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|
Schedule of Events
Join in the excitement of the PGA TOUR Playoffs: the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club, September 12-17, 2017.
|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|
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.
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?
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:
For a detailed list of prohibited items, please click here.
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.