There is NO parking at Victoria National, on Anderson Road, or in the surrounding neighborhoods. All cars parked in these areas will be towed at the owner’s expense. Spectator Parking will be available at Castle High School for a $5 donation to the Castle High School Marching Band Boosters. No passes or credentials are required for parking. Look for directional signs in the area. Caddies and Volunteers will park at Friedman Park located off of Oak Grove Road (signs will be posted). Proper credentials are required. Once you park, you will be shuttled from the parking areas to Victoria National at no charge. Shuttles will run as follows: Monday – Van transportation begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday – Van transportation begins at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday – Van transportation begins at 4:45 a.m. Buses begin at 5:00 a.m. Thursday and Friday – Van transportation begins at 4:45 a.m. Buses begin at 5:00 a.m. Saturday and Sunday – Van transportation begins at 5:00 a.m. Buses begin at 7:00 a.m.
General Admission Grounds Passes are available at www.ulcgolf.com or at the Admission Tent at the tournament. This tent is located directly in front of you as you exit the shuttle upon arrival. Hospitality Passes are available at www.ulcgolf.com and allow the bearer access to the designated suites along the 18th green. Daily Grounds Passes are $10 each, Weekly Grounds Passes are $35 each, FC Tucker Hospitality House Passes are $75/day and C&P Media Hospitality Passes are $125/day. Children under 17 years of age are not required to have a ticket for general admission to the tournament.
Be sure to check the weather to determine what to wear. Bring a rain jacket or poncho if there is a chance of rain. Wear cool, light colored clothing on sunny days. Wear comfortable shoes, preferably with flat heels, which make for easier walking on uneven terrain. Wear sun protection: sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses.
A SMALL portable chair or stool to sit and watch the action. No lawn chairs are permitted. Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses. A sharpie for autographs from the players in the autograph tent. Money for food, drinks and souvenirs.
Firearms or Weapons (Victoria National is private property. Neither Victoria National nor the PGA TOUR permit firearms or weapons at their events.) Coolers of any size. Cameras (Cameras are permitted only during the practice rounds on Monday-Tuesday) Folding Chairs (Only small, portable stools are permitted) Radios or mini televisions, or noise-producing devices of any kind Signs, posters, or banners Food and/or Beverages (Concessions are available at the course) Pets (not even a little dog that fits in a purse!) Ladders or stepping stools Metal-spiked golf shoes Bicycles or golf carts past the gate to Victoria National except for handicap purposes
Mobile devices are allowed at the tournament if you follow these rules: Device must be silent at all times Calls may be placed or received in remote areas where conversations will not be heard by a player on the course. (Cell phones may be used at any location in the event of an emergency!) Texting and e-mailing and downloading is permitted EXCEPT when a player is in a position to compete (i.e. when QUIET PLEASE signs are raised). No audio, picture, or video capture with mobile device is permitted at any time.
Videos or photographs cannot be taken any time during competition rounds (Thursday-Sunday), but you can take video and photographs during practice rounds (Monday through Wednesday). Flash photography is never permitted because it distracts the players. Most players do not take pictures with fans. So please do not ask for a photo unless the player asks if you would like to have one taken with them. Spectators that do not follow these rules or disrupt play with a mobile device will be asked to leave.
Pick up a Pairing Sheet and Spectator Guide to see who is playing when, and whether they tee off of 1 tee or 10 tee. It is appropriate for spectators to applaud or cheer successful strokes by a player, but excessive demonstrations are not appropriate because of the possible negative effects on other players. Spectators should never applaud or cheer the misfortune of or misplay by a competitor. When a player is preparing for a shot, stop walking and remain quiet until the player has hit the ball. If you are following a group or player from hole to hole, remain quiet and still until all players in that group have completed their shots or putts, and then move. Kneel or sit down if you are in front of a group of spectators. Cooperate with the Course Marshals and all other tournament or PGA TOUR officials. Be quiet when asked and always stay behind the gallery ropes. Be sure that your children are respectful of the players, other spectators and the course. Please be sure that they don’t run – it’s dangerous and may disrupt the players. Stay hydrated as temperatures may reach 90 degrees the last week in June. There will be concession areas selling a wide variety of Pepsi products and Budweiser products (proper ID required). A free, public first aid station is near the clubhouse. This is a world class golf course – please treat it with respect. Don’t litter, don’t pull flowers, and stay on the cart path at all times.
Most players will be pleased to give you an autograph! Best time to ask: Before or after a practice round. NEVER ask for an autograph during a player’s round. Best place to ask: At the driving range and putting green or the autograph tent.
Start at Hole 10, then go to Hole 11. From 11 Green, go left toward Hole 18 or go right to Hole 16. From 18 Green, go to Holes 4, 5, and the 6 (tee area). From here, go to Hole 1, and 2 Tee. Then cut through to 8 Green. Viewing on 9 Green will be fun, because half of the players will finish their round on 9 Green. Holes 12-16 are terrific viewing, but many would consider this a rather long walk!