U.S. Women's Open: Know Before You Go

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Schedule of Events- Gate Hours

Practice Rounds

Monday          July 4  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                              Practice Round

Tuesday         July 5  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                              Practice Round

Wednesday    July 6  7 a.m. to 7 p.m.                                              Practice Round
                                  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.                                           Junior Day at the U.S. Women’s Open

Championship Rounds

Thursday      July 7     6:45 a.m. - conclusion of play                          Round 1

Friday          July 8      6:45 a.m. - conclusion of play                          Round 2

Saturday      July 9      6:45 a.m. - conclusion of play                          Round 3

Sunday       July 10     6:45 a.m. - conclusion of play                          Round 4


Note: A playoff, if necessary, will be three holes of aggregate stroke play and will occur immediately following the conclusion of Round 4.
 

Tickets and Will Call

Limited tickets are available and can be purchased here:  Buy U.S. Women’s Open Championship Tickets.

Prices range from $20 for Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday daily practice-round gallery tickets and $45 for Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday daily championship-round gallery tickets, to CordeValle Reserve daily upgraded tickets, starting at $60. Weekly ticket packages are up to $250 per person. 

Juniors age 17 or younger will be admitted to the championship free of charge when accompanied by a paying adult. Junior tickets are available at Championship Will Call, near the Grand Entrance, upon arrival from the main spectator parking lot. Junior tickets cannot be obtained in advance and parking is not available near the Grand Entrance. 

All active and retired military service members and first responders (police, EMTs) can receive complimentary daily gallery tickets for Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday practice rounds at Will Call upon arrival. 

Spectators purchasing tickets online must provide their proof of purchase to gain entry to the championship. 

Will Call

Tickets can also be purchased on-site at Will Call, located near the Grand Entrance,  by walkup directly from the spectator dropoff area. No parking is available near the Grand Entrance.

Parking and Transportation

Complimentary parking and shuttle service to and from the championship will be provided to all spectators. The main spectator lot is located at 380 Day Road, Gilroy, CA  95020, approximately 4 miles south of CordeValle. Shuttles will run each day starting 30 minutes prior to the opening of spectator gates, and run continuously until one hour following the conclusion of play.  
Directions from San Jose and San Francisco:

  • Take Highway 101 South approximately 30 miles (70 miles from San Francisco) to exit 360 for Masten Avenue.
  • Turn left onto Monterey Highway.
  • Turn right onto Day Road.
     

Directions from the Monterey Peninsula:

  • Take Highway 101 North approximately 45 miles to exit 357 for Leavesley Road/CA-152 W.
  • Turn left onto CA-152 W/Leavesley Road.
  • Turn right onto Monterey Road.
  • Turn left onto Day Road. 
     

Spectators with CordeValle Reserve passes will receive a parking pass for a separate lot near Clos LaChance Winery at 13675 Watsonville Road, Morgan Hill, CA 95037.

Security, Spectator Suggestions and Prohibited Items

Security

We appreciate your patience and cooperation with all U.S. Women’s Open security procedures, which follow procedures similar to airport screening. Spectators and other championship attendees will go through security screening prior to entering the championship grounds from designated parking areas.

To expedite admission onto the championship grounds, it is recommended that all prohibited items be safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship.

Spectator Suggestions

Wear comfortable shoes: The U.S. Women’s Open Championship will be conducted on the beautiful, rolling landscape of CordeValle. Expect a day of walking on uneven terrain and plan accordingly. ADA Services are available for patrons with disabilities.

Bring sunscreen and wear a hat: Personal-care items, such as sunscreen, cannot be more than 3 oz. in size. 

Measure your bag size: Bags larger than 6” x 6” x 6” in their natural state will not be permitted inside the championship, with the exception of clear plastic 12” x 12” x 6” totes.

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.

Prohibited Items List

  • No weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms and knives)
  • No explosives and/or fireworks of any kind
  • No tablets 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


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 – 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.
  • 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.

Camera/Photography Policy

Stand-alone cameras may only be brought, and mobile device camera features may only be used, during practice rounds (Monday through Wednesday) and only for personal photographic use. No photography is permitted in the presence of a player from the time she addresses the ball until the completion of her 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.

ATM/Cash Machine

An ATM/cash machine will be located within the main merchandise tent located at the Championship’s Grand Entrance.

First Aid Stations

First Aid stations will be located at the Grand Entrance and at other locations around CordeValle. All First Aid stations will be staffed with emergency medical technicians. Complimentary water will be provided at water stations located adjacent to all First Aid locations. If a medical emergency arises, please notify a volunteer or USGA official.

Disabled Services

The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all spectators with disabilities. We are pleased to provide a limited number of Pride Mobility Scooters for checkout throughout championship week. Scooters will be available each day on a first-come, first-served basis.

Additionally, multi-passenger carts will be available to shuttle spectators who have mobility challenges to various parts of the grounds.

Please ask a volunteer on site or visit Will Call for additional assistance.  

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.