The 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is taking place this week at south suburban Olympia Fields Country Club and will feature the top 100 players in the world. Tickets are available for purchase on the Championship’s website. This is the first time the Women’s PGA Championship is being contested in the Chicagoland area and it will stay nearby in 2018 at Kemper Lakes Golf Club in the northwest suburbs.
Daily grounds tickets for the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship cost between $15 – $35. The Championship is also offering single-day tickets to the 1915 Club for $150, which provides access to an upgraded patio space with exclusive views of the driving range and complimentary food and beverage.
“We are excited to bring world class golf and 156 of the world’s best female players to Chicago next summer,” said Sean Riley, Championship Director. “Together, the PGA of America, KPMG, LPGA Tour and the players look forward to delivering an outstanding experience for all Chicagoland residents, volunteers and spectators.”
Children 17 and under will be admitted into the Championship for free with an accompanying ticketed adult (limited to four minors per one ticketed adult). Active duty, military retirees, active reserve, National Guard, Department of Defense civilians and accompanying spouses’ will also receive complimentary daily grounds tickets.
Founded in 1915, by 1925 Olympia Fields featured four 18-hole courses and the largest private clubhouse in the world with an 80-foot, four-faced clock tower visible to golfers from all four first tees. Today, the English Tudor clubhouse and its regal clock tower are daily reminders of the club’s Olympia beginnings even as the club’s acreage and membership have adjusted to more contemporary proportions.
The current 36-hole layout includes the North Course (host of the 2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship) and the South Course. Olympia Fields is one of only eight clubs to have hosted the U.S. Open (1928, 2003) the U.S. Senior Open (1997), the PGA Championship (1925, 1961), five Western Opens and the U.S. Amateur (2015). Champions of these events include Walter Hagen, Jack Nicklaus, Sam Snead, Jim Furyk and Bryson DeChambeau. Jack Nicklaus won the 1968 Western Open at Olympia Fields and Bruce Crampton won the 1971 Western Open, which was the final one played at the course.Brooke Henderson won her first major title with a birdie on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff with Lydia Ko to win The 2016 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship at Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish, Washington. Henderson and Ko both had bogey-free final rounds with scores of 65 (–6) and 67 (–4), respectively.
2017 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship Ticket Information
June 27 – July 02, 2017
Olympia Fields Country Club
2800 Country Club Drive
Olympia Fields, IL 60461
- Good Any One Day Grounds Flex Ticket– $35
- Weekly Grounds Ticket – $100
- Tuesday/Wednesday Grounds Ticket – $15
- Thursday/Friday Grounds Ticket – $25
- Saturday/Sunday Grounds Ticket – $30
- 1915 Club Ticket – $150 per day