Ryder cup transportation rules in place

Tips for getting to the Ryder Cup

CHASKA, Minn. - Before the locks on the front gate of the Ryder Cup are opened next week, a word Tuesday from Chaska Police Chief Scott Knight about what it will take to get there.

“There’s limited on-site parking,” Knight says.

An email was sent to everyone attending the Ryder Cup that includes a message directly from him.

“Do not think that you can take a taxi to Hazeltine, park in a nearby business or neighborhood, or be dropped off at the curb,” he says.

Unless you have a certain parking pass, no spectators will be allowed to walk, bike or be dropped off directly at Hazeltine during the tournament.

If you're going, here are your options.

First, you can park your car at Canterbury Park and take a thirty minute shuttle free of charge.

Second, Southwest Transit will be running a shuttle from two nearby locations. You can't park in those lots and it will cost you $5 a person to ride.

And, Metro Transit is also running service from downtown Minneapolis to the Ryder Cup.

To make sure people follow the rules, the city of Chaska has actually passed a temporary ordinance that bans people from walking in certain areas surrounding the golf course.

“You'd risk a ticket or arrest if you attempt that,” Knight says. 

A portion of Pioneer Trail, which runs between the main entrance and Chaska High School, will be closed starting next Tuesday.

It's all part of the territory that comes along with hosting one of golf's biggest events.

For more information on getting to the Ryder Cup, click here.


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