Now that you have secured your USDGC Pass and visit to the Winthrop Gold Course, here are some tips on how to best experience the Championship in person.
Though conditions are expected to be dry, you may want to use your umbrella to block the sun. Temps for the first three rounds will be in the 90’s.
To get there, type this address into your phone:
Winthrop Coliseum. 1162 Eden Terrace. Rock Hill, South Carolina.
Parking is free for the USDGC. However, we’re expecting a large turnout as always this year, so come as early as you can to ensure a spot.
Upon entering the Winthrop Recreation Area Complex, you will first arrive at the front gate. Once you pass through the gate, you are welcome to park anywhere in the Winthrop Coliseum parking lot. Enter the lake area and proceed along Eagle Loop Road to access the heart of the course.
VIP Pass Holders should proceed straight to the USDGC Gate. Present your VIP Pass or check-in to pick them up. Gate staff will direct you to the reserved, VIP tailgating area in the heart of the course, next to Winthrop Lake.
(You may also purchase event passes at the gate. A VIP Pass for the entire tournament is only $25. Daily regular passes are $10.)
Make your way to Hole 1 and the nearby Winthrop Shack aka the USDGC Pro Shop via the College Lake Road. At the Pro Shop, check out official USDGC discs, apparel and other merch inside this cozy building with a great outdoor patio for viewing the final hole. The Pro Shop is also where you sign up to play the Spectator Round on Sunday.
*Also, don’t miss the popular Distance Showcase after the final round on Saturday, in which participants launch drives over Winthrop Lake.
Whether you want to follow the defending US Champion Paul McBeth or any other Championship competitor, you can find their tee time on usdgc.com. Plan your trip accordingly. Look for each round’s tee times to be posted on usdgc.com the evening prior.
Medical personnel will be available at the course at all times. Ask any member of our tournament staff for assistance.
Ever been to a pro golf tournament where the practice putting green is visible to fans walking by? That’s the idea the USDGC is going for with the new Player Warm Up Area. Along with several targets for putting, nets will also be available for players to throw a few practice drives. So, drop in here to see your favorite player get ready for their round.
The former holes 1 and 2 were removed to make room for this and provide a Fan Zone nearby. Here, fans can do a number of things including:
You can also expect to see teams from the USDGC’s annual college team exhibition, the Dean’s Cup, gather here too.
Make that cell phone of yours earn its keep at the course.
Social Media: Tune into the several USDGC social media channels providing news, photos, and videos including:
For a complete list, go here:
Now that you’ve gotten the Winthrop Gold Spectator briefing, you’re ready to hit the course. Go forth, be safe, and have an incredible time watching the best disc golf on earth!