The 2017 NCAA Division I Men's and Women's Golf Championships will be held at Rich Harvest Farms and hosted for the first time by Northern Illinois University, with play taking place from May 19-24 (women) and May 26-31 (men).
The event will be the first time NIU has hosted a NCAA Championship final in any sport since becoming a major college program in 1969. The Sugar Grove-based Rich Harvest Farms, named one of "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses" by Golf Digest Magazine, was the site of NCAA men's regionals in 2007 and 2014 and the Palmer Cup and Western Amateur in 2015.
Finals play for both championships will consist of three days of stroke play on Friday thru Sunday (54 holes), after which the top 15 teams and nine individuals not on an advancing team will be determined. That is followed by a final day of 18 holes of stroke play (Monday) to determine the top eight teams that will advance to match play as well as the 72-hole individual champion. The team national champion will be determined by a match-play format that will consist of quarterfinals and semifinals conducted on Tuesday, followed by the finals on Wednesday.
*No tickets are necessary for the practice rounds on Thursday, May 18th (women) and Thursday, May 25 (men). Practice rounds are open to the public.
NCAA Experience ticket holders will have access to a venue close to the action that will provide a unique area to cheer for your favorite team! NCAA Experience ticket holders will have exclusive access to alcoholic beverages inside the venue.
- VIP Parking
- All-inclusive food and beverage, including breakfast, lunch and soft drinks.
- Each Experience ticket will be accompanied by 2 complimentary drink tickets per ticket per day. Drink tickets can be used for drinks including beer, wine and liquor. Additional drinks will be available for purchase.
- Access to a venue with seating and equipped with TVs for following the action on the course.
- Activities will be scheduled and may include celebrity meet and greets, appearances by Golf Channel talent, opportunities for a photo with the Championship trophy and more!
All parking will be FREE of charge. General Parking is located on the north side of Granart Road (2330 Granart Road). NCAA Experience parking passes will be distributed after purchase.
Mobility scooters will be avaialble to rent during the duration of the Championships. To ensure your reservation, please purchase when purchasing your tickets. All scooters not reserved prior to the start of the Championships will only be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Scooter rentals will be $35/scooter/day. Scooter rentals can be redeemed at Will Call. If scooter was not reserved with ticket purchase, please contact Rich Harvest Farms to reserve: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you need to pickup or purchase additional tickets, there will be a Will Call near the general parking lot/main entrance. Will Call will not be available at the NCAA Experience entrance.
Weather Cancellation Policy
In the event that play is suspended due to inclement weather, your ticket will become valid for the next session if less than 50% of the day was completed.
In the extreme case that a refund is needed, full refunds will be processed within 48 hours of your request and funds will be received in 5-7 business days. All refund requests need to be made before May 12, 2017. After May 12, 2017, no refunds will be given.
Northern Illinois University
Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University first opened its doors as the Northern Illinois State Normal School in 1899 as a teachers' school. NIU has since grown into a world-class, researched-focused public institution that attracts students from across Illinois, the country and the world.
Through internships, research, study abroad, 220 student organizations and more, the faculty and staff of NIU work hard to provide you with life-changing opportunities. An NIU education is nationally recognized in quality, nationally ranked in value and aimed at providing you with personal, career and life success.