The City of Charlotte is excited to welcome the 2017 PGA Championship to the community Aug. 7-13.
More than 200,000 people are expected to attend the championship. To ensure everyone has a positive and enjoyable experience while the PGA Championship is in town, it is important Charlotte residents and visitors have necessary information about changes to city services.
Traffic Impacts and Street Closures
In some neighborhoods surrounding the Quail Hollow Club, parking will be restricted to one side of the street.
Areas near the golf course will see increases in traffic and congestion, particularly starting Thursday, Aug. 10, through Sunday, Aug. 13. People traveling in the area should allow additional time for their journeys.
Gleneagles Road will be closed to through traffic between Quail Hollow Road and Park Road from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day of the tournament. Charlotte Department of Transportation (CDOT) event staff will be on site to assist with traffic coordination.
CDOT will also have staff in the Traffic Management Center to monitor traffic conditions and to help mitigate congestion during the event.
The PGA has contracted private shuttles to transport ticketholders to the Quail Hollow Club golf course. Spectators should use one of the recommended transportation methods arranged by the PGA, but may need public transit to connect with the shuttles.
Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) encourages those attending the PGA Championship to take the LYNX Blue Line to the Sharon Road West Station to catch the shuttles. Riders must have a valid PGA Championship ticket good for that day and be ready to present it to fare inspectors when asked for a valid pass.
Visit www.ridetransit.org for more information on parking and train schedules.
Garbage and Recycling Collection
During the tournament, the City of Charlotte Solid Waste Services will collect garbage, recycling and yard waste in the Quail Hollow area on Wednesday, Aug. 9, beginning at 4:30 a.m. All bulky waste scheduled for collection on Aug. 9 will be collected beginning at 4:30 a.m.
All waste should be prepared and set properly at the curb the night before collection. For more information on waste preparation, visit curbit.charlottenc.gov or follow the Solid Waste Services on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has years of experience with golf events at Quail Hollow Club. CMPD has been preparing for the PGA Championship for more than a year, collaborating with local, state and federal partners.
To ensure a safe and secure event, CMPD is prepared to prevent, mitigate and respond to any incident that may occur during the PGA Championship.
PGA Championship attendees should expect similar security measures that occur at other major sporting venues in Charlotte. They should prepare their personal transportation plan and familiarize themselves with the PGA bag policy.
There will be an increase in bus and vehicular traffic near Quail Hollow Club during the week of the PGA Championship. CMPD is staffed to respond to and minimize any traffic delays.
Emergency Medical Services
Medic will have additional Emergency Medical System resources staffed during the event to prevent any service impacts in the community.
Those experiencing a medical emergency should dial 911.
Championship attendees should remember to hydrate before attending. Only one unopened bottle of water can be brought into the event.