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2022 U.S. Amateur Fan Guide

The Ridgewood Country Club


Arcola Country Club


  • Click here to learn more about the history of the U.S. Amateur including past results and championship records.
  • Click here to view the qualifying results for this year’s U.S. Amateur.
  • Click here to view the championship “fast facts” including information on the field, the venue(s), and more. 

Monday, August 15: Stroke Play, Round 1

  • Gates closed to the public
  • Tee Times: 7 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.


Tuesday, August 16: Stroke Play, Round 2

  • Gates closed to the public
  • Tee Times: 7 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.


Wednesday, August 17: Match Play, Round of 64

  • Gates open at 6 a.m.
  • Playoff, if necessary, will begin at 7:30 a.m.
  • Round of 64 Tee Times: 9 a.m. – 2:10 p.m.


Thursday, August 18: Match Play, Round of 32 and Round of 16

  • Gates open at 6:30 a.m.
  • Round of 32 Tee Times: 8 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
  • Round of 16 Tee Times: 2 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.


Friday, August 19: Match Play, Quarterfinals

  • Gates open at 8 a.m.
  • Tee Times: 9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.


Saturday, August 20: Match Play, Semifinals

  • Gates open at 12:30 p.m.
  • Tee Times: 2 p.m. and 2:20 p.m.


Sunday, August 21: Match Play, 36-Hole Championship Match

  • Gates open at 6:30 a.m.
  • Tee Times: 8 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

*All Times are subject to change. 

**Public tickets are only available for the match play portion of the championship, from Wednesday to Sunday.

All times are EDT

Wednesday, August 17: Match Play, Round of 64

  • Peacock: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Golf Channel: 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Thursday, August 18: Match Play, Round of 32 and Round of 16

  • Peacock: 11 a.m. – noon
  • Golf Channel: noon – 2 p.m.


Friday, August 19: Match Play, Quarterfinals

  • Peacock: 11 a.m. – noon
  • Golf Channel: noon – 2 p.m.


Saturday, August 20: Match Play, Semifinals

  • Golf Channel: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.


Sunday, August 21: Match Play, 36-Hole Championship Match

  • Golf Channel: 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Tickets are available for purchase HERE or at the main entrance for all match-play rounds. All transactions will be by credit card, cash will not be accepted.

  • Complimentary parking is available at Bergen Community College located at 1 Odabash Way, Paramus, NJ 07652. Follow signs for U.S. Amateur Parking and Lot B. Fans will access the course from this location and be shuttled directly to The Ridgewood Country Club.

  • Fans wishing to take an Uber/Lyft/taxi or otherwise to the championship must be dropped off at the Bergen Community College: 1 Odabash Way, Paramus, NJ 07652. Fans will then take the courtesy shuttle to The Ridgewood County Club.

  • Juniors ages 17 and under will be allowed complimentary admission daily when accompanied by a ticketed adult or credential holder. Tickets can be obtained each day of the championship at the main admission gate.

  • All active duty and retired military will have complimentary access to the championship.

The Ridgewood Country Club Golf Shop will be open for fans to purchase championship apparel and commemorative merchandise.

The USGA encourages fans to seek autographs but asks that you respect each player’s complete focus on preparing and playing in the Championship.  Please refrain from seeking autographs from the time a player is on their way to the first tee until the completion of the player’s round. Violation of this policy may result in expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

While staying in touch with family and friends and capturing your onsite experience is encouraged, use of a mobile device should not disrupt players or play. Fans may carry mobile devices smaller than 7 inches in length and/or height.  All volume controls must be set to “silent” or “vibrate” and flash photography should be disabled. Phone calls should be limited and not be made in any area that may disrupt play. Photography, video, and audio recording are permitted throughout the course, but content must not be used for commercial purposes.  No live streaming or shot-by-shot coverage (with or without video) is permitted. Violation of any of these policies may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship.

If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.S. Amateur Championship will be a more enjoyable one:

  • Please stay behind gallery ropes and follow directions of championship marshals at all times.
  • 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. Amateur 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 are permitted. Sunscreen in spray bottles and/or aerosol cans are not permitted.

Concession areas will be available on course for the purchase of food and drinks. These locations will be at the pool complex located to the right of the 1st hole and near the 15th hole teeing area. Cash and credit card will be accepted for transactions. 

Please note: health and safety protocols are subject to change based on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic and recommended guidance.  All updates to the health and safety protocols will be provided on

  • 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 practice round days, 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 (32-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.

The USGA will communicate important safety information to fans through special alerts and we will have rules officials and general staff communicating to any fans specific instructions if there is inclement weather.

A suspension of play for dangerous conditions will be indicated by one prolonged air-horn blast. In the event of a suspension of play, the grounds 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.

The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all fans with disabilities.

  • Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations.
  • A number of motorized scooters will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility.
  • Accessible restrooms will be available at public restroom locations.
  • Concessions and merchandise areas at The Ridgewood Country Club will be accessible.