GUIDE | THE PLAYERS Golf Tournament At TPC Sawgrass
The Players golf tournament at TPC Sawgrass puts Ponte Vedra Beach on the national map. As the best real estate agents in Ponte Vedra Beach, we've sold multiple homes in TPC Sawgrass. In fact, we live in the community ourselves! So, here's our "locals guide" to enjoying a Sawgrass Splash and the 17th Island Green (if you don't know what those are, keep reading ...) at one of the PGA Tour's most prestigious events of the year.
The year's event, which runs from March 8 through the 13th, will mark the 40th anniversary of the tournament at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach. The 144-player field features representation from 25 countries, with the entire Top-30 in the Official World Golf Rankings represented. The course is called the "stadium course" because of all the spectators that surround the 17th green, which is an island. The hole is a par 3 and known for heckling fans watching golfers hit balls in the water.
:: TICKETS ::
Stadium pass tickets: Any Stadium Pass gives you general grounds access as well as entry into any open-to-the-public space at THE PLAYERS. The prices for each day fluctuate based on availability and demand. Click here for more details.
Military and veteran tickets: All military and veteran tickets will be digital and must be secured in advance through an online verification system, and once the redemption process is complete, tickets can be accessed instantly. Click here for more details.
Youth ticket policy - Up to two (2) youth, ages 15 and under, will be admitted free with a ticketed adult, Tuesday - Sunday. All youth ages six and older must have a ticket in order to access hospitality venues.
Will Call - located in the parking lot of the “Tournament Plaza” near Larrys Giant Subs. The address is: 830 A1A N Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
:: PARKING ::
All parking passes must be purchased in advance and do not come with the purchase of a normal ticket.
There are shuttles from Downtown Jacksonville
Ride-sharing - Rideshare is available and will drop off and pick up at the Couples entry off ATP Boulevard, a short walk from the 15th hole.
:: WHERE CAN I GRAB A BITE? ::
Food Court - Firehouse Subs, Homespun Kitchen, The Local, Tropical Smoothie, Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q
Taste of JAX – 11 green/12 tee - Cousins Maine Lobster, Mojo BBQ, ABBQ, Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar.
Trucks on 10 - Twisted Okie BBQ, Mama’s, 904 Burger, Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen, Tikiz, What’s the Catch
At most of the bars around the course, you can enjoy a tournament favorite called a Sawgrass Splash which has vodka and orange juice.
:: HANG OUT SPOTS ::
Patriots’ Outpost - Throughout tournament week, active duty, retired, reserve, national guard members, veterans and one accompanied dependent (with valid I.D.) will have access to the Patriots’ Outpost presented by Optum, Morgan Stanley and Grant Thornton. An open-air hospitality venue located near the tee at No. 16, the Outpost is reserved exclusively for the military and offers complimentary snacks and non-alcoholic beverages.
Family Suite presented by Wolfson Children’s Hospital - As part of Baptist’s program as the on-site provider of medical services, the Family Suite will extend their services to attendees of The Players with the venue serving as a comfort station for mothers and fathers to care for their babies and have a comfortable venue as needed during tournament week. The venue is open to all ticketholders and will also be providing diapers free of charge.?
Kids Zone presented by Nemours Children’s Health – near 8 green. Open-to-the public featuring activities for kids and families, including a putt-putt event on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m.
The Oasis ft. Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge - Open to ticketholders who are 21+, The Oasis is an air-conditioned venue with signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, as well as food and drink available for purchase.
:: SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ::
Thursday, March 10
Entries open at 6:45 AM
First round of competition begins at approximately 6:45 AM (threesomes off of No. 1 and No.10)
Friday, March 11
Entries open at 6:45 AM
Second round of competition begins at approximately 6:45 AM (threesomes off of No.1 and No.10)
Saturday, March 12
Entries open at 7:30 AM
Third round of competition begins at approximately 7:45 AM, depending on the size of the cut (twosomes off No.1)
Championship Sunday, March 13
Entries open at 7:30 PM
Final round of competition begins at approximately 7:45 AM, depending on size of the cut (twosomes off No.1)
Charity of the Day: Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida
The Players is a wonderful time to see some of the amazing homes inside TPC Sawgrass. If we can answer any questions about The Players or Ponte Vedra Beach real estate, please contact us and enjoy the tournament!
(Some information sourced from First Coast News and Visit St. Augustine)