June 24, 2013

It’s Tee Time for the AT&T

The 2013 AT&T National Tournament is being held at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda through June 30. Many County departments and agencies have been working on arrangements and logistics with representatives from the PGA TOUR and Tiger Woods Foundation. Their goal is to help spectators get to and from the event as efficiently as possible so they can enjoy the overall experience.

Public Parking and Shuttle Bus Options

County and tour officials remind anyone planning to attend that, if driving, they must use one of the official tournament parking and shuttle lots. There is no general admission parking available in the immediate vicinity of the golf course.

See more details about where to park.

Public Transportation

No public walk-ins are allowed through the main entrance of Congressional Country Club on River Rd. Public transit options are:
  • T2 bus from Friendship Heights and Rockville (operated by Metro on weekdays and by Ride On on weekends). On Saturday, June 29 and Sunday, June 30 – as a convenience for spectators leaving the tournament and using public transit -- T2 Ride On buses will operate every 15 minutes from 4 to 8 p.m. between the Friendship Heights and Rockville Metro Stations. Until that time, the service operates every 30 minutes, beginning at 7 a.m.
  • Ride On bus 36 from Bethesda (no Saturday or Sunday service). Use the stops at the end of the route on Bradley Blvd. at the Connelly School.
After departing the bus, walk south on Bradley Blvd. and follow signs and directions to the shuttle that will drop off passengers at the tournament’s main entrance. Attendees who prefer to walk should go south on Bradley, then left on Persimmon Tree Rd. and proceed to Persimmon Tree La. and the tournament’s main walk-in entrance.

Public Safety Reminders for Pedestrians

Pedestrians walking along Bradley Blvd. are reminded that they must cross only at marked crosswalks and stay alert for oncoming traffic. Spectators should also be aware that the only authorized exit from the country club grounds is the tournament Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree La.

Taxi/Limo/Private Vehicle Drop-Off & Pickup

Tournament and County public safety and transportation officials remind spectators that no public drop-offs or pickups are allowed in or around the main entrance of Congressional Country Club on River Rd. Spectators who wish to be dropped off at Congressional must use the designated taxi, limousine or private vehicle drop-off, located near the tournament Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree La. No parking or standing is allowed, so spectators are asked to coordinate their pickup times accordingly.

Bike racks

Spectators who want to bike to the tournament are reminded that bike racks are available at the tournament’s Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree La.

Do’s, Don’ts, Etc.

More information and details about the tournament are available at www.attnational.org (Spectator Information).

Economic Impact

The AT&T National not only provides a first-rate golf experience for area fans, it benefits local charities and has a positive impact on the local economy. For example, the economic impact from the 2012 tournament was more than $10.9 million, with total attendance of more than 136,000 for five out of six days of the tournament (no spectators were allowed on the course on Saturday due to the aftermath of the derecho that hit the area).

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