Players Championship 2020: Where to Stay, What to Do
The Players Championship will be held March 10-15 at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The championship is often referred to as the unofficial “fifth major” competition. Golfers can take home millions in prizes.
This year Rory McIlroy will be defending his title against some of the best golfers in the world. The Players Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a top-10 course for golfers around the world.
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The championship began in 1974 in Atlanta and moved to the current location at Sawgrass in 1982.
Planning a trip to the championship? It’s the perfect time to explore the Jacksonville area.
Jacksonville is an underrated foodie town. From the fresh seafood along the beaches to the popular restaurants of San Marco, and eclectic dining options of St. Augustine, there’s plenty of dining options to choose from. Taste local caught seafood from Two Dude’s Seafood featuring a chalkboard menu based on line-caught seafood. Or snack on conch fritters and gator tail while overlooking the waterfront at Safe Harbor Seafood on Jacksonville Beach. Take a day trip to experience historic St. Augustine and delicious Spanish cuisine at the Columbia Restaurant, one of the state’s oldest restaurants.
TPC Sawgrass is located in Ponte Vedra Beach area and close to many attractions for outdoors lovers and shopaholics. Head over to Mickler’s Landing Beach less than 2 miles from the golf course to enjoy views of the ocean and wildlife. Prefer to spend your days shopping til you drop? St. John’s Town Center, located less than 10 miles away, has more than 150 shopping and dining destinations. Other cool attractions near Sawgrass include Castaway Island Preserve and Beaches Museum.
If you’re attending the Players Championship there’s a good chance you’re a golf lover. Check out World Golf Village, which is home to the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum. Located in St. Augustine, just 30 minutes from Sawgrass, the village includes exhibits, IMAX movies and PGA Academy. The hall of fame museum explores more than 150 golf hall-of-famers.
In town for the championship? Don’t break the bank on your hotel stay. The Hampton Inn Jacksonville/Ponte Vedra Beach-Mayo Clinic Area and Holiday Inn Express & Suites Jacksonville offer great deals