TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley course) Est. 1987

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TPC Sawgrass (Dye's Valley course): As you might expect from the flagship Tournament Players Club and home of the PGA Tour, the two courses here at Sawgrass are world-class. The Valley course, now known as Dye's Valley course, is another top-quality and magnificently designed Pete Dye layout. It impressively complements TPC Sawgrass's more famous Stadium course.

Occupying nicely rolling terrain, the two nine-hole loops of Dye's Valley course meander through a quiet and picturesque setting. At times tree-lined, at others more open (especially when water is present), the front-nine follows a clockwise routing, while the back-nine runs counter-clockwise. To get round with a respectable score you'll need a clear game plan and good shot-making, without them several balls are likely to be consigned to a watery end.

Many of the Valley's good-width undulating fairways are flanked by expansive and threatening ponds on one side. On the other you'll find mountainous, gallery-friendly earth mounds. Several of the large and undulating greens are butted up against the water's edge, not least at the par-3 5th, the gently dog-legging par-4 6th and the par-4 9th on the front-nine. Similar watery dangers are posed at the par-3 11th and wonderful par-5 16th on the back-nine.

As on the Stadium course, the green-surrounds (when not flanked by water) comprise an intimidating mix of himalayan moguls, bunkers of every shape and size, slick run-off areas and deep unforgiving rough. With mansion-sized housing set well back from the playing areas (usually across the ponds), the Dye's Valley course is characterised by 18 excellently presented and challenging golf holes.

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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Todd Anderson (PGA, Director of Instruction)
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Academy
 
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb
 
Surroundings: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Pete Dye & Bobby Weed, with player consultant Jerry Pate.
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6864 6092 5126
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 74.1 69.8 71.4
 
At the Same Location:
Above distances are for the Dye's Valley course. Also at TPC Sawgrass is the 18-hole Stadium course (par-72, 7215 yds from back tees, rating 76.8).
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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 (April/May and Oct/Nov): $220, 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: 21st best course in Florida.
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Location

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Latitude: (30.199341)
Longitude: (-81.394481)
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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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