SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Next week, Arizona will host one of its signature events, and one of the most-attended golf tournaments in the country: the Waste Management Phoenix Open.
If you're planning on going, make sure to read our online guide. It has everything you need to know about getting there, where to park, and the best spots to eat and drink along the tournament grounds.
The tournament runs Jan. 28 - Feb. 3, 2019. General admission is $45 on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, and $60 on Friday and Saturday.
There are a handful of freebies, discounts and promotions you should know about.
Ford Free Days: The first two days of the Phoenix Open -- Monday, Jan. 28 and Tuesday, Jan. 29 -- are FREE. There is no admission fee. Monday and Tuesday both serve at practice rounds for the PGA golfers. Monday is also the Kadima.Ventures Pro-Am. Tuesday is the R.S. Hoyt Jr. Family Foundation Dream Day and San Tan Ford Special Olympics Open.
Free admission for kids: Children and teenagers, 17 and younger, can get into the Phoenix Open for free all week as long as they're accompanied by a paying adult.
Free admission for military and first responders: Military members -- active duty, reserved, retirees and veterans -- and police officers, firefighters and emergency medial technicians (EMTs) can get free* admission for himself or herself, and a guest each day of the tournament. You have to register through "Birdies of the Brave" to claim the tickets. *There is a $1 verification fee per person who applies.
Safeway/Albertsons promotion: Customers who spend a minimum of $50 on a specific list of items at Safeway or Albertsons can receive a free general-admission ticket to the Waste Management Phoenix Open. View list of items. View list of items.
Free parking: There are two free public parking lots for the Phoenix Open and each has a shuttle that will drop people off at the entrance gates to the tournament. Lot H is near the Loop 101 and Hayden Road and will be open for the length of the tournament. Lot W is located at WestWorld of Scottsdale near 94th Street and Bell Road. Lot W is open Wednesday - Sunday, and closed on Monday and Tuesday.
Lot H: Monday-Tuesday from 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wednesday - Saturday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m., and Sunday, 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Lot W: Wednesday-Saturday, 7 a.m. - 11 p.m.; and Sunday, 7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Free shuttle from Scottsdale Quarter: The Scottsdale Quarter is offering free parking and a free shuttle ride to the Phoenix Open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 1-3. The 14-seat bus will pick-up and drop-off people at Kona Grill form 12 p.m. - 5 p.m each day. There is one bus making back-and-forth trips so timing will depend on traffic and drive times. Kona Grill is located at 15345 N Scottsdale Rd #K-100 Scottsdale, AZ 85254.