Purchase clubhouse tickets online by Aug. 12 and ride for free
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, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 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, Aug. 12, the PGA will give you a complimentary round-trip LIRR ticket good to and from any station at no additional cost. Place your order at www.barclaysgolf.com and a tournament ticket and LIRR ticket will be mailed directly to you.
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 percent 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. Copies are also available at LIRR terminals and stations or online at the following link: http://web.mta.info/lirr/barclays/LIRR_BarclaysBro_Sched_8-9.pdf
The Barclays/PGA Tour Event Train Service
Pre-tournament practice rounds begin on Tuesday, Aug. 23, followed by a pro-am event on Wednesday, Aug. 24. The tournament will take place Thursday, Aug. 25 through Sunday, Aug. 28 with service as follows:
Eastbound: 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.
Westbound: 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, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28. On Saturday and Sunday only, conductors will collect tickets at Farmingdale when customers exit the train rather than inspecting tickets on board.
The Tournament Day by Day
Tuesday Aug. 23: Gates open at 9 a.m. Practice Round for Professionals
Wednesday, Aug. 24: Gates open at 7 a.m. Pro-Am Competition 7:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 25: Gates open at 7 a.m. 1st Round of Competition – 7:15 a.m. starting time
Friday, Aug. 26: Gates open at 7 a.m. 2nd Round of competition – 7:15 a.m. starting time
Saturday, Aug. 27: Gates open at 7 a.m. 3rd round of competition – 8:00 a.m. starting time
Sunday, Aug. 28: Gates open at 7 a.m. Final round of competition – 8:00 a.m. starting time
LIRR Travel Tips
Buy tickets before boarding to save money and time.
One-Way and Round-Trip tickets sold at station windows, ticket machines or MTA eTix App.
No bicycles will be permitted on Ronkonkoma Branch trains during the week of The Barclays.
At Farmingdale Station, customers must pass through security before boarding shuttle buses.
Listen for announcements regarding track and platform
On return trip, allow time to walk to the shuttle bus stop for the trip to Farmingdale
Tickets will be collected before boarding.
Trains will leave promptly at scheduled departure times.
For More Information
Download the LIRR’s Train Time app or sign up for LIRR service alerts at www.mymtaalerts.com. Customers can also contact the LIRR’s Customer Service Center by calling 511, the New York State Travel Information Line, and saying: Long Island Rail Road. If you are deaf or hearing impaired, use your preferred relay service provider for the free 711 relay to reach the LIRR 511.