5 Best Spots to Watch the Golf at WM Phoenix Open

Editorial StaffFebruary 5, 2023
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Spot No. 1

The 13th green may be the farthest point from the clubhouse, but it offers some of the best birdie-watching: 175 were sunk here in 2018, second only to the 17th (184).

Spot  No. 2

A hill left of the par-3 4th hole provides an elevated view of a green that’s been home to seven holes in one at the Open – second-most behind the 16th (9).

Spot  No. 3

Park yourself at The Ridge above the 12th hole to enjoy views of four holes while munching on pub grub and enjoying a tall cold one.

Spot  No. 4

Stand just right of the island green on 15 to see who sacks up for a potential eagle. Bonus: hearing roars from the crowd on the adjacent 16th hole.

Spot  No. 5

On Thursday and Friday, take a seat on the grass above the 9th green to catch half the field finishing their rounds. Good view of the 2nd green, too.

 

PRO TIPS

  • Wednesday’s Pro-Am Day is your best bet for scoring an autograph from your favorite pro or celeb player. Fewer people, shorter lines, less intensity. Past celebs include Olympian Michael Phelps and AZ Cardinals superstar receiver Larry Fitzgerald. 
  • If you’re doing the Open “cross-country style,” where you follow a favorite player around, you can bring your own collapsible chair.
  • Everyone wants to see the legendary 16th hole, especially on Saturday. Some fans arrive as early as 5 a.m. to make a mad dash for limited general admission seats when the TPC opens at 7 a.m. Bring your running shoes!

Location: TPC Scottsdale, 17020 N. Hayden Rd., Scottsdale
Dates: Monday, February 6-Sunday, February 12, 2023
Cost: Free general admission M-Tu; $50 W-Th, Su; $75 F-Sa; children 17 and younger free when accompanied by adult
Info: 480-585-4334, wmphoenixopen.com