2024 U.S. Women's Open Presented by Ally: Fan Information Guide

 

 

Broadcast Coverage

Thursday

Peacock 12-2p ET

USA: 2-8p ET

 

Friday

Peacock: 12-2p ET

USA: 2-8p ET

 

Saturday

Peacock: 1-3p ET

NBC: 3-6p ET

 

Sunday

Peacock: 2-3p ET

USA: 3-4p ET

NBC: 4-7p ET

Conduct Policies

The USGA asks that you respect each player’s complete focus on preparing for and playing in the championship. Autographs should only be obtained at designated Autograph Zones or at the completion of the player’s round. On-course autographs are not permitted at any time. This includes, but is not limited to, tees, fairways, greens and practice areas during practice and championship rounds.

To ensure a positive experience for all fans and players, the fan code of conduct will be enforced at all times. Fans will be subject to expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for unruly, disruptive, unsafe or illegal behavior, including:

  • Making rude, vulgar, or other inappropriate comments or gestures.
  • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials, or fans.
  • Yelling and/or distracting a player or any disruption of play or fan environment.
  • Inappropriate use of a mobile device.
  • Failing to stay behind gallery rope lines.
  • Refusal to follow the instructions of championship officials, volunteers, security personnel or posted signage.

If you observe any unruly or suspicious activity, please contact 911 and the call will be dispatched to the onsite JOC location.

The USGA encourages fans to capture their favorite moments at our championships and stay connected with family and friends while onsite. We have set guidelines on mobile device usage to ensure our players and other fans are not distracted or disrupted during the championship.

  • Fans may carry mobile devices smaller than 7” in length and/or height.
  • Device volume controls must be set to “silent” or “vibrate” and flash photography must be disabled.
  • Phone calls should be limited to areas away from play and not in any area that may disrupt play, including grandstands.
  • Photography, video, and audio recording are permitted throughout the course, but content must not be used for commercial purposes.
  • Live streaming or shot-by-shot coverage of any player (with or without video) is not permitted at any time throughout championship week.
  • All posted signage and instructions from championship staff and volunteers must be observed.

Conducting a global championship for the best golfers in the world is our primary focus. Violation of any of the above 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. Women’s Open Championship will be a more enjoyable one:

  • Please stay behind gallery ropes and always follow directions of championship marshals.
  • Only cross fairways 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 always ensure your safety, walk carefully and never run.
  • The U.S. Open Women’s Championship involves substantial walking on grass hills, dirt paths and other uneven surfaces. Please wear appropriate footwear such as sneakers or golf shoes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration.
  • To provide protection from the sun, remember to wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. Please note that sunscreen in bottles and tubes 3.4 ounces or less are permitted.

If you observe any unruly or suspicious activity, please contact 911 and the call will be dispatched to the onsite JOC.

Health & Wellness

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:

  • The Disability Services Committee will be onsite to assist fans with disabilities with multi-person golf carts and wheelchair accessible transportation to and from Disability Services Headquarters and specific grandstand and facility locations throughout the golf course via a fixed transportation route with predetermined stops.
  • A limited number of motorized scooters for fans with disabilities will be available at the Mobility Scooter Tent located next to the Main Entrance, on a first-come, first-served basis, compliments of the USGA and Pride Mobility.
  • Accessible restrooms will be available at all portable restroom locations throughout the championship grounds.

First-Aid Stations will be located at the Main Entrance (Left of Hole 10) and in Fan Central (Right of Hole 16). All First-Aid stations will be staffed with Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health physicians and other licensed medical practitioners. Complimentary water will be provided at all First-Aid Stations and designated hydration stations will be located throughout the golf course. If a medical emergency arises, please notify a volunteer, security personnel, or USGA official.

Hydration stations will be located at Fan Central, right of Hole 16, Hole 6 and the Main Entrance Right of Hole 10.

Nursing Mothers who prefer a more private location may use a private room within a First-Aid Station. First-Aid Stations are located in Fan Central, right of Hole 16, and the Main Entrance, right of Hole 10. Nursing mothers are permitted to bring necessary equipment to the championship. Please reference the Prohibited Items list to learn more about permissible and non-permissible items.

Fans are encouraged to bring their own sun protection and sunscreen. Please note, sunscreen bottles must adhere to the prohibited items policy and as follows: no glass and/or coolers except for medical or infant needs (aerosol cans, spray bottles, and/or personal-care items (3.4 ounces or less) are permitted). Sunscreen will also be available for purchase in the Merchandise Pavilion.

Know Before You Go

To enhance your experience at Lancaster Country Club, the USGA will offer complimentary Wi-Fi powered by Cisco throughout the championship grounds, including all grandstands, concession areas, merchandise pavilions and other large fan gathering areas.

Fans can utilize the USGA App on iOS and Android to locate their favorite players, see which group is upcoming on any hole and find grandstands, concessions and other amenities throughout Lancaster Country Club. The Interactive Map, powered by Cisco, will make it easy for fans to navigate around the venue and have a memorable championship experience.

To discover the best-kept secrets that locals love about Lancaster, including lodging options, dining, shopping and local experiences during your trip, please visit the Discover Lancaster website.

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 help expedite admission into the championship, it is recommended that all prohibited items are safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship or parking lot or boarding a shuttle bus. 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 (mobile devices smaller than 7" are permitted, subject to mobile device policy)
  • No Drones
  • No Selfie Sticks or Handheld Camera Stabilizers
  • No Cameras (point and shoot, film, or DSLR) or Video Cameras (other than Monday through Wednesday for personal use only)
  • No Noise-Producing Devices (including radios, TV’s, or 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, 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 upon arrival
  • No Glass and/or Coolers except for medical or infant needs
    • NOTE: Aerosol Cans, Spray Bottles, and/or Personal-care items (3.4 ounces or less) are permitted.
  • No Pets or Emotional Support Animals (only trained service dogs as defined by the ADA)
  • No Lounge Chairs and/or Oversized Chairs
  • No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items
  • No Bicycles, Segways, Scooters, or other personal transportation devices allowed inside Championship admission gates (other than used for individuals with mobility disabilities)
  • No other items or actions deemed unlawful, dangerous or disruptive by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel, in their sole discretion

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

Service dogs are welcome. Emotional support animals and pets are not permitted on the championship grounds. For complete terms and conditions, visit the USGA Ticket & Credential License Agreement.

Download the official USGA App, built by Deloitte, on iOS and Android, for live scoring and to track your favorite players, find amenities and seating using an interactive map with step-by-step navigation, and receive exclusive on-site alerts throughout the championship. Be sure to also visit uswomensopen.com, the official website of the 79th U.S. Women’s Open, for complete fan information, live streaming, highlights and more as the action unfolds at Lancaster Country Club.

Meteorology staff will be onsite monitoring weather conditions. 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 or YELLOW is being posted for general awareness while ORANGE indicates that 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.

Weather Advisory (BLUE): A Weather Advisory will be posted to alert fans of specific weather conditions that will require certain precautions.

Weather Watch (YELLOW): A Weather Watch may be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is possible.

Weather Warning (ORANGE): A Weather Warning may be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is approaching and they should be prepared to take shelter or return to their vehicles.

Weather Warning (RED): A Weather Warning may be posted to alert fans that dangerous weather is imminent, and they should take immediate action to ensure their safety, 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.

 

Onsite Experiences

The U.S. Women’s Open Championship will feature concession locations throughout the golf course.  Focal points will be the main entrance where you can grab a breakfast sandwich or eye opener to get the day going.  Larger areas of robust menu selection will be on the 10 Green, 13 Fairway, 15 Fairway and 3 Green.  Limited menu selections will be available at the 11th tee and 18th fairway.  Build up a thirst with some Hammonds Pretzels available throughout the property.  Vegetarian selections of Greek Mediterranean  Wraps will be available throughout the course.  Gluten Free bread selections available upon request.

Spirit selections will be featured throughout the course with Stateside Vodka Seltzers and full bar options at the Main Entrance and The Barn on Hole 12.

Check out Food Truck Village located on the 13th Hole for local flare of Pennsylvania operated companies to offer another level of experience.

Craft Lemonade, Soft Pretzels and Novelty Ice Cream will be placed throughout the Championship grounds for a quick refreashment as well.

Use the map feature in the USGA App to find fan experiences while at the championship, such as:

  • U.S. Women’s Trophy Photo Op Presented by Lexus
  • USGA & Museum Experience
  • Junior Experience located within the USGA & Museum Experience
  • Ally Savings Bucket Challenge
  • Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health Wellness Pavilion

In addition, you’ll find on-course fan photo opportunities you won’t want to miss!

All facilities at Lancaster Country Club are cashless. Credit card and debit card are the only accepted methods of payment at concession stands, merchandise pavilions, and shipping locations.

Located next to the Main Admission Area and near the parking lot of Lancaster Country Club is the U. S. Women's Open Merchandise Pavilion. It is a shopping experience with over 6,500 square feet of retail space. Come in and shop beautiful merchandise selections from popular brands such as Peter Millar, the USGA’s Official Outfitter. Other apparel brands include Under Armour, Vineyard Vines and Addidas. There will be a broad selection of headwear, accessories, and even custom pottery from a local vendor, Bjuno Pottery, there is something for everyone, men, women, and children. The Merchandise Paviliion will be open to the public starting Saturday, May 25th  at 10am.

Hours of Operation:

U.S. Women’s Open Merchandise Pavilion - Pre-Championship

The Merchandise Pavilion will be open to the public starting Saturday, May 25th & Sunday, May 26th from 10am-6pm, no ticket is needed.

U.S. Women’s Open Merchandise Pavilion - Championship Week
 May 27th – June 2 (Monday through Sunday) 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The Merchandise Pavilion is located near the Main Admissions Area and near the parking lot of Lancaster Country Club. You must have a ticket or credential to gain entry during the championship week.

Parking & Transportation

Complimentary fan parking will be located adjacent to Penn Cinema from Tuesday, May 28 to Sunday, June 2. A complimentary shuttle will be available from the parking lot to the championship entrance. Shuttle services begin approximately 45 minutes before the first tee time each day of the championship and runs until approximately one hour after play concludes.

 

General Parking Lot

541 Airport Road

Lititz, PA 17543

 

Please follow all championship parking signage upon your arrival at the lot. Public safety officials and parking staff will be in place to assist with directions.

Accessible parking spaces for all vehicles having appropriate HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. Fans requiring lift-equipped transportation should contact 2024uswomensopen@usga.org ahead of the championship to receive specific parking instructions.

Fans traveling to the championship via ride share are encouraged to take ride share services to the Calvary Church drop off/pick up at the below address. A shuttle service will be available to provide fans easy access directly to the championship entrance.

 

Calvary Church

1051 Landis Valley Road

Lancaster, PA 17601.

 

There is no parking or staging for vehicles at the ride share location, so pick-up times will need to be coordinated accordingly. Vehicles proceeding to the ride share location will be instructed to follow directional signs and parking attendants to the appropriate pick-up and drop-off location. Ride share vehicles are NOT permitted to pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds. All other U.S. Women’s Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.

New Holland Pike from the Rt. 30 Interchange to Eden Road will be closed daily from 5:30 am – 9:oo pm starting Monday, May 27 to Sunday, June 2. Only authorized parking passes will be allowed to access road closure. If you do not have a parking pass, please proceed to the general parking lot at 541 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

As a safety precaution, and due to heavy volume of vehicular traffic around the championship, bicycles will not be permitted on New Holland Pike. Fans choosing to ride a bicycle to the championship are urged to follow directions and signage to Calvary Church. Owners are responsible for the security of their bicycles.

Tickets & Admissions

Juniors aged 17 and under can request a complimentary Gallery ticket at the Ticket Office for each round with a ticketed or credentialed adult.  Maximum of four (4) Junior tickets of any age per ticketed or credentialed adult.

PLEASE NOTE: Junior tickets do not provide access into any premium spaces or hospitality areas as specific tickets are required for access into each of those venues. Discounted Junior premium tickets of all Junior ages for practice rounds, if available, can be purchased for Junior access into premium spaces at the Ticket Office.

Additional policy and ticket information.

The military policy is extended to active and retired military members only. For the Women’s Open, active and retired military members can request a complimentary Gallery ticket +1 guest ticket via an online registration process. All military tickets must be reserved in advance. Tickets will be non-transferable and are for the policy holder only.

PLEASE NOTE: Military cannot apply this discount to use to get into upgraded hospitality experiences.

Access mandatory registration process and view additional ticket information. 

All paid and complimentary tickets for 2024 USGA Championships will be delivered to recipients digitally via AXS Guest Services (guestservices@axs.com) and accessible via the USGA App. Mobile tickets will be delivered to the AXS account utilized when purchasing or accepting transferred tickets. Fans will not be permitted to enter the gates without a digital ticket or the proper championship credential. Screenshots do NOT permit entry. Eligible tickets can be transferred in advance utilizing the USGA App.

Additional policy and ticket information.

All times are Eastern Daylight Time and are subject to change. Starting times will be posted once available at usopen.com and on the USGA App.

Practice Rounds

Players will have the option of starting practice rounds on the first or 10th tee. Players electing to play a full round generally begin between 6:45 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.

  • Tuesday, May 28 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • Wednesday, May 29 (Gates open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.)

Championship Rounds 1 & 2

Play is scheduled to begin at 6:45 a.m. from both the first and 10th tees. The last groups are scheduled to begin play at 2:42 p.m. from both the first and 10th tees.

  • Thursday, May 30 (Gates open 30 minutes before first posted tee time to conclusion of play)
  • Friday, May 31 (Gates open 30 minutes before first posted tee time to conclusion of play)

Championship Rounds 3 & 4

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 Saturday will start from the first tee at approximately 3 p.m.; the last pairing for Sunday will start from the first tee at approximately 2:30 p.m.

  • Saturday, June 1 (Gates open 30 minutes before first posted tee time to conclusion of play)
  • Sunday, June 2 (Gates open 30 minutes before first posted tee time to conclusion of play)

Playoff

If there is a tie for the low score after 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff will begin immediately following play. If the playoff results in a tie after two holes, the tied players will immediately continue the playoff hole-by-hole (sudden-death format) until the champion is determined.