Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Palm Coast Golf Packages
Commonly Asked Questions
Yes, it is. To play any of the Sawgrass golf courses, especially TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course, golfers must be guests of the resort.
No, there is no minimum night stay requirement to play the Stadium Course.
TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course typically closes down one month prior to the tournament, which is normally held in mid-March. So, from around mid-February through until mid-March when the tournament has ended, the course is closed to the public.
Golfers have access to TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course and Sawgrass Dye Valley Course.
Yes, the Stadium Course is cart path only year-round.
No, walking caddies or forecaddies are not required at any of the Sawgrass courses. The forecaddie fee is included in our package prices, which is not reduced if golfers don’t take one. Suggested gratuity for a forecaddie, paid in cash at the end of the round, is $30 per golfer. Walking caddie fees for the Stadium course are $110 per golfer for a single bag caddie and $70 per golfer for a double bag walking caddie. Suggested gratuity is $50 per golfer, paid in cash at the end of the round.
Absolutely, we do that all the time. Great courses to add onto Sawgrass packages that already included TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course and Sawgrass Dye Valley are both golf courses at World Golf Village—King & Bear and Slammer & Squire, as well as St. John’s Country Club and The Golf Club of South Hampton.
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is the closest major airport, approximately 35 miles.
Yes, non-playing guests are allowed to walk or ride with the players and can get a cart for $38 based on availability.
TPC Sawgrass is known as one of the most challenging golf courses in the world, designed by prominent architects Pete and Alice Dye and the first one built with the concept of spectator seating. The Stadium Course held the inaugural PLAYERS Championship in 1982 and was featured in Tiger Woods PGA Tour golf game.
Proper attire on the golf course and facility is mandatory for all players, riders, and observers and includes: bermuda-length shorts, slacks, or skirts, collared and tucked shirts, or golf mocks. Denim is never allowed, as well as workout clothing, shorts, tank tops, or flip-flops.
The golf course closes a while after THE PLAYERS Championship and again for maintenance during the summer. Guests will be advised of the closure dates prior to booking. The course is more playable during winter months and more challenging in spring, just before or after the championship.
The cart fee is included in the golf package, but for those who like to walk the Stadium Course, it is highly recommended to do so. For the other option of a walking caddie, the fees start at $100 per player, plus gratuity.
Upgrading to a caddie service comes with a fee, and the recommended gratuity starts at $20 per player for a forecaddie, $25 for a double bag carry caddie, and $40 for a single carry caddie, payable in cash.
Sawgrass has ranked among the 100 Greatest since 1983, with the highest place being awarded in 1985 at no. 25 and a current ranking at no. 52. Among the 100 Greatest Public, it is ranked at no. 11. Sawgrass is also second Best in State.
The Stadium Course is not the most difficult layout to play on. The rating issued by the Florida State Golf Association is 76.4, and the Slope Rating is 155, both for normal playing conditions. However, it does pose some challenges for amateur golfers, who typically struggle with accuracy and distance control. Researchers tracking every swing in a round confirm an average score of 89 for players in the 5- to 15-handicap.
The Stadium Course has one of the most famous golf holes of all time, at just 137 yards from the championship tees. The 17th hole, known as the “Island Green,” is one of the most difficult and well-known holes.