2014 PGA Championship parking and traffic info

Here is what you need to know about parking and transportation to and from the 2014 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club:

Two complimentary public parking lots with shuttle service to and from Valhalla Golf Club will be available for the 2014 PGA Championship, Aug. 4-10.

CHURCHILL DOWNS – Parking is located inside Gate 10 off Longfield Ave.
PAPA JOHN’S CARDINAL STADIUM – Parking is located in the Green Lot off S. Floyd St.

There will be no public parking at Valhalla Golf Club or the surrounding community during the PGA Championship. There will also be no walk-in access to any gate surrounding Valhalla Golf Club.

Shuttles from the PGA Public Parking Lots to the Main Bus Terminal at Valhalla Golf Club will be air-conditioned motor coaches. Bus service will begin at 6:30 a.m. and end a half hour after gates close. Gates will not open for spectators until 7 a.m., Thursday and Friday and 7:30 a.m. all other days.

There will be no overnight parking in the PGA Public Parking Lot, and any vehicles left overnight will be towed at the owner's expense. 

2014 PGA CHAMPIONSHIP TICKET HOLDERS WHO PURCHASED PREMIUM PARKING WILL PARK IN PGA VIP LOT B.  LOT B IS LOCATED IN THE DISTILLERY BEND OF THE PARKLANDS WHICH CAN BE ACCESSED OFF TAYLORSVILLE RD AND S. ENGLISH STATION RD.  THIS IS A PREPAID LOT AND THERE WILL BE NO DAY OF ACCESS TO THE LOT WITHOUT THE APPROPRIATE HANGTAG. 

As a PGA Partner, Mercedes-Benz will be providing complimentary parking for any spectator traveling to the Championship in a Mercedes Benz.  Prior to the Championship, spectators may pick up a Mercedes-Benz Loyalty Lot credential at Tafel Motors located at 4156 Shelbyville Rd Louisville KY 40207.  During Championship Week, Mercedes-Benz Loyalty Lot credentials will be available in the two general public lots at Churchill Downs and Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium.  The Loyalty lot is located directly across the street from Valhalla Golf Club

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Volunteer Parking

Volunteers will be parking in an official PGA VIP parking lot, which will require the proper PGA issued credential. The lot will be located off Old Henry Road in Middletown, Ken., at I-265 and Old Henry Road. The official volunteer parking credential must be displayed at all times from the rear view mirror in order to gain access to the lot. 

PGA Corporate Client Parking

PGA Corporate Clients will be parking in an official PGA VIP parking lot, which will require the proper PGA issued credential. More information will be provided on the specific lot location during Corporate Ticket Distribution. The corporate parking credential must be displayed at all times from the rear view mirror in order to gain access to the Corporate Client Parking Lot. To ensure traffic moves efficiently on Shelbyville Road near Valhalla Golf Club, there will be no drop off or pick up locations in this lot. Clients violating this policy will have their parking credentials confiscated. 

Shuttle, taxis and private vehicle drop-off 

Official drop off locations for hotel shuttles, taxis and private vehicles will be provided in a specific section of the PGA Public Parking Lots to drop off and pick up guests.  Bus parking will also be available in the PGA Public Parking Lot for groups arriving in vehicles larger than personal use automobiles (15 passenger vans, motor coaches, etc). IMPORTANT NOTE: IN COORDINATION WITH LMPD AND THE KENTUCKY HIGHWAY DEPARTMENT THERE WILL BE NO PICKUP OR DROP OFF LOCATION AT VALHALLA GOLF CLUB OR ON SHELBYVILLE RD. 

Mobility Impaired & Handicap Parking

Designated parking for wheelchair bound spectators will be provided. Please call The Convention Store at (877) 472-7275 for more information. Wheelchairs will not be available for rent, but spectators may bring wheelchairs with them to the Championship.  The lot will be located onsite at Valhalla Golf Club and require a PGA issued parking credential. 

Carpooling

The PGA of America encourages individuals to carpool during the PGA Championship whenever possible.  The PGA of America along with Louisville Metro, LMPD, Kentucky Highway Department and in addition with many other local government agencies have spent months preparing a safe and efficient traffic and parking plan.  This is an opportunity for spectators attending the PGA Championship to help make this plan successful.  You can play a vital role on our team by carpooling to help reduce the stress of extra traffic on the roads during the Championship. 

Bike Parking

Bike racks will be available at the PGA Public Parking Lots. All bicycle parking will be complimentary.