Published on : Thursday, August 11, 2016
MTA Long Island Rail Road is the best way to get to Bethpage State Park in Farmingdale to see the world’s greatest golfers compete in the The Barclays/PGA Golf Tournament, the annual event being held Tuesday, August 23 through Sunday, August 28 at the famed Bethpage Black golf course.
The LIRR is providing plenty of train service to Farmingdale Station where the PGA will be running free shuttle buses for the short trip to nearby Bethpage State Park and the Bethpage Black course. If you purchase a clubhouse ticket for the tournament by Friday, August 12, the PGA will give you a complimentary round-trip LIRR ticket good to and from any station at no additional cost.
No Parking at Bethpage State Park
Tournament officials are urging fans to use the Long Island Rail Road since there will no public parking at Bethpage State Park for the event. The closest off-site parking is at the Nassau Coliseum where buses will be provided for the trip to the golf course.
“Cleary, the LIRR is the best way to get to The Barclays venue quickly and conveniently and at our regular fares for travel to Farmingdale Station,” said LIRR President Patrick A. Nowakowski.
Nowakowski said the LIRR expects to carry about 35,000 spectators or 20% of the tournament gate to The Barclays, where the top 125 players on the PGA Tour’s FedExCup Points Race compete. The LIRR brochure, “Take the LIRR to The Barclays,” which follows this press release, provides a schedule of weekday and weekend trains to The Barclays, travel tips and other tournament information.
The Barclays/PGA Tour Event Train Service
Pre-tournament practice rounds begin on Tuesday, August 23, followed by a pro-am event on Wednesday, August 24.
The tournament will take place Thursday, August 25 through Sunday, August 28 with service as follows:
Eastbound LIRR train service to Farmingdale will depart from Penn Station, Woodside, Jamaica, Mineola and Hicksville. Those traveling from Brooklyn can make connections to the Ronkonkoma Branch at Jamaica Station.
Those traveling from eastern Long Island will have direct service to Farmingdale from Ronkonkoma, Central Islip, Brentwood, Deer Park and Wyandanch Stations. Customers traveling from the Port Jefferson Branch should transfer at Hicksville for eastbound trains to Farmingdale
Extra Service on Saturday & Sunday
In anticipation of larger weekend crowds, the LIRR will provide extra service to and from Farmingdale Station on Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28. On Saturday and Sunday only, conductors will collect tickets at Farmingdale when customers exit the train rather than inspecting tickets on board.
The Barclays/PGC Tournament Event Day by Day
LIRR Travel Tips for The Barclays/PGA Tour Event