This post is sponsored by USGA.
Being able to spend a day on the golf course was exactly what my husband wished for this past Father’s Day but experiencing the U.S. Senior Open was a total dream.
We recently had the chance to visit the 42nd U.S. Senior Open in the Lehigh Valley with the family. The golf course views were absolutely stunning. The USGA along with Lehigh Valley Reilly Children’s Hospital had an entire junior experience set up that Milan and Jovani thoroughly enjoyed. We were able to see some of the best professional senior golfers while also spending quality time together as a family.
Did you know? The U.S. Senior Open was first played in 1980. The championship for golfers age 50 and older is open to any professional and amateur golfer with a Handicap Index® not exceeding 3.4.
If you’re thinking about attending the 42nd U.S. Senior Open Championship, here’s a quick guide to visiting the U.S. Senior Open With Kids:
Before You Go
- There are a variety of ticket options currently on sale:
– Weekly Tickets (one (1) ticket for each day during championship week, Tuesday – Sunday),
– Daily Tickets (tickets start at $25, and fans can purchase a daily Gallery or 19th Hole ticket.), and
– Flex Book Tickets (perfect for fans who want to attend the championship but are unable to commit to specific days in advance).
- The U.S. Open is a family FUN event. Admission is complimentary for youth 18 and younger!
- A variety of food and beverage is available to purchase at the 19th Hole (which is an upgraded ticket area that includes various interactive activities in an outdoor festival-like setting)
- Parking is available, but you’ll be shuttled to the location so don’t forget anything in the car.
- Most importantly – Wear LOTS of sunscreen!
Experiences to Check Out
- The Junior Experience has a scavenger hunt on practice round days that will take juniors and their parents all over the golf course – super cool!
- The 19th Hole – an outdoor festival-like setting located in the middle of the three finishing holes (16, 17 & 18) of the championship Old Course
- Golf simulators presented by X-Golf Lehigh Valley at the 19th Hole
- Coloring and other art activities at the Junior Experience
- Live music at the 19th Hole in the late afternoon during practice rounds (Tuesday and Wednesday)
- Golfzilla inflatable targets
- A junior-only grandstand overlooking the 15th tee
- A variety of lawn games at the 19th Hole such as cornhole, bean bag bucket toss, and more.
- Kid’s Hour on the 19th Hole Putting Green each day (Tuesday-Sunday) from 10 – 11 am with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms mascot, meLVin.
We seriously enjoyed ourselves just as much as the kids because all of the activities kept the kids active & excited about golf. So, don’t forget to grab lunch & have a mini picnic while you refuel for the rest of the championship.
For more information on the 42nd U.S. Senior Open, visit ussenioropen.com/2022