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What started as the Los Angeles Open in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the Northern Trust Open is now one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR. It was staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at The Riviera Country Club in 1973. Outside of the major championships, the Northern Trust Open is the fourth-oldest event on TOUR, trailing only the BMW Championship, the RBC Canadian Open and the Valero Texas Open.

The Northern Trust Open continues a PGA TOUR tradition of giving back, strengthening individuals, families and their communities through innovative and responsive philanthropic programs.  The 2013 Northern Trust Open raised $1.3 million for non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area, bringing the total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event's inception to nearly $56.5 million.

CLICK HERE for additional information outlining the history of the Northern Trust Open.

Parking

Spectator Parking is located at the VA Hospital.  The VA Hospital is located at the I-405 freeway and Wilshire Blvd.

VA Hospital Address:

11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073

Parking Fee: $5.00 per car

Tournament Hours

Gate Hours:

The tournament grounds are open Wednesday, February 18th - Sunday, February 22nd.

  • Wednesday:  6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday:  6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday:  6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday:  6:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Shuttle Hours

Shuttles operate every 20 minutes from general parking at the VA Hospital to the main entrance.

  • Wednesday: 5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Thursday:  5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Friday:  5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Saturday:  5:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • Sunday:  5:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Will Call Hours:

All spectators picking up tickets should park at the VA Hospital and take the shuttle to the main entrance.

Will Call is located at the main entrance.

Photo ID is required to pick up any items.

  • Wednesday: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Friday: 6:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Saturday: 6:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sunday: 6:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Directions

From the South: Take the I-405 Freeway North; Exit Wilshire Boulevard (West). Once on Wilshire Boulevard, proceed under the I-405 Freeway and immediately turn Right into the VA Hospital complex.

From the North: Take the I-405 Freeway South; Exit Wilshire Boulevard (West). Once on Wilshire Boulevard, immediately turn Right into the VA Hospital complex.

From the East: Take Wilshire Boulevard. Just after passing under the I-405 Freeway, turn Right into the VA Hospital complex.

From the West: Take Wilshire Boulevard. Just before the I-405 Freeway, veer Right into the VA Hospital complex.

For additional parking and directions, CLICK HERE.

What to Bring

To help you enjoy a day of world-class golf at the Northern Trust Open, we've compiled a list of things you should bring to The Riviera Country Club.

ALL bags are subject to search. CLICK HERE to view the PGA TOUR Bag Policy.

  • A comfortable pair of shoes are a must.
  • Be prepared with appropriate clothing for sudden weather changes. Wear clothes and rain gear for stormy weather, and headgear, sunglasses and sun block for sunny weather.
  • Cell phone. They are allowed as long as they are on silent.
  • Cameras are permitted on Wednesday ONLY. They are prohibited once the tournament starts on Thursday.
  • A chair or an umbrella. While not necessary, these are permitted. But leave the cases or covers in the car. The cases are prohibited.

What to Leave Behind

The following items are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated:

  • Backpacks, packages or other carry items larger than six square inches. This ban also includes camera carrying cases, coolers and diaper bags.
  • Radios or other noise producing devices, even if they are turned off or vibrate.
  • Alcoholic beverages, nonalcoholic beverages or food may not be brought into or taken from the golf course property.
  • Firearms or weapons of any kind.
  • Folding arm chairs, lawn chairs or ladders.
  • Sharp pointed objects or objects with stakes.
  • Golf clubs or bags.
  • Signs or banners.
  • Cameras or video recordersare not permitted during the practice rounds on Thursday - Sunday. Cameras are permitted on Wednesday during the Pro-Am.

If you have any questions about an item not on this list, please call the tournament office at (800) 752-OPEN (6736) prior to your arrival.

Stay Connected

For the latest information and social media updates regarding the 2015 Northern Trust Open, please CLICK HERE.

2015 Tournament Facts

To view the 2015 Northern Trust Open Tournament Fact Sheet, please CLICK HERE.

Official Tournament Program

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The Official Program of the 2015 Northern Trust Open will be available online in January, 2015.

PGA TOUR Mobile Device Policy

MOBILE DEVICE POLICY:
The Northern Trust Open is allowing mobile devices onto the tournament grounds during tournament week. Please refer to the guidelines listed below for more information on the NEW mobile device policy.

What is a mobile device?

A mobile device, which is also referred to as a handheld, handheld device or handheld computer, is a pint-sized computing device. Mobile devices usually come with a touch or non touch display screen and sometimes, even a mini keyboard. Mobile devices can send and receive calls and data.

MOBILE DEVICE RULES AND REGULATIONS:

- Please silence your mobile device while on the tournament grounds.
- Calls are only permitted in designated areas - "Cell Phone Zones" (Please refer to the on-site signage to find your nearest Cell Phone Zone).
- Data use (ex. e-mailing, texting) is permitted on the tournament grounds; however, it is not permitted near tournament play. Please be respectful of the golf professionals and move to a Cell Phone Zone when e-mailing and texting.
- No audio or video recording is permitted at any time.
- Still photography is permitted on Wednesday only.
- No photographs or video recording is permitted during official competition rounds, Thurs - Sun. Any device with a lens is considered a camera whether it makes a call or not.
- Any violations of the policies listed above may result in confiscation of your mobile device or his/her from the tournament.

Please be respectful to the players and fans around you - Take your call or text to a designated cell phone zone!
 
Note: Neither the Northern Trust Open nor the PGA TOUR will be responsible for any damages to, or loss of, any confiscated items.