Parking Information



Bike racks will be available at the PGA Public Parking Lot, the Ocean Course entrance and all On-Island Shuttle stops, for those wishing to ride their bike to the Championship. All bicycle parking will be complimentary.


There will be a specific section of the PGA Public Parking Lot for taxis, limo and private vehicles 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). These larger vehicles must access the PGA Public Parking Lot from the gate located on the Kiawah Island Parkway.

All vehicles will be subject to the same parking fee each time they enter the PGA Public Lot. Parking passes for all vehicles may be obtained in the same way as the general public, either in advance or at the gate.


The PGA of America also encourages individuals to take advantage of the Trident Rideshare Program. Rideshare provides a cost effective and environmentally friendly way for all lowcountry residents to travel to Kiawah Island and better enjoy this year's Championship. For more information about this program visit


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.

Wheelchair accessible viewing areas will be located at the Practice Range tee, Hole #1 Tee and right of the 18th Green.


A complimentary On-Island Shuttle System will be provided for those staying on Kiawah Island. The On-island shuttle will have 23 stops located throughout the island on three separate routes, operating on 20 minute intervals. Each stop will have bicycle parking available.

On-island shuttle service will begin each day at 5:00 AM with the last shuttle departing the Ocean Course at 9:00 PM.


The PGA Public Parking Lot for Spectators and Volunteers will be behind the Freshfields Village Shopping Center, located between Kiawah and Seabrook Islands. There will be no public parking on Kiawah Island during the PGA Championship.

Daily parking passes for spectators may be purchased in advance for $10 per vehicle, per day up until July 15th by visiting or by calling the PGA Ticketing Center at 1-800-PGA-GOLF (1-800-742-4653). During Championship Week, parking will be $20 per vehicle, per day at the gate. 
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.


Traffic traveling northbound or eastbound from outside the Charleston area (Savannah, Hilton Head Island, Columbia, I-95)

• From U.S. Hwy. 17 turn onto Main Rd. (6.6 mi)
• Main Rd. becomes Bohicket Rd. (7.3 mi)
• Bohicket Rd. becomes Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. (3.1 mi)
• Follow signage into PGA Public Parking
Traffic traveling from all areas north of Kiawah
(James Island, Charleston, Mount Pleasant)
• Merge onto Lockwood Dr. via ramp
to U.S. Hwy. 17 (0.5 mi)
• Left onto U.S. 17 Bus. S (1.1 mi)
• Left onto Wesley Dr. (0.2 mi)
• Right onto Maybank Hwy. (5.2 mi)
• Left onto River Rd. (12.0 mi)
• Left onto Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. (3.1 mi)
• Follow signage into PGA Public Parking

For comprehensive information about parking and traffic for the 2012 PGA Championship, including maps, please visit