There is no shortage of things to know when you go to the tournament. One I find useful? How do I get to the tournament the easiest way possible?
Baracades, police, security ropes and your lack of parking pass make it rather difficult to drive “in” to the open. You certainly can, but without a parking pass displayed you will be parking in a designated lot, busing to a drop off place and walking to the entry. You have some other options that get you from your meeting place (in this case a pub/bar) to the grounds without a 15 minute walk.
Moonshine Whiskey Bar: Shuttles depart at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $35. 410 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.
The Lodge: Shuttles depart at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $35. 26 S. Farmer Ave., Tempe.
Sandbar Desert Ridge: Shuttles depart at 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $15-$25. 21001 N. Tatum Blvd., Phoenix.
The Montauk: Shuttle departs at noon Saturday, Feb. 6. (The 10:30 a.m. shuttle is sold out.) $35. 4360 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale.
Gringo-Star Street Bar: Shuttles depart at 10:30 a.m. and noon Saturday, Feb. 6. $35. 501 S. Mill Ave., Tempe.
K O’Donnell’s Sports Bar and GrillThe sports bar in north Scottsdale has run tournament shuttles for years. This year the shuttles run all week, starting at 9 a.m. and departing every half hour until 30 minutes after the tournament is finished. For $5, get a Red Bull and a $5 food voucher to use at the bar. A special brunch menu will be served until noon Wednesday through Sunday.Details: Starts at 9 a.m. each morning and runs every half hour. Feb. 1-7. 14850 N. Northsight Blvd., Scottsdale. $5 for a round-trip ride. 480-922-7200
Boondocks Patio & GrillThe Scottsdale bar with a massive patio and laid-back vibe will open early for Phoenix Open fans and offer shuttles at two times. Participants are encouraged to wear golf attireDetails: 9 a.m. bar opens, 10:30 a.m. and noon shuttle departures. 4341 N. 75th St., Scottsdale. $27. 480-949-8454
Zipps Sports GrillWith the purchase of a $10 food and drink voucher, Phoenix Open goers can get a ride from the Frank Lloyd Wright and Kierland locations of the popular sports bar. The voucher can be redeemed at any Zipps location.Details: Feb. 4-7. Shuttles will run from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Frank Lloyd Wright, 14148 N. 100th St., Scottsdale, 480-314-4600. Kierland, 6501 E. Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale, 480-948-5544.
El Hefe ScottsdaleThe Scottsdale party bar will have three bus trips to and from the Open on Saturday. Stick around El Hefe after the tournament for DJs, Mexican fare and fun cocktails such as the popular Bulldog-arita. The last bus from the tournament leaves at 4 p.m.Details: Buses leaving at 9 and 10:30 a.m. and noon. Saturday, Feb. 6. 4425 N. Saddlebag Trail, Scottsdale. $25. 480-945-6200
Temple Bar Sports Grill The Chicago-style Irish pub is offering continuous shuttles Thursday through Saturday. Buy a $5 gift card to the restaurant and the shuttle ride is free. Stick around after the tournament and enjoy a Hangover Dip or Galway Fish and Chips, or one of the bar’s daily specials.Details: Shuttles start at 10 a.m. on Feb. 5 and 9 a.m. on Feb. 6 and 17050 N. Thompson Peak Parkway, Scottsdale. Included with purchase of $5 gift card. 480-429-4520
….thanks AZ central for great info….http://www.azcentral.com/local/scottsdale/
The Temple is one of my favourites as it is a bit out of the way but not far away and it hasn’t been as busy in past years. Last year I gave away a gift certificate to one of my entries, so let me know if you want to be included this year simply fill out the form: