U.S. Open Championship 2022
Benefits to Our Community
The tournament will bring in thousands of visitors and raise foot traffic for local businesses. That means more business for places like hotels and restaurants, as well as more tax revenue for the whole town.
Doing Business with the USGA
The USGA's Open Works Program gives Brookline businesses priority for supplying labor and supplies to the U.S. Open. Interested businesses and workers can register with the USGA’s U.S. Open supplier and employment registration portal.
Small businesses, those owned by women, minority, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and veterans with service-related disabilities, and other individuals are invited to register and learn more at www.usga.org/openworks.
All registrations must be received by May 1, 2022.
Support local charities and nonprofits by taking home a piece of Brookline history before the Championship! Brookline has the rights to in-person sales of U.S. Open merchandise, with at least $100,000 net profit guaranteed for the town. All proceeds of these merchandise sales will be distributed to local nonprofit charities and organizations under the direction of the Community Partnership Committee.
Take a sneak peak with Mass Golf's Stephen Hanjack above, and find all the championship gear up for sale at the Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Shop.
Tickets to the U.S. Open Championship can be purchased at brooklinecharitygolfauction.com starting at 10 AM on April 6, 2022. Proceeds from the sale of these tickets donated by The Country Club will be used to support local charitable organizations. In addition to this website, several Brookline non-profit organizations are selling tickets through live or silent auctions at their annual fundraising events.
- May 19th: The Life & Legacy of Francis Ouimet: Brookline's U.S. Open Champion
- May 26th: Celebrity Chef Anna Rossi: Eat Like You're at the U.S. Open!
- June 14th: Panel discussion, "From Greensward to Putting Greens: Frederick Law Olmsted’s Influence on Golf Course Architecture"
Panel info and registration link.
- Follow the Trophy on tour
- Learn about the Banner Program putting up banners all over town
- And learn about our youth Standard Bearers program
Brookline Comes First
Brookline residents were given priority to register as volunteers in early-2021 and will get preference when it comes to U.S. Open jobs and championship supplier needs. The USGA is donating 150 weeklong ticket packages (a $120,000 value) to our Community Partners and local non-profits to help raise funds for causes all over town. We're also building stronger ties with The Country Club that will benefit residents years after the championship.
Celebrating Brookline's Golfing History
Join us in celebrating more than a century of great moments in golf, from Brookline’s very own Francis Ouimet's historic win in the 1913 U.S. Open to the U.S. Team's famous 'Sunday Comeback' in 1999 Ryder Cup. You can learn more about Brookline's place in history in the world of golf at The Country Club.
Public Safety and Traffic Control
Public Safety Committee
The Brookline Police and Fire Departments are our Lead Law Enforcement Agencies for the championship. They'll be supported by crews from: Brookline DPW; Boston, Newton, & Boston College Police Departments; Massachusetts State Police; MBTA; MassDOT; Mass. Dept. of Conservation & Recreation; regional & federal law enforcement partners (FBI, DHS, USPS, FAA, etc.); Ambulatory, fire suppression, & first-aid services; USGA suppliers & contractors.
Limited Access Plan
There will be uninterrupted access for residents, emergency services, mail/packages, school buses, waste collection, and other residential services near the championship. In certain neighborhoods near The Country Club, parking passes will be distributed in Spring 2022 for residents and their guests. Here is a complete listing of limited-access neighborhoods. Fans and championship personnel will park in specified parking lots.
Some neighborhoods will see new traffic patterns and modified roads during the championship. See our Initial Transportation and Parking Plan for a list of affected neighborhoods and more details on these alternate traffic patterns.
Health and Safety Plan
The USGA continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and receives guidance from the Town of Brookline, Health Department, and public health officials to safely host the 2022 U.S. Open Championship. Championship officials will remain vigilant and utilize best practices from Winged Foot and Torrey Pines.
To maintain the integrity of the security perimeter in and around the championship grounds, attendees will go through a two-part security screening and credential verification process. All attendees are subject to a security screening process prior to entering the championship grounds, including non-divest metal detection (TSA/airport style screening), a list of Prohibited Items similar to a Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots game, and a Ticket / Credential Verification Process at the gate.
Construction and Championship activities may cause loud noise from March 15th through August 31st, including 24 hours at day from June 12th - 20th. Expect construction at The Country Club, Brookline DPW Transfer Station, Pine Manor College, Allandale Farm, Robert T. Lynch Golf Course and Larz Anderson Park. Please check the official Noise Bylaw Waiver Hours, as well as the PowerPoint slides from the March 10th, 2022 Town Public Forum on the Health and Safety Plan for more details.
Getting to the Championship
The MBTA is your most efficient option to get to the championship. Take the T to a dedicated U.S. Open station, avoid traffic and parking, and reduce emissions. Complimentary U.S. Open shuttles will be provided to/from the stations below, and go to various entry gates. Check here for more on shuttle bus destinations and routes.
Complimentary shuttle bus service from:
Ride Share Services
Fans traveling on I-95 from points west, north and south of Boston – and fans who live in the Newton, Needham, Dedham, Waltham, Wellesley and Weston areas – are encouraged to take ride share services to Lot X (37 A Street, Needham, MA 02494) where complimentary shuttle transportation will drop fans close to Gate 7 at The Country Club.
Fans traveling from points east – and fans who live in the Brookline, Boston, Cambridge and Chestnut Hill areas – are encouraged to take ride share services to Larz Anderson Park, accessible via the Avon Street entrance. From Larz Anderson Park fans should be prepared for a ¾ mile walk to the nearest championship admission gate.
There is no parking or staging for vehicles at either Ride Share location, so please coordinate pick-up times accordingly. Ride share is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Ride share vehicles may not pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds.
Check our map of ride share routes in and out of the area.
Fans choosing to ride a bicycle to the championship are instructed to follow directions and signage to Larz Anderson Park or Pine Manor College. Bike racks will be provided to secure bikes at each of these locations. Owners are responsible for the security of their bicycles. Find more on bicycle routing around The Country Club.
Short Term Home RentalsAny resident who would like to list their property as a short term rental (STR) should register their property through the STR portal on the Town’s web page. Check the our Short Term Rental page for info, then open the Short Term Rental Application Guide and finally Apply Here.
Driving and Parking
Street parking will be limited to residents and their guests in those neighborhoods surrounding The Country Club. Residents in those neighborhoods will get special passes distributed in May 2022.
PLEASE NOTE: All U.S. Open Championship parking lots will require the appropriate parking pass for access. Fans and ticket-holders should visit www.usopen.com in the Spring of 2022 to learn more about parking options available for purchase.
Fans with Disabilities
Accessible parking spaces for vehicles with HD/DP license plates or placards will be reserved at all parking locations. Fans requiring lift-equipped transportation should contact the USGA Admissions Department at [email protected] ahead of the championship for specific parking instructions.
The USGA will provide complimentary lift-equipped shuttles to and from all remote championship parking lots and the championship-designated MBTA train stations mentioned above. The Disability Services Committee will be on-site to assist fans with disabilities with multi-person golf cart transportation to and from designated stops, specific ADA-friendly grandstand locations and accessible facilities.
If you need reasonable accommodations or have questions regarding accessibility at the US Open, please contact [email protected]. Your email will then go to USGA’s ADA Consultant.
Presentations and Documents
- What is the USGA (United States Golf Association)?
The USGA is a non-profit organization that celebrates, serves, and advances the game of golf. Founded in 1894, the USGA conducts many of golf’s premier professional and amateur championships, including the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open. With The R&A, the USGA governs the sport via a global set of playing, equipment, handicapping and amateur status rules. The USGA campus in Liberty Corner, N.J., is home to the Association’s Research and Test Center, where science and innovation are fueling a healthy and sustainable game for the future. The campus is also home to the USGA Golf Museum & Library, where the USGA honors the game by curating the world’s most comprehensive archive of golf artifacts. To learn more, visit usga.org.
- What is the U.S. Open Championship?
The U.S. Open is the national golf championship of the United States. It was first played in 1895 and is conducted annually in June, ending on Father’s Day weekend. The championship is played at a different venue every year, and the courses that host the U.S. Open are among the best in the world, the “cathedrals of the game”. The U.S. Open is one of golf’s four major championships, along with The Masters (played in April), the PGA Championship (played in May), and The Open Championship (played overseas in July). In 2022 The Country Club will host its fourth U.S. Open Championship, having previously held the event in 1988, 1963, and 1913.
- What is the format for the U.S. Open?
The U.S. Open is a 72-hole stroke play event. The field of 156 players will be cut to the low 60 scores plus ties following the completion of Rounds 1 & 2. A 2-hole aggregate playoff will immediately proceed if two or more players are tied after 72-holes. While the official scoring of the championship begins on Thursday, June 16, the championship grounds open to ticket holders beginning Monday, June 13 for practice rounds through Wednesday, June 15.
- Will the U.S. Open be on television?
Live coverage to more than 175 countries will be broadcast on NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, Peacock, international broadcast channels and USGA digital platforms. Detailed network coverage will be released in the weeks leading up to the championship.
- Where can I buy official 2022 U.S. Open Championship logoed gear?
A wide variety of 2022 U.S. Open logoed merchandise is available for purchase by visiting the USGA’s official U.S. Open shop at usgashop.com. The USGA has also partnered with the Town of Brookline to provide Brookline Golf Course (1281 West Roxbury Parkway, Brookline, MA 02467) Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course (Brookline Golf Course) the ability to sell merchandise in the pro shop. The pro shop is open to the public and residents are encouraged to visit to see what 2022 U.S. Open logoed product lines are available. Please see Brookline Golf Course’s website to learn more about hours of operation (brooklinegolf.com).
- What is the U.S. Open Community Partnership Committee and what is its role?
Authorized by Brookline’s Select Board, the Community Partnership Committee, otherwise known as the “CPC”, is a joint partnership between the Town of Brookline and The Country Club. The CPC is responsible for the planning of community initiatives and programming reflecting the Town’s diversity and values. The CPC will work to identify ways in which the U.S. Open – a landmark event that will bring together the world’s best golfers and fans from around the globe – can benefit local nonprofits and other organizations, including small businesses, over the year-long planning period.
To help kickstart the CPC’s planning efforts and activations, The Country Club has provided the Town of Brookline with 150 weeklong Gallery ticket packages to support community fundraising efforts. In turn, the Town has provided the CPC with the allotted tickets which will establish a distribution policy in accordance with the CPC’s mission.
To learn more about the CPC, please visit: https://www.brooklinema.gov/2008/US-Open-Community-Partnership-Committee.
- Who are the members that sit on the CPC?
The CPC is co-chaired by representatives from both the Town of Brookline and The Country Club, ten additional members, and one Select Board liaison. The members are as follows:
- Ken Goldstein (Co-Chair) (Town of Brookline)
- Kate Leness (Co-Chair) (The Country Club)
- Malcom Cawthorne (Commission on Diversity Inclusion & Community Relations)(Town of Brookline)
- David Gladstone (Brookline Chamber of Commerce)(Town of Brookline)
- Ken Lewis (Economic Development Advisory Committee)(Town of Brookline)
- Natalia Linos (Climate Action Committee Designee)(Town of Brookline)
- Wendy Sheridan Ames (Park & Recreation Commission)(Town of Brookline)
- Heather Hamilton (Select Board Liaison)(Town of Brookline)
- William Curry (Member)(The Country Club)
- William Goldthwait (Member)(The Country Club)
- Glenn Johnson (Member)(The Country Club)
- Kristen LaCount (General Manager)(The Country Club)
- Bernard Lee (Member)(The Country Club)
- What is the USGA’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) plan?
The USGA has been actively engaging The Country Club and Brookline’s Chief Diversity Officer (Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations Office) to begin outlining the USGA’s commitment to further strengthen its DEI initiatives around the U.S. Open Championship. The USGA and The Country Club are focused on several key initiatives to support DEI and the greater Brookline community, including but not limited to: volunteer recruitment, championship employment hiring opportunities, USGA supplier diversity, community programming leading up to the U.S. Open, and the provision of tickets to the CPC for community fundraising efforts to further support DEI initiatives within the greater Brookline community.
The USGA and The Country Club presented an update to the Community Partnership Committee on its U.S. Open DEI planning efforts on December 8 ,2021. To watch the video and hear the discussion, please click here to visit the U.S. Open Community Partnership Committee website (scroll down to Meeting Video Recordings).
For further information on how local businesses and residents can get involved within the championship, please visit www.usga.org/openworks.
- Larz Anderson Park – How is it being utilized for the championship?
The Town of Brookline has granted the USGA permission to use portions of Larz Anderson Park for the purposes of providing up to 600 reserved parking spaces, an access-controlled shuttle depot to be located at the baseball field parking lot and use of the existing Larz Anderson Park driveway connecting Avon Street to Newton Street for the purposes of creating a designated U.S. Open ride share drop-off/pick-up area. These parking spaces will not be open for public parking during championship week.
The USGA will have non-exclusive access to Larz Anderson Park June 6-12 for the purposes of setting up the operational areas as defined above as well as non-exclusive access June 21-24 for the purposes of teardown and restoration of the impacted areas. The USGA will have exclusive use of these designated areas at Larz Anderson Park June 13-20 for the purposes of conducting the championship.
- Larz Anderson Park – How will people walk to the championship grounds from the park?
The USGA is working with Brookline Police Department and Brookline DPW to establish a safe and efficient walk-path from Larz Anderson Park to The Country Club’s East Gate admission area, located adjacent to Clyde Street. The walk-path from Larz Anderson Park to/from The Country Club is depicted below by the yellow dotted line. Additional stand-up signage will be posted to assist pedestrians along the preferred walk-path and to avoid pedestrians cutting through local neighborhoods.
*There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
- Larz Anderson Park – Can I access the park during the week of the U.S. Open? If so, where do I park?
Yes, Larz Anderson Park will remain open to the public. Designated areas in and around Larz Anderson Park will be reserved for U.S. Open vehicular traffic only (parking pass required) or deemed “no parking zones” per public safety determinations. Further information regarding non-championship public parking access for Larz Anderson Park will be communicated in the Spring of 2022 and enforced by the Brookline Police Department.
- Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course – How is the golf course being utilized for the championship?
The Town of Brookline has granted the USGA permission to use portions of Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course “Brookline Golf Course” for the purposes of utilizing existing hardscape facilities, providing for operational compound space, infrastructure staging, and reserved parking during the week of the championship.
The USGA will have non-exclusive access to Brookline Golf Course June 1-9 for the purposes of setting up the operational areas as defined above as well as non-exclusive access June 21-30 for the purposes of teardown and restoration of the impacted areas. The USGA will have exclusive use of these designated areas at Brookline Golf Course June 10-20 for the purposes of conducting the U.S. Open Championship.
- Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course – Can I access the golf course the week of the U.S. Open?
No, for safety purposes, Brookline Golf Course will be closed to the public for a portion of time in conjunction with U.S. Open operational efforts. The USGA and Brookline Golf Course are working together to maximize the opportunities to keep the golf course, driving range, pro shop, and Hemlock Grill open to the public in advance of the championship. Exact closure dates will be communicated in 2022 and posted on brooklinegolf.com once finalized.
- Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course – I live nearby and I am attending The Championship. Can I park or walk through Brookline Golf Course to access the championship grounds?
No, Brookline Golf Course will have restricted access during the week of the championship. For residents attending the championship who live south of The Country Club, Brookline Golf Course, and Newton Street, you are encouraged to proceed the championship admission gate that will be located between The Country Club and Allandale Farm, as depicted by the yellow dotted line (walk-path) and yellow star (admission gate location). To alleviate unwarranted U.S. Open fan traffic from parking in neighborhoods south of Newton Street, applicable “no parking/tow away” regulations will be monitored and addressed by Brookline Police Department. Satellite parking options and use of MBTA will be communicated to all non-local fans and guests attending the championship. More information can be found in the Parking & Transportation section of this FAQ.
*There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
- Is the Town of Brookline being compensated for the USGA’s use of Larz Anderson Park & Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course (Brookline Golf Course)?
Yes. For more information on the terms of the agreement and compensation structure between the Town of Brookline and the USGA, please visit: brooklinema.gov/usopen.
- Will there be construction starting in the Fall of 2021 or early-Winter 2022?
Yes, limited onsite construction has begun to help prepare The Country Club for heavier construction beginning in March 2022. Construction vehicles will continue to enter The Country Club through the club’s main entrance as well as The Country Club’s East Gate, located on Clyde Street near the Newton Street intersection.
- When does construction begin in earnest in 2022?
The U.S. Open construction process is organized by the USGA and typically takes three months to complete. Infrastructure will begin being delivered around March 7 with construction of temporary U.S. Open facilities immediately following. Construction and support personnel will increase in the weeks leading up to the championship as more contracted vendors and suppliers arrive onsite to focus on their respective operations. It is forecasted that March construction hours of operation will take place between approximately 7:00am-5:00pm, April 7:00am-6:30pm, May 7:00am-7:00pm, and the first weeks of June 6:00am-9:00pm for final preparations. Subject to weather, some days may require shorter or longer hours based on the work needing to get accomplished to meet construction timelines. The USGA is working with the Town of Brookline for a Noise Ordinance Variance to assure compliance based on specified dates of construction and championship week operations.
- How long does teardown take?
Teardown and restoration of impacted areas (including green spaces) will begin immediately following the championship. It is anticipated teardown will be completed around mid-August barring any significant weather delays. Remediation and restoration to impacted areas will immediately follow the teardown of facilities.
- Who is responsible for the permitting efforts?
The USGA is working with various Town of Brookline Departments, amongst other respective jurisdictional agencies, to ensure all operational facets are up to prevailing codes and regulations and appropriate permits are secured.
- I am a local neighbor, what can I expect in terms of lighting?
With increased vendor activity and infrastructure onsite, the USGA is committed to ensuring the grounds of The Country Club are a safe and secure environment. The USGA has contracted with a security team that is responsible for providing daytime and overnight protection of the golf course and associated infrastructure. To assist nighttime security, temporary and portable light towers have been installed around the golf course to provide adequate lighting for security personnel to perform their necessary duties. The Country Club and the USGA are sensitive of the potential impact light towers can have on neighboring residences. Should light towers be causing any unwarranted lighting issues to residents (i.e. strong lights shining into residential windows), please contact [email protected] with your name, phone number and home address. The USGA will make every effort to reposition the light tower(s) in question. As security of The Country Club is a primary concern, the USGA sincerely appreciates local residents understanding of the championship’s comprehensive security plan.
- I am a local neighbor, what can I expect in terms of noise?
As construction and vendor activity begins increasing in mid-March, it is anticipated there will be added daytime noise around the championship site. In the weeks leading up to the championship, the construction hours of operation will steadily get longer and longer. As such, the USGA is working with the Town of Brookline to establish a noise variance for the associated work.
The approximate daytime hours of construction are as follows: March 7:00am-5:00pm, April 7:00am-6:30pm, May 7:00am-7:00pm, June 1-12 6:00am-9:00pm for final preparations. During the week of the U.S. Open (June 13-19), the USGA, The Country Club, its suppliers, public safety and law enforcement partners will conduct a coordinated and thorough U.S. Open overnight servicing and restocking program that will take place between the hours of 9:00pm-5:00am. Recognizing deliveries will not be able to take place during the daytime hours of play, servicing and restocking will be completed overnight to ensure the integrity of the championship grounds and security perimeter. More information on this potential for neighbor impact will be communicated in the Spring of 2022, including a public noise variance hearing at a TBD date..
- Is the USGA / U.S. Open being held accountable for its sustainability practices?
The USGA has committed to the Town of Brookline that it shall conduct the championship using commercially reasonable practices for energy conservation and a reduction in solid waste. The USGA has actively engaged with The Country Club, Brookline’s Director of Sustainability, and the Community Partnership Committee to begin vetting through best practices, green initiatives, and opportunities for the 2022 U.S. Open. The USGA will be responsible for submitting to Brookline for review and approval a formal and detailed plan in support of its commitment to run a “green” event.
- What is the USGA’s sustainability plan?
The USGA and Town of Brookline continue to work through the development of a comprehensive sustainability plan, including collaboration with vendors, suppliers, and exploration of local resources. It is expected the formal USGA Sustainability Plan will be submitted to the Town of Brookline in the Spring 2022.
For more information on sustainability plans that have been presented to the Community Partnership Committee, please visit: https://www.brooklinema.gov/2008/US-Open-Community-Partnership-Committee and click on the November 10, 2021 and January 19, 2022 video recordings in the “Meeting Video Recordings” section.
- What is the USGA doing to support sustainability within the greater golf industry?
As part of the USGA’s mission to champion and advance the game of golf, the USGA is committed to leading a game that is sustainable for generations of future golfers to enjoy. To learn more about the USGA’s organizational initiatives to be a leader in the golf industry, please visit usga.org and click the “Advancing” tab.
- What is the USGA’s commitment to the Town of Brookline to establish a Priority Program for local businesses?
The USGA will formally establish a Priority Program for Brookline-based businesses in the provision of goods and services for the championship. This will include, but are not limited to, hotels, restaurants, and food products, contingent in each case upon such businesses’ ability to provide goods and services at times and places designated by the USGA, in quantities and quality satisfactory to the USGA, and at pricing and other material terms which are competitive with non-local businesses willing to provide comparable goods and services.
The USGA will formally establish a Priority Program for Brookline residents for championship related part-time employment opportunities, with specifics to be determined by the USGA, subject to Town review and approval. The USGA and Brookline will collaborate to support diversity and inclusion in its hiring practices for the championship. The USGA will work with Brookline to help communicate these initiatives and opportunities to the public. The USGA will submit to Brookline for review and approval a formal and detailed plan prior to implementation of the Priority Program.
- Who is the USGA working with to define the Priority Program?
The USGA, The Country Club, and the Town of Brookline are motivated to establish a “Priority Program” for the 2022 U.S. Open Championship to engage and support Brookline based businesses and create opportunities for residents seeking part-time employment, with a focus on supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion. In conjunction with the Town of Brookline and The Country Club, the USGA has created the “Open Works Program” that will allow diverse and local businesses and residents to receive priority for the championship’s labor and supplier needs.
Furthermore, to support spending and economic activity within the Town of Brookline, the USGA will work with the Brookline Chamber of Commerce and other special interest groups and/or committees to promote, encourage supporting, and patronizing Brookline-based businesses and areas of interest before, during, and after the U.S. Open Championship as staff, vendors, suppliers, volunteers, fans, and other championship attendees visit the Town of Brookline.
- What is the Open Works Program? How does a business or individual get involved with the U.S. Open?
On January 24, 2022, the USGA announced the Open Works Program, an initiative designed to allow diverse Brookline businesses and residents to receive priority for the labor and supplier needs connected to the 2022 U.S. Open Championship. The program will create an equitable and inclusive process for Brookline businesses and residents to register into the USGA’s U.S. Open supplier and employment registration portal, located at www.usga.org/openworks.
The USGA is encouraging diverse and locally-owned businesses and individuals to provide supplier needs and labor support for the championship, which will be held at The Country Club in Brookline, Mass. Small, women, minority, LGBTQIA, people with disabilities, and veterans with service related disabilities owned businesses and individuals are invited to visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn about current opportunities the USGA and its national contractors and suppliers are seeking support for in the planning and execution of the championship. Businesses and residents will have a chance to enter information and specify the services or labor opportunities they are interested in offering or applying for through the U.S. Open supplier and employment registration portal. With consent from the business and/or individual, the USGA will match the registrant with its contractors and suppliers seeking like-minded products, equipment, and/or manpower.
Visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more!
- What type of business opportunities or labor/employment opportunities exist in the Open Works Program?
There is a wide variety of business and employment opportunities for Brookline-based suppliers and residents to register into the Open Works Program to potentially support the U.S. Open Championship, including but not limited to:
COMPANY/SUPPLIER OPPORTUNITIES RFQ TIMING Shuttle Bus & Transportation Services January-February Hauling/Waste Removal January-February Mobile Trailers, Storage Containers, Office Furniture January-February Catering & Food Services (Purveyors, Distributor, Ice Vendor) January-March Restrooms/Port-o-Lets January-March Event Rental Equipment (Forklifts, Light Towers, Box Trucks, Cranes, etc.) January-March Water Dispensers January-March Utility Locates & Lightning Protection January-March Audio & Visual Services January-March Building & Construction Materials January-March Landscaping Services/Florals January-March Staffing Agency January-April Towing & Wrecker Services February-March Printer/Print Press/Print Shop/Signage February-March Crowd Control Barriers & Bike Rack February-March Traffic Control & Safety Equipment February-March Dry Cleaning & Laundry Services March-April Picture/Framing Services March-April INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES HIRING TIMING Private Security/Licensed Security Guard/Event Ambassadors (Staffing) January-April Parking Attendants (Staffing) January-April Ecology & Janitorial Services (Staffing) January-April Food & Beverage Wait Staff/Server, Bartender, Food Prep, etc. (Staffing) January-April Chauffeur & Transportation Operators (Staffing) January-April
The USGA encourages businesses and individuals to register as soon as possible as specific supplier and employment opportunities within the Open Works Program are expected to fill before others. All registrations must be received by May 1, 2022, to be considered. As supplier services are contracted and labor positions are filled, the USGA will remove such listings from the portal.
- What is the USGA doing to address supplier diversity?
The USGA strives to be the leader in the golf industry in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives to improve diverse representation amongst our workforce, volunteer base, championship entrants and suppliers. This is fundamental to achieving our mission to champion and advance the game of golf, resulting in a thriving, welcoming and sustainable game. Furthermore, the USGA is part of a leading group of organizations in the golf industry that have come together and formed subgroups to tackle diversity-related topics such as workforce and supplier diversity.
The USGA is working with Brookline’s Chamber of Commerce to help identify diverse businesses that can support championship operations as well as communicate employment opportunities within the local communities.
- I am looking for part-time work. How do I get involved with the U.S. Open Championship?
There will be several temporary employment opportunities for individuals in the months and weeks leading up to the championship. Multiple USGA suppliers will be looking for additional support in various functions such as parking management, private security, and food and beverage services. Please visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more about the current part-time employment opportunities associated with the U.S. Open Championship.
- How will the U.S. Open impact my local business?
There will be increased activity in the local communities leading up to, during, and post-championship. The impact on individual businesses depends on many factors including the type and location of the business. Some tourism and hospitality-related businesses will see a significant spike and impact during the championship while others should expect normal day-to-day business volume. Spending during championship week is primarily focused on travel-related industries (i.e. hotels, restaurants, etc.). However, significant spending will also occur before and after the championship as construction, post-championship teardown, and out-of-town visitors increase.
If your business is interested in providing direct services during the U.S. Open, please visit www.usga.org/openworks to learn more about opportunities and supplier needs being sought after.
- What is the economic impact a U.S. Open has on the local and regional communities?
Historically, the U.S. Open has generated over $120M in direct and indirect economic spending in the host region in which the championship is held. While specific business segments and industries may not benefit directly, the championship will have a positive impact on the Town of Brookline, surrounding communities, and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
- Can I use the U.S. Open, USGA, and/or The Country Club’s logos for advertising or publicity for my business?
No. The term U.S. Open and all related marks, logos, and intellectual property relating to the USGA, U.S. Open Championship, and The Country Club are trademark protected and therefore the use for business or individual purposes are strictly forbidden. Additional questions regarding intended use of the championship name or logo should be directed to the USGA Legal Department at 908-234-2300.
- Where will fans stay during the U.S. Open?
Fans, volunteers, and other guests of the championship are responsible for securing their own housing during the week of the championship. At prior U.S. Opens, fans have stayed in hotels and private homes around the local and regional area of the host club. The USGA does not directly coordinate housing requests with fans or volunteers but will encourage those looking to learn more about local hotel accommodations and things to do in the greater Brookline area via Brookline’s Chamber of Commerce at discoverbrookline.com.
- Can I rent my home during the week of the U.S. Open?
Fans interested in renting a private home during the week of the championship will be responsible for researching, coordinating, and directly contracting with the homeowner. It is expected fans will primarily learn of opportunities on popular home rental platforms such as VRBO, Airbnb, and others. Residents interested in renting their home during the week of the championship should be considerate of their price point. Fan spending expectations are likely to be in-line with the hotel market. In other words, fans who can book into a local hotel for $200/night per room will have the same expectation for a private home. Brookline residents are responsible for assuring home rental compliance per Town Meeting by-laws that were recently voted on.
- What is the philosophical approach to the 2022 U.S. Open parking & transportation plan?
The USGA coordinates an extensive local, regional, and statewide team to support a safe and smooth arrival for all players, fans, volunteers, vendors, and staff traveling to the championship grounds. The primary goal of the transportation plan is to minimize vehicular traffic and congestion in the immediate vicinity, neighborhoods, and roadways surrounding The Country Club and local properties being utilized during the championship. We will do this by utilizing satellite parking lots and mass transit (MBTA) options to maximize an efficient shuttle system and maintain a secure public safety perimeter around the championship grounds and neighboring residences.
- Will there be road closures and modified traffic patterns?
The USGA, The Country Club, Howard Stein Hudson, and The Town of Brookline (DPW and Police Department) conducted a comprehensive resident information session on January 10, 2022, concerning traffic plans in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club.
The USGA’s goal is to limit the inconvenience of Brookline residents as much as possible and to implement a parking and transportation plan that minimizes the impact on neighbors in the immediate proximity of The Country Club, allowing residents to continue with their day-to-day access and activities during the week of the championship. The USGA is working with the Brookline Police Department, Brookline DPW, hired traffic consultants (Howard Stein Hudson), and several local supporting agencies to identify and develop road modifications and traffic patterns necessary to host a safe, efficient, and secure championship at The Country Club. Public and private roadways in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club will be impacted and require further traffic and access control measures during the week of the championship.
The below graphics depict U.S. Open week (June 13-19) traffic patterns in the immediate surrounds of The Country Club. For more details and context on how these modified traffic patterns will be enforced, please view the January 10 public forum recording above.
- Will there be an alternate commuter routing plan in place to keep day-to-day commuters away?
Yes. In conjunction with the road modification plan along Clyde Street, Lee Street, and Newton Street, there will be advance communications and signage encouraging and advising daily commuter to seek alternate transportation routes around The Country Club during the week of the U.S. Open Championship. Commuters can expect to begin seeing educational signage on key thoroughfares roughly two (2) weeks in advance of the championship.
The alternate commuter routing signage plan is designed to keep non-Championship daily commuters traveling on:
- Primary Commuter Routes (open to public): Route 9/Boylston Street, Hammond Pond Parkway, West Roxbury Parkway, VFK Parkway, Centre Street, and Jamaicaway
- Secondary Commuter Routes (open to public, expect increased congestion): Heath Street, Hammond Street, Newton Street, Allandale Road, Lee Street, Warren Street, Cottage Street, Perkins Street, Walnut Street
“Limited Access”/Restricted Roadways (residents only, not open to the public or daily commuters):
- Clyde Street – between Heath Street and Lee Street intersections
- Clyde Street – between Lee Street and Newton Street intersections
- Lee Street – between the Lee/Warren/Heath Street rotary and Clyde Street intersections
- Newton Street – between Grove Street and Goddard Avenue intersections
*Residents living on or in neighborhoods within these “Limited Access”/Restricted Roadways will receive additional instructions in the Spring of 2022. Please read more in the “When will I know if my street/neighborhood will be impacted by the U.S. Open traffic” section below.
- When will I know if my street/neighborhood will be impacted by U.S. Open traffic?
To further discourage and prevent fans and attendees from taking parking matters into their own hands (attempting to park as close as possible) and causing unwarranted congestion and safety issues in the local area, the USGA, The Country Club, and Town of Brookline have developed a comprehensive plan that identifies the neighborhoods that will be impacted the most by the championship and require further access control, otherwise referred to as “limited access” areas.
Residents who live within the predetermined limited access areas (as depicted in the yellow shaded areas below) will be provided with resident and resident guest parking hangtags that will identify you as a resident of the neighborhood and grant you access to come and go freely throughout championship week. Residents and their guests will be instructed to place the hangtags on the rearview mirror which must be visible when approaching the respective law enforcement traffic control point. Further information on physical distribution and obtaining additional resident and/or resident guest parking hangtags will be made available in the Spring of 2022.
*There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
- Will public services, school buses, mail & package delivery, etc. be impacted by the Limited Access Plan?
No. Standard Brookline public services such as emergency services, garbage and waste collection, school bus routes, mail and package delivery will not be interrupted during the week of the championship. Traffic control officers will be in place to permit service vehicles through any limited access control points and to the appropriate locations. For more information on MBTA’s Bus #51, please visit mbta.com.
- Will I be able to walk to the championship if I live close by?
Yes. Residents that live within the planned limited access areas surrounding The Country Club, will have the ability to walk to the U.S. Open. Signage will be strategically placed to help guide you to the nearest championship admission gate in a safe and efficient manner. Residents who do not live within the planned limited access areas will be encouraged to follow the general parking, MBTA, or ride share guidelines that championship organizers will communicate in the Spring of 2022 on www.usopen.com. There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
- MBTA / Mass Transit
More information, including trip planning features, will be made available on MBTA’s website in the Spring of-2022. MBTA “T” offers convenient, comfortable, and safe transportation options for those attending the U.S. Open via the subway and commuter rail systems. Attendees are strongly encouraged to take the T to one of the below stations.
Orange Line – Forest Hills Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage to the upper bus terminal where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
Green Line (D) – Reservoir Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage to the Beacon Street shuttle depot where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
Green Line (C) – Cleveland Circle Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage to the Beacon Street shuttle depot where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
Green Line (B) – Boston College Station: Once you arrive at the station, follow U.S. Open signage towards the Boston College’s Alumni Stadium shuttle depot where complimentary U.S. Open shuttle service will be provided to and from the championship.
- Ride Share
U.S. Open Championship Ride Share will only be allowed at the designated area at Larz Anderson Park and as depicted by the yellow stars below. There is no parking or staging for vehicles, so pickup 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. Due to traffic restrictions, access is limited to vehicles no larger than a 12-passenger van or limousine. Ride share vehicles are not permitted to pick-up or drop-off at any other location around the championship grounds.
*The yellow stars above depict the ride share drop-off/pick-up location. The yellow dotted line depicts the pedestrian walk-path to/from The Country Club and the Larz Anderson Park ride share location. The purple arrows depict the one-way traffic pattern that will be enforced (vehicles must enter the Larz Anderson Park ride share area via Avon Street and exit onto Newton Street). Parking services and attendants will be prominent in and around Larz Anderson Park to help control traffic flow and ensure a smooth ride share operation.
- General Parking Information
Fans are strongly encouraged to take the T to the U.S. Open. If you do intend to drive to the championship, please visit usopen.com to learn more about available parking options in the Spring of 2022.
Fans who wish to ride their bike to the championship will be able to do so following the guidelines of the limited access plan to be implemented in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club. Bike racks will be provided at Larz Anderson Park and Pine Manor College to secure bikes. Owners will be responsible for the security of their bicycles.
Non-championship affiliated cyclists are encouraged to follow the bicycle routing plan that is in place surrounding The Country Club and championship grounds and further defined below in the graphics for Clyde Street, Lee Street, Newton Street, and neighborhoods south of Newton Street.
- Services for Fans with Disabilities
The USGA is committed to providing a positive and user-friendly experience for all fans with disabilities. 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 the USGA Admissions Department at [email protected] ahead of the championship to receive specific parking instructions.
The USGA will provide complimentary lift-equipped shuttles to and from all remote championship parking lots and the championship-designated MBTA train stations mentioned above. Furthermore, the Disability Services Committee will be on-site to assist fans with disabilities with multi-person golf cart transportation to and from designated stops, specific ADA friendly grandstand locations and accessible facilities throughout The Country Club championship course.
- Which agency will oversee the public safety plan for the U.S. Open?
The Brookline Police Department is the lead law enforcement agency for the championship. Given the scope and international nature of this championship, it will require the help of other local, state, federal and private agencies to help produce the safest championship possible.
- What is the USGA doing to address public safety?
The primary goal for the USGA is to provide championship fans and the surrounding community with a safe and secure environment. The championship’s Public Safety Plan encompasses security, parking and transportation, fire suppression, first-aid services, emergency medical services, and the support of other various public and private agencies that may be called upon to perform certain duties. In conjunction with the Brookline Police Department, the USGA and its public safety partners are continuing to develop the comprehensive public safety plan to proactively monitor and assist in responding to specific calls for assistance.
- What is the Prohibited Items list for the U.S. Open?
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 expedite admission into the championship, it is recommended that all prohibited items are safely stowed prior to arriving at the championship. 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
- 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 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 and/or other Sports Paraphernalia or Memorabilia
- 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, Coolers, Aerosol Cans and/or Spray Bottles except for medical or infant needs NOTE: Personal-care items (3-ounce size or less) are permitted.
- No Pets (other than service animals as defined by the ADA assisting disabled individuals)
- No Lawn Chairs and/or Oversized Chairs
- No Ladders and/or Step Stools or other similar items
- No Bicycles allowed inside admission areas or on the championship grounds
- No other items or actions 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.
- Am I allowed to bring a Mobile Device to the U.S. Open?
The USGA encourages fans to capture their favorite moments at the U.S. Open Championships and stay connected with family and friends while on site. The USGA will 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; however, all device volume controls should be set to “silent” or “vibrate” and flash photography should be disabled prior to entering the championship gate. Phone calls must not be received or placed 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 prohibited at all times.
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. The USGA reserves the right to amend the Mobile Device Policy at any time.
- Where can I purchase tickets for the U.S. Open?
See Community Programming for the Community Partnership Committee's U.S. Open ticketing program auction.
- What is the Junior Ticket Policy?
Juniors aged 12 and under can request a complimentary Gallery ticket at the Ticket Office for each round with a ticketed or credentialed adult; Juniors aged 13-18 can request a complimentary Gallery ticket at the Ticket Office for practice rounds with a ticketed or credentialed adult, and for championship rounds can purchase a discounted Junior Gallery ticket ($75) at the Ticket Office with a ticketed or credentialed adult. Maximum of three (3) Junior tickets of any age per ticketed or credentialed adult.
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 (Trophy Club for $50 per ticket, The Garden for $50 per ticket) at the Ticket Office. For championship rounds, if available, discounted Junior premium tickets for all Junior ages can be purchased for Junior access into premium spaces (Trophy Club for $150 per ticket, The Garden for $120 per ticket) at the Ticket Office. Maximum of three (3) Junior premium tickets of any age per ticketed or credentialed adult.
- What is the Military Ticket Policy?
The Military Ticket Policy for the 2022 U.S. Open is currently being finalized. For the latest information on tickets, please visit usopen.com. We will update this FAQ to include the Military Ticket Policy when it is made available.
- I purchased tickets. When will I receive them and who should I direct ticket questions to? Can I give my ticket to someone else?
The USGA will distribute and fulfill U.S. Open tickets in the Spring of 2022. Tickets are transferrable in advance of coming to the championship. For more information on tickets and day-of readmittance, please contact [email protected].
- Can I buy my tickets through a third-party reseller?
Tickets obtained from sources other than the USGA and/or its representatives, agents or authorized third parties, including, but not limited, authorized auction sites or websites, may be lost, stolen or counterfeit, and in such cases where tickets are lost, stolen or counterfeit, the tickets will not be honored. In addition, tickets obtained in contravention of the Terms of the ticket license agreement will not be honored. The USGA has no responsibility for tickets purchased through an unauthorized source. Ticket holders in possession of tickets that have been reported as lost or stolen are subject to removal from the championship and may be referred to local authorities for investigation.
- When and how do I volunteer for the U.S. Open?
The USGA cannot conduct the U.S. Open Championship without the assistance of volunteers. The championship requires the support of over 3,200 volunteers participating on 17 different committees. Volunteer responsibilities range from tasks such as marshaling, hospitality services, merchandising, and spectator services. After registration began in April of 2022, the volunteer program quickly hit a waitlist. To learn more and add your name to that waitlist, please visit the 2022 U.S. Open volunteer site (usga.org/2022usovolunteers) for more information.
- Was there an advance or priority program established for Brookline residents to volunteer?
The USGA and Town of Brookline announced on March 26, 2021, that Brookline residents had an advanced opportunity to register as a volunteer for the 2022 U.S. Open Championship. This advanced volunteer registration opportunity was only intended for Brookline residents. Volunteer applications submitted via the use of the “2022BrooklineRes” registration code were subject to review and were required to have a permanent Town of Brookline residential address. Non-Brookline resident applications were NOT considered during this advanced volunteer registration opportunity. Non-Brookline residents were encouraged to visit the U.S. Open Volunteer Website (usga.org/2022usovolunteers) beginning on Monday, April 12 to register in conjunction with the public launch. For the latest information on the volunteer program, please visit usga.org/2022usovolunteers.
- Why does it cost money to be a volunteer?
As is the case with most major golf events, there is a fee associated with the volunteer package. The cost of the 2022 U.S. Open volunteer package is $244.45. The cost of the volunteer package includes the actual price of the apparel designed specifically for the 2022 U.S. Open volunteer program, meal vouchers for each volunteer shift, access to the Volunteer Hospitality tent and other amenities during the championship, and a volunteer credential valid for all seven (7) days of the championship. The fee does prove to be a worthwhile investment for someone who is not only interested in participating as a volunteer but also wishes to attend the championship on a daily basis. The volunteer credential will serve as a ticket for admissions any day of the championship regardless of whether the volunteer is assigned a volunteer shift. Volunteer credentials are non-transferrable and are only intended for the volunteer that has registered with the USGA.
- What does the volunteer apparel package consist of?
The volunteer apparel package will consist of two (2) Ralph Lauren golf shirts, a Ralph Lauren jacket, a Ralph Lauren quarter-zip, a piece of headwear, a stainless-steel water bottle, a commemorative lapel pin, and a transparent drawstring bag. The apparel package will be shipped to volunteers in the Spring of 2022 utilizing the shipping address they registered with.
- What is the time commitment for volunteering? What is the volunteer timeline moving forward?
All volunteers will be required to volunteer a minimum of four (4) shifts with each shift lasting approximately five (5) to six (6) hours. The USGA will first gather individual volunteer availability and scheduling requests in the winter of 2022, and then proceed to create each volunteer’s schedule in March of 2022. From there, the USGA will share volunteer schedules in April 2022 and conduct training sessions for each volunteer committee in May and June of 2022. Newsletters with the latest volunteer and championship information are sent out to all volunteers periodically and are always accessible on the volunteer website. For additional questions regarding the volunteer timeline, please contact the USGA Championship Office at [email protected].
- Can I be scheduled at the same time as my spouse, friend, etc.?
The USGA will make every effort to accommodate your scheduling requests, however we are only able to clone schedules of those who are on the same committee. If you are assigned to a different committee than the person you wish to volunteer with, the USGA Championship Office will make its best effort to schedule you together, but no guarantees can be made.
- If I am no longer able to volunteer, may I receive a refund?
Yes, if you are no longer able to volunteer, you will be able to request and receive a full refund. However, once the volunteer apparel ships in the Spring of 2022, we will not be able to process a refund. Please contact the USGA at [email protected] if you need to withdraw from the volunteer program.
- Do volunteers receive a family/friend ticket with their volunteer credential?
Due to capacity limits, volunteers do not receive additional tickets with their volunteer credential. All tickets can be purchased at usopen.com.
- Will volunteers be able to leave feedback once the championship has concluded?
As an integral part of the championship, volunteers are given the opportunity to communicate comments/concerns through day-to-day interactions with USGA staff. In addition, the USGA will send a survey during and after the championship where volunteers are encouraged to leave feedback.