KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Know Before You Go – A Guide to “The People’s Open”
Whether it’s your first time at TPC Scottsdale for the WM Phoenix Open or you’re a seasoned vet, it’s always good to brush up on the do’s and don’ts of “The People’s Open.” Let this be your guide to having the best time at the tournament. Here, you’ll also find updates on general tournament information, ticket info, dates and times of specific venues and more.
The WM Phoenix Open entrance area will look a little different this year and feature a slightly different entry point into the tournament. That doesn’t mean, however, you’ll have to change your plans when you arrive at “The People’s Open.” Just keep an eye out for signage and you’ll be fine.
Important! There are changes to WM Phoenix Open parking information for 2023. General Public Parking (with shuttle access to the tournament gates) is FREE and available in the following areas:
WESTWORLD (Lot A)
We recommend drivers exit coming from the East on the Loop 101 exit on Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd., then drive north to Bell Road to 94th street, then into the parking lot entrance. Coming from the West on Loop 101 take the Bell Road exit. The FREE shuttles from Lot A will operate Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., and on Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
HAYDEN/MAYO (Lot C – LIMITED PARKING)
We recommend Loop 101 drivers exit at Hayden and drive south into the parking lot. The FREE shuttles from Lot C will operate on a limited basis from Thursday-Sunday
SALT RIVER FIELDS (Lot B)
Free parking is also available at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick at the Loop 101 and Via de Ventura. Shuttles to and from the tournament entrance are available at this location as well and will run Wednesday – Sunday only, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rideshare Dropoff and Pickup
Getting a ride to the WM Phoenix Open? Great call. Rideshares like Uber and Lyft are an excellent way to stay safe on your way to and from “The People’s Open.” Pickup locations will be located at Lot A at Westworld near Raintree Dr. and Thompson Peak Pkwy.
Bikes and motorcycles
Riding your bike to the tournament? How very “green” of you. Fans riding bicycles to the WM Phoenix Open can park and lock them at the City of Scottsdale pavilion in the park between Lots 3 and 4. Motorcycle riders without a parking pass should follow signs for public parking.
Souvenir Cups on 16
Lucky enough to get a seat at the loudest hole in golf? This year it gets even better. All beer and hard seltzer purchases come with a free, commemorative cup courtesy of the WM Phoenix Open. All beer and hard seltzer served at the iconic 16th hole will be poured into these cups, so make sure to hold on to yours!
Respect goes a long way, especially at the WM Phoenix Open. Remember, when at “The People’s Open,” make sure to RESPECT THE PLAYERS, RESPECT THE GAME AND RESPECT EACH OTHER.
Refillable Water Stations
New this year! Fans at the “Greatest Show on Grass” are now welcome to bring in refillable water containers (32oz or less and no glass) and fill them up at designated water stations at the Talking Stick Resort Fan Zone. Just remember, containers will need to be empty before you enter and when you leave the grounds. You know why.
New and Improved Fan Zone
Bigger and better than ever this year is the Talking Stick Resort Fan Zone featuring more space (doubled in size), better seating and the same incredible food from some of your favorite local eateries like Zinburger and Tortas Paquime. While there, fans won’t miss a lick of action thanks to video boards featuring up-to-date golf action.
New Merchandise Tent
There’s only one place, in the world, where fans of “The People’s Open” can score official gear – the WM Phoenix Open merchandise tent. And this year, that tent is now five times bigger. Score anything and everything WM Phoenix Open, from simple things like logoed golf balls to framed prints, shirts, hats, socks and everything in between. The new merchandise tent is adjacent to the revamped Talking Stick Resort Fan Zone. You can’t miss it.
Digital Pairings Guide
Important! Pairings guides are going full digital this year. So, if you need to know when your favorite PGA TOUR stars, celebrities or Hall-of-Fame athletes tee off at the WM Phoenix Open, make sure to download the PGA TOUR app on your mobile device. Click here to download the PGA TOUR app.
AXS (Digital Tickets)
AXS is the official ticketing provider for the WM Phoenix Open. All WMPO Tournament General Admission and Coors Light Birds Nest General Admission are digital tickets (AXS Mobile ID) and will require the app download prior to entering.
Here’s a quick guide to help you use your Mobile-ID!
AXS Mobile-ID via the AXS app is the only form of entry, but if you don’t have access to a smartphone, you may use the credit card you used to purchase the tickets.
Hospitality Wristband Registration
All guests, including children over three years old, will need a wristband to be permitted into any hospitality venue. To register your hospitality venue wristband, click here https://wmphoenixopen.com/register/.
Tournament Will Call
WM Phoenix Open will call is located north of Bell Road between Hayden and 82nd street and is open from 7 A.M. to the conclusion of play each day. To pick up tickets at will call, you will need a government-issued ID matching the first and last name on the tickets.
Coors Light Birds Nest Will Call
Will call for the Coors Light Birds Nest is located at the front gate of the concert venue on 82nd street and Bell Road. Will call opens at noon from Wednesday – Saturday. To pick up tickets at will call, you will need a government-issued ID matching the first and last name on the tickets.
No opaque bags larger than 6″x6″ (including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags, or chair bags) are permitted through the gates. No clear, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12″x6″x12″ are permitted through the gates. Clear Tote Bags, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12”x 6”x 12” will NOT be permitted. For more information, please visit PGA TOUR Prohibited Items.
Code of Conduct
We have the greatest fans in golf. We want everyone to have a good time and be safe. Remember to RESPECT the players, RESPECT the game, and RESPECT each other. See the full code of conduct.
Please observe on-course scoreboards and digital signage for messaging and updates regarding storms and weather. Please advise and follow all instructions provided by tournament officials, which may include seeking safe shelter or exiting the premises. In the event of dangerous weather – avoid the following: hilltops/high places; golf carts; temporary structures; trees; wire fencing. A prolonged blast on an air horn, repeated once, will indicate that tournament play has been suspended, all attendees should seek safe shelter immediately. Two short blasts of an air horn, repeated once, will indicate play has resumed.
The only place to score an autograph from your favorite TOUR players or celebrities playing in the Annexus Pro-Am is in DESIGNATED autograph zones located near the Driving Range and the cart pad near the Clubhouse. That means no autographs on course. What does “on course” mean? Glad you asked. Anywhere outside of DESIGNATED autograph zones.
The 2023 map of the entire tournament grounds including hospitality venues, parking info, concessions, and other general information regarding the WM Phoenix Open is available right here.
As a general rule, keep your mobile device on silent at all times, don’t live stream the event – seriously – and please observe the PGA TOUR’s mobile device policy. Need a crash course? Check it out right here.
Free admission for kids Ages 15 and younger
Ages 15 and younger are free into tournament grounds but only those 3 years and younger will be permitted into the hospitality venues without a credential.
Don’t forget to wear GREEN for Saturday’s #GREENOUT
Don’t forget to wear GREEN for Saturday’s #GREENOUT. For every fan, volunteer, service animal and – yes even players and caddies – who wear green, the tournament hosts Thunderbirds and title sponsor WM will donate money to deserving non-profit organizations with a sustainability focus
Gates open at 7 am everyday of tournament week. We suggest getting in line a little bit earlier than that if you want to score a seat at the iconic 16th hole – especially on Friday and Saturday.