How to Attend the U.S. Open Golf Tournament

By Todd Mrowice

Tiger Woods hitting shot next to fans

If you’re interested in attending the U.S. Open, you’re in luck. There are several ways to attend what is widely considered the most difficult test in professional golf. Here is how you can get your U.S. Open tickets for 2022 and beyond, along with some helpful tips.

2022 U.S. Open

The 122nd U.S. Open is being held at The Country Club (Brookline, Mass.) June 16-19. The Country Club has hosted the U.S. Open three other times, most recently in 1988 when Curtis Strange outlasted Nick Faldo in an 18-hole playoff. In 1913, it was the site of Francis Ouimet's legendary U.S. Open win. Brookline was also home to the infamous 1999 Ryder Cup, also known as the “Battle at Brookline,” when the U.S. staged a thrilling comeback on the final day of play.

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On Sale Date

Tickets for the 2022 U.S. Open went on sale in June of 2021 on the USGA’s website, and have since sold out.

Where To Purchase Tickets

The best place to purchase U.S. Open tickets is on the USGA’s website, however, since the 2022 event is sold out you will have to explore some other options if you’re interested in attending.

U.S. Open will call sold out

Online Aftermarket

The best option for purchasing tickets to the 2022 U.S. Open is the online aftermarket. It is highly recommended that you purchase from reputable sites such as StubHub or Vivid Seats because they offer guarantees on your purchase.

You can find cut-rate sites that offer much lower pricing, but your chances of purchasing counterfeit tickets are very high. If it seems to good to be true, it probably is.

Another great place to find U.S. Open tickets is eBay. Just be sure to check the seller’s ratings and recent sales to see if there are any red flags or cause for concern.

Onsite Aftermarket

At any live sporting event, there are people standing outside near the venue selling tickets. This strategy can be hit or miss, but you should probably err on the side of caution and assume those tickets are fake.

Ticket Prices

U.S. Open general grounds ticket prices typically have a face value starting around $50 for practice rounds and increasing $40-$50 per day, with Sunday being the most expensive day.

Here is what you’ll likely pay for 2022 U.S. Open tickets by way of the online aftermarket.

  • Practice Rounds (Monday, Tuesday): $80 to $100
  • Practice Round (Wednesday): $100 to $150
  • First Round: $350 to $400
  • Second Round: $450 to $500
  • Third Round: $500 to $550
  • Final Round: $550 to $650

If you’re looking to go to the 2022 U.S. Open in style you can also find premium passes such as at the Trophy Club which cost two, three, or even four times as much as the general grounds tickets.

Future U.S. Open Sites

If you want to plan a trip to a future U.S. Open, there are currently 15 future U.S. Open sites that have been determined, including all but one year the remainder of this decade:

  • 2023: The Los Angeles Country Club
  • 2024: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club
  • 2025: Oakmont Country Club
  • 2026: Shinnecock Hills
  • 2027: Pebble Beach Golf Links
  • 2029: Pinehurst Resort & Country Club
  • 2030: Merion Golf Club

Tips for Getting Future Tickets

The best way to get tickets for any of the future U.S. Open tournaments is to watch the USGA website for updates. The U.S. Open is held in June each year, with tickets for the following year usually going on sale around that time.

Another option is to become a USGA member because members usually get advanced ticket purchasing opportunities. The cost to become a USGA member is around $40 for the year.

Conclusion

Attending the U.S. Open is one of the greatest experiences in all of golf. Seeing the best players in the world tackle the toughest conditions is something every golf fan should see in person. Just be sure to plan out your strategy for obtaining tickets to the yearly championship.

About the Author

Todd Mrowice is a Staff Writer for GolfLink. His experience spans over 15 years and he has covered all aspects of the game including travel, products, business, and professional tours. Todd has also put his deep knowledge of golf equipment to work as a club fitter and in several marketing roles in the golf industry. He has a hole-in-one on his playing resume and appropriately gave his son the middle name “Ace.”