It has been nearly 80 years since the PGA Championship was last played on Long Island. Although the state of New York has hosted a record, 12 PGA Championships, the 2019 event will be Bethpage Black’s very first.
With so much to see and do in the New York Metropolitan area, review the information below to make the most of your Championship experience.
In partnership with the MTA, NYSP, NYDOT and local authorities, the PGA of America has developed a plan to ensure all spectators have an enjoyable transportation experience to and from the 101st PGA Championship.
Whether you’re driving, walking, taking the LIRR or using your favorite rideshare app, we encourage all spectators to review the Championship’s transportation plan in its entirety to understand all available options.
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Spectators traveling via the Long Island Rail Road should ride to the Farmingdale Train Station (Ronkonkoma Branch), where complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Bethpage State Park.
To accommodate increased ridership, expanded train service will be provided in both directions during 101st PGA Championship week. Championship week train times will be available April 2019.
Train tickets can be purchased in advance from any LIRR Ticket Machine, Ticket Office or the MTA eTix app.
Off-site PGA Public Parking will be free and located at Jones Beach State Park, 1 Ocean Pkwy, Wantagh, NY 11793.
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator Entrance at Bethpage State Park.
There will be no overnight parking in any PGA Public Parking Lots, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner’s expense. PGA Tournament Corporation is not responsible for damage to your vehicle, or items lost or stolen from your vehicle
Spectators electing to utilize UBER, taxi and/or other rideshare services must be picked up and dropped off at the Championship’s UBER/Rideshare lot located at 235 Pinelawn Road in Melville, New York.
For an efficient UBER/Rideshare experience, simply enter “235 Pinelawn Road, Melville, NY 11747” as the destination in your Rideshare-app of choice and your driver will take you to the designated UBER/Rideshare lot.
Complimentary shuttle service will be provided to and from the Main Spectator entrance at Bethpage State Park.
This is the only public drop-off location available for Championship spectators.
For spectators who live within walking distance of the 101st PGA Championship, a dedicated walk-in gate will be available just across from the Puritan Lane/Quaker Meeting House Road Intersection. There will be no other walk-in gates available at the Championship.
Please note: Quaker Meeting House and Round Swamp Roads will be closed during Championship week. Surrounding neighborhoods will have strict access restrictions.
An on-site landing zone will be available for spectators wishing to arrive at the 101st Championship via chartered helicopter. Those interested in booking flights can do so through one of the PGA Championship’s helicopter providers BLADE (flyblade.com) or ZIP Aviation (zipaviation.com).
Designated accessible parking for those requiring lift-equipped transportation to the course will be provided. Please call The Convention Store at (877) 472-7275 for more information. The front rows of the general public parking lots will be reserved for spectators not requiring lift-equipped transportation but who have physically challenged hang tags for their vehicles.
Pse Event Housing, the Championship’s official hotel accommodations provider, has secured a variety of hotel rooms on Long Island and New York City.Book your room today!
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Just outside of New York City you’ll find miles of sparkling ocean beaches, historic sites, quaint downtown villages, world renowned Long Island Wine Country and the famed Hamptons. Enjoy some of the best farm-to-table fare available in the United States, courtesy of the incredible farmlands and the bounties of the island’s surrounding waters. Discover Long Island, home of the 101st PGA Championship and 2024 Ryder Cup!Visit Discover Long Island
If you’re coming to New York City for the 101st PGA Championship, be sure to check out the NYCgo’s 101st PGA Championship Visitor Guide for official NYC information to help you plan your trip! The guide is a great resource for everything you need to know regarding where to stay, eat, drink and play while you’re in town.Visitors Guide
From the shores of Long Island to the mighty Niagara Falls, New York's 180 state parks offer countless opportunities to explore your natural environment, escape from the grind of the everyday and experience exciting new adventures. Beaches, boat launches, hiking trails, campsites, and golf courses all await you!
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Located in Farmingdale, N.Y., Bethpage State Park is home to five 18-hole public golf courses, including the world-renowned Black Course. Opened for play in 1936, Bethpage Black was designed by legendary architect A.W. Tillinghast, with more recent work led by Rees Jones. The Black has been a regular member on Golf Digest’s roster of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses and GOLF Magazine named it one of the top 100 courses in the world. No stranger to big events, Bethpage Black previously hosted the 2002 and 2009 U.S. Opens. In May of 2019 it will play host to the PGA Championship for the very first time, before taking main stage again in 2024 for the Ryder Cup.
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