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U.S. Open parking and directions

Posted June 3
Updated June 9

With an anticipated 350,000 golf fans converging on the tiny Village of Pinehurst for the men's and women's U.S. Open Championships, getting around could be tricky.

Most spectators will be funneled to one of two large parking lots where shuttles will offer rides to the resort grounds.

During the week of June 9 through 15, both a lot to the north, the Red Lot on Beulah Hill Church Road near N.C. Highway 73, and one to the south, the Blue Lot on Sand Pit Road near Roseland Road, will be open with free public parking.

Complimentary shuttles to Pinehurst Resort begin at 5:30 a.m. daily, and the trip is expected to take about 15 minutes. The last shuttles return to the parking lots at 7 p.m. or one hour after play is finished for the day.

During peak traffic times, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., shuttles could be full and the trip may take a bit longer, organizers say.

There is no spectator parking in the immediate vicinity of the golf course. 

People requiring lift-equipped shuttle transportation can contact the Transportation Hotline at 1-800-698-0661.

All other parking is by permit only.

Spectator drop-off will only be allowed at the designated area located off Midland Road from the traffic circle near Gate 3.

Getting to the lots

Red Lot (North)

From I-73/74 – US 220

Take Exit 44 for NC-211 (Candor/Pinehurst).

Turn onto NC-211 East and follow for 9.2 miles.

Turn left onto Seven Lakes Drive and continue for 2.1 miles.

Turn left onto Carthage Road.

Turn right onto McKenzies Mill Road and continue for 1.6 miles

Turn left onto NC-73 West and follow signage to the Red Lot.

From US 1 Southbound

Take US-1 South to Sanford.

In Sanford, exit right onto US-15/501 South and follow for 11.7 miles.

Turn right onto NC-73 West and continue for 3.4 miles.

Turn right onto Beulah Hill Church Road and follow signage to the Red Lot.

Blue Lot (South)

From I-95 Northbound and Southbound

Exit I-95 onto NC-20 in St. Pauls via Exit 31 (Raeford/Pinehurst).

From NC-20 West, exit onto Us-401 South (Business) in Raeford.

Continue on US-401 (Business) until reaching NC-211 West in Raeford and follow NC-211 West for approximately 16.6 miles

Turn right onto US-15/501 North and follow for 0.3 miles.

Turn left onto US-1 South.

Turn right onto Roseland Road and follow signage to the Blue Lot.

From points south using US-1 Northbound

From US-1 North (Rockingham), turn left onto Baltimore Avenue in Pinebluff and follow for approximately 1 mile.

Turn right onto Sand Pit Road and follow signage to the Blue Lot

Roads closed in, near Pinehurst

Even those not headed to the Open will have to deal with some traffic hassles. Sections of many roads in Pinehurst will be closed, mostly around the course.

The following roads are closed: 

  • Morganton Road
  • Muster Branch Road
  • Pine Tree Road
  • Village Green Road
  • and Palmetto Road.

Tournament-specific parking regulations are in effect in the Village of Pinehurst as well. On-street parking is prohibited in many areas. Village Center parking will be limited to three hours.

Also, pay close attention to pedestrian and golf cart traffic.

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