Spectator Information


For spectator convenience, an onsite ATM will be available in the concessions area located near the Panther Creek pool area.


Autographs are permissible but not during a player’s round. Best places for autographs are behind the practice range (outside the ropes), the putting green and the 18th green after the conclusion of the player’s round.


No alcoholic beverages may be served or sold or permitted to be served or sold to anyone under the age of twenty-one (21) years


Cameras are permitted for general spectator use ONLY during the LRS Pro-Am on Wednesday. Photography is restricted to accredited press with proper media credentials during the tournament rounds Thursday – Sunday.


Spectators are allowed to carry mobile devices on the golf course with the volume setting on silent or vibrate. Please refrain from using your mobile device on-course near play.


Concession stands are located on the course serving a variety of food and beverage items. No outside food and beverage is allowed on tournament grounds.


Gates open 1 hour prior to the first tee time.


Hampton Inn & Suites

Distance From Airport: 10 miles 
Distance From Tournament: 1.5 miles 
2 Queen/King at $ 109
2 Queen Studio at $ 122.00

(217) 793-7670

Wingate by Wyndham Springfield         

Distance From Airport: 7 miles 
Distance From Tournament: 9 miles 
$73 Per Night


Staybridge Suites

Distance From Airport: 9.4 miles
Distance From Tournament: 1.5 miles 
Studio at $ 144.00
2 Bedroom at $ 154.00


Wyndham Springfield City Centre

Distance From Airport: 4.5 Miles 
Distance From Tournament: 9 Miles

$109.00 Per Night



Kids 17 and under are admitted FREE when accompanied by a ticketed adult.


Lost and found will be kept at the admission gate at the main entrance on tournament grounds until 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m. items will be taken to the Tournament Office


The Panther Creek Pro Shop will be open to the public during the tournament. A wide array of items will be available for purchase. The pro shop can be accessed ONLY through the north clubhouse doors. Handicap entrance ONLY through main circle drive entrance.


  • No Cameras (other than during the LRS Pro-Am on Wednesday)

  • No video Cameras (all week)

  • No bags larger than 6 X 6 purse including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags or chair bags

  • No clear-plastic, vinyl or other carry items larger than 12 x 6 x 12

  • No plastic, metal or glass cups, cans or containers of any kind except for medical or infant needs

  • No fireworks or laser pointers

  • No metal spiked golf shoes

  • No pets, except for service animals

  • No knives, firearms or weapons of any nature

  • No outside beverages or coolers

  • No radios, TVs, computers or laptops

  • Parents with small children are allowed to bring strollers and diaper bags, if needed. These items are subject to reasonable inspection before entering and/or at any time during the tournament.


Located throughout the golf course.


If inclement weather is approaching, a "Weather Warning" notification will be posted on all electronic scoreboards on the course. When this message appears, spectators are advised to take immediate precaution by evacuating bleachers. In the event of "Severe Weather" warning and a suspension of play, please proceed to the bus loading area to be returned to your car for safety. A suspension of play is preceded by an air horn signal. Suspension of play is a stoppage of play, not necessarily a cancellation of play for the day. Notification to play will be given in each parking lot.


Will Call is located at the tournament main entrance. Public parking will drop you off in front of the main entrance.