banner
Golf

One main parking lot funnels fans to women's U.S. Open

Posted June 16, 2014

The women's U.S. Open Championship this week at Pinehurst No. 2 is expected to draw crowds, but not nearly on the scale of the hundreds of thousands who made the men's event a sellout last week.

Organizers have set aside one main park-and-ride lot for fans with tickets to this week's practice rounds (Monday through Wednesday) and competition (Thursday through Sunday).

The Blue Lot, on Sand Pit Road near Roseland Road, offers free parking and complimentary shuttles to Pinehurst Resort beginning at 5:30 a.m. daily.

The trip takes about 15 minutes. The last shuttles return to the parking lot 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 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.

Comments

Please to add a comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Saturday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • NASCAR: Toyota Owner's 400

    Saturday at 7:00 pm on FOX50

  • NASL: RailHawks at Indy Eleven

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on WRAL-2

  • PGA: Zurich Classic of New Orleans

    Sunday at 3:00 pm on WRAL-TV

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Charlotte

    Today at 10:50 am on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MiLB: Bulls vs. Charlotte

    Tomorrow at 6:50 pm on Buzz Sports Radio

  • MLB: NY Yankees at NY Mets

    Saturday at 4:00 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • NASL: RailHawks at Indy Eleven

    Saturday at 7:30 pm on 99.9 HD3 The Ticket

Scoreboard
Local
Final
DUR 5
CHR 1
 
11:05am Today
DUR
CHR
 
Final
BOS 7
BAL 1
Final
PIT 2
CHC 5
Final
DET 2
NYY 1
Final
MIL 1
CIN 6
Final
CWS 4
CLE 3
Final
KAN 7
MIN 1
Final
COL 3
SDP 14
Final
ANA 3
OAK 6
Final
SEA 5
HOU 7
7:05pm Tonight
PIT
CHC
 
7:05pm Tonight
PHI
MIA
 
7:05pm Tonight
WAS
STL
 
7:07pm Tonight
TOR
BAL
 
7:08pm Tonight
DET
NYY
 
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
ATL
 
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
BOS
 
8:10pm Tonight
MIL
CIN
 
8:10pm Tonight
CWS
CLE
 
8:10pm Tonight
KAN
MIN
 
8:40pm Tonight
COL
SDP
 
9:40pm Tonight
ARI
TEX
 
10:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
 
10:10pm Tonight
SEA
HOU
 
10:15pm Tonight
SFG
LOS
 
Final
CHI 91
MIL 82
Final
GSW 97
NOP 87
7:00pm Tonight
CLE
BOS
 
8:00pm Tonight
TOR
WAS
 
9:30pm Tonight
HOU
DAL
 
Final
PIT 1
NYR 2
Final
MIN 3
STL 0
Final
WIN 4
ANA 5
7:00pm Tonight
DET
TAM
 
7:30pm Tonight
NYI
WAS
 
9:30pm Tonight
CHI
NAS
 
10:00pm Tonight
CAL
VAN
 
Final
DUR 5
CHR 1
 
11:05am Today
DUR
CHR