US Open Spectator Information

We appreciate your patience and cooperation with all U.S. Open security procedures. Spectators and other championship attendees will go through security screening prior to entering the championship grounds and will not be allowed to bring any of the items listed here. 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 cell phones, PDAs, tablets and/or other portable email devices.
  • No noise-producing electronic devices, including MP3 players.
  • No cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal use).
  • No video recording at any time with any device.
  • No backpacks, briefcases 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 smaller than 12"W X 12"H X 6"D are permitted).
  • No cases and/or covers (such as camera cases or chair/umbrella covers).
  • No signs, posters and/or banners.
  • No televisions and/or radios unless provided by the USGA.
  • No food and/or beverages except for medical or infant needs.
  • No containers and/or coolers except for medical or infant needs.
  • No pets (other than service animals assisting disabled individuals).
  • No lawn chairs and/or oversized chairs (only portable compact chairs are permitted).
  • No bicycles inside admission areas or on the championship grounds.
  • No ladders and/or step-stools or other similar items.
  • No metal-spiked golf shoes.
  • No fireworks, explosives and/or weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to, firearms or knives).
  • No other items deemed unlawful or dangerous by the USGA and/ or championship security personnel, in their sole discretion.

Spectator Safety and Etiquette

If you observe the following guidelines, your experience at the U.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 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.
  • To ensure your safety at all times, walk carefully and never run.
  • The U.S. Open 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.
  • Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breach of etiquette:
    • Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
    • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or spectators.
    • Distracting a player or 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.


Spectators should keep in mind that the players' first responsibility is to compete for the national championship. For this reason, a no-autograph policy is in effect on-course. Spectators should not approach any player for an autograph from the time a player is en route to his first tee until the completion of the player's round. This policy applies to practice rounds as well as championship rounds.

Camera Policy

Cameras are only allowed on the championship grounds for the U.S. Open 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/she addresses the ball until the completion of his/her swing (i.e., when a marshal's arms are raised). Video recording is not permitted at any time with any device.

Disabled Spectators

The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all spectators with disabilities and is pleased to provide the following services:

  • Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. Please see additional information under parking and transportation.
  • Our Disabled Services Committee will be on-site to assist disabled spectators with transportation to and from Disabled Services Headquarters and specific grandstand locations and facilities throughout the golf course via multi-person golf carts.
  • A number of motorized scooters will be available at the Disabled Services Headquarters for spectators with disabilities on a first- come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility.
  • A Telecommunications Device for the Deaf will be available at the Disabled Services Headquarters located by Will Call 1. Accessible restrooms will be available at portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds.
  • Select concessions, merchandise tents, spectator experience areas and public phone facilities will be accessible.

First-Aid Stations

First-aid stations will be located in Putter Boy Plaza, adjacent to the practice range, right of the 2nd hole and right of the 12th hole. All first-aid stations will be staffed with emergency medical technicians and will serve as cooling stations in the event of extreme heat. Complimentary water will be provided in all first-aid stations. If a medical emergency arises, please notify a volunteer or USGA official.

Junior Tickets

Juniors age 12 and under receive complimentary tickets, on any day, when accompanied by a valid adult ticket or credential holder. Juniors ages 13 to 17 will be admitted at a reduced rate when accompanied by a valid adult ticket or credential holder. Junior tickets are always available at the Will Call facilities and all the admission gates. There is a two Junior ticket limit per adult ticket holder. Practice rounds are $15/day; championship rounds are $35/day. Please note that Junior tickets provide access to the Trophy Club when accompanied by an adult Trophy Club ticket holder, but do not provide access into any USGA corporate hospitality facilities.

Lost and Found/Missing Persons

Any lost and found items or missing persons will be taken to the Lost and Found/Missing Persons Headquarters located at Gate 1 (Main Entrance).

Merchandise Pavilion

Hours of Operation:

Pre–Championship (Main Merchandise Pavilion only)
June 5-8 (Thursday through Sunday) 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

The Main Merchandise Pavilion is open to the public on pre-championship days. No tickets or credentials will be required to enter the Main Merchandise Pavilion during these days; however, the course will be closed to the public. Please follow directional signs for complimentary parking.

U.S. Open Championship Week:
June 9-15 (Monday through Sunday) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Since the Main Merchandise Pavilion and Satellite Merchandise Tent are located on the championship grounds, you must have a ticket or credential to gain entry during the championship.

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