116th U.S. Amateur: Know Before You Go

U.S. Amateur Home 

Schedule of Events and Spectator Hours

Monday, August 15: First Round, Stroke Play
7 a.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate. 
7:40 a.m.: First round begins from the 1st and 10th tees at both the North and South courses at Oakland Hills. 
8 p.m.: Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 16: Second Round, Stroke Play
7 a.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate. 
7:40 a.m.: Second round begins from the 1st and 10th tees at both the North and South courses at Oakland Hills. 
8 p.m.: Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 17: Round of 64, Match Play
7 a.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate. 
8 a.m.: If needed, playoff for final match-play spots begins on Hole 10, North Course.
9 a.m.: Round of 64 (64 players, 32 matches) begins from the 1st tee of the South Course.
3 p.m.: Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 (check local listings).
8 p.m.: Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until 8 p.m.

Thursday, August 18: Round of 32 and Round of 16, Match Play
7 a.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate. 
7:40 a.m.: Round of 32 (32 players, 16 matches) begins from the 1st tee of the South Course.
11 a.m.: Live streaming coverage begins on usga.org.
1:40 p.m. (estimated): Round of 16 (16 players, 8 matches) begins from the 1st tee of the South Course
3 p.m.: Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 (check local listings).
8 p.m.: Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until 8 p.m.

Friday, August 19: Quarterfinals, Match Play
12 p.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Lahser High School in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate. 
1 p.m.: Quarterfinals (8 players, 4 matches), begin from the 1st tee of the South Course.
3 p.m.: Live broadcast coverage begins on FS1 (check local listings).
Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until one hour after the conclusion of play.

Saturday, August 20: Semifinals, Match Play
7 a.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Bingham Farms Office Center in Bingham Farms, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate.
8 a.m.: Semifinals (4 players, 2 matches) begin from the 1st tee of the South Course.
3 p.m.: Broadcast coverage begins on Fox (check local listings).
Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until one hour after the conclusion of play.

Sunday, August 21: Final, Match Play
7 a.m.: Complimentary spectator parking lot opens at Bingham Farms Office Center in Bingham Farms, Mich. Tickets, starting at $20, are available at the entrance gate.
8:30 a.m.: First 18 of 36-hole final match begins from the 1st tee of the South Course.
11 a.m.: Live streaming coverage begins on usga.org.
2 p.m. (estimated): Second 18 of 36-hole final match begins from the 1st tee of the South Course.
3 p.m.: Live broadcast coverage begins on Fox (check local listings)
Shuttles run continuously from the main spectator lot to the championship until one hour after the conclusion of play.

Parking and Transportation

Complimentary parking and shuttle service will be provided to all spectators from the main parking lots to Oakland Hills Country Club – Admissions Gate (Gilbert Lake Road, just north of Maple Road on the North Course of Oakland Hills Country Club) during the championship. We encourage spectators to carpool, ride their bike or walk to the championship, if possible, to alleviate parking issues.

IMPORTANT: Spectator parking location will change for Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21.

Monday, August 15 through Friday, August 19:
Lahser High School
3456 Lahser Road (north of Long Lake Road)
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48302

Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21:
Bingham Farms Office Center, 30100-30700 Telegraph Road (just south of 13 Mile Road, on the east side of Telegraph)
Bingham Farms, MI 48025

Ticket Information

Single Day Ticket ($20): This ticket is good for any day of the championship (August 15-21). Grounds access, complimentary off-site parking and shuttle bus are included with this ticket.

Book of 10 Single Day Tickets, Good Any Day ($100): This package includes ten (10) individual Single Day Tickets. Each ticket can be used any day of the championship (August 15-21). Grounds access, complimentary off-site parking and shuttle bus are included with these tickets.

Weekly Pass ($75): This non-transferable pass is good for access to all seven (7) days of the championship (August 15-21). Grounds access, complimentary off-site parking and shuttle bus are included with this ticket.

Junior and Student Ticket Policy
Complimentary tickets are available to children 15 years of age or younger when accompanied by an adult who has purchased a Single Day or Weekly Pass. Up to three (3) complimentary Child/Student tickets will be provided to each interested adult. High school and university students 16-21 years of age can receive complimentary tickets with a valid student ID. Student tickets can be ordered online or obtained at the admissions gate on the day of entry. Grounds access, complimentary off-site parking and shuttle bus are included with this ticket.

Military Ticket Policy
Active and retired military service members with a valid military ID will be provided free admission. The military ticket policy covers all branches of service including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy and the National Guard and Reserves. Military tickets can be ordered online or obtained at the admissions gate on the day of entry. Grounds access, complimentary off-site parking and shuttle bus are included with this ticket.

Group Tickets
Please call the U.S. Amateur Championship office directly if you are interested in purchasing group tickets at 248.723.8726 or email: 2016USAmateur@gmail.com.

 

Security and Prohibited Items

Security
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 below. To expedite admission into the championship, it is recommended that all prohibited items are safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship.

Prohibited Items:

  • No weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms and knives)
  • No explosives and/or fireworks of any kind
  • No tablets, laptops and/or computers (cellular mobile devices less than 7” are permitted)
  • No noise-producing devices (including portable speakers)
  • No cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal photographic use)    
            Note: The use of cameras and mobile device camera features must follow the camera/photography policy
  • No video and/or audio recording at any time with any device
  • No backpacks, briefcases and/or bags larger than 6” x 6” x 6” in their natural state.    
            Note: Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12” x 12” x 6” are permitted.
  • No signs, posters and/or banners
  • No food and/or beverages except for medical or infant needs
  • No containers and/or coolers except for medical or infant needs
            Note: Personal-care items (3 ounces or less) are permitted.
  • No pets (other than service animals assisting spectators)
  • 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, by their sole discretion


The USGA reserves the right to amend the list of prohibited items at any time to provide a safe and secure championship.

Bring your cell phone: Mobile devices that are 7” or smaller are permitted inside the spectator gates.  Follow the championship with live scoring,video, photos and more at usga.org. Device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls cannot be accepted at any time near the  golf course, due to the risk of disrupting play.

Photos are permitted Monday through Wednesday and social-media posting is encouraged using the hashtag#USWomensOpen. Follow the U.S. Women’s Open  on Twitter (@usga), Facebook (USGA) and Instagram (@usga). Video recording is not allowed at any time.

Bring your cell phone: Mobile devices that are 7” or smaller are permitted inside the spectator gates.  Follow the championship with live scoring,video, photos and more at usga.org. Device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls cannot be accepted at any time near the  golf course, due to the risk of disrupting play.

Photos are permitted Monday through Wednesday and social-media posting is encouraged using the hashtag#USWomensOpen. Follow the U.S. Women’s Open  on Twitter (@usga), Facebook (USGA) and Instagram (@usga). Video recording is not allowed at any time.


Spectator Safety and Etiquette
If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.S. Amateur 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 – 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. Amateur involves substantial walking on grassy hills 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 breaches of etiquette:    
        *Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
        *Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or fellow spectators.
        *Distracting a player or causing 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.

Mobile Device Policy
Spectators may carry mobile devices smaller than 7" in length and/or height, including cellphones, smartphones and PDAs. All device volume controls must be set to silent or vibrate at all times. Phone calls must not be received or placed in any area that may disrupt play, including grandstands. Use of approved devices for photographs is subject to the camera/photography policy. Video and audio recording are not permitted at any time with any device. Texting and email are permissible throughout all areas of the golf course, but should not disrupt players.

  • All device volume controls must be set to “silent” or “vibrate” at all times.
  • Phone calls must not be received or placed in any area that may disrupt play.
  • Use of approved devices for photographs must fall within the camera/photography policy.
  • Video and audio recording and live broadcasting are not permitted at any time.
  • Texting and email are permissible throughout all areas of the golf course but use should NOT disrupt players.


Camera/Photography Policy
Cameras are not permitted during championship rounds. No photography is permitted in the presence of a player from the time he addresses the ball until the completion of his swing (i.e., when a marshal’s arms are raised). Video and audio recording are not permitted at any time with any device. Violation of any of the terms herein may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

Weather
The USGA will have a meteorologist on-site monitoring the possibility of dangerous or inclement weather. If hazardous weather conditions are approaching, special “weather alert” signs such as the one above will be displayed on leader boards around the golf 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 alert, 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. Check usga.org and @USGA on Twitter for notices regarding suspension of play, gate closures and other weather-related information.

More from the USGA