39th U.S. Senior Open: Fan Information

U.S. Senior Open Home

SPECIAL WATER POLICY NOTICE: In anticipation of temperatures in the 90s, the USGA has revised its U.S. Senior Open Championship water policy. Starting on Wednesday, June 27, the following measures will be in place to facilitate fan hydration for the championship at The Broadmoor:

  • Clear, empty water bottles up to 34 ounces and up to two 24-oz. sealed water bottles will be permitted through championship admission gates
  • Three (3) hydration stations have been placed around the course where plastic bottles can be refilled free of charge. They are located at the main admission gate, the sixth green and left of the 17th fairway
  • Two (2) air-conditioned cooling stations will be provided in conjunction with championship first-aid stations
  • The price of bottled water at all eight (8) concession stands on the golf course has been reduced to $2 for the remainder of the week


Fans are encouraged to prepare for hours in the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat, using a sun umbrella and seeking shade through the warmer afternoon hours. Fans are permitted to bring sunscreen in 3-oz. containers.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

All times are Mountain Daylight Time and schedules are subject to change. 

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS 3 AND 4 (Saturday, June 30 and Sunday, July 1)

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 8-9 a.m.; the last pairing for both days will start from the first tee at approximately 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 30 (Gates open 30 minutes before first tee time to conclusion of play)

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First hole, West course.

Fan Appreciation Hour, 5 - 6 p.m. Visit any one of the on-site concession stands and/or the Centennial Club* during Fan Appreciation Hour and get $2 off all beverages and hot dogs.

Sunday, July 1 (Gates open 30 minutes before first tee time to conclusion of play)

Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Youth Experience, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. First hole, West course.

Fan Appreciation Hour, 5 - 6 p.m. Visit any one of the on-site concession stands and/or the Centennial Club* during Fan Appreciation Hour and get $2 off all beverages and hot dogs.

PLAYOFF

If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, a 2-hole aggregate playoff will be played immediately.

COURSE MAP

Click here to view a map of U.S. Senior Open facilities at The Broadmoor.

PARKING AND TRANSPORTATION

There are several ways for fans to get to the 39th U.S. Senior Open. Please feel free to utilize the method that works best for you and your party.

PLEASE NOTE: PARKING IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS SURROUNDING THE BROADMOOR PROPERTY IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. VIOLATORS WILL BE TOWED AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE.

Bicycles

Get your exercise on the way to The Broadmoor. A large bike corral is located in LOT B (1601 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) to safely lock your bike and enter the grounds.

Fan Drop-off/Pick-up

Fans can be dropped off and picked up in LOT B (1601 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906) and enter the grounds from there on foot. No parking/waiting is allowed in LOT B.

Metro Bus Service

Jump on the 8th street line to The Broadmoor stop. From the stop walk around the north side of the property to the west side and our main admission gate. Visit the metro website for details.

Uber/Lyft

Use your trusty app to schedule a ride to and from The Broadmoor. Uber/Lyft rides will terminate in LOT B (1601 Mesa Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906). From there it is a short walk to the admission gate. UberLyft.

Public Parking

Free public parking is located at 3819 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously to and from the public parking lot.  The public lot will open 30 minutes prior to gate times each day. Click here for a map.

ADA Parking

ADA parking is available in LOT A (3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906). Please have your valid ADA parking pass in clear view as you enter the lot. Complimentary ADA shuttles will run continuously to and from LOT A. Click here for a map. 

VIP Parking (passes required)

VIP parking is in LOT A (3185 Venetucci Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80906). Parking passes are available for purchase on our website here. Please have your parking pass in clear view as you enter the lot. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously to and from LOT A. Click here for a map.

Preferred Parking (passes required)

The preferred parking lot is located at 3819 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906. Please have your parking pass in clear view as you enter the lot. Complimentary shuttles will run continuously to and from the public parking lot. Click here for a map.

Questions?

We are here to help. Feel free to contact us at senioropen@broadmoor.com or call 719-476-OPEN (6736).

LIST OF PROHIBITED ITEMS

The safety and enjoyment of our guests, fans and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. The 39th U.S. Senior Open will have secure checkpoints for all those entering the grounds. Please see below a list of prohibited items. This will be updated from time to time as allowances and limitations change, so please check back prior to your arrival.

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 and camera/photography policy)
  • No Noise-Producing Devices (including portable speakers)
  • No Cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal photographic use, subject to mobile device policy and camera/photography policy)
  • No Video and/or Audio Recording at any time with any device
  • 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

SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE

If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.S. Senior 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. Senior 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.
  • Dispose of plastic bottles, aluminum and paper in blue recycle bags.
  • Dispose of trash (food, cups, concession ware) in green bags.

MOBILE DEVICE POLICY

Fans may carry mobile devices smaller than 7" in length and/or height, including cellphones and smartphones. All device volume controls must be set to “silent” or “vibrate” at all times. Phone calls must be received or placed only in designated “Phone Zones” located around the golf course (see map). 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.

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 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.

JUNIOR TICKETS

Kids 17 and under are admitted free to the championship when accompanied by a ticketed adult each day of the Championship.  Each adult may bring up to nine (9) kids. It is not necessary to notify the Championship office in advance, just show up at the main entrance.  As part of our junior initiative, kids receive: 

  • Free admission to the championship when accompanied by a ticketed or credentialed adult
  • Reminder: Kids 17 and under need wristbands to access hospitality venues

DISABILITY SERVICES

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:

  • Parking: Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. 
  • Fans may bring wheelchairs (Motorized and non-motorized) with them to the championship. 
  • Mobility scooters will be available at the Mobility Scooter Tent, located at the main entry for fans with disabilities, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Accessible restrooms will be available at portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds and at corporate facilities.

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 is being posted for general awareness while yellow indicates 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 may be posted to alert fans of specific weather conditions that will require certain precautions.

A Weather Watch may be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is possible and they should be prepared to take shelter or return to their vehicles.

A Weather Warning may be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is approaching and they should take immediate action, including exiting all grandstands.

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.