38th U.S. Senior Open: Fan Information June 25, 2017

U.S. Senior Open Home


All times are Eastern Daylight Time and schedules are subject to change. Tee times for Rounds 1 and 2 are available here, and tee times for Rounds 3 and 4 will be displayed once those times are determined.


Players will have the option of starting practice rounds at the first or 10th tee. Players electing to play a full round generally begin between 7 a.m. and 3 p.m. It is typical for players to be on the golf course or practice areas until at least 7 p.m.

Monday, June 26 (Gates open 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Tuesday, June 27 (Gates open 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
Wednesday, June 28 (Gates open 6:45 a.m. to 7 p.m.)


Play is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. from both the first and 10th tees. The last groups are scheduled to begin play at 2:36 p.m. from both the first and 10th tees.

Thursday, June 29 (first round) (Gates open 6:30 a.m. to conclusion of play)
Friday, June 30 (second round) (Gates open 6:30 a.m. to conclusion of play)


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, July 1 (third round) (Gates open 30 minutes before first tee time to conclusion of play)
Sunday, July 2 (fourth round) (Gates open 30 minutes before first tee time to conclusion of play)


If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, a 3-hole aggregate play-off will be played immediately.


Complimentary fan parking and shuttle transportation for the U.S. Senior Open is located 9 miles from the course at Topsfield Fairgrounds, 207 Boston St., Topsfield, MA 01983. Complimentary shuttle service will run continuously throughout the day, starting 30 minutes prior to gate opening and concluding 60 minutes after play ends.

Passenger Drop-Off Location

The 2017 U.S. Senior Open has a safe designated drop-off, pick-up and ride app location for all fans attending the championship. The area is conveniently located at 137 Summit Street, Peabody, MA 01960 near Centennial Avenue. The championship will NOT be responsible for providing services to arrange for transportation such as Uber. All patrons must make their own personal arrangements and be responsible for both their arrival and departure schedules.

Private Shuttles will also utilize this location for picking up and dropping off fans, but will NOT be able to stage. 


Fans 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 below. 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 (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 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

NOTE: The USGA reserves the right to amend the List of Prohibited Items at any time to provide a safe and secure championship.


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.
  • Fans will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette:
    • Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
    • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials or fans.
    • 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.


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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.


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.


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


Admissions/Will Call will be located at the Main Admissions Gate in General Public Parking and will open at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Sunday.


Autographs are permissible, however, not during a player’s round. We also ask that you wait until after your shift to ask for autographs.


There are a range of facilities for on-site corporate hospitality. Specific tickets are required to gain access into each of the clubhouse and corporate hospitality venues, regardless of age. Junior tickets do not provide access to any of the corporate areas.


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: The U.S. Senior Open will reserve parking spaces in the General Parking Lot for those fans who are wheelchair-bound and have a valid handicap parking pass. All shuttle equipment running to and from the General Parking Lot is ADA-approved and has lift capabilities. 
  • Fans may bring wheelchairs (Motorized and non-motorized) with them to the championship. 
  • Pride mobility scooters available on a first-come, first serve basis in the Fan Central area.


Official merchandise for the 2017 U.S. Senior Open can be purchased at the merchandise pavilion located at Fan Central. A second location with limited options is located behind the No. 18 green.


The Trophy Club is located at No. 17 fairway. Upgraded food and beverage are available for purchase. Proper credentials are required for access to the Trophy Club.


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.