The PGA Tour is playing the “fifth major” at TPC Sawgrass this week.
Here’s why you should consider playing it this year.
Number one, if you’ve not yet played the Players Stadium Course there, or haven’t been back since its major renovations, you’re in for some very pleasant surprises.
And, to stir interest in TPC Sawgrass during the sluggish economy, the club’s marketing department has been very busy devising specials and bargain packages.
In February last year, for instance, we took advantage of one of the most amazing deals we have ever seen.
(If you’d like my full review and all my insider tips on visiting TPC Sawgrass, you can get them now in the free guide below.)
Whereas a round on the Players Stadium Course alone can cost nearly $400, our package included three rounds of golf (one on the Players Stadium Course) and three night’s lodging for $387 per person, double occupancy.
Now, we’re not sure if this deal will ever be offered again, and prices seem to be creeping back up lately (another reason to play sooner than later), but it’s not a bad idea to monitor the TPC website (tpc.com/sawgrass) or Twitter feed (twitter.com/tpcsawgrass) which are often updated with enticing packages.
At the Players Stadium Course itself, significant improvements in drainage ensure that playing conditions will be good even after the heavy rains that frequently inundate this region northern Florida.
Better still, the enormous new showplace clubhouse will make you want to come early and stay long past your round (the food is excellent; better than at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa, and there are great happy hour specials).
And speaking of the Sawgrass Marriott, fresh renovations have elevated what was a deterrent to a visit to the status of “a comfortable base.”
Keep in mind, you’re no longer required to stay there to gain access to the TPC Sawgrass golf courses. Now, anyone can make reservations within 14 days of their desired date of play.
For any Chicago-based readers out there, here’s one more reason to visit TPC Sawgrass this year: American Airlines recently added three, non-stop, daily flights between O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and Jacksonville International Airport (JAX), about 40 minutes from TPC Sawgrass.
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