Sunscreen, hats, comfortable shoes, and binoculars are "must-haves" at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic. Small-beach type lawn chairs and golf stools are also permitted. Coolers, backpacks, large bags, and memorabilia will not be allowed on the premises at any time. Cell phones must be placed on silent. Pagers are not permitted. Cameras are only permitted Wednesday. Cameras are strictly prohibited Thursday through Sunday.
Grandstands are located on the 1st tee, 15th green, and 18th green with seating on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no reserved seating.
Stay quiet and stand still when the players are about to hit the ball. For your own safety, follow the directions of tournament marshals. Spectators can be removed without warning for:
-Refusal to obey quiet signs or signals
-Distracting or embarrassing a player
-Making rude, vulgar or other inappropriate comments or gestures toward a player
-Booing or cheering at inappropriate times
-Cell phone usage
Check the weather forecast before you visit the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic and dress appropriately. Expect cool mornings and sunny afternoons and dressing in layers is usually ideal.
Pick up a daily pairings guide to find out when the players tee off and the order of the groups. Pairing sheets will be located at admissions and near the 1st and 10th tees. They include that day's pairings and a course map. Check the scoreboards to find out who the leaders are, and where they are on course.
There are two basic ways to watch a golf tournament:
Parade Style: Pick a spot and watch the field pass by. It is recommended to arrive early if you plan on getting a good spot on the course.
Cross-Country Style: Follow a particular player or group around the course.
Players are more receptive to requests for autographs after they have completed their round, please don't interrupt them before or during their round. A good place to catch them is at the designated autograph area located behind the 18th green. Most all players will stop and sign autographs after they sign their scorecard. Simply check the pairings guide and see when your favorite player is due to come off the course and get in line!
Food trucks and beverage stations are located throughout the tournament grounds. Check your pairings guide for a map that details the location of concessions stands.
Visit the merchandise area in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic Fan Zone and inside the Lake Merced Pro-shop for official tournament and Lake Merced apparel. Shop for the finest golf fashions and accessories for both men and women.
We provide handicap-equipped shuttles from the parking lot to the admissions gate. There is no onsite handicap parking. Golf paths are paved, but may be inaccessible due to gallery crowds. There is a special handicap seating section near the 18th green. If you have a question regarding your specific handicap status, please call the tournament office at (650) 301-4160.