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2017 BMW Championship


On September 12-17, 2017, Lake Forest will again host the BMW Championship at Conway Farms Golf Club.  Named "Tournament of the Year" by the PGA Tour when it was in Lake Forest in 2015, the BMW Championship is conducted by the Western Golf Association for the benefit of the Evans Scholars Foundation.  The BMW Championship is the penultimate event of the PGA Tour's Playoffs for the FedEx Cup.  The top 30 will compete at the Tour Championship to determine the winner of the FedEx Cup.  Founded in 1899 as the Western Open, the Tournament is the second oldest in the U.S. behind the U.S. Open.  NBC and The Golf Channel will broadcast the entire tournament.

For general information, please call 847.737.1029. 

All proceeds from the BMW Championship benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation, which has sent more than 10,000 student caddies to college since 1930.  Since 2007, the event has raised more than $19.6 million for the program.


Telegraph Road Train Station Parking Information

Please view the map below for important parking information.  Commuter parking will be very limited during BMW Championship week, so please plan ahead.  


Spectator Parking and Transportation

The best and easiest parking option for Lake Forest residents is to park at either the East Side Train Station or the Telegraph Road Train Station and take the complimentary shuttle to the Tournament.

General admission parking for the BMW Championsip will again be complimentary for all spectators.

Spectators will park at Six Flags Great America, 1 Great America Parkway, Gurnee, IL and use the north entrance to the park on Grand Avenue (IL 132).  Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from Conway Farms.

Complimentary shuttle service also will be provided to and from the Championship from the twon Metra stations in Lake Forest.  As an added benefit to spectators, Metra has expanded its service on both the Milwaukee District North and Union Pacific North lines during the BMW Chamipionship.

In addition, there are a number of alternative transportation options the tournament encourages patrons to use, including:

  • Uber/Lyft
  • Traditional taxi cab companies
  • Prive pick-up/drop-off
  • Bicycles
  • Walking

A designated drop-off/pick-up area will be located at the Telegraph Road Train Station, 911 Telegraph Road, Lake Forest.  From the drop-off/pick-up location, spectators will be shuttled to the Championship entrance less than half a mile away.  Patrons traveling by bicycle or on foot dcan enter the Conway Farms community at the corner of Everett Road and Conway Farms Drive, and proceed north on the sidewalk to 425 Conway Farms Drive, Lake Forest.

Street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding Conway Farms is strictly prohibited without a proper permit.

Click here to see a list of prohibited items.

Click here to see what kind of bags and backpacks are allowed into the Tournament:  

To see regular traffic, important weather alerts and other reports from the Lake Forest Police Department's Twitter page, click here.

Please note that the BMW Championship is a "No Drone Zone" by PGA regulations.


220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL 60045
(847) 234-2600
Non-Emergency Police:  (847) 234-2601

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