WASHINGTON — More than 100,000 golf fans are expected to travel to Prince William County in Virginia this week for the Quicken Loans National tournament, hosted by Tiger Woods.
After taking place at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda for the past three years, the tournament moves over to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville.
There will be no on-site parking or public walk-up entrance at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club. Quicken Loans National tournament director Mike Antolini says parking will be available at nearby Jiffy Lube Live.
“There will be plenty of shuttle buses there to take all of our guests from Jiffy Lube Live to the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club,” and dropping them off at the main gate at the Quicken Loan National, says Antolini.
Parking is $10 if you buy it online in advance, or $15 at the gate.
WTOP Traffic Reporter Dave Dildine says there are few shortcuts to the Jiffy Lube Live lots on Wellington Road. In short:
- From westbound Interstate 66, take Prince William Parkway (Route 234), which is Exit 44. Then, turn right onto Balls Ford Road and another right onto Wellington Road.
- From eastbound I-66, take Route 29 southbound (Exit 43) to Linton Hall Road to Wellington Road.
“Wellington Road, just a two-lane road each way, (is) really hard to get in and especially out of those lots, ” Dildine says, noting there is a new interchange with an overpass and an underpass, and turn signals at Route 29, which might ease things a bit.
In addition, Prince William County Police are recommending tourney-goers take Route 29 to University Boulevard.
As for the experience at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, cellphones and other smart devices are allowed, but there is a mobile device policy.
“We certainly ask that they are all silenced and that there is no talking near the course of play. We have plenty of designated cellphone areas in our fan villages, at the main gate, at the lawn, and within any structure,” Antolini says.
Practice rounds will be held on Tuesday, starting at 7 a.m. ; the Pro-Am starts at 7 a.m. on Wednesday.
The first round is scheduled to tee off at 7:20 a.m. on Thursday, with the second round at 7:20 a.m. on Friday. The third round is scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Saturday, and the final round set to start at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday.