Details, maps of the PGA Championship Parking Plan

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After nearly two years of planning, the PGA of America, in conjunction with the PGA Traffic and Safety Committee made up of 35 state, county and local officials, unveiled their Traffic and Parking Plan for the 2012 PGA Championship.

The main goal is to ensure all 210,000 anticipated spectators travel safely to the Championship throughout the seven-day period. Included in this plan are routes to public parking, drop-off and carpooling options, shuttle details and other pertinent transportation information.

There will be no vehicle access or public parking on Kiawah Island during the PGA Championship without proper PGA-issued credentials. All spectators attending The PGA Championship are encouraged to use one of two travel routes:


Traffic traveling northbound or eastbound from outside the Charleston area (Savannah, Hilton Head Island, Columbia, I-95) use U.S. Highway 17. Turn onto Main Road, which becomes Bohicket Road and follow signage to PGA Public Parking.


Traffic traveling from all areas north of Kiawah (James Island, Charleston, Mount Pleasant) use Maybank Highway. Turn left onto River Road. Turn left onto Betsy Kerrison Parkway and follow signage to PGA Public Parking

Shuttles from the PGA Public Parking Lot to the Main Bus Terminal at The Ocean Course will be air-conditioned motor coaches and the ride will take approximately 20 minutes. Bus service will begin at 5 a.m. and end a half hour after gates close.

For complete information on all details included in the PGA Championship Traffic and Parking Plan, visit

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