JUNE 1 - 7

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. 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 food or beverage is permitted upon admittance. No beverage containers of any type are allowed to be brought onto the golf course except for medical or infant needs. 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.

Spectators will be removed immediately without warning for:

  • Refusal to obey quiet signs or signals.
  • Distracting or embarrassing a player.
  • Making rude, vulgar, or other inappropriate comments or gestures toward a
  • Booing or cheering at inappropriate times.

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 phones, tablets and PDA's are permitted on the property, yet please recognize that their use is expressly restricted. The Memorial Tournament has instituted a "zero tolerance" policy for any breach of these restrictions. At ALL times cell phones and mobile devices must be kept in the "silent" mode. During the four competitive rounds, mobile devices are not permitted for use any closer to the field of play than the paved cart paths and only then to access data. Voice usage is restricted to designated areas, which include: all concession and merchandise areas. Mobile device photography is permitted during practice rounds but is prohibited throughout the official competition starting with the first round of the Memorial Tournament. Capturing video is prohibited throughout Tournament week.


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
    • Camera/binocular Cases
    • Clear tote bags, plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12 x 6 x 12
    • Computers or laptops
    • Coolers
    • Drones
    • Fireworks
    • Illegal substances
    • Ladders
    • Laser pointers
    • Lawn or oversized chairs, seat cushions
    • Opaque bags, including purses, larger than 6 x 6 x 6 (in their natural state) including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags
    • Periscopes
    • Pets/Animals (except Service animals)
    • Picnic Baskets
    • Poles or rods
    • Posters, signs or banners
    • Radios, Televisions, or other electronic noise producing items
    • Segways
    • Video cameras
    • Weapons of any kind including but not limited to fire arms or knives
    • Whistles, horns or noise makers
    • Other items deemed unlawful or dangerous 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/search of your person, property and vehicle before entering the Tournament.


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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