Far Hills, NJ (PRWEB) February 25, 2014
The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that tickets for the 2015 U.S. Open Championship, to be contested June 15-21 at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash., will be available to USGA Members beginning Saturday, March 1, 2014 at midnight EST. Weekly ticket options can be purchased during an exclusive Members-only advance opportunity that runs for a two-month period through May 1.
All members interested in purchasing tickets can visit the USGA website at http://www.usga.org/tickets. Questions and requests for a printed application can be directed via email to ticketquestions(at)usga(dot)org or by calling 1-800-698-0661.
The U.S. Open is being conducted in the Pacific Northwest for the first time and a variety of ticket options are available, including 1895 Club, Trophy Club and Gallery packages.
The 1895 Club ticket provides entrance to the grounds and an exclusive air-conditioned pavilion that offers live television coverage of the championship, ample seating and the convenience of an all-inclusive ticket which features breakfast, a hot-lunch buffet and afternoon snacks with a full bar service. The Trophy Club ticket includes access to the grounds as well as an air-conditioned pavilion featuring live U.S. Open television coverage. Food and beverage can be purchased for an additional charge. The Gallery ticket provides grounds access to Chambers Bay and the 2015 championship.
Ticket buyers have the option of purchasing Trophy Club and Gallery tickets as either a week-long ticket package or as a discounted week-long badge. Ticket packages include one individual ticket for each day of the week while the badge is a single credential valid for the entire week. All weekly ticket options include playoff access, if needed, for Monday, June 22. Playoff tickets for the 1895 Club will provide Trophy Club access only.
Each ticket package or badge purchased during the advance opportunity for USGA Members includes exclusive on-site Members-only benefits. Free parking with shuttle transportation to and from the parking area and the championship admission gate is provided to all ticketholders. Additionally, those members who purchase a week-long package or badge for the 1895 Club or Trophy Club will receive one set of parking passes per order for a preferred lot, which has a dropoff area within close proximity to each club’s pavilion.
Weekly ticket packages for the 1895 Club, Trophy Club and Gallery are $1,875, $700 and $450, respectively. A Trophy Club badge is $650 and a Gallery badge is $400. There is a 5 percent admission tax on each ticket purchased and an additional tax of 9.4 percent on a portion of each 1895 Club ticket for cost of food and beverage.
Chambers Bay, which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. and previously hosted the 2010 U.S. Amateur Championship, is the third municipal course to host the U.S. Open. Bethpage State Park’s Black Course, in Farmingdale, N.Y., held the national championship in 2002 and 2009, while Torrey Pines Golf Course’s South Course, in San Diego, Calif., hosted in 2008.
About the USGA
The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches, attracting players and fans from more than 160 countries. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, equipment standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s reach is global with a working jurisdiction in the United States, its territories and Mexico, serving more than 25 million golfers and actively engaging 150 golf associations.
The USGA is one of the world’s foremost authorities on research, development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and invests in the development of the game through the delivery of its services and its ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.
For more information about the USGA, visit http://www.usga.org.