Visit the USGA Golf Museum and Library

The Pynes Putting Course offers a challenging and entertaining experience for visitors of all ages. (USGA Archives)

Visitor Guidelines — Effective June 15, 2021

Your health and safety are our top priorities. Please be assured that the USGA is following guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the State of New Jersey for increased heath and safety procedures.

We look forward to welcoming you to the USGA Golf Museum and Library. By visiting the Museum, you agree to abide by these policies. Please make sure to plan ahead for your visit. Please click here for a printer-friendly version of our Visitor Guidelines.

  • Avoid visiting if you have symptoms of COVID-19, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 within the past 14 days, or have been in close contact (within 6 feet for 15 minutes) with someone infected with or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 14 days.
  • Wear a facial covering throughout the visit (for all visitors ages 2 and up), remain together with your party, and children under age 12 must remain with adults at all times.
  • Maintain physical distancing of 6 feet with others outside your group.
  • Use hand sanitizer, which will be available at stations throughout the Museum.
  • Visitors who require an accommodation for any of these items must contact kgeppert@usga.org before your visit to discuss your needs.
  • Please follow the instructions of security guards and Museum staff.
  • If you are unable to visit us in person, please click here for more information on our interactive virtual tours, conducted by our Historian.

Location

USGA Golf Museum and Library
77 Liberty Corner Road
Liberty Corner, New Jersey 07938
GPS — Far Hills, New Jersey 07938

Phone: 908-326-1908

The USGA Golf Museum and Library is located near the intersection of Interstate 78 and Interstate 287. The Museum is a 30-minute drive from Newark Liberty International Airport and approximately one hour from New York City.

Days/Hours of Operation

Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM 5 PM 

Closed Mondays and major holidays (New Year’s Eve & New Year’s Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day).

We are also sometimes closed during normal business hours for special events and/or severe weather. Please contact the Museum ahead of time to ensure that the facility will be open during the time you plan to visit. To contact the USGA Museum, please call Karen Geppert at 908-326-1908 or email kgeppert@usga.org.

Admission

Adults — $10
Seniors (62+ years) — $7 
USGA Members — $5
Children (13-17 years) — $3.50
Children 12 and under — Free

Visitors will be able to purchase a USGA Membership onsite. The reduced admission fee for USGA Members and gift store discount will apply immediately. To become a USGA Member now, please click here

Accessibility

The Museum and grounds are wheelchair accessible. 

The Pynes Putting Course

The Pynes Putting Course, inspired by the Himalayas putting course in St. Andrews, Scotland, is a 16,000-square-foot green located on the lawn immediately behind the Museum. The green's undulating design offers a challenging and entertaining experience. It is named for Percy and Evelyn Pyne, who once resided on the property that is now USGA headquarters.

The Pynes Course is open from April through November during normal hours of operation, weather permitting. Visitors should allow 30 minutes to play the nine-hole course. The green fee is $5.

Putters are provided by the Museum and a souvenir golf ball is included with the green fee. Appropriate footwear is required—no high heels or heavy-soled boots will be permitted. For additional information, please contact Karen Geppert at 908-326-1908 or email kgeppert@usga.org.

Putting Green Guidelines

  • Face coverings will not be required while using the putting green unless physical distance from other groups cannot be maintained
  • Front desk staff will provide visitors with putters, putting green balls and a scorecard and pencil to keep.
  • Please place used putters in the bin marked “Unsanitized”. Used putters will be left outside during business hours and sanitized before next use. 

Group Tours

For groups of 10 or more individuals, the Museum offers a guided tour, Tuesdays through Fridays during normal Museum hours, by experienced staff. To schedule a tour, please email Maggie Lagle, the USGA's Historian, at mlagle@usga.org.

Gift Shop

The Museum gift shop offers a range of items to commemorate your visit. We offer books, U.S. Open logo apparel, souveniers and unique golf and museum-related gifts. USGA Members receive a member discount at the time of purchase with their member card.

Additional Visitor Information

  • Strollers are permitted throughout the Museum.
  • Restrooms are equipped with changing tables.
  • Photography without flash is permitted in all the galleries. Flash photography, video, and the use of tripods are not permitted in the galleries.
  • Eating, drinking, and smoking are not permitted in the galleries.
  • Mobile phones must be turned off or set to a silent alert at all times. Please refrain from using mobile phones in the galleries.
  • Please refrain from touching artifacts, artwork, and exhibition cases.
  • Please see the following link for a floor plan of the Museum: USGA Golf Museum and Library Floor Plan.

Host Your Next Event at the Museum

The USGA Golf Museum is now available to host your party, meeting or conference. We offer a unique historical venue for your special event. Clients enjoy private access to the Museum and grounds as well as guided tours of the galleries. Our staff provides guidance, recommendations and creative ideas to tailor your event to your needs. For a personal tour or to discuss options for your event, please contact Karen Geppert at 908-326-1908 or email kgeppert@usga.org.

Included with rental: 

  • Private guided tours by USGA Historian
  • Use of Pynes Putting Course, including use of vintage replica clubs and choice of vintage golf ball souvenir 
  • Museum Welcome Ambassador
  • Security