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For Immediate Release: 6/26/2012
AT&T National Returns to Congressional Country Club; Public reminded of parking, other public access arrangements in effect for tournament

After a two-year hiatus, the AT&T National Tournament has returned to Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, June 26 through July 1.

Many County departments and agencies have been working on pre-tournament arrangements and logistics with representatives from the PGA TOUR and Tiger Woods Foundation to help spectators get to and from the tournament and to enjoy the overall experience.

Public Parking and Shuttle Bus Options

County officials remind anyone planning to attend the tournament 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.

Public parking for the tournament is available at:

• Rock Spring Lot, 6720 Rockledge Dr., Bethesda (seven miles from Congressional at I-270 and Democracy Blvd.) This is the best location for those coming from Virginia and other areas south of Congressional CC. Operating: Tuesday thru Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. (limited spaces on these days); Saturday and Sunday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single day parking/shuttle pass is $20 per car.

• Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 16 Chestnut St, Gaithersburg (18 miles from Congressional). Operating: Thursday and Friday ONLY from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Single day parking/shuttle passes are $10 per car.

Shuttle buses will transport spectators to and from the parking lots and the golf course during lot hours. Shuttles will depart approximately every 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.

Public Transportation

Tournament and County public safety and transportation officials remind spectators that NO public walk-ins are allowed through the main entrance of Congressional Country Club on River Rd. The closest bus stops are noted below. After departing the bus, walk south on Bradley Blvd., then left on Persimmon Tree Road and proceed to Persimmon Tree Lane and the tournament’s main walk-in entrance. Pedestrians are asked to cross at marked crosswalks and stay alert for oncoming traffic.

• T2 bus from Friendship Heights and Rockville (operated by Metro on weekdays and by Ride On on weekends). Use stops on River Road just west of Bradley Boulevard.

• Ride On bus 36 from Bethesda (no Saturday or Sunday service). Use the stops at the Connelly School on Bradley Boulevard (the route’s terminus).

Taxi/Limo 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 main entrance of Congressional Country Club on River Road.

Spectators who wish to be dropped off at Congressional must utilize the designated passenger, taxi or limousine drop-off, located near the Tournament Main Entrance on Persimmon Tree Lane. No parking or standing is allowed, so attendees are asked to coordinate their pickup times accordingly.

More information about do’s and don’t’s on the course and other details about the tournament are available at www.attnational.org (go to Spectator Information).

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Release ID: 12-170
Media Contact: Bonnie Ayers 240-777-6507

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