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Plan Your Visit to THE PLAYERS Championship

Interested in attending THE PLAYERS here on Florida’s First Coast, but not sure how to begin planning? Let us help you take care of the details and make your trip to Northeast Florida a success.

Choose from Stadium Passes to the Hospitality House

There are numerous ticket levels available for THE PLAYERS Championship at TPC Sawgrass, and no matter which level you choose or how many days you’d like to attend, you’re sure to have a great week filled with sunshine and the world’s top golfers.

Stadium Pass includes: DAILY STADIUM PASS - Single day options available Tuesday - Sunday and provide admission to the tournament grounds (golf course). Stadium Passes do not include parking or access into corporate hospitality and upgraded areas. Free admission for kids 15 and under when accompanied by a properly credentialed adult. Price does not include applicable taxes. The Turn at THE PLAYERS, provides views along the #9 and #18 fairways inside a climate-controlled tent with an outdoor. Along with a full bar and a variety of beer and mixed drinks, upscale food and beverages are available for purchase and includes private restroom facilities. Rates vary depending on whether you’d like to attend practice days, tournament days or both! Visit Florida’s First Coast of Golf’s THE PLAYERS Championship hub for current pricing and additional details.

 

Book a Package or Hotel near TPC Sawgrass

Whether your budget allows for oceanfront accommodations or you’d like to stick with more affordable options closer to numerous courses, check out Florida’s First of Golf packages combining accommodations and discounted golf. Packages allow you to manage your spending and budget your time on the course too. Here are some nearby hotels to check out, too:

Courtyard by Marriott – Oceanfront

Enjoy the gentle ocean breeze or watching the sun awaken over the calmness of the Atlantic at the Courtyard by Marriott – Oceanfront. Located less than ten miles from THE PLAYERS Championship, the Courtyard by Marriott – Oceanfront features spacious, oceanfront rooms that are equipped with the comforts of home. After taking in the action at THE PLAYERS, relax in the oceanfront pool or enjoy a cold drink at our poolside Tiki Bar.

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa has a sterling reputation of being one of the finest resorts in Northern Florida. The resort offers a unique escape from standard hotels, with spacious suites and villas for exceptional privacy and comfort. With the home-like amenities, plus an array of facilities, including eight restaurants, two lounges, a private beach club, and exclusive access to the legendary courses of TPC Sawgrass, the Sawgrass Marriott is ideal for golfers, families and small groups traveling to THE PLAYERS Championship.

The Collector Inn - St. Augustine

Turn your trip to THE PLAYERS into a mini-vacation when you stay at The Collector Inn ideally located in St. Augustine’s historic district, providing easy access to many local attractions. You’ll enjoy a charmingly decorative room and daily amenities including a European continental breakfast, outdoor fire pits, and a central bar. Spend the day exploring St. Augustine, or simply relax by the heated outdoor swimming pool.

 

The PLAYERS Championship Tips

Book Tee Times in Advance

Interested in playing a round of golf while you are visiting Florida’s First Coast? With so many golf fans in town for the tournament, many of the top courses fill up quickly that week. Book Tee Times as soon as you confirm your vacation schedule.

Arrive to the Championship Early

Make plans to get to the course early! A1A is the main route to the tournament with traffic backing up during peak times of the tournament. The earlier you arrive, the better as traffic is at its peak between noon and 2 p.m. daily.

If you are staying inland, take advantage of the CR-210/Nocatee Parkway route rather than A1A. You’ll avoid delays and have a scenic view too.

Stay Hydrated, Eat Well and Avoid Sunburns

With temperatures in the 80s during the day, the two most important things to keep in mind – stay hydrated and apply sunscreen. Often. Take advantage of shaded areas and hydrate throughout the day – on water, not just alcohol.

For great eats, check out Trucks on 10, featuring at taste of Northeast Florida’s local food truck scene. And don’t miss the popular Tacos on 12 with great tacos and drinks from Jacksonville Beach’s own TacoLu.

 

What to Wear

With high temperatures, preppy and comfortable are the norm for Northeast Florida’s premier golf tournament. Ladies, don your favorite sundress, but leave the heels at home (you’ll be walking in grass all day!) and men, avoid flip flops. Go for comfort and you’ll fit right in with the crowd.

The PLAYERS Championship Deals

Interested in bringing the family along for the tournament? Kids 18 and under get in free throughout the tournament. Families can take advantage of THE PLAYERS Family Pass that includes two adult Stadium passes, unlimited youth admission and two $10 food vouchers. Plus, parking for four or more is free with a pre-purchased, printed voucher.

All active duty, reserve, retirees and dependents of the military receive complimentary admission throughout the week along with access to the Birdies for the Brave® Patriots’ Outpost, a hospitality tent with complimentary food, beverages and activities – just for military and their guests.

Take Time to Explore Northeast Florida

Although your main reason for the trip is to see the world’s best golfers on the course at THE PLAYERS Championship, don’t forget to schedule a few days before and after the tournament to explore Florida’s First Coast. Soak up some history in St. Augustine, relax on the beaches in Amelia Island or Palm Coast and don’t miss exploring the great breweries and neighborhoods in Jacksonville. Or, explore Clay County's outdoor adventures.

After the tournament has ended for the day, visit Pusser’s or Nona Blue in Ponte Vedra and enjoy craft beers on tap and catch all the highlights of the day’s tournament. One of Nona Blues' founding partners is the 2010 U.S. Open Champion, Graeme McDowell.

Another area hotspot after the tournament is Palm Valley Fish Camp, featuring seafood and great views along the Intracoastal Waterway or head down to Jacksonville Beach and explore the nightlife.

Let Us Help You!

Have questions or debating which courses to play while in Northeast Florida? We can answer your questions and help plan your week at THE PLAYERS Championship. Check out the Florida’s First Coast of Golf’s THE PLAYERS Championship hub or pick out a place to stay, and get ready to see the world’s top golfers in action – right here on Florida’s First Coast of Golf.