First Timer’s Guide to THE PLAYERS Championship

Posted by Jazzy Morgan on May 8, 2018 9:20:23 AM

THE PLAYERS Championship starts today! As you begin to prepare for your trip to Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, we have put together a guide to ensure you make the most of your trip!

17_PLA_PLAYERS_Club_17_Tee_01892_SSNotable Events and Times for THE PLAYERS:

Gate Times:

Practice Rounds

Tuesday & Wednesday - 7:30am

Tournament Rounds

Thursday & Friday - 6:15 a.m.

Saturday & Sunday - 7:30 a.m.

Tournament Round First Tee Times

Thursday & Friday - approximately 7:30 a.m. (threesomes off No. 1 and No.10)

Saturday and Championship Sunday- approximately 8:30 a.m., depending on the size of the cut (twosomes off No.1)

Where to Eat in Ponte Vedra Beach:

Palm Valley Fish Camp: Located on the Intracoastal near Ponte Vedra Beach, this restaurant has a neighborhood feel, the freshest seafood, amazing views and favored entrees with a new and creative twist. Inside the restaurant is a fresh and inviting feel with an exquisite view of the sun shimmering off the water as the sunsets just outside the restaurant.

Aqua Grill: Just as the name suggests, this restaurant sits waterfront with exquisite lake-view dining in a climate-controlled area for year-round use. The venue has a separate sports-themed lounge with HDTV’s so you won’t miss any of the golf action. They are known for their eclectic seafood, steak and pasta dishes.

Trasca & Co Eatery: If you go here you must try their famous Panino, which is essentially a rolled-up sandwich made with the secret family dough recipe. They serve craft beers, the worlds-best coffee, soft drinks, yummy appetizers, salads, and their famous mud pie. If you’re looking for something light to eat, look no further!

What to Wear to the Course:

THE PLAYERS Championship is both great fun and long days, and there will be a lot of walking involved. Ladies, we suggest you leave the heels and flip-flops at home. Comfortable shoes such as sneakers, sandals, and padded flats are a desirable choice.

May, in Florida, is typically very warm so be sure to pack your sunscreen and apply it throughout the day. For extra protection we recommend wearing a hat and sunglasses.

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  • No bags larger than a small purse 6"x6" including carrying cases, backpacks, camera bags, or chair bags
  • No clear plastic, vinyl, or other carry items larger than 12"x 6"x 12"
  • No plastic, metal, glass cups, cans, or containers of any kind except for medical or infant needs
  • No computers or laptops
  • No fireworks or laser pointers
  • No lawn or oversized chairs
  • No seat cushions in a carrying case or that have pockets or compartments
  • No pets, except for service animals
  • No knives, firearms or weapons of any nature
  • No video cameras (All Week)
  • No point and shoot, film or DSLR cameras (During Competition Rounds)

6 Golfers to Watch For!

  • Tiger Woods
  • Dustin Johnson
  • Justin Thomas
  • Rickie Fowler
  • Phil Mickelson
  • Jason Day

You Can Still Attend THE PLAYERS Championship 2018!

THE PLAYERS Experiences is the Official Experience Provider for THE PLAYERS Championship, offering a variety of premium packages. Indulge in gourmet food and beverages from your chosen hospitality venue and enjoy exquisite views of Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. Attend the practice rounds and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere and your chance to potentially engage with the golfers!

For more information fill out our form or give us a call at 844.883.4803!

Take Me to THE PLAYERS Championship 2018!

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Kristen Doolan

Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends.

Jazzy Morgan

Jazzy Morgan is originally from London, England and a die-hard Manchester United Fan. She grew up in Connecticut and made the move down south in 2011 where she attended Winthrop University and received her B.S. in Family & Consumer Sciences and a minor in Marketing. Jazzy enjoys traveling, working out, reading her monthly Vogue & Cosmo and keeping up with fashion trends.


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