Where to StayIf you are visiting from out-of-town, here are some recommendations for nearby hotels.
Tickets to the Phoenix OpenGeneral admission tickets to the Phoenix Open are $25 each. Children ages 17 & under are free when accompanied by an adult. The Phoenix Open is never sold out and tickets will be available at the TPC gate during tournament week. They can be purchased at the event, or in advance through Ticketmaster (Buy Tickets Direct). There are also ticket packages that are a good value for people who will be attending several days of the event. Here is detailed ticket information.
All law enforcement, firefighters and military personnel and one accompanied guest will be admitted free every day if presenting official department ID or badge. Business cards and pay stubs will not be accepted as forms of ID. Tickets are limited to two per day, per each official department ID.
Looking for seats on the infamous 16th hole? Here are those details.
How To Get to TPC Scottsdale and Where to ParkThe TPC is in North Scottsdale, right next to the Fairmont Scottsdale Resort. Here are directions and a map. Leave plenty of time. The Arizona Department of Transportation usually provides detailed motorist information, including any travel or road restrictions. Call 5-1-1, then *7. The call is free.
If you do not have a reserved parking pass, you can assume that you'll be parking in an off-premises lot and taking a shuttle to the event. The parking is free and so are the shuttles. The shuttles run frequently. There will be thousands of cars there, so don't forget where you parked and which bus you need to take to get back to your car! The parking and shuttle process can add up to 30 minutes to your travel time, so if you are trying to get to a certain tee box to see your favorite player tee off at a particular time, take that into account.
What Can You Bring With YouThere are restrictions on what you can bring into the TPC Scottsdale, so check these restrictions before you cram your backpack full of stuff.
In 2012 the restriction on mobile devices such as cell phones was lifted. They must be set to silent mode at all times. There will be designated areas where people can use their phones. They may not be used as either still or video cameras on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Texting and emailing is permitted if you are away from the rope line and the competitors. Fans who violate these policies will have their device confiscated (they can pick it up upon leaving) or will be asked to leave the event.
What Should You Bring With YouIf you expect a sunny day bring water, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. A temperature of 70 degrees sounds perfect, but it can get very warm in the sun. Dress comfortably and wear walking shoes -- you won't always be walking on concrete paths. If you are the type of spectator that likes to find a great spot on a particular hole and stay there all day to see all the golfers pass by, bring a blanket or low chairs and lounge away!
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Page 2: About TPC Scottsdale
Page 3: The Thunderbirds
Page 4: Hotels, Tickets, Parking
Page 5: Birds Nest
More event details, information and tips -- Your Guide to the Phoenix Open in Scottsdale.
All event information, prices and times subject to change without notice.