Spectator Information

Frequently Asked Questions:

At the 2018 U.S. Women’s Amateur, spectators will receive the finest championship experience at one of the most scenic golf clubs in the country. The championship begins with 156 of the best women amateur golfers from around the world playing 36 holes of stroke play over two days. The low 64 players will then compete in a match-play bracket, with the champion determined by a 36-hole final match on Sunday, Aug. 12.

What is the Schedule of Events?

  • Friday, August 3rd – registration
  • Saturday, August 4th - registration and practice round
  • Sunday, August 5th – official practice round
  • Monday, August 6th – First round of stroke play (156 players)
  • Tuesday, August 7th – Second round of stroke play (and play-off if needed)
  • Wednesday, August 8th – First round of Match Play (64 players)
  • Thursday, August 9th – Second round of Match Play and third round of Match Play (32 players/16 players)
  • Friday, August 10th – Quarterfinal Round of Match Play (8 players)
  • Saturday, August 11th – Semifinal Round of Match Play (4 players)
  • Sunday, August 12th – Final Round of Match Play and Prize Ceremony (2 players)

How do I purchase tickets?

Complimentary admission provided by The Golf Club of Tennessee – All are welcome!

Full details will be available in April, 2018.

What are the dates of the Championship?

Monday, August 6 - Sunday, August 12, 2018

Who is competing in the Championship?

156 of the best female amateur golfers will qualify to play in the Championship.

Where can I park?

Parking for volunteers and spectators is located in Bellevue at the Royal Range (7741 US 70 South) starting Saturday, August 4th. Complimentary shuttles will depart every 15 minutes from the designated lot.

Parking will be available onsite at The Golf Club of Tennessee beginning on Friday, August 9th through the remainder of the Championship.

Royal Range - General Championship Parking Entrance; 7741 US 70 South, Nashville, TN 37221

Will I have access to the Clubhouse?

Only credentialed guests will have access to the clubhouse during the Championship. Spectators and guests may purchase food and beverage at the concession stand located between holes 9 and 10. Public restrooms will be located throughout the Golf Course and common areas.

Is the course handicap accessible?

Due to the terrain and elevation changes at The Golf Club, viewing areas will be available to guests. Scooters are not permissible during the Championship.

Assumption of Risk

The attendee/spectator expressly assumes all risks incidental to and associated with attendance at the Championship and to the game of golf, including without limitation, the risk of being struck by golf balls or golf clubs and hereby waives, releases and discharges the United States Golf Association (USGA), The Golf Club of Tennessee, any and all of their respective affiliated companies and vendors, participating players, and all employees, officers, directors, agents, representatives and/or volunteers associated with the Championship, and agrees to hold harmless all of the persons and entities listed above, from any and all claims for damages, personal injury or property loss or damage including all costs and expenses arising out of or relating to attendance at the Championship.

Consent For Use of Likeness

As a condition of entry to the Championship, the attendee/spectator hereby grants permission to the United States Golf Association, The Golf Club of Tennessee and affiliated companies to utilize in perpetuity their image, likeness and/or voice incidental to any live or recorded television or video display or other transmission or form of reproduction in whole or in part of the Championship without compensation and/or notice.

List of Prohibited Items

No Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)

No Explosives or Fireworks of any kind

No Tablets, Laptop Computers and/or Full Size Computers (cellular mobile devices are permitted)

No Noise Producing Devices (including portable speakers and the like)

No Cameras (other than practice rounds for personal non-commercial photographic use)

No video or audio recording or live broadcasting at any time with any device

No Backpacks, Briefcases or Bags larger than 8"W x 8"H x 8"D in their natural state

Note: Transparent/clear plastic hand and shoulder bags smaller than 12”W x12”H x6”D are permitted.

No Signs, Posters and/or Banners

No Alcoholic Beverages

No Containers, Coolers, Aerosol Cans and/or Spray Bottles except for medical or infant needs

No Pets (other than service animals as defined by the ADA assisting disabled individuals)

No Lawn Chairs or Oversized Chairs with Arms (only portable compact chairs without arms permitted)

No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items

No Bicycles

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.

Any attendee that is deemed by the USGA and/or Championship Security Personnel to be willfully attempting to conceal a prohibited item and enter the championship may result in immediate expulsion from the championship.