Jun 15, 2010 9:09 AM by Lee Douglas
Tickets for the 66th U.S. Women's Open, to be held July 4-10, 2011 at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs are on sale now.
The goal for organizers is to play host to the largest U.S. Women's Open crowd. Record-setting attendance has been a recurring phenomenon at U.S. Women's Opens held in Colorado. The 1995 championship at The Broadmoor set an attendance record with 96,000 total spectators. The 2005 U.S. Women's Open at Cherry Hills County Club in Denver set the current record when 131,000 spectators attended throughout championship week.
"There is a tradition of extraordinary U.S. Women's Open Championships in Colorado, from the high level of competition, to the memorable finishes, to the enormous galleries," said Russ Miller, director of golf at The Broadmoor. "We expect to welcome and entertain the most spectators to witness a Women's Open and have developed attractive ticket options for those who purchase early."
Spectators can choose from three ticket options this summer, two of which feature special pricing. All tickets include free parking and free shuttle transportation to the admission gate.
The first option is the Trophy Club Package, which includes individual daily tickets for all seven days (Monday - Sunday) with access to the exclusive, climate-controlled Trophy Club pavilion near the third green, the grounds and grandstands. The Trophy Club pavilion features upscale food and beverage for purchase along with live U.S. Women's Open television coverage. A free Official Championship Program is also included with purchase. For a limited time, The Trophy Club package is available for $199, which is more than $50 off the list price.
A second ticket option is the 4-Pack. This was the most popular option for the 2008 U.S. Senior Open and includes four tickets valid any one day of the event. Each ticket provides access to the grounds and grandstands. This flexible option allows for all four tickets to be used on one day or spread out throughout the week. 4-Packs are available for $99 for a limited time, a discount of more than $40.
Individual tickets are also available for the championship rounds July 7-10, 2011. All four championship round tickets are available for $45. These daily tickets allow access to the grounds and grandstands.
Kids in free:
Throughout the week of the 2011 U.S. Women's Open, kids 17 and younger will receive free admission when accompanied by a ticketed adult. The front row of each grandstand is reserved for kids, and a junior clinic featuring Annika Sorenstam will be held during championship week. More than 8,000 kids attended the 2008 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor.
Gates will open daily at 7 a.m. and will close following the conclusion of play (around 7 p.m.). Daily capacity on the golf course is limited by the USGA to 30,000 individuals to enable all spectators the opportunity to experience the championship up close.
Active and retired military with valid identification can purchase any of the U.S. Women's Open ticket options at 50 percent off the list price.
About the U.S. Women's Open:
The 66th U.S. Women's Open, to be held July 4-10, 2011, will bring a field of 156 of the world's best professional and amateur female golfers to The Broadmoor East Course in Colorado Springs, Colo. Featured players expected to compete include: Cristie Kerr, Suzann Pettersen, Paula Creamer and Morgan Pressel. Hall of Fame golfer Annika Sorenstam, will serve as honorary chairman for the championship. The U.S. Women's Open will be the seventh USGA championship contested at The Broadmoor, dating back to the 1959 U.S. Amateur won by Jack Nicklaus.
About The Broadmoor:
The Broadmoor, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, Colo., is the longest consecutive winner of the AAA Five-Diamond and Forbes/Mobil Travel Guide Five-Star awards for excellence in service and facilities. The Broadmoor spans 3,000 acres with 744 hotel rooms and suites surrounding Cheyenne Lake, three championship golf courses, an award-winning tennis club and an internationally renowned Five-Star spa.
About the USGA:
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA and Mexico. The USGA annually conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, U.S. Senior Open and 10 national amateur championships. It also conducts two state team championships and helps conduct the Walker Cup Match, Curtis Cup Match and World Amateur Team Championships.