A Complete Visitors Guide To The 2023 Rocket Mortgage Classic In Detroit

Written By Drew Ellis on June 26, 2023 - Last Updated on February 28, 2024

This week marks the five-year anniversary of The Rocket Mortgage Classic.

Detroit Golf Club will once again host the PGA Tour stop here in Michigan, as it has done since 2019.

The 2023 field features some high-profile PGA names for a week of golf, including Thursday-Sunday’s four-round tournament.

Here’s all you need to know if looking to make the trip to Detroit for The Rocket Mortgage Classic.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic at Detroit Golf Club

Detroit Golf Club was awarded this PGA Tour event beginning in 2019 and has had the event take place each year since.

The Rocket Mortgage Classic

  • Dates: Thursday June 29-Sunday, July 2
  • Location: Detroit Golf Club (17911 Hamilton Rd, Detroit, MI 48203)
  • Length: 7,370 yards
  • Par: 72
  • Purse: $8,800,000 ($1,584,000 winner’s share)
  • TV Coverage: ESPN+, Golf Channel, CBS
  • Radio Coverage: Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, June 27

  • Gates open at 10 a.m.
  • Detroit Community Days
  • PGA Tour professional practice round
  • First Tee – Greater Detroit Youth Clinic, 2 p.m.
  • AREA 313 Celebrity Scramble, 5 p.m.

Wednesday, June 28

  • Gates open at 6:45 a.m.
  • Detroit Community Days
  • Delta Dental Pro-Am, 7 a.m.

Thursday, June 29

  • Gates open at 6:45 a.m.
  • First round of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Friday, June 30

  • Gates open at 6:45 a.m.
  • Second round of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Saturday, July 1

  • Gates open at 7:15 a.m.
  • Third round of Rocket Mortgage Classic

Sunday, July 2

  • Gates open at 7:15 a.m.
  • Final round of Rocket Mortgage Classic
  • Trophy presentation for winner on 18th green following play

Who is playing at the Rocket Mortgage Classic?

The 2023 field for the Rocket Mortgage Classic includes three of the previous four winners.

Tony Finau (2022), Cam Davis (2021) and Nate Lashley (2019) will all be on hand.

Also included in this year’s field is last week’s PGA winner, Keegan Bradley. He won the Travelers Championship to move up to 18th in the World Golf Rankings. Bradley is one of 13 in the top 50 advertised for this week’s event. Joining Bradley and Finau (No. 14) are:

  • Max Homa (No. 9)
  • Justin Thomas (No. 17)
  • Collin Morikawa (No. 20)
  • Sungjae Im (No. 22)
  • Tom Kim (No. 24)
  • Hideki Matsuyama (No. 26)
  • Brian Harman (No. 27)
  • Rickie Fowler (No. 35)
  • Harris English (No. 36)
  • Sepp Straka (No. 37)
  • Chris Kirk (No. 43)

Tickets for the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Each day of the actual tournament, you have the multiple ticket purchasing options for the Rocket Mortgage Classic.

There are Daily Ground tickets, which are general admission.

There is also tickets for the Lending Tree Lounge, a share hospitality venue with tented seating that includes along the 16th fairway, 16th green, 17th tee and 13th green. Those locations also included an upgraded menu with bar service, and private restrooms.

The final option is Club Ace, which tends to be for large grounds or businesses. The venue overlooks the 15th green and is a private club and includes an upgraded menu, bar service and private restrooms.

Each day the prices vary, but if looking to purchase tickets, here are the prices:

Thursday

  • Daily: $75
  • Lending Tree Lounge: $110
  • Club Ace: $300

Friday

  • Daily: $85
  • Lending Tree Lounge: $110
  • Club Ace: $310

Saturday

  • Daily: $95
  • Lending Tree Lounge: $115
  • Club Ace: $325

Sunday

  • Daily: $95
  • Lending Tree Lounge: $115
  • Club Ace: $325

All tickets will be digital and can be purchased here.

Parking at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

Like tickets, parking passes for this year’s Rocket Mortgage Classic are digital.

Parking passes will be required for entry and must be made in advance. Payment for parking is not included in your ticket purchase.

All parking will be done at Wayne State University (1080 W Warren Ave., Detroit, MI 48201). Tuesday and Wednesday will feature free parking, but will be at University of Detroit Mercy – McNichols Campus (4001 W McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI, 48221).

Thursday and Sunday, parking will be $20, while Friday and Saturday it will be $25.

Shuttle services are available from Wayne State to Detroit Golf Club each day. Thursday and Friday will be 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday is 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Any ridesharing options will have pick-ups and drop-offs take place at the Palmer Park Community Building. That is located at 1121 Merrill Plaisance St., Detroit, MI 48203.

How to get to Wayne St. for the Rocket Mortgage Classic

As indicated above, parking for this week’s golf tournament will be at 1080 W Warren Ave.

Getting to Wayne State isn’t difficult, no matter the direction.

  • From the North: Take the Lodge Freeway (M-10) and exit at Warren-Forest. Proceed to the light and make a left to cross over the Lodge. Make another left on the Lodge Service Drive. Proceed to Warren Ave. and turn right at the light.
  • From the South: Take the Lodge Freeway (M-10) and exit at Warren-Forest. Proceed onto the Lodge Service Drive to Warren Ave. and turn right at the light.
  • From the East: Take I-94W to John R/Woodward exit on your right. Continue onto the Service Drive and turn left onto Woodward Ave. Turn right onto Warre Ave. at the light.
  • From the West: Take I-96E to get to I-94E. Take I-94E to Lodge Freeway (M-10) going south. Take the first exit on the Lodge Freeway, Warren-Forest. Proceed to the light and make a left to cross over the Lodge. Make another left on the Lodge Service Drive. Proceed to Warren Ave. and turn right at the light.

What can I bring into the Rocket Mortgage Classic?

The PGA and Detroit Golf Club have provided a full guide as to what spectators should know about the event and what they can bring in.

Permitted items include:

  • Personal bags 6”x6: or smaller
  • Clear plastic, vinyl or other carry items not exceeding 12”x6”x12”
  • One-gallon clear resealable plastic bag
  • At tournament discretion, food may enter the tournament in a clear, resealable plastic bag, not to exceed the size of a one gallon bag.
  • Reusable plastic or metal cups/bottles that are empty upon entry and exit. They can’t hold more than 32 ounces.
  • Mobile devices, but must be on silent mode
  • Umbrellas without sleeve
  • Portable radios with headsets
  • Medically necessary materials like strollers, small diaper bags, plastic baby bottles and other baby supplies. Infants must be with carrier.
  • Collapsible chairs without chair bags
  • Binoculars without case
  • Seat cushions that’s don’t require a carrying case and don’t have pockets or compartments
  • Segways, motorized scooters or other personal transportation that serve as a mobility aid to those with impairments.

Pets will not be allowed, outside of service animals.

Chair rentals will be available onsite. They are available for $5 while supplies last.

Best places to eat at the Rocket Mortgage Classic

While you can find your standard sporting event food on the grounds of Detroit Golf Club, heading to the Rocket Mortgage Classic offers a chance to explore Detroit.

Last year, we took at a look at the eating and entertainment attractions near Detroit Golf Club for those looking to make the most out of their trip.

All dining options are just minutes from the course.

It also provides an opportunity to visit scenic options like Belle Isle and the Detroit River Walk.

Can I wager on the Rocket Mortgage Classic?

Taking place in Michigan, sports betting is legal and allowed at The Rocket Mortgage Classic this week.

One of the 15 Michigan online sportsbooks will be represented during the event as well.

The Eagle Casino & Sports Lounge will be located on the 15th tee. Eagle Casino & Sports is the online sportsbook and online casino of Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino & Hotel.

The PGA Tour also features official partnerships with the online operators BetMGM, DraftKings, FanDuel, PointsBet and betParx. All five are Michigan online sportsbook options.

Photo by Carlos Osorio / Associated Press
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Drew Ellis is the Lead Writer of PlayMichigan, the No. 1 source for online gambling news in Michigan. A lifelong resident of the state, Ellis has been working in various forms of media since 1998, including more than a decade in the sports betting industry prior to transitioning into US casino markets in 2020.

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