Golf fans driving to The Barclays Tournament later this week at in Farmingdale will be first making their way through Wantagh.
The Barclays, which will feature golf superstars Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson and Rory McIlroy, is utilizing in Wantagh, located about 12 miles from the famed , as its parking site. Barclays ticket-holders not taking the Long Island Rail Road to the event are instructed to park their vehicles at Jones Beach Parking Fields 3 or 4 and a direct shuttle bus will transport them to and from the tournament scheduled to run from Thursday to Sunday with a practice round Tuesday and Pro-Am competition Wednesday. The cost to ride the shuttle bus is $10 per vehicle.
George Gorman of the New York State Department of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation said when Jones Beach served as a parking area for the U.S Open golf tournament in 2002 and 2009, which were both held at Bethpage Black, that the process went very smoothly. Gorman said he does not anticipate any parking issues with regular beach-goers since there is an ample number of available spots. He said signage will be posted around the entrance to Jones Beach providing instructions for those attending The Barclays Tournament, which is the first event of the PGA Tour Playoffs for the FedExCup.