The USGA has been actively engaging The Country Club and Brookline’s Chief Diversity Officer (Diversity, Inclusion & Community Relations Office) to begin outlining the USGA’s commitment to further strengthen its DEI initiatives around the U.S. Open Championship. The USGA and The Country Club are focused on several key initiatives to support DEI and the greater Brookline community, including but not limited to: volunteer recruitment, championship employment hiring opportunities, USGA supplier diversity, community programming leading up to the U.S. Open, and the provision of tickets to the CPC for community fundraising efforts to further support DEI initiatives within the greater Brookline community.
The USGA and The Country Club presented an update to the Community Partnership Committee on its U.S. Open DEI planning efforts on December 8 ,2021. To watch the video and hear the discussion, please click here to visit the U.S. Open Community Partnership Committee website (scroll down to Meeting Video Recordings).
For further information on how local businesses and residents can get involved within the championship, please visit www.usga.org/openworks.
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Authorized by Brookline’s Select Board, the Community Partnership Committee, otherwise known as the “CPC”, is a joint partnership between the Town of Brookline and The Country Club. The CPC is responsible for the planning of community initiatives and programming reflecting the Town’s diversity and values. The CPC will work to identify ways in which the U.S. Open – a landmark event that will bring together the world’s best golfers and fans from around the globe – can benefit local nonprofits and other organizations, including small businesses, over the year-long planning period.
To help kickstart the CPC’s planning efforts and activations, The Country Club has provided the Town of Brookline with 150 weeklong Gallery ticket packages to support community fundraising efforts. In turn, the Town has provided the CPC with the allotted tickets which will establish a distribution policy in accordance with the CPC’s mission.
To learn more about the CPC, please visit: https://www.brooklinema.gov/2008/US-Open-Community-Partnership-Committee.
The CPC is co-chaired by representatives from both the Town of Brookline and The Country Club, ten additional members, and one Select Board liaison. The members are as follows:
The Town of Brookline has granted the USGA permission to use portions of Larz Anderson Park for the purposes of providing up to 600 reserved parking spaces, an access-controlled shuttle depot to be located at the baseball field parking lot and use of the existing Larz Anderson Park driveway connecting Avon Street to Newton Street for the purposes of creating a designated U.S. Open ride share drop-off/pick-up area. These parking spaces will not be open for public parking during championship week.
The USGA will have non-exclusive access to Larz Anderson Park June 6-12 for the purposes of setting up the operational areas as defined above as well as non-exclusive access June 21-24 for the purposes of teardown and restoration of the impacted areas. The USGA will have exclusive use of these designated areas at Larz Anderson Park June 13-20 for the purposes of conducting the championship.
The USGA is working with Brookline Police Department and Brookline DPW to establish a safe and efficient walk-path from Larz Anderson Park to The Country Club’s East Gate admission area, located adjacent to Clyde Street. The walk-path from Larz Anderson Park to/from The Country Club is depicted below by the yellow dotted line. Additional stand-up signage will be posted to assist pedestrians along the preferred walk-path and to avoid pedestrians cutting through local neighborhoods.
*There is no general U.S. Open fan parking in the immediate vicinity of The Country Club and all nearby street parking will be enforceable in accordance with prevailing Brookline ordinances and regulations. All other U.S. Open parking is by permit and parking pass only.
Yes, Larz Anderson Park will remain open to the public. Designated areas in and around Larz Anderson Park will be reserved for U.S. Open vehicular traffic only (parking pass required) or deemed “no parking zones” per public safety determinations. Further information regarding non-championship public parking access for Larz Anderson Park will be communicated in the Spring of 2022 and enforced by the Brookline Police Department.
The Town of Brookline has granted the USGA permission to use portions of Robert T. Lynch Municipal Golf Course “Brookline Golf Course” for the purposes of utilizing existing hardscape facilities, providing for operational compound space, infrastructure staging, and reserved parking during the week of the championship.
The USGA will have non-exclusive access to Brookline Golf Course June 1-9 for the purposes of setting up the operational areas as defined above as well as non-exclusive access June 21-30 for the purposes of teardown and restoration of the impacted areas. The USGA will have exclusive use of these designated areas at Brookline Golf Course June 10-20 for the purposes of conducting the U.S. Open Championship.
No, for safety purposes, Brookline Golf Course will be closed to the public for a portion of time in conjunction with U.S. Open operational efforts. The USGA and Brookline Golf Course are working together to maximize the opportunities to keep the golf course, driving range, pro shop, and Hemlock Grill open to the public in advance of the championship. Exact closure dates will be communicated in 2022 and posted on brooklinegolf.com once finalized.
No, Brookline Golf Course will have restricted access during the week of the championship. For residents attending the championship who live south of The Country Club, Brookline Golf Course, and Newton Street, you are encouraged to proceed the championship admission gate that will be located between The Country Club and Allandale Farm, as depicted by the yellow dotted line (walk-path) and yellow star (admission gate location). To alleviate unwarranted U.S. Open fan traffic from parking in neighborhoods south of Newton Street, applicable “no parking/tow away” regulations will be monitored and addressed by Brookline Police Department. Satellite parking options and use of MBTA will be communicated to all non-local fans and guests attending the championship. More information can be found in the Parking & Transportation section of this FAQ.
Yes. For more information on the terms of the agreement and compensation structure between the Town of Brookline and the USGA, please visit: brooklinema.gov/usopen.