, staff and volunteers at the U.S. Open Championship.

Visit the Merchandise Pavilion at Fan Central to browse the official championship collection designed by Polo Ralph Lauren.

List of Prohibited Items

•       No Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)

•       No Explosives and/or Fireworks of any kind

•       No Tablets and/or Computers (cellular mobile devices smaller than 7" are permitted, subject to mobile device policy)

•       No Selfie Sticks

•       No Noise-Producing Devices (including portable speakers)

•       No Backpacks, Briefcases, Purses and/or Bags larger than 6" W x 6" H x 6" D in their natural state

NOTE: Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12" W x 12" H x 6" D are permitted.

•       No Signs, Posters and/or Banners

•       No Food and/or Beverages except for medical or infant needs

•       No Containers, Coolers, Aerosol Cans and/or Spray Bottles except for medical or infant needs

NOTE: Personal-care items (3-ounce size or less) and transparent/clear empty plastic water bottles (size 24 ounce or less) are permitted.

•        No Pets (other than service animals as defined by the ADA assisting disabled individuals)

•        No Lawn Chairs and/or Oversized Chairs with Arms (compact chairs without arms are permitted with no case)

•        No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items

•        No Bicycles allowed inside admission areas or on the championship grounds

•        No other items deemed unlawful, dangerous or disruptive by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel, in their sole discretion

NOTE: The USGA reserves the right to amend the List of Prohibited Items at any time to provide a safe and secure championship.

SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE

If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.S. Open Championship will be a more enjoyable one:

•       Please stay behind gallery ropes and follow directions of championship marshals at all times.

•       Do not cross fairways except at designated crosswalk areas.

•       Be considerate of others and kneel or sit if you are in the front row of the gallery.

•       Stay quiet and stand still when players are about to hit or when instructed by marshals.

•       All mobile device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times.

•       To ensure your safety at all times, walk carefully and never run.

•       The U.S. Open Championship involves substantial walking on grassy hills, dirt paths and other uneven surfaces. Please wear appropriate footwear such as sneakers.

•       Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.

•       To provide protection from the sun, remember to wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses. Please note that sunscreen in bottles and tubes, 3 ounces or less is permitted. Sunscreen in spray bottles and/or aerosol cans is not permitted.

•       Ticks are commonly found in the area on shrubs and high grass. Please apply insect repellent, and check clothing and exposed body areas while on-site and when you return home.

•       Dispose of plastic bottles, aluminum and cardboard in blue recycle bags.

•       Dispose of trash (food, cups, concession ware, napkins) in green bags.

•       Fans will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette:

        0 Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.

        0 Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or fans.

        0 Distracting a player or any disruption of play.

        0 Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature.

        0 Failing to follow the instructions of a championship official, volunteer or security personnel.

For more information on 118th U.S. Open Championship fan guidelines and for regular championship updates, please visit usopen.com.

Mobile Device Policy

The USGA encourages fans to capture their favorite moments at our championships and stay connected with family and friends while on-site. We have set guidelines on mobile device usage, to ensure our players and other fans are not unnecessarily distracted or disrupted during the championship. Fans may carry mobile devices smaller than 7” in length and/or height including cellphones and smartphones; however, please make sure all device volume controls are set to “silent” or “vibrate”

at all times and flash photography is disabled prior to entering the championship gate. “Fan Zones” have been designated throughout the championship site for fans to place or receive calls while on-site. Phone calls must not be received or placed in any area that may disrupt play including grandstands.

Texting and email are permissible throughout all areas of the golf course. Photography, audio, and video recording (but no live streaming) are permitted on course Monday through Wednesday only, as well as in Fan Zones throughout

championship week. Content may not be used for commercial purposes. Shot-by-shot coverage of any player is not permitted at any time throughout championship week.

Conducting a global championship for the best golfers in the world is our primary focus. Violation of any of the above policies may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

AUTOGRAPH POLICY

The USGA has designated an autograph area adjacent to the practice green for juniors ages 18 and under only. Beyond this area, we ask that you respect each player’s complete focus on preparing and playing in the U.S. Open and refrain from seeking autographs from the time a player is en route to his first tee until the completion of the player’s round. Violation of this policy may result in expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

JUNIOR TICKETS

Juniors ages 18 and under are eligible for complimentary Gallery Junior tickets, on any day, when accompanied by an adult ticket or credential holder. Junior tickets are always available on-site at Will Call. There is a maximum of two Junior tickets per one adult ticket or credential holder. Additional access is available for juniors when accompanied by an adult with Trophy Club or Top of the Hill access.

This additional access is complimentary for juniors ages 12 and under and at an additional cost for juniors ages 13-18 ($20 for Practice Rounds and $40 for Championship Rounds).

WILL CALL

Will Call will be located on-site for fans to drop off and pick up tickets at Gate 1 and Gate 2. Photo identification will be required to pick up tickets left at Will Call. Will Call cannot be accessed by vehicles at any time.

Hours of Operation: Pre-Championship (Will Call 1 only)
June 7-10 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For parking, follow directional signs for Pre-Championship Merchandise Opening.

Hours of Operation: U.S. Open Championship Week
June 11-17 (Monday through Sunday) 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

SERVICES FOR FANS WITH DISABILTIES

The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all fans with disabilities and is pleased to provide the following services:

• Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. Please see additional parking information on Page 13.

• Our Disability Services Committee will be on-site to assist fans with disabilities, with multi-person golf cart transportation to and from Disability Services Headquarters and specific grandstand locations and facilities throughout the golf course via a fixed route with predetermined stops.

• A number of motorized scooters will be available at the Mobility Scooter Tent, located in Fan Central, for fans with disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility.

• Telecommunications Devices for the Deaf will be available at the Disability Services Headquarters located near Gate 1.

• Accessible restrooms will be available at portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds and at corporate facilities.

• The Merchandise Pavilion and select concessions and fan experience areas will be accessible.

1895 CLUB

The 1895 Club is an on-site, air-conditioned pavilion located to the players’ right of the fifth fairway. This all-inclusive ticket features breakfast, buffet lunch with hot entrees, afternoon snacks and full bar service. 1895 Club tickets are required to access this tent. Regular Junior tickets do not provide access into the 1895 Club, but 1895 Club ticket holders can purchase 1895 Club Junior tickets on-site at Will Call for juniors age 18 and under ($75 per day for practice rounds and $130 per day for championship rounds).

Hours of Operation:
June 11-17 (Monday through Sunday) 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

 

TROPHY CLUB

Located to the players' left of the fourth fairway, the Trophy Club is a climate-controlled pavilion offering seating for dining in a sports bar-like setting. Trophy Club tickets are required to access this tent where upgraded food and beverage are available for purchase at an additional charge. Please see Junior Ticket Policy for details regarding Trophy Club access for juniors.

Hours of Operation:
June 11-17 (Monday through Sunday) 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

COMPLIMENTARY WIFI

To enhance your experience on-site at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, the USGA will offer complimentary Wi-Fi in Fan Central, to the right of the 17th green and left of the 12th hole. In addition, the USGA will provide complimentary Wi-Fi in grandstands throughout the championship grounds.

CORPORATE HOSPITALITY

The USGA provides a range of tented facilities for on-site corporate hospitality. Specific tickets are required to gain access into each of the corporate hospitality venues, regardless of age. Junior tickets do not provide access to any of the corporate areas. For information regarding corporate hospitality at future U.S. Open Championships, please visit usopen.com or contact MSG Promotions, Inc., the USGA’s exclusive corporate hospitality services marketing and management company, at 484-223-3295.

 

USGA FAN CLUBHOUSE

Located in Fan Central, this venue was designed in tandem with Polo Ralph Lauren for USGA and U.S. Open fans alike. Here, you can listen to and engage with guest speakers, participate in interactive activities and shop a special selection of Polo Ralph Lauren merchandise. USGA Members, don’t forget to bring your Member ID card for access to members-only practice area grandstand reserved seating and to take part in special events and promotions throughout the week.

U.S. OPEN FAN EXPERIENCE

Make the most of your time at Shinnecock Hills by enjoying any one of several interactive golf experiences. Immerse yourself in virtual reality with Deloitte, capture photos in Fan Central, and share your moments with social followers and friends on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat!

LEXUS PERFORMANCE EXPERIENCE

Visit the Lexus Performance Experience in Fan Central to take part in state-of-the-art interactive golf experiences, including a hole- in-one challenge for an opportunity to win a two-year lease for a 2018 Lexus RX 350L, a photo opportunity with the U.S. Open Trophy and a putting contest. Fans are encouraged to visit throughout the championship for autograph signings with Lexus Golf Ambassadors and to see the all-new 2018 LS 500 and 2018 LC 500.

USOPEN.COM AND U.S. OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP APP

Visit usopen.com, the official website of the 118th U.S. Open Championship, for exclusive live streaming coverage, hole-by-hole scoring, player highlights, an interactive journey through U.S. Open history and the latest news from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

Be sure to download the official U.S. Open Championship App, available for iOS and Android, to locate your favorite players and amenities and receive the latest news and updates while at the course.

WEATHER

Meteorology staff will be on-site monitoring weather conditions at all times. The USGA will communicate important safety information to fans through special Alerts that will appear on all leader boards, thru boards and video boards. Please read all

Alerts and follow safety instructions. In general, an Alert shown in blue or yellow is being posted for general awareness while orange indicates that fans should be prepared to take action. An Alert

shown in red poses an imminent threat and will require immediate action as stated in the Alert:

A Weather Advisory (Blue) will be posted to alert fans of specific weather conditions that will require certain precautions.

A Weather Watch (Yellow) will be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is possible.

A Weather Warning (Orange) will be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is approaching, and they should be prepared to take shelter or return to their vehicles.

A Weather Warning (Red) will be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is imminent, and they should exit grandstands and take shelter immediately.

A suspension of play for dangerous conditions will be indicated by one prolonged air-horn blast. In the event of a suspension of play, grandstands will be cleared immediately. If lightning is detected, please avoid open areas, hilltops, high places, isolated trees, golf carts and wire fences, and seek shelter immediately. Play will resume as soon as conditions allow.

VISITOR INFORMATION

Information can be found at www.discoverlongisland.com or by calling Discover Long Island at 877.386.6654.