TPC Sawgrass (Stadium course)


5+ (5 gold): one of our top-rated 5-star courses, worhty of 5½ stars.
   TPC Sawgrass (Stadium course) Est. 1980

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TPC Sawgrass (Stadium course): As you might expect from the flagship Tournament Players Club and home of the PGA Tour, the two golf courses here at TPC Sawgrass are world-class. The Stadium course, which annually hosts The Players Championship, is a tough but thrilling test for golfers of all handicap levels.

Tall mature pines and moss-laden oaks line the rolling, not overly wide fairways. Expansively long and often deep bunkering, as well as many large silent ponds also threaten. Around the sizeable and at times wickedly sloping greens, you'll discover an array of himalayan mounding, extravagant bunkers (of every shape and size), slick run-off areas and deep ball-grabbing rough.

Pete Dye's wonderfully crafted course will keep you enthralled and challenged all the way, and then delivers a sting in the tail with three stunning closing holes. The short par-5 16th, with its green jutting out into a pond is a potential card-wrecker, especially for long-hitters who gamble against the hole's inherent risk and reward. The same pond wraps itself fully around the 17th green, creating the world's most famous island-green par-3. The long gently curving par-4 18th demands a nerve-jangling drive to a thin sliver of fairway that sits alongside a much wider expanse of water. There's not much to look at from the tee except H2O, and that's still the case as you size-up your approach shot to the water-flanked green. TPC Sawgrass's huge Spanish-style clubhouse provides a stunning backdrop to this final hole.

With one of the highest green fees in the United States a round on the Stadium Course will require you to dig deep into your pockets. But in return it invariably delivers a wealth of wonderful golfing memories and stories to savour.

Stay & Play: accommodation and Stay & Play packages are available in nearby hotels (see Where2Stay section below).

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Making Contact

Tournament Players Club (TPC) Sawgrass
110 Championship Way,
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida FL 32082
USA
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Office   +1 (904) 273 3235
Pro Shop   +1 (904) 273 3230
Fax

  +1 (904) 285 7970

Email  
Website   www.tpc.com
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Golf Pro
 
Todd Anderson (PGA, Director of Instruction)
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Academy
 
PGA Tour Performance Centre at TPC Sawgrass
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - no effort to walk
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Original design by husband & wife team of Pete & Alice Dye with later modifications by Steve Wenzloff (2016).
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7215 6103 5019
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 76.8 70.9 72.1
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Stadium course. Also at TPC Sawgrass is the 18-hole Dye's Valley course (par-72, 6864 yds from back tees, rating 74.1).
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How2Get There?

23 miles SE of downtown Jacksonville
Just south of Jacksonville, leave Interstate-95 at exit 344 and follow Hwy 202 East (J. Turner Butler Blvd). After 12 miles bear right onto the A1A South direction Ponte Vedra. After 4 miles turn right at Sawgrass Players Club sign into PGA Tour Blvd. After o.4 mls stop at gatehouse. After o.4 mls turn left into Championship Way.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 visitor fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season (March thru' May and Oct/Nov): $549, golf cart included. [Contact club for full details, discounts, Stay&Play rates and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends. Players not staying at the Marriott Sawgrass can only book a maximum of 14 days in advance.  Must book in advance.
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Other Information
Non-metal spike facility. Golf carts are fitted with GPS. Walking permitted if a caddie is taken, otherwise mandatory cart policy for visitors. Caddies always available.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

The Tournament Players Club (TPC) was the culmination of PGA Commissioner Deane Beman's long-held vision to create a "home club" for members of the PGA Tour. The two courses at TPC Sawgrass were built for top-level tournament golf, including amphitheatre-like mounding which provides excellent viewing galleries for spectators, a concept common to other TPCs in the USA. TPC Sawgrass has been a member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary System since its opening and continues to work diligently protecting its wildlife.

TPC Sawgrass is home to another TPC - The Players Championship, which is played annually on the Stadium course. It is one of the PGA Tour's biggest events. (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >TPC Sawgrass).

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Published Ranking
2017/18 Golf Digest rating: 51st best course and 12th best public course in the USA; No.2 course in Florida.
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Location

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Latitude: (30.199341)
Longitude: (-81.394481)
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Where2Stay including nearby courses also detailed in where2golf.com

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa AAA 3-Diamonds
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082
+1 (904) 285 7777
www.marriott.com

The Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa is regularly listed among the USA's Top 10 golf resorts. Eight championship courses are close at hand, including the world famous TPC Sawgrass Stadium course. You are minutes from pristine Ponte Vedra Beach, with Jacksonville a short drive to the north, and historic St. Augustine to the south. Following its multimillion-dollar refurbishment, you can select from a diverse range of guest rooms, suites or golf villas, and rejuvenate at the Spa at Sawgrass, or relax at the Cabana Beach Club.

Golf at this hotel TPC Sawgrass (Stadium and Valley courses; 1 mi).
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Golf within 5 miles Sawgrass CC; Ponte Vedra Inn; Windsor Parke; Marsh Landing.
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Golf within 20 miles Queen's Harbour; Cimarrone; South Hampton; St Johns G&CC; Palencia; Champions at Julington Creek.
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Hilton Garden Inn, Ponte Vedra AAA 3-Diamonds
45 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082
+1 (904) 280 1661
www.hilton.com

The Hilton Garden Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra hotel is ideally located in the lush golfer's paradise between Jacksonville and historic St. Augustine at the entrance of the renowned TPC Sawgrass, home of The Players Championship tournament. The hotel is just minutes from Florida's best golf courses, beaches and attractions, and has five restaurants, 30 upscale shops and the spa at Sawgrass directly across the street.

Golf at this hotel TPC Sawgrass (Stadium and Valley courses; 1 mi).
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Golf within 5 miles Sawgrass CC; Ponte Vedra Inn; Windsor Parke; Marsh Landing.
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Golf within 20 miles Queen's Harbour; Cimarrone; South Hampton; St Johns G&CC; Palencia; Champions at Julington Creek.
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