2022 U.S. Senior Open 

June 21–26, 2022

Saucon Valley Country Club, Bethlehem
 

42nd 2022 U.S. Senior Open Logo

Saucon Valley Country Club has been selected by the United States Golf Association to host the 2022 U.S. Senior Open, June 21–26, 2022 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. This will be the eighth USGA championship hosted by the club.

Video by USGA, courtesy DiscoverLehighValley.com

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Water and golf course at the Saucon Valley Country Club


About Saucon Valley Country Club

The historic Saucon Valley County Club arose out of the post-World War I boom in Bethlehem, at a time when Bethlehem Steel Corporation dominated the economic life of the city. In 1920, sixteen business leaders were given the go-ahead from Lehigh County Court to transform farmland lying alongside Saucon Creek into “golf links and other facilities used for athletic sports.” Golf architect Herbert Strong was selected to design the 18-hole course. For two years, Strong dutifully planned every hill and valley of the former meadowlands and transformed it by planting nearly 10,000 trees. Over the years, Saucon Valley County Club has grown from an 18-hole course and a clubhouse to become one of the largest private clubs in North America, encompassing 800 acres, 60 holes of golf, an 18th century guest house and three world-class golf courses: the Old Course, Grace Course, and Weyhill Course.


An ivy covered facade entrance to the lockeroom at Saucon Valley Country Club


Who's Playing?

Some of the players eligible to compete in the 2022 U.S. Senior Open include Phil Mickelson, Jim Furyk, Ernie Els, and 2019 U.S. Senior Open Champion Steve Stricker. From its beginnings at Winged Foot Golf Club in 1980, the U.S. Senior Open Championship has grown to become the most prestigious event in senior golf. With 156 of the best professional and amateur players, the USGA is excited to bring the toughest test in senior golf to Saucon Valley Country Club.


The Rolex Clocktower at Saucon Valley Country Club


2022 U.S. Senior Open Schedule of Events

All times Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and schedules listed are subject to change due to suspension(s) of play.

PRACTICE ROUNDS

Monday, June 20, through Wednesday, June 22, are practice rounds. Players determine their own groups and tee times during these days. Practice rounds begin at 7 a.m. each day and end at approximately 7 p.m. Once the groups have started off their respective tees, this information will be posted at the first tee and the various practice round boards located throughout the grounds. 

Monday, June 20: Saucon Valley Country Club and U.S. Senior Open Volunteer Appreciation Day
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m. to SVCC members only and U.S. Senior Open Volunteers
  • Practice Round Tee Times: TBD
  • On Monday, some starting groups may only have one or two players.
Tuesday, June 21 
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m.
  • Practice Round Tee Times: TBD
  • Craig Thatcher Band performs live at 5 p.m. from the C.F. Martin Guitar Stage at the 19th Hole
Wednesday, June 22 
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m.
  • Practice Round Tee Times: TBD
  • Craig Thatcher Band performs live at 5 p.m. from the C.F. Martin Guitar Stage at the 19th Hole

CHAMPIONSHIP ROUNDS
Thursday, June 23: First Championship Round
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m.
  • Contestants play in groups of three on Thursday and Friday.
Friday, June 24: Second Championship Round
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m.
  • Following the first two rounds (36 holes), the field will be cut to the lowest 60 scorers and ties will play the final 36 holes.
Saturday, June 25: Third Championship Round
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m.
  • The first starting time will be determined by the number of players who make the cut at the conclusion of the second round. During the final two championship rounds, the contestants play in groups of two. All players start on the first tee and play in 10-minute intervals.
Sunday, June 26: Fourth Championship Round
  • Admission Gates open at 7 a.m.
  • All players will start on the first tee and play in 10-minute intervals. Times may be modified slightly for television purposes.  

PLAYOFF

If there is a tie for the lead at the end of 72 holes, a two-hole aggregate playoff will take place immediately following the conclusion of the fourth round. If the playoff results in a tie, play will continue hole-by-hole until a champion is determined. 


2022 U.S. Senior Open Ticket Summary

Tickets are on sale now! Check out the variety of ticket options and take advantage of early bird pricing.

A chart of ticket options for the 2022 U.S. Senior Open

Weekly Gallery Tickets: $165

(Weekly packages include an individual ticket per day, Tuesday through Sunday)
Gallery tickets provide general admission to the 2022 U.S. Senior Open and Saucon Valley Country Club's grounds to walk the course and watch your favorite players. With this ticket, you will have access to grandstands and the opportunity to purchase food and beverage at concession stands around the course. Complimentary parking at an off-site location with shuttle service to and from Saucon Valley Country Club is included with each Gallery ticket.

Weekly 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network Tickets: $275

(Weekly packages include an individual ticket per day, Tuesday through Sunday)
The 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network is an outdoor festival-like setting located in the middle of the three finishing holes (16, 17 & 18) of the championship Old Course. This unique area includes various interactive activities such as golf simulators, a 9,000 sq. ft. putting green, live music in the late afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, jumbotrons, and TVs to watch all the action, cornhole, giant Jenga games, and more. 19th Hole ticket holders will have access to a wide variety of food and beverage options within the 19th Hole as well as executive restrooms. Food and beverage will be available at an additional cost. In addition to access to the 19th Hole, these tickets provide general admission to the 2022 U.S. Senior Open and Saucon Valley Country Club's grounds to walk the course, watch your favorite players, and access grandstands. Complimentary parking at an off-site location with shuttle service to and from Saucon Valley Country Club is included with each 19th Hole ticket.

Flex Book Package – Gallery Tickets: $300

The Flex Book is the perfect option for those who want to attend the U.S. Senior Open but are unable to commit to specific days in advance. The Flex Book includes ten (10) daily gallery ticket coupons, which are redeemable at the championship admission gate. Flex Book Package holders must use 4 of the coupons on Tuesday or Wednesday, in any combination. The remaining six (6) coupons must be used Thursday through Sunday, in any combination. Complimentary parking at an off-site location with shuttle service to and from Saucon Valley Country Club is included with each Flex Book ticket.

Daily Gallery Tickets

See chart above for pricing
Gallery tickets provide general admission to the 2022 U.S. Senior Open and Saucon Valley Country Club's grounds to walk the course and watch your favorite players. With this ticket, you will have access to grandstands and the opportunity to purchase food and beverage at concession stands around the course. Complimentary parking at an off-site location with shuttle service to and from Saucon Valley Country Club is included with each ticket.

Daily 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network Tickets

See chart above for pricing
The 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network is an outdoor festival-like setting located in the middle of the three finishing holes (16, 17 & 18) of the championship Old Course. This unique area includes various interactive activities such as golf simulators, a 9,000 sq. ft. putting green, live music in the late afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, jumbotrons, and TVs to watch all the action, cornhole, giant Jenga games, and more. 19th Hole ticket holders will have access to a wide variety of food and beverage options within the 19th Hole as well as executive restrooms. Food and beverage will be available at an additional cost. In addition to access to the 19th Hole, these tickets provide general admission to the 2022 U.S. Senior Open and Saucon Valley Country Club's grounds to walk the course, watch your favorite players, and access grandstands. Complimentary parking at an off-site location with shuttle service to and from Saucon Valley Country Club is included with each ticket.


People sitting at tables under tents and golf simulators at the 19th Hole setting at the 2022 U.S. Senior Open


The 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network: A Unique Premier Experience

The 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network is an outdoor festival-like setting located in the middle of the three finishing holes (16, 17 & 18) of the championship Old Course. This unique area includes various interactive activities such as golf simulators, a 9,000 sq. ft. putting green, live music at the C.F. Martin Guitar Stage at in the late afternoon on Tuesday and Wednesday, jumbotrons and TVs to watch all the action, cornhole, giant Jenga games, and more.  19th Hole ticket holders will have access to a wide variety of food and beverage options within the 19th Hole as well as executive restrooms. Food and beverage will be available at an additional cost. In addition to access to the 19th Hole, these tickets provide general admission to the 2022 U.S. Senior Open and Saucon Valley Country Club's grounds to walk the course, watch your favorite players, and access grandstands. Complimentary parking at an off-site location with shuttle service to and from Saucon Valley Country Club is included with each 19th Hole ticket.  

The 19th Hole Presented by Lehigh Valley Health Network
An overview of the 19th Hole at the 2022 U.S. Senior Open

 


Volunteer at the Championship

Are you interested in volunteering at the 2022 U.S. Senior Open? Being a volunteer is a great way to experience the excitement of the Senior Open! For more information, call the Championship Office at 484-223-3295, Ex. 2 or complete this volunteer form to be part of this championship.


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Things to Do Nearby

While you're here for the Open, explore convenient lifestyle centers like Promenade Shops at Saucon Valley, featuring shopping, dining, nightlife, and more. Surrounding Saucon Valley Country Club, you'll find the communities of Bethlehem, Hellertown, and Center Valley bridge the gap between small-town feel and urban sprawl. Tie in an afternoon of wine tasting at Black River Farms, outdoor dining at MELT, or try your luck at Wind Creek® Bethlehem which has a variety of shopping and dining options as well.

 


A close up of a golf cart at Saucon Valley Country Club


Getting Here & Staying Over

Tucked amid the hills of eastern Pennsylvania, Lehigh Valley is 90 minutes west of Manhattan and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia. It’s home to three charming, historic cities — Bethlehem, and  — plus an abundance of scenic countryside and quaint towns. Lehigh Valley is easily accessible by major highways and Lehigh Valley International Airport. Lehigh Valley offers visitors a wide range of hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and accommodations for every taste and budget, with many options within a 10-mile radius of the club.

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