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U.S. Senior Open Championship
JUNE 29 - JULY 2, 2023
The 43rd annual U.S. Senior Open Championship will be in central Wisconsin for the first time at SentryWorld Golf Course. Between match play on the course and fun off the course, you don't want to miss the best things to see and do in the Stevens Point Area.
Tips for SpectatorsTop
Spectators are encouraged and welcome to attend the 2023 U.S. Senior Open. Tickets are required for the Championship and are offered in a variety of different package options. Practice rounds will be on Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28. Championship rounds will be from Thursday, June 29 through Sunday, July 2.
There will be grandstand seating available for spectators to use in select locations. Spectators are also welcome to bring chairs to sit in if viewing from a specific hole is preferred. Spectators are encouraged to walk the course, in designated locations.
Accessible Parking and Transportation
Complimentary parking and shuttle transportation will be provided to and from SentryWorld. The general parking lot will have accessible parking spaces for vehicles displaying appropriate HP/DP license plates or placards and accessibility-compliant shuttles. For fans requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation please contact the USGA Admissions Office at (800) 698-0661 for further information.
General Visitor Parking (June 27-July 2)
Complimentary parking will be provided at UW-Stevens Point, Lot-Q which is located between Michigan Avenue and Illinois Avenue (view map of parking lot). UW-Stevens Point campus is located south of SentryWorld. Please follow general parking signage and/or directions from parking attendants to the designated parking location. From the parking lot, complimentary shuttle transportation will be provided to and from SentryWorld and is expected to take approximately 5 minutes.
Free bus rides will be offered through the city from June 26-30 in addition to a free transit route from Lot Q to SentryWorld June 27 to July 2 from 6:30am-9pm. You can download their bus tracking app for more information.
Fans choosing to ride a bicycle to the Championship are instructed to follow directions and signage to Gate 1 Main Entrance. Bike racks will be provided to park bikes at this location and owners are encouraged to bring their own lock, as they will not be made available by the Championship.
Please Note: There will be road closures near SentryWorld to accomodate the U.S. Senior Open. To see affected roads, view the Stevens Point Police Department's map.
Food and Beverage
Food and beverage will be available for purchase throughout the golf course. Be sure to visit the Wisconsin Staples concession stand located near the driving range and 10th tee.
Tickets are required for the Championship. Find a variety of ticketing options to fit your needs whether you're visiting for a day or staying for the week. Refunds are not given for any tickets and screenshots of digital tickets will not be accepted. AXS is the official ticket platform of the USGA be sure to purchase through AXS to ensure a safe ticket-buying process.
If you have additional questions about tickets, you can reach out to rylee.offermann@sentryworld.
com or by calling (715) 544-4857.
Find More Information
For more tips, visit the U.S. Senior Open's Fan Guide.
Get excited with this short clip for the upcoming tournament.
Where to StayTop
For traditional hotel stays, be sure to take a look at:
- Baymont (1.1-miles away)
- Country Inn & Suites (1.2-miles away)
- Cobblestone Hotel & Suites (2.4-miles away)
- Fairfield Inn & Suites (5.2-miles away)
- Holiday Inn Hotel (6.2-miles away)
To find the perfect fit, browse more hotels in the area.
Looking for a short-term rental or a non-traditional stay?
- UW-Stevens Point Residence Halls (1-2 miles away)
- Water Dragon Inn (4.4-miles away)
- The Italianate Cottage (2.8-miles away)
- Chill at McDill (3.7-miles away)
- Victorian Penthouse (2.7-miles away)
- Senior Open Rest Stop (5.7-miles away)
- Kaiser's Place (5.6-miles away)
- Rapid River Run Retreat (7.2-miles away)
- Kellner House (20.7-miles away)
- Waterfront Home on Lake DuBay (23.9-miles away)
- Tiny Town Bakery-Hive Flatlet (19.1-miles away)
- Country View on Woodland (39.3-miles away)
- Convenient and Cozy Nest (34.4-miles away)
- Apple Tree Lane B&B (33-miles away)
Where to EatTop
Hungry in the Stevens Point Area? Here are the top food experiences you can't miss:
For local food, go straight to the source. Make a stop at Feltz Dairy Store, where after a scoop and some curds, you can also tour the robotic milking operation. To make it a meal, hit local favorites that work with local growers for farm-to-fork cuisine, including Father Fats, Muse, or Main Grain Bakery & Eatery.
Get more tasty suggestions with the Stevens Point Area dining guide.
Deals & PackagesTop
During the championship, find deals and packages that will be offered by a variety of local businesses. Offers range from deals on drinks at Craft Collective partners to family fun activities.
Always looking for a great deal? Then you are in the right place. Check out the information below for the current packages and deals for the Stevens Point Area…
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Things To DoTop
Take a tour of one of the oldest breweries in the United States, Point Brewery, complete with a sample of soda, cider, or beer at the end. Then, explore more of the local craft beverage makers in the Stevens Point Area known as the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective.
Catch live music with a view, with the Levitt AMP Stevens Point Music Series or the City Band concerts along the Wisconsin River, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings at Pfiffner Park. Find more live music here.
In search of local art? Check out one of the many murals in the Stevens Point Area - with unique pieces tucked in every corner of the county.
Hit the trail and explore the popular 27-mile Green Circle Trail. Overwhelmed by the total distance? Get started in the trail headquarters at the Schmeeckle Reserve, or head to the Stevens Point Sculpture Park to break up the trail.
They don't call it the City of Wonderful Water for nothing! Get out on the water from the backwaters of the Wisconsin River, the Tomorrow River, or one of the lakes by kayak, canoe, paddleboard, or pontoon.
Sample the best local goods, available daily at the state's oldest farmers market in downtown Stevens Point.
Rainy day? No problem! Head indoors and test your skill at Section 715 Throwing Co. or keep your putting game on point with mini-golf at Putt-N-Play. Or, scope out one of the area's arts & culture hotspots, including a stop at the Q Gallery.
Want more? Browse more things to do in the Stevens Point Area here.
What to Expect: WeatherTop
Summer is an ideal time of year to visit Wisconsin. As June turns to July, high temperatures typically range from mid-70’s to low-80’s, with lows between 50-60. As temps rise, so does humidity – though it’s not uncomfortably high. Lush green views are the norm in Wisconsin, in late June, with everything in bloom. Weather can be unpredictable so to be prepared pack rain gear and layers.