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.
To view the 2015 Northern Trust Open Tournament Fact Sheet, please CLICK HERE.
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
A nominal charge of $5 will be required for parking at the VA Hospital and shuttling to the event this year.
The Northern Trust Open has grown dramatically over over the last three years, which has, in turn, increased the cost of the parking operations. At the PGA TOUR, we believe that together, anything's possible, which is why the goal of the Northern Trust Open is to generate significant funds for Los Angeles area charities.
Through this $5 parking fee for 2015, the Northern Trust Open can be assured of incurring fewer hard costs that detract from the charity dollars the tournament proudly raises for this community. For questions or more information, contact email@example.com.
Directions to the VA Hospital:
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.
Santa Monica Community - Big Blue Bus
Alternative Weekend Parking Location for 2015 Northern Trust Open
We are working with the "Big Blue Bus" in Santa Monica again this year to pick up local Santa Monica residents and drop them off directly at the golf course and provide transportation home. This is going to be a great resource for the community as there will be no additional cost. Details of the program are as follows:
Name: Santa Monica Big Blue Bus
Dates: Saturday, February 21st and Sunday, February 22nd
Times: 6:00 AM - One hour after play concludes
*Buses will run on a continuous loop and should run approximately every 15-20 minutes.
Cost: $5.00 per car
Pick Up Location: Santa Monica Municipal Court Parking Lot located on 4th Street between Pico Boulevard and Olympic Drive
Drop Off Location: Front Entrance / Admissions Gate on Longworth Street
The Official Program of the 2015 Northern Trust Open will be available online in January, 2015.
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.
What to Leave Behind
The following items are strictly prohibited and will be confiscated:
ALL bags are subject to search. CLICK HERE to view the PGA TOUR Bag Policy.
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.
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.