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Spectator Information

Tournament Facts



BMW Championship Highlights.

Conducted by the Western Golf Association to benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, the BMW Championship is the third of four events in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup and determines the final field of 30 for the TOUR Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta.

Event Title: BMW Championship
Date: September 12-17, 2017
Location:    Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Illinois
Purse: $8.5 million in prize money; $1.53 million to the winner
Field: 70 finalists in the PGA TOUR Playoffs for the FedExCup
FedExCup Playoffs: Penultimate event, Top 70 players
Defending Champion: Dustin Johnson
Title Sponsor:    BMW of North America, LLC
Conducted By: Western Golf Association
Volunteers: Estimated 2,000-plus volunteers
Beneficiary: Charles "Chick" Evans Caddie Scholarships from the Evans Scholars Foundation



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Schedule of Events



Tournament Schedule.

Join in the excitement of the PGA TOUR Playoffs: the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club, September 12-17, 2017.

Schedule:

 
Tuesday, September 12: Professional Practice Rounds
Wednesday, September 13:   Gardner Heidrick Pro-Am
Thursday, September 14: BMW Championship Round 1
Friday, September 15: BMW Championship Round 2
Saturday, September 16: BMW Championship Round 3
Sunday, September 17: BMW Championship Final Round



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Transportation & Parking



Getting to the BMW Championship.

Golf fans have several options for transportation to and from Conway Farms Golf Club.  

Bicycle & Pedestrian Access: The Championship can be accessed by entering the Conway Farms community at the corner of Everett Road and Conway Farms Drive. Proceed north on the sidewalk to 425 Conway Farms Drive, Lake Forest, IL.

Spectator Drop-Off: All vehicles dropping off spectators (including hired vehicles - Uber, taxi, etc.) must do so at the designated drop-off/pick-up location at: 911 Telegraph Road, Lake Forest, IL. From the drop-off/pick-up location, spectators will be shuttled to the Championship entrance less than half a mile away.

Transportation for the Mobility Impaired: Designated parking and ADA shuttle for wheelchair bound patrons will be provided. For those spectators requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation, please contact the tournament office at, 847-773-1899. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent on the tournament grounds, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the BMW Championship.

Complimentary Public Parking: Spectators will park at Six Flags Great America located at: 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL. Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Championship.

Street parking in the surrounding neighborhoods for the BMW Championship is strictly prohibited without proper permit.

Metra: Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Championship from the two Metra stations in Lake Forest. As an added benefit to spectators, Metra has expanded their service on both the Milwaukee District North and Union Pacific North lines.



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FAQ



Frequently Asked Questions.

I have questions about tickets, where can I learn more?
Visit the ticket page and view our ticket holder policy section at the bottom.

Are tickets needed for children?
Juniors 16 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. No ticket is needed for juniors who should proceed to the main gate for tournament entry. There is a limit of 4 juniors for each ticketed adult. Juniors must have their own hospitality ticket to gain access to a hospitality venue* where complimentary food and beverages are offered. Juniors may enter the Trophy Club, or the BMW Owners' Pavilion without a ticket when accompanied by a properly ticketed adult.

*Includes 1899 Club, 18 Greenside Seats, Champions Club and all corporate hospitality venues.

Are there Military Discounts?
Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, and Veterans of any branch of service will receive complimentary admission each day of the tournament. Please see our Veterans Policy at the bottom of the tickets page for complete information.

Can I leave the tournament and then come back on the same day?
Re-entry is allowed only for those carrying Weekly Grounds Badges and Weekly Trophy Club Badges. All other tickets (grounds & hospitality) will not allow re-entry.

Do you offer ticket refunds?
There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final.

What is the Trophy Club?
The Trophy Club is a hospitality pavilion located on the 15th hole. Upgraded food and beverages are available for purchase inside this area. The tent is climate controlled, and has open seating. Kids 16 and under do not need a ticket if accompanied by a ticketed adult.

Will tickets be available at the gate?
Yes, tickets will be available at the Main Entrance when gates are open Tuesday, September 12 – Sunday, September 17. To ensure you get the best pricing available, we strongly encourage purchasing your tickets online before the Championship starts.

Do you accept international ticket orders?
Yes, please call (224) 260-3746. Single day grounds tickets will be delivered electronically, upgraded tickets and weekly badges will be placed at Will Call.

Do BMW Owners have any added benefits at the Championship?
BMW Owners have several benefits both on and off site at the Championship. For full details, please visit the BMW Owner Information page.

Where will I be able to park for the Championship?
Please see our Transportation & Parking information, above, for details on parking.

When do shuttles run from the public parking lot?
Shuttles will begin operation when gates open. The last shuttle will leave the tournament 1 hour after play has completed.

Will bike parking be available?
Yes.

I am traveling from out of town, where can I stay?
There are many hotel options around Conway Farms Golf Club, please check back here later for a complete list.

Are there any prohibited items I should not bring to the Championship?
Yes, the following items will not be allowed on property at the Championship:
  • Select bags (see policy)
  • Computers or laptops
  • Video cameras
  • Weapons of any nature
  • Outside food & beverage

For a detailed list of prohibited items, please click here.

What is your bag policy?
The PGA TOUR’s bag policy is very similar to those you see at other major sporting events. Please click here to view an infographic that outlines the policy.

Are cameras permitted at the Championship?
Cameras will only be allowed during practice rounds, Tuesday & Wednesday of tournament week. They will not be permitted on tournament days Thursday-Sunday.

Are cell phones permitted at the Championship?
Yes. We do ask that all spectators follow the PGA TOUR’s Mobile Device Policy when on site.

Are wheelchairs allowed on-site at the Championship?
Wheelchairs and other motorized chairs are allowed on the tournament grounds should you like to bring them. Golf carts and other motorized vehicles will not be available to rent or use during the tournament week.

Are there handicap accessible viewing areas?
Wheelchair accessible viewing areas are located at a number of locations on course.

Are strollers allowed on-site?
Child strollers will be permitted entry at the Championship, but fans in attendance are encouraged to keep in mind that the terrain may not be stroller-friendly throughout.

What happens if there is inclement weather during play?
If inclement weather should occur, play may be suspended or cancelled. In the event that lightning is detected at a distance from the course that threatens the safety of the individuals at the event, play is immediately suspended and the course is evacuated for safety precautions. For the most up to date information regarding weather warnings, please register at the bottom of the page by clicking the "Sign up to receive BMW Championship updates" blue bar.

What is the best way to get a PGA TOUR player autograph?
Players are akin to signing autographs during their practice rounds. During their competitive rounds, however, players will not sign autographs until their round is completed. The best place on property to seek autographs is at the dedicated Autograph Area adjacent to the practice putting green.

What players will be competing at the BMW Championship?
The top 70 players in the FedExCup Standings following the Deutsche Bank Championship are eligible to play in BMW Championship.

Is there BMW Championship merchandise available?
Yes! At the Championship, spectators have access to a 9,000 square foot Merchandise Tent.

What forms of payment are accepted?
All concessions stands, the Merchandise Tent, and the Ticket Office accept all major credit and debit cards, as well as cash. There will be an ATM located at the Merchandise Tent.

Is there Will Call at the tournament and what are its hours of operation?
Yes, Will Call is located at the Main Entrance.

Where will the BMW Championship be played in future years?
  • 2018 – Aronimink Golf Club – Newtown Square, PA
  • 2019 – Medinah Country Club – Medinah, IL

Can I smoke at the BMW Championship?

Smoking is permitted at the Championship. We ask that spectators stay 20 feet away from any permanent or temporary structures while smoking.

Is there a Lost and Found on site?
Yes, it is located at the Main Entrance at the Will Call & Admissions trailer.

I have some additional questions about the 2017 BMW Championship. What is the best number to call for tournament information?
Please call 847-724-4600 if you have any questions regarding the 2017 BMW Championship.



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Junior Policy

Juniors 16 and under receive complimentary grounds admission when accompanied by an adult. No ticket is needed for juniors who should proceed to the main gate for tournament entry. There is a limit of 4 juniors for each ticketed adult. Juniors must have their own hospitality ticket to gain access to a hospitality venue* where complimentary food and beverages are offered. Juniors are also required to have their own ticket for the 18 Greenside seats. Juniors are permitted to enter the Trophy Club when accompanied by a properly ticketed adult.

*Includes 1899 Club, Founders Club, Green Coat Club and all corporate hospitality venues.

Military Policy

To honor the men and women who serve our country in the armed forces, the BMW Championship is pleased to offer Active Duty, Retirees, Active Reserve, and Veterans of any branch of service a complimentary ticket on each day of the BMW Championship, Tuesday through Sunday. To receive complimentary access please present your state issued ID (with veteran designation) at the Admissions and Will Call Office just outside of the main entrance upon arrival at the tournament. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Identification Cards, or a copy of your DD Form 214 will also be accepted when accompanied with a standard state issued ID. Active duty service members can present their active duty ID card, which states their branch of service, at the Admissions and Will Call Office outside of the main entrance. These complimentary tickets will be distributed directly to the service members on each date that they are in attendance. Please note that any dependents 17 and older will need to purchase a ticket to gain entry into the tournament.

Pricing Policy

Ticket options and pricing are subject to change. There are no refunds or exchanges. All sales are final. The BMW Championship is not responsible for any lost or stolen tickets.

Shipping Policy

All Practice Round & Tournament Round Grounds tickets will arrive via email upon purchase. Weekly Badges, Upgraded Tickets, All-Inclusive Tickets, and Group Packages will arrive via FedEx in mid-December. All group, badge, upgraded, and All-Inclusive ticket orders completed after September 7th will be placed in Will Call.

International Orders
Please email lapsansky@wgaesf.org for questions regarding international orders. Single day grounds tickets will be delivered electronically. All-Inclusive tickets, upgraded tickets and weekly badges will be placed at Will Call.

2017 Tickets


2017 Information


Conway Farms Golf Club

Lake Forest, IL


The BMW Championship will make its return to Conway Farms Golf Club in September 2017. Tickets will be avaialble on November 15th. Sign up now to receive the latest information.


2018 Tickets

2018 Information

Aronimink Golf Club

Newtown Square, PA


The BMW Championship will make its inaugural visit to Aronimink Golf Club in September, 2018. Sign up now for our priority ticket program.

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2019 Tickets

2019 Information

Medinah Country Club

Medinah, IL


The BMW Championship returns to Chicagoland making its first appearance at Medinah Country Club. Sign up now for our priority ticket program.

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2017 Hospitality

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Conway Farms Golf Club

Lake Forest, IL


The top 70 PGA TOUR players return to Chicago's North Shore in 2017. Hospitality packages at Conway Farms Golf Club are now available.


2018 Hospitality

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Aronimink Golf Club

Newtown Square, PA


The BMW Championship travels to Philadelphia in 2018. Reserve your hospitality package at Aronimink Golf Club today.

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2019 Hospitality

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Medinah Country Club

Medinah, IL


Medinah Country Club hosts the BMW Championship in 2019. Entertain your guests and prospective clients at this iconic venue.

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2017 Volunteers

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Conway Farms Golf Club

Lake Forest, IL


Volunteer recruitment for the 2017 BMW Championship will open in January. Mark your calendar, and join us as we return to Conway Farms Golf Club.


2018 Volunteers

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Aronimink Golf Club

Newtown Square, PA


Don't just watch the BMW Championship, help drive it. Sign up for the mailing list to be the first to know when volunteer registration opens.

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2019 Volunteers

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Medinah Country Club

Medinah, IL


We are looking forward to working with more than 2,000 volunteers in 2019 at iconic Medinah Country Club. Sign up for more information.

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