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Fans who come to THE NORTHERN TRUST 2018, August 21-26 at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, New Jersey, will not only have incredible views of the best players in the world in a truly thrilling competition, but will have the very best that New Jersey can offer in Fashion, Food and Do-or-Die Drama. To help you plan the best day at the course, we've included some important information below.
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About THE NORTHERN TRUST THE NORTHERN TRUST is the first of four events in the FedExCup Playoffs, the culmination of the season-long competition that is the centerpiece of the PGA TOUR Season. Played in the New York/New Jersey Metropolitan area, THE NORTHERN TRUST features do-or-die drama as the top 125 players compete to advance, and for one in five, their season will end. With strong ties to the essential elements of New York culture, the event is a celebration of fashion, food and the best golfers on the planet. Many of the world’s top players have won THE NORTHERN TRUST including Adam Scott, Jason Day, Matt Kuchar and 2017 champion Dustin Johnson, who won the event for the second time in thrilling playoff over Jordan Spieth. Since the tournament’s inception in 1967, it has generated more than $48 million for New York/New Jersey Metropolitan-area charities, including $1.8 million in 2017.
PGA TOUR App Make sure you download the PGA TOUR app and turn on your location and notifications for the best on-site experience. Enhance your experience at THE NORTHERN TRUST through features including: storing and transferring tickets, special offers and annoucements, rideshare services, player and friend finders, live-scoring and more.
Autograph Zone Designated kid’s autograph zones will be located at the practice putting green and on the driving range.
Bag Check If you purchase merchandise upon first entering the grounds to the tournament, there will be a bag check tent adjacent to The Shop, so that you will not have to carry your merchandise throughout your visit to THE NORTHERN TRUST. A complimentary bag check will be available at our main entrance security check, for items exceeding the tournaments bag size limits. Please review the prohibited items list prior to coming out to the tournament to ensure all items can be brought in.
BMW Experience Be among the first to see upcoming BMW vehicles, including the BMW 8 Series Convertible and the first-ever BMW X7 ahead of their world premiere.
Food & Drink Offerings Garden State Marketplace Replicating the Taste NY Marketplace from 2017, the Garden State Marketplace will feature four iconic NJ/NY restaurants including Shake Shack, Fuku by Momofuku, Luke’s Lobster and Sanducci’s Pizza. William Hill Estate Winery will also have a concession area within the Marketplace, serving offerings prepared with their various wines. See what's on the menu.
The First Round New for 2018, The First Round Beer Garden, located on the signature 12 hole, will be a must attend fan experience at the tournament and feature craft beers and delicious food options for purchase.
Grey Goose 19th Hole Located on the 15th Green, the Grey Goose 19th Hole is an air-conditioned venue featuring a variety of Grey Goose crafted cocktails and is open to the public.
William Hill Estate Wine Lounge Located on the 14th Green, the William Hill Estate Wine Lounge is an open-air venue where fans can watch the action and enjoy a glass of William Hill Estate Winery wine.
Signature Cocktail Returning for 2018, the Anchor Fizz is THE NORTHERN TRUST’s Signature Cocktail and will be served throughout the golf course
Can’t make it to the tournament? Make you own Anchor Fizz at home! • 1 ½ parts GREY Goose® La Poire • ½ parts St. Germain® Elderflower Liqueur • 1 ½ parts juiced cucumber • ½ parts lemon juice • Top with club soda
Gate and Will Call Times The Will Call booth will be located at the Tournament’s Main Spectator Entrance.
A photo ID is required to pick up tickets from Will Call. If leaving tickets at Will Call for someone else to pick up, you will need to include that individuals first & last name.
Tuesday Gate: 9 a.m. | Will Call: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Thursday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Friday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Saturday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 30 mins after play
Sunday Gate: 7 a.m. | Will Call: 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Merchandise and Shopping
The Shop (main tournament merchandise location) will be adjacent to the Main Entrance behind the Driving Range. Inside The Shop fan will be able to purchase tournament branded polos, shirts, hats & other memorabilia. Tasc Performance will have a t-shirt & hat stand on the golf course where all spectators can purchase premium branded shirts & hats.
Along with The Shop and the Tasc T-Shirt & Hat stand, hospitality clients will be able to shop at mini Fashion Studios. These mini Fashion Studios will be located at hospitality venues and allow those fans access to purchase premium items with custom embroidery and styles.
Be sure to stop by “The First Round” located on the 12th hole, where Kendra Scott will be featured again this year with jewelry and accessories displays that fans will be able to purchase.
MD Anderson Cancer Center Expo - Located in the Garden State Marketplace, MD Anderson Cancer Center will have a fan activation area where spectators can take a few swings in the Topgolf simulator. Also, while inside, sign your name on the Strike out Cancer wall to help show your support of the effort MD Anderson Cancer Center is making to help find a cure for this terrible disease.
Complimentary Sunscreen Stations – located throughout the golf course, MD Anderson Cancer Centers is providing complimentary sunscreen for all fans to use while out walking the course.
Shaded Seating – MD Anderson Cancer Center is providing fans shaded seating in the bleacher behind the 15th green. Sit back and relax while you watch all the excitement on the finishing par 3 hole
Military The Birdies for the Brave Patriots’ Outpost presented by United Rentals, located on the 16th tee box, is a private hospitality venue open to military members and their families and includes complimentary food and beverage throughout the week.
On Tuesday, August 21st, we will host a Military Appreciation Ceremony during the early afternoon to honor our military and recognize other key constituents that protect and serve our country. We encourage all former military to come out to the tournament on Tuesday and attend the ceremony.
Tickets for members of the military are complimentary and can be found here: Military Tickets.
Please note - parking must be purchased in advance. Parking can be pre-purchased here: Parking Pass
Rideshare - Uber Uber, the Official Rideshare Partner of THE NORTHERN TRUST, will have their own private drop off and pick up lot located at Orchard Hills Golf Course - 404 Paramus Road, Paramus, NJ. All Uber riders will be directed to this location and will not be able to be dropped off or picked up at any other location for the tournament. Fans will be shuttled from the dedicated Uber drop off to the Main Entrance.
Parking Spectators will be able to pre-purchase parking passes into Lot 3 located at Bergen Community College adjacent to The Ridgewood Country Club. Parking Passes are now available for purchase through Ticketmaster.
Buy Parking Pass
There will be no “day of” payments accepted at BCC meaning all Lot 3 Parking Passes must be purchased prior to coming out to the tournament. If spectators wish to park day of without a parking pass, they will need to park at Garden State Plaza for a $10 charge and take the shuttle over to the main entrance.
Fans taking NJ Transit to the tournament should take the train to the Glen Rock - Main Line station where a free shuttle to the tournament main entrance will be available. Please visit www.njtransit.com for schedules and fares.
Trophy THE NORTHERN TRUST trophy, designed exclusively by Tiffany & Co., was unveiled at the 2017 event. The unique design embodies the beauty of the golf ball falling into a hole, paired with a nod to the anchor design of our title partner Northern Trust's logo. Made of silver, the orb suspended in the middle of the tray spins freely, a one-of-a-kind design.
For inquiries about the trophy, please contact the tournament office: (201) 444-5356.
Schedule of Events
Weather Observe the leaderboards throughout the golf course for “Weather Warning” signs that will appear if the Championship becomes aware of inclement weather moving into the area. Should this warning appear, spectators are advised to take precautions and seek shelter PRIOR to play being suspended. Spectators are encouraged to return to their vehicles or ticketed hospitality venue when this warning is given. Please do not presume that play will be canceled if it rains. Avoid the following: Bleachers, tall or isolated trees, high places, open fields, golf carts, bodies of water, and metal or wire fences.
Prior to arriving to the course, please tune to local news stations and media outlets for updates or possible delays. Once a delay occurs, please follow our website, Facebook, and/or Twitter feeds for the latest weather information. Re-entry to the tournament will be allowed following a suspension of play.
Youth Policy Up to three children 18 and under will be admitted free to the grounds of the tournament with a paying adult. Free youth admittance provides grounds access only.
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