May 28 – June 3, 2018

Policies & Prohibited Items Home patron info Policies & Prohibited Items

Please take a moment to review our policies and prohibited items.


For the safety of the players and gallery members alike, a NO AUTOGRAPH POLICY is enforced on the golf course during the week of the Memorial Tournament including Practice Rounds. You agree that you shall not seek autographs of players in order to sell such autograph, and you shall not pay another person to obtain an autograph for you. In consideration of players, spectators are asked to refrain from requesting autographs during competition and must wait until after a player has completed his round. Outside items may not be brought onto Tournament grounds to be autographed.


Badges are to be displayed in plain sight at all times. The Tournament is not responsible for lost badges.


Collapsible chairs are allowed without the chair bags.


It is illegal to carry a firearm, deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance anywhere on the grounds at Muirfield Village Golf Club, unless otherwise authorized by law, this includes off duty law enforcement. No person shall knowingly possess, have under person's control, convey, or attempt to convey a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance onto Tournament grounds.


No outside food or beverage is permitted upon admittance except for infant needs. Gluten free options are available at the Main Concession area in the Champions Pavilion. The only food or beverage item that is permitted to leave the golf course is a Dasani water bottle. 


  • Stay quiet and stand still when the players are about to hit the ball
  • "Hands in the air" means to stop and be quiet while golfers are playing their shots
  • Stay behind the rope at all times
  • Help patrons be considerate of each other and kneel or sit down whenever possible, to allow better viewing for those behind you
  • For your own safety, follow the directions of the Tournament marshals

Any misconduct, illegal activity, intoxication, use of illegal substance, or violation of any rule or instruction of Tournament representatives is prohibited and shall be grounds for forfeiture of your ticket & for your removal from the premises. Spectators will be subject to expulsion and the loss of ticket privileges for the following breaches of etiquette:

  • Making rude, vulgar, or other inappropriate comments or gestures
  • Verbal or physical harassment of players, volunteers, officials, or spectators
  • Distracting a player or any disruption of play
  • Behavior that is unruly, disruptive, unsafe, or illegal in nature
  • Failing to follow the instruction of a championship official, volunteer, or security personnel

Suggested Golf Attire

Appropriate casual golf wear with comfortable walking shoes (soft spikes only).
Spectators should have the following items on hand:

  • Wind breaker
  • Hat/visor
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella


Observe the leaderboards throughout the golf course for "WEATHER WARNING" signs that will appear prior to inclement weather moving into the area. When the signs appear spectators are advised to take precautions PRIOR to play being suspended. If the siren sounds, seek shelter immediately.

Open Areas - Hilltops/high places - Isolated Trees - Golf Carts - Wire Fences



Mobile devices are permitted, yet please recognize that their use is restricted. The Memorial Tournament has instituted a “zero-tolerance” policy for any breach of the restrictions below. Confiscated phones can be retrieved at the completion of play at Lost and Found, located in the Patron Information Center. Following the PGA TOUR’s policy guidelines:

  • Devices must be on silent at all times.
  • Calls may be placed or answered only in designated “Cell Phone Zones.”
  • Devices may not be used to capture audio/video at any time during Tournament week.
  • During practice and pro-am rounds, photography is permitted.
  • During official competition rounds, photography is prohibited within any areas of competition (i.e. teeing grounds, tee shot landing areas and on/around putting greens) or when requested by Tournament staff, security, players, or player representatives. Photography in non-competition areas is permitted.
  • Data use (texting, email, etc.) is permitted outside of the designated “Cell Phone Zones” all week, but away from play.
  • Data use is not permitted when players are in position to compete (i.e. when QUIET PLEASE paddles are raised).


Cash or major credit cards are accepted at all Pro Shop locations. Concession stands also accept cash or credit cards through Square.


Cameras - Still cameras are only permitted on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Tournament week and are NOT Allowed Thursday - Sunday. Video equipment is prohibited all seven days.

The following items are prohibited on the course ALL week. Please leave them in your car or check them at the gate. 

    • Backpacks
    • Beepers
    • Bicycles not allowed inside admission areas or on the Tournament grounds
    • Cameras (During Competition Rounds)
    • Camera/binocular cases
    • Clear, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12 x 6 x 12. Click here for more information.
    • Computers or laptops
    • Coolers
    • Drones
    • Explosives and/or Fireworks of any kind
    • Illegal substances
    • Ladders and/or step stools or other similar items
    • Laser pointers
    • Lawn or oversized chairs, seat cushions or chair bags
    • Large bags, including purses, larger than 6 x 6 x 6 (in their natural state) including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags. Click here for more information. 
    • Metal-spiked golf shoes
    • Outside food or beverages except for infant needs. Gluten free options are available at the Main Concession area in the Champions Pavilion.
    • Periscopes
    • Pets/Animals (except Service animals)
    • Picnic baskets
    • Plastic, metal or glass cups, cans or containers of any kind except for medical or infant needs
    • Poles or rods
    • Posters, signs or banners
    • Radios, televisions or other electronic noise producing items
    • Segways
    • Video cameras (All week)
    • Weapons (regardless of permit, including but not limited to firearms or knives)
    • Whistles, horns or noise makers
    • Other items deemed unlawful, dangerous or disruptive by the PGA TOUR/Tournament Security Officials
    • Please Note: Strollers, plastic baby bottles and other baby supplies are permitted on the course. (infant must be with carrier)

Prohibited bags of any kind cannot be left at security checkpoints and will be required to be returned to your vehicle. For Security purposes, you hereby consent to the reasonable inspection of your person and property before entering the Tournament, which may include metal detection.


For security purposes all patrons entering the Memorial Tournament hereby consent to the reasonable inspection of your person and property before entering the Tournament, which inspection may include, without limitation, metal detection.


All gates will provide access to an AMNESTY CONTAINER. Knives with a blade longer than 1.5” will not be allowed and cannot be checked at the gate. Patrons can return the item to their vehicle or dispose of the item in the amnesty container. All weapons will follow this policy except firearms. Those can be returned to their vehicle or surrendered to law enforcement located at each gate, these will not be held. Any firearm surrendering will not be returned and will be destroyed.

USGA Golf Rules

Please visit the U.S. Golf Association's web site for a complete list of rules.
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