The AT&T National Golf Tournament is returning to Bethesda this week, bringing 120 of the top PGA Tour professionals – including Tiger Woods – to compete at
Woods, who founded the tournament, was the winner in 2009 -- the last year it was played at Congressional.
The tournament returns after Congressional played host to last year’s U.S. Open. In 2009, the AT&T National drew nearly 200,000 spectators, according to the Tiger Woods Foundation. It's ongoing this week through July 1.
If you’re heading to the course, here’s what you need to know about getting there.
There’s no on-site parking at Congressional, so spectators will need to board complimentary shuttles from off-site parking lots to the tournament. The off-site lots will be located near the Marriott headquarters on Rock Spring Drive in Bethesda from Tuesday through Sunday, and at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds on Thursday and Friday.
A daily pass to park at the Rock Spring lot, located seven miles from the course, will cost $20 a day to buy onsite during tournament week. A daily pass for the Fairgrounds lot, 18 miles from the course, will cost $10.
Shuttles will depart about every 15 minutes.
A “VIP” parking lot, located across the street from the course at 7725 Persimmon Tree Lane, will cost $25 on Tuesday or Wednesday, $35 on Thursday or Friday and $45 on Saturday or Sunday. VIP parking is limited to 125 spots a day.
“Parking at some of the closer lots will sell out, so buy in advance,” advises Rachel Rees, a spokeswoman for the Tiger Woods Foundation.
Rees also recommended checking the tournament website prior to arrival for updated parking information.
MetroBus Route T2 stops at Congressional and departs from the Friendship Heights or Rockville Metro stations.
RideOn Bus Route 36 stops at Congressional and departs from the Bethesda Metro station, but there will be no Friday or weekend service.
A designated area will be set aside for taxi drop-offs, but there will be no parking or standing allowed. There will be no public drop-offs or pickups allowed at the main gate to Congressional Country Club on River Road. The only public access to the course is on Persimmon Tree Road.
For more information about purchasing tickets and parking passes, visit the tournament’s website.
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