THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, TPC Sawgrass
THE PLAYERS Stadium Course overview
Home to THE PLAYERS Championship since 1982 when the course opened, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course offers a truly unforgettable round of golf. Here you will be able to walk in the footsteps of the world’s best and relive all the memorable moments from past tournaments.
The course is maintained to the highest standards year-round, so pristine conditions can be found throughout the fairways and greens. From the moment you pull up to the clubhouse to the time you depart, you will be presented with nothing short of a five-star experience.
Although the highlight here is indisputably the iconic par-3 17th island green, every hole is memorable thanks to the number of exhilarating moments in past tournaments. Experience the nerve-racking walk up to the 17th and Tiger’s “Better than most” putt from 2001 and relive the 18th and Hal Sutton’s “Be the right club, today” moment from 2000.
Just be sure not to jump into the lake like Jerry Pate did after his triumphant win in 1982. A round on this course includes a forecaddie to help the experience be even more pleasurable.
Without any doubt, the 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course is one of the most famous golf holes in the world. At just 137 yards from the championship tees, this is usually just a wedge shot for most golfers.
However, with a green of only 78 feet long and water surrounding it on all sides, it is certainly a daunting tee shot. Perhaps it’s the anticipation that cripples most.
Did You Know?
The idea for the island green actually came from Alice Dye, course designer Pete Dye’s wife.
Accommodation near THE PLAYERS Stadium Course
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa has two world-class courses next door at TPC Sawgrass along with multiple restaurants, swimming pools, and a variety of room types to choose from.