Know before you go

U.S. Women's Open - first round
Jun. 19, 2014 @ 04:59 AM

- The first round of the championship begins at 6:45 a.m.

- Gates open at 6 a.m.

* Parking

The BLUE Lot, located south of Pinehurst, is the primary spectator parking lot for the U.S. Women’s Open week. Complimentary shuttle bus rides are expected to take less than 15 minutes. There is no spectator or disabled parking in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. All other parking is by permit only.

For visitors coming via U.S. Route 1 southbound, continue on U.S. 1 through Aberdeen. Turn right on Roseland Road and follow the signs for the BLUE Lot.

* First-aid stations

Located at Putter Boy Plaza, adjacent to the practice range, on the 2nd hole and on the 12th hole. Stations will have emergency medical technicians, be cooling stations in the event of extreme heat and have complimentary water.

* Weather

If hazardous weather is approaching, “weather warning” signs will be posted around the course and spectators should take immediate precautions including clearing the grandstands and seeking shelter.

Thursday's forecast is for mostly sunny, a high temperature of 97 degrees and 52 percent humidity. The UV index is “very high” at 10.