BMW Championship Returns to Chicago's North Shore
“We’re planning a number of exciting activities for this year’s BMW Championship that we’re confident fans will find thoroughly enjoyable,” said Vince Pellegrino, Western Golf Association senior vice president of tournaments. “We’re committed to providing patrons with an unforgettable experience, and this year may mark our most exciting tournament yet for spectators.”
For the first time ever, patrons have the opportunity to purchase their own seat in a reserved section of grandstand behind the finishing hole at Conway Farms, providing a unique opportunity to experience the excitement of the 2017 BMW Championship up close. Only 120 Greenside tickets are being sold for each round of the event, and there are a limited number of tickets still available for Thursday-Saturday.
Preferred pricing is now available for patrons who purchase their tickets in advance of BMW Championship week. A limited number of tickets will be available at the gate at an increase of $15 per ticket. To learn more or to purchase tickets in advance, visit www.bmwchampionship.com.
Spectator Parking and Transportation
General admission parking for the 2017 BMW Championship will again be complimentary for all spectators.
Spectators will park at Six Flags Great America, located at 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL. Spectators will use the north entrance to the park on Grand Avenue (IL-132). Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from Conway Farms.
In addition, there are a number of alternative transportation options the tournament encourages patrons to use, including:
- Traditional taxi cab companies
- Private pick-up/drop-off
A designated drop-off/pick-up area will be located at 911 Telegraph Road, Lake Forest, IL. From the drop-off/pick-up location, spectators will be shuttled to the BMW Championship entrance less than half a mile away. Patrons traveling by bicycle or on foot can enter the Conway Farms community at the corner of Everett Road and Conway Farms Drive, and proceed north on the sidewalk to 425 Conway Farms Drive, Lake Forest, IL.
BMW Owner Benefits
BMW Owners receive many exclusive benefits during the 2017 BMW Championship including special ticket offers, promotions, private parking and personal concierge service at the event.
- BMW Owners’ Parking - There will be a BMW Owners’ Parking Lot located at Six Flags Great America, with complimentary shuttle services to/from the tournament’s Main Entrance. BMW Owners must register at bmwchampionship.com for a parking pass to gain access to the lot. Day-specific parking passes will be emailed to all registered BMW Owners, along with a map and directions to the BMW Owners’ Lot. BMW Owners must present this parking pass in their BMW vehicles to gain access to the BMW Owners’ Lot.
- BMW Owners’ Pavilion - A BMW key unlocks the best that the BMW Championship has to offer. Located between the 17th tee and 18th green, the venue offers luxury grandstand seating with spectacular views of the course to watch the top players in the world compete as well as open-air seating, air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and enhanced food and beverage options. BMW owners and a guest can access the BMW Owners’ Pavilion by simply showing their BMW key.
The BMW Experience features BMW’s newest vehicles and a variety of fun activities and contests. Located adjacent to the driving range, visitors will see a line-up of some of BMW’s most exciting vehicles including the all-new BMW M760i, BMW X3 and a closed room sneak peek at the BMW i8 Roadster.
In addition, for the first-time ever at a PGA TOUR event, patrons will have the opportunity to participate in the BMW Fan Challenge powered by Topgolf Crush. Patrons will have the chance to compete in a 5-ball challenge, using Toptracer ball-tracking technology, by hitting golf balls at large targets located in the driving range. Participants will accumulate points and compete against scores of the Pros for great prizes, including a VIP trip to the 2018 BMW Championship.
The BMW X3 Hole-In-One Competition will give visitors the opportunity to take a swing for a chance to win an all-new 2018 BMW X3. Located on the 2nd floor of the BMW Fan Challenge powered by Topgolf Crush, not only will patrons have the chance to win the keys to an all-new BMW X3 if they score an ace, but they will also have the opportunity to beat the Pros for daily prizes.
Also, all patrons will have the opportunity to sink a 60-foot putt at the BMW Putting Challenge to help support the Evans Scholars Foundation. Those who successfully make the putt will be entered to win a trip to the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, CA..
To celebrate BMW’s German roots and the start of Oktoberfest, the 2017 BMW Championship will feature a Bavarian-themed Biergarten located between the back of the main clubhouse and the first tee, providing an area for spectators to relax and enjoy a beverage without missing any of the action. With a large video board showing live tournament coverage, you can take a break and enjoy popular local German delicacies and refreshments while enjoying the competition of the BMW Championship.