Prohibited Items at USGA Championships

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 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 (mobile devices smaller than 7" are permitted, subject to mobile device policy)
  • No Drones
  • No Selfie Sticks
  • No Cameras (point and shoot, film, or DSLR) or Video Cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal use only)
  • 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
  • Water bottles (24-ounce size or less, no glass) are permitted provided they are empty
  • No Glass, Coolers, Aerosol Cans and/or Spray Bottles except for medical or infant needs


NOTE: Personal-care items (3-ounce size 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 (carrying cases are not permitted)
  • No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items
  • No Bicycles allowed inside admission areas or on the Championship grounds
  • No other items or actions 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.