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Olympia Fields Country Club welcomes you to the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship! 

 

  • Fact Sheet
    • Dates: Aug. 17-23, 2015

      Field: 312 top amateurs from around the world

      Format: 18 holes of stroke played on Aug. 17-18 on each of the two qualifying courses, after which the field will be cut to the low 64 scorers. Six rounds of match play begin on Aug. 19 and the championship concludes with a 36-hole championship match on Aug. 23.

      Location: The U.S. Amateur Championship will be contested at the historic Olympia Fields Country Club in Olympia Fields, Illinois.

      Past Champions:
      2014 Gunn Yang- Atlanta Athletic Club 
      2013 Matt Fitzpatrick - The Country Club (Mass.)
      2012 Steven Fox - Cherry Hills Country Club
      2011 Kelly Kraft - Erin Hills
      2010 Peter Uihlein - Chambers Bay
      2009 Byeong-Hun An - Southern Hills Country Club
      2008 Danny Lee - Pinehurst Resort & C.C.
      2007 Colt Knost - The Olympic Club (Lakeside)
      2006 Richie Ramsay - Hazeltine National G.C.
      2005 Edoardo Molinari - Merion G.C. (East Course)
      2004 Ryan Moore - Winged Foot (N.Y.) Golf Club

      Volunteers: Volunteer recruitment is now open. Click Here for more information.

      Hospitality: Hospitality options are currently available. Interested parties should contact Marcus Fischer at mfischer@2015usamateur.com or 317-508-7796

      Television: U.S. Amateur Championship will be broadcast on the Fox Networks.

      Future Sites:
      Aug. 15-21, 2016 – Oakland Hills Country Club, Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
      Aug. 14-20, 2017 – Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif.
      Aug. 13-19, 2018 – Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif.

      Contact:
      Andrew Lamie
      Championship Director
      2015 U.S. Amateur Championship
      2800 Country Club Drive
      Olympia Fields, Illinois 60461
      (708) 679-6776
  • Local Accommodations
  • Prohibited Items
      • No Laptop Computers and/or Full Size Computers (tablets and other mobile devices are permitted)
      • No Cameras (other than during practice rounds for personal non-commercial photographic use only)
      • No Video Recording Devices (video recording is not permitted at any time)
      • No Backpacks or Bags larger than 8”W X 8”H X 8”D in its natural state
      • No Signs, Posters and/or Banners
      • No Televisions and/or Radios
      • No Food and/or Beverages Except for Medical or Infant Needs
      • No Containers and/or Coolers Except for Medical or Infant Needs
      • No Pets (other than service animals)
      • No Lawn Chairs or Oversized Chairs
      • No Bicycles
      • No Ladders
      • No Metal-spiked Golf Shoes
      • No Weapons (regardless of permit) including, but not limited to firearms or knives
  • Mobile Device Usage Policy
    • Spectators are permitted to carry mobile devices (i.e., cell phones, smartphones, PDA’s, tablets) at the U.S. Amateur Championship and use them for limited purposes on the championship grounds, subject to the following restrictions:

      • All device volume controls must be set to “silent” or “vibrate” at all times.
      • Phone calls cannot be received or placed in any area that may disrupt play.
      • Photographs may ONLY be taken during practice rounds (Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16).
      • Video and audio recording are not permitted at any time during championship week.
      • Texting, email and the use of mobile applications are permissible throughout all areas of the golf course but use should NOT disrupt players

      Camera/Photography Policy
      Stand alone cameras may only be brought in and mobile device camera features may only be used during practice rounds (Saturday, Aug. 15 and Sunday, Aug. 16) and only for personal photographic use. No photography is permitted in the presence of a player from the time he addresses the ball until the completion of his swing (i.e. when a marshal's arms are raised)

      Video and audio recording is not permitted at any time with any device.

      Violation of the above policy may result in immediate expulsion and loss of ticket privileges for the remainder of the championship. 

  • Getting to the Championship
    • Metra

      One of the easiest ways to get to Olympia Fields Country Club is by taking the Metra Electric District Line to Olympia Fields stop.
      From there the golf course is a just a few steps away.
       
      Click here to link to METRA and view additional details. 
       

      Parking

      Complimentary parking will be available for spectators and volunteers of the 2015 U.S. Amateur Championship.

      Marian Catholic High School 
      700 Ashland Ave.
      Chicago Heights, IL 60411

      A complimentary shuttle service will transport all spectators and volunteers to Olympia Fields Country Club.

        
      Map & Directions