2019 U.S. Senior Open Fan GuideWarren Golf Course at Notre Dame (Ind.), June 24-30

In anticipation of temperature indexes in the 90s, the USGA has revised its water policy for the 40th U.S. Senior Open Championship at Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame to address heat-related issues. Starting Thursday, the following measures will be in place to facilitate fan hydration for the championship:

  • Two (2) clear, unopened water bottles of 24-oz. or less will be permitted through championship admission gates
  • Complimentary refill stations will be available throughout the course at all First Aid locations


Fans are encouraged to prepare for hours in the sun by applying sunscreen, wearing a hat, using a sun umbrella and seeking shade through the warmer afternoon hours. Fans are permitted to bring sunscreen in containers no larger than 3 oz.

40TH U.S. SENIOR OPEN CHAMPIONSHIP | JUNE 24-30, 2019
 

Schedule of Events

*All times are EDT and subject to change by the United States Golf Association.

Monday, June 24 - Practice Rounds | Military Appreciation Day

Gates open: 7 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Practice round: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Morning practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. off #1

Morning practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. off #10

Afternoon practice rounds: 1 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. off #1

Afternoon practice rounds: 1 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. off #10

Military Appreciation Ceremony: 1 p.m. | Hole 12
 

Tuesday, June 25 - Practice Rounds | Junior Day

Gates open: 7 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Morning practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. off #1

Morning practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. off #10

Afternoon practice rounds: 1 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. off #1

Afternoon practice rounds: 1 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. off #10

Special appearance and autograph session in the merchandise tent by former Notre Dame and NFL quarterback Rick Mirer: 2-2:30 p.m.

Junior Exhibition on the driving range: 4 p.m. featuring 2009 winner Fred Funk and Esteban Toledo
 

Wednesday, June 26 - Practice Rounds

Gates open: 7 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Photos with the Heisman Trophy in the Merchandise tent: All day

Autograph signing: 2012 U.S. Senior Open champion Roger Chapman: 2 p.m.

Practice round: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Morning practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. off #1

Morning practice rounds: 7:30 a.m. - 9:42 a.m. off #10

Afternoon practice rounds: 1 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. off #1

Afternoon practice rounds: 1 p.m. - 3:12 p.m. off #10

Live on FS1: Noon - 1 p.m.
 

Thursday, June 27 - Championship Round 1

Gates open: 7 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Photos with the Heisman Trophy in the Merchandise tent: All day

First round: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., 1 & 10 tee start

Live on FS1: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 

Friday, June 28 - Championship Round 2

Gates open: 7 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Photos with the Heisman Trophy in the Merchandise tent: All day

Tim Brown authrograph session in the Merchandise tent: 10 a.m.

Second round: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m., 1 & 10 tee start

Live on FS1: 3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
 

Saturday, June 29 - Championship Round 3

Gates open: 9 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Photos with the Heisman Trophy in the Merchandise tent: All day

Autograph signing with Jerome Bettis in the Merchandise tent: 1 p.m.

Third round: Click here for tee times

Live on Fox Sports 1: 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Live on Fox: 4 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
 

Sunday, June 30 - Championship Final Round

Gates open: 9 a.m.

First Tee of Indiana junior area (located by main entrance): All day

Photos with the Heisman Trophy in the Merchandise tent: All day

Final round: Click here for tee times

Live on Fox: 2 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Trophy presentation: Following play
 

Ticket Information and Parking Details

Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased here or at the championship Main Entrance. It is recommended to purchase Irish Club tickets in advance as tickets are selling fast.

What types of tickets are offered?

  • A Gallery ticket provides access to the grounds of The Warren Golf Course and access to public bleachers and concessions located on the grounds.
  • An Irish Club ticket includes Gallery access as well as the ability to enter the Irish Club, an Irish-themed, shared hospitality structure featuring 180-degree views of the 17th hole, indoor/outdoor seating, club lounge, a shamrock shaped bar, and big screen TVs. Upgraded food and beverage options will be available for purchase inside the Irish Club.

 

Do you offer ticket refunds?

There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.
 

Will tickets be available to purchase on-site?

Yes, fans will have the ability to purchase tickets at the Admissions/Will Call trailer. Irish Club tickets are subject to availability and may sell out in advance.
 

What is your Youth Ticket Policy?

All youth 18 years of age and younger will be admitted onto the championship grounds for free when accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Children ages 4-18 are required to have a ticket to enter the Irish Club, which can be purchased during championship week at the Admissions/Will Call Trailer for half price (Practice rounds: $27.50; Championship rounds: $42.50). All youth must have a proper ticket or credential for any hospitality area.
 

What is your Military Ticket Policy?

The U.S. Senior Open is pleased to provide all Military Service Members and Veterans complimentary Gallery admission to the championship for the entire week, Monday June 24 through Sunday, June 30. The military ticket policy covers all branches of service, including Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy, National Guard and Reserves.

  • Tickets for family and friends – Military Service Members and Veterans may purchase up to two (2) additional Gallery tickets per day at half price (Practice rounds: $15; Championship rounds: $27.50).
  • Gallery tickets for military personnel are only available at the Admissions/Will Call Trailer located at the Main Admission on the day of the event and will not be available online or in advance. Military personnel must bring a form of Military Identification and another form of photo identification to Will Call on the day they attend to receive their complimentary Gallery ticket. Please note, these tickets cannot be upgraded to the Irish Club or alternative venues.

 

How do I contact the U.S. Senior Open Ticket Office?

All U.S. Senior Open ticket or general fan questions can be directed via email to info@2019ussenioropen.com or via phone to 574-631-6235.
 

Parking Details

How much is parking and where is it located?

Complimentary public parking will be located in White Field, off Douglas Road. Fans will be able to walk onto the championship grounds with the Main Entrance located across the street. Click here for a Google Map link.

Accessible parking will be located in White Field. A proper handicap parking permit must be visibly displayed.

PLEASE NOTE: Road closures will be in place from Thursday through Sunday. Please refer to the road closure map. We recommend the suggested routings provided below for directions to the public parking lot throughout the whole week.

Click Here for Road Closure Map

White Field - Public Parking

North (from Michigan): Turn left onto Douglas Road from State Road 933

South (from South Bend): Turn right onto Douglas Road from State Road 933

East / West from the Indiana Toll Road – (I 80/90)

  • Take exit 77 toward IN-933/US-31/South Bend/Notre Dame
  • Continue straight onto Douglas Road

Follow the signs to the public parking lot

Championship traffic has access along Douglas Road from State Road 933 to reach White Field. No through traffic on Douglas Road from Ironwood Road to the Indiana Toll Road entrance/exit from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30. We recommend finding alternate routing during the week unless you will be attending the championship.

Lot C Preferred Parking

The same instructions as above apply. A parking attendant will direct you to the designated area.

Lot B Preferred Parking

Follow Twyckenham Drive north to Bulla Road and turn left. No through traffic on Twyckenham Drive from Bulla Road to Douglas Road from Thursday, June 27 to Sunday, June 30.

Fan Information

Accessibility Services

Accessible parking is available in the public parking lot located in White Field. A proper handicap parking permit must be visibly displayed. Click here for more information about the parking location.

An accessible viewing area will be located on the 18th green. Complimentary scooters will be available on a first-come, forst-served basis. These can be picked up on the championship grounds at the Main Entrance.
 

Course Map

View our course map here.

The course routing has been changed for the championship. Please also note the Main Entrance location off of Douglas Road and Juniper Road.

Public Grand Stand Locations

Public seating will be available at the following locations on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • 1 Tee
  • 9 Green
  • 12 Green
  • 14 Green
  • 15 Green
  • 16 Green
  • 17 Green
  • 18 Green
  • Practice Range
     

Bag Policy

No Backpacks, Briefcases and/or Bags larger than 6" x 6" x 6" in their natural state

Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12" x 12" x 6" are permitted.

All bags are subject to search by security
 

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 Championship 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.

 

Prohibited Items

The safety and enjoyment of our guests, fans, and volunteers is of the utmost importance to us. The United States Golf Association and the 2019 U.S. Senior Open will have secure checkpoints for all those entering the grounds. Please see below a list of prohibited items. This will be updated from time to time as allowances and limitations change, so please check back prior to your arrival.

  • 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 less than 7" are permitted)
  • No Noise-Producing Devices (Including portable speakers)
  • No Cameras (Other than Monday through Wednesday for personal photographic use)
     

Note: Use of cameras and mobile device camera features must follow the camera/photography policy

  • No Video and/or Audio Recording at any time with any device
  • No Backpacks, Briefcases and/or Bags larger than 6" x 6" x 6" in their natural state
     

Note: Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags no larger than 12" x 12" x 6" are permitted.

  • No Signs, Posters and/or Banners
  • No Food and/or Beverages except for medical or infant needs
  • No Containers and/or Coolers except for medical or infant needs
     

Note: Personal care items (3-ounce size or less) are permitted.

  • No Pets (other than service animals 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 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.

Weather

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 leaderboards, 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.