U.S. WOMEN'S OPEN SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
All times are EDT and schedules are subject to change. Starting times will be posted when available at www.uswomensopen.com
- Tuesday, June 17 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
- Wednesday, June 18 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Championship Rounds 1 and 2
- Thursday, June 19 (first round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
- Friday, June 20 (second round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
Championship Rounds 3 and 4
- Saturday, June 21 (third round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
- Sunday, June 22 (fourth round) (Gates open 6 a.m. to conclusion of play)
If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, a 3-hole aggregate playoff will take place immediately following the conclusion of play of the fourth round. If the playoff results in a tie, play will immediately continue hole by hole until a champion is determined.
PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION
Complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from the golf course from the general spectator parking lot, which will have accessible parking spaces for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards. For those requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please contact the Transportation Hotline at 1-800-698-0661 for further information.
For the U.S. Women's Open Championship, complimentary parking will be provided in ONE large spectator parking lot (BLUE Lot), which is located south of Pinehurst. Complimentary shuttle bus rides are expected to take less than 15 minutes in each direction. There is no spectator or disabled spectator parking in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. All other parking is by permit only.
BLUE Lot (South)
- Take Exit 44 for NC-211 (Candor/Pinehurst).
- Turn onto NC-211 East and continue for approximately 12.1 miles.
- Turn right onto Hoffman Road and follow for approximately 5.8 miles.
- Turn left onto Roseland Road for 5.6 miles and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.
From points north using US-1 Southbound
- Take US-1 South to Southern Pines.
- Continue on US-1 South through Aberdeen.
- Turn right onto Roseland Road and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.
From I-95 Northbound and Southbound
- Exit I-95 onto NC-20 West in St. Pauls via Exit 31 (Raeford/Pinehurst).
- From NC-20 West, exit onto US-401 South (Business) in Raeford.
- Continue on US-401 (Business) until reaching NC-211 West in Raeford.
- Follow NC-211 West for approximately 16.6 miles.
- Turn right onto US-15/501 North and follow for approximately 0.3 miles.
- Turn left onto US-1 South.
- Turn right onto Roseland Road and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.
From points south using US-1 Northbound
- From US-1 North (Rockingham), turn left onto Baltimore Avenue in Pinebluff and follow for approximately 1.0 mile.
- Turn right onto Sand Pit Road and follow signage to the BLUE Lot.
Passenger, Taxi or Limousine Drop-Off
Passenger, taxi or limousine drop-off will only be allowed at the designated area located off Midland Road (NC-2) near the traffic circle, which is a short walk to Gate 3. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so please coordinate pick-up times accordingly. Please follow directional signs and parking attendants to the appropriate pick-up and drop-off location. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine.
Spectators choosing to ride a bicycle to the championship are instructed to follow directions and signage to general spectator parking lots and take the shuttle bus to and from the golf course or follow directions and signage to the Passenger, Taxi, or Limo Drop-off location off Midland Road. Bike racks will be provided to secure bikes at each location. Owners are responsible for the security of their bicycles.
We appreciate your patience and cooperation with all U.S. Women's Open security procedures. Spectators and other championship attendees will go through security screening prior to entering the championship grounds and will not be allowed to bring any of the items listed here. To expedite admission into the championship, it is recommended that all prohibited items are safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship. Please be sure to read the following list of prohibited items carefully:
- No cell phones, PDAs, tablets and/or other portable email devices.
- No noise-producing electronic devices, including MP3 players.
- No cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal use).
- No video recording at any time with any device.
- No backpacks, briefcases 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 smaller than 12"W X 12"H X 6"D are permitted).
- No cases and/or covers (such as camera cases or chair/umbrella covers).
- No signs, posters and/or banners.
- No televisions and/or radios unless provided by the USGA.
- No food and/or beverages except for medical or infant needs.
- No containers and/or coolers except for medical or infant needs.
- No pets (other than service animals assisting disabled individuals).
- No lawn chairs and/or oversized chairs (only portable compact chairs are permitted).
- No bicycles inside admission areas or on the championship grounds.
- No ladders and/or step-stools or other similar items.
- No metal-spiked golf shoes.
- No fireworks, explosives and/or weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to, firearms or knives).
- No other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the USGA and/ or championship security personnel, in their sole discretion.
Spectator Safety and Etiquette
If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.S. Women's Open 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.
- To ensure your safety at all times, walk carefully and never run.
- The U.S. Women's Open 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.
- Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breach of etiquette:
- Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
- Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or spectators.
- Distracting a player or any disruption of play.
- Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal in nature.
- Failing to follow the instructions of a championship official, volunteer or security personnel.
Spectators should keep in mind that the players' first responsibility is to compete for the national championship. For this reason, a no-autograph policy is in effect on-course. Spectators should not approach any player for an autograph from the time a player is en route to her first tee until the completion of the player's round. This policy applies to practice rounds as well as championship rounds.
Cameras are only allowed on the championship grounds for U.S. Women's Open practice rounds on Tuesday and Wednesday, and only for personal photographic use. No photography is permitted in the presence of a player from the time he/she addresses the ball until the completion of her swing (i.e., when a marshal's arms are raised). Video recording is not permitted at any time with any device.
The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all spectators 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 information under parking and transportation.
- Our Disabled Services Committee will be on-site to assist disabled spectators with transportation to and from Disabled Services Headquarters and specific grandstand locations and facilities throughout the golf course via multi-person golf carts.
- A number of motorized scooters will be available at the Disabled Services Headquarters for spectators with disabilities on a first- come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility.
- A Telecommunications Device for the Deaf will be available at the Disabled Services Headquarters located by Will Call 1.
- Accessible restrooms will be available at portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds.
- Select concessions, merchandise tents, spectator experience areas and public phone facilities will be accessible.
First-aid stations will be located in Putter Boy Plaza, adjacent to the practice range and right of the 12th hole. All first-aid stations will be staffed with emergency medical technicians and will serve as cooling stations in the event of extreme heat. Complimentary water will be provided in all first- aid stations. If a medical emergency arises, please notify a volunteer or USGA official.
Juniors age 12 and under receive complimentary tickets, on any day, when accompanied by a valid adult ticket or credential holder. Juniors ages 13 to 17 will be admitted at a reduced rate when accompanied by a valid adult ticket or credential holder. Junior tickets are always available at the Will Call facilities and all the admission gates. For the U.S. Women's Open, all Junior tickets are $15/day. Please note that Junior tickets provide access to the Trophy Club when accompanied by an adult Trophy Club ticket holder, but do not provide access into any USGA corporate hospitality facilities.
Lost and Found/Missing Persons
Any lost and found items or missing persons will be taken to the Lost and Found/Missing Persons Headquarters located at Gate 1 (Main Entrance).
Hours of Operation:
June 17-22 (Tuesday through Sunday) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Since the Main Merchandise Pavilion is located on the championship grounds, you must have a ticket or credential to gain entry during the championship..
Average June temperatures range from a high of 86 to a low of 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Please remember to wear sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.
The USGA will have a meteorology staff on-site monitoring the possibility of dangerous or inclement weather. If hazardous weather conditions are approaching, special “weather warning” signs will be posted on leader boards around the course. When the sign appears, spectators are advised to take immediate precautions (including clearing grandstands) PRIOR to play being suspended.
In the event of a weather warning, please avoid open areas, hilltops, high places, isolated trees, golf carts and wire fences. If play is suspended, indicated by one prolonged air-horn blast, please close your umbrella and seek shelter. In the event of a suspension of play, grandstands will be cleared immediately. Please note that play will resume as soon as conditions allow.
Will Call facilities will be located on-site for spectators to drop-off and pick-up tickets at primary admission gates. Photo identification will be required to pick-up any tickets left at Will Call. Will Call facilities cannot be accessed by vehicles at any time.
Hours of Operation:
June 17-22 (Tuesday through Sunday) 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.