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THE PLAYERS Championship Brings Golf’s Greatest Players to Ponte Vedra Beach

This world-class pro golf tournament makes for an inexpensive and entertaining day for families.

THE PLAYERS Championship May 8-13 is a world-class sporting event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, that attracts hundreds of thousands of fans each year, especially families. Here's why!
 

THE PLAYERS is Family-Friendly

Where else can a family attend a professional sporting event for as little as $20? At THE PLAYERS, that’s where.

An one-day Stadium Pass to THE PLAYERS for adults (age 18+) ranges from $20 to $70. Youth 18 and younger are free when accompanied by a ticketed adult, and there is no limit to the number of children you can bring. Stadium Passes grant access to more than 19 on-site public venues, with local food and beverage options, rope-side access to your favorite players, a kids zone and much more.

For example, an adult can take three children to THE PLAYERS tournament for the day for as low as $20, plus get free parking on Tuesday and Wednesday. Fans with four or more guests in a vehicle can park free Thursday through Sunday as well with the “Four for Free” parking voucher.

Still not convinced? Compare the cost of a day taking the kids to THE PLAYERS against the cost of a trip to the movies or another local attraction:

  • The cost of a day at THE PLAYERS for one adult (age 18 and up) and two children is as low as $20.

  • The cost of a movie for an adult (age 12+) and two children (11 and under) is about $23.00

  • The cost for an adult ticket and two tickets for kids under age 11 for the Jacksonville Zoo is $49.85

And in addition to the price there’s even more about THE PLAYERS that makes it a great event for families.

The Family Plan and Free Parking

The Family Plan package offers additional savings and benefits for families seeking a day at THE PLAYERS. Families get two adult Stadium Passes, unlimited youth admission at the gate and two $10 concession vouchers. The Family Plan is $120 for Thursday and Sunday, $130 for Friday and $140 for Saturday (taxes not included). The Family Plan is offered at 28 participating Daily’s convenience stores and at THEPLAYERS.com

Parking is additional, but on Tuesday and Wednesday fans can still park free in the general parking lot, with no parking pass required. Fans with four or more guests in a vehicle can park free Thursday through Sunday with the “Four for Free” parking voucher. Fans can go online to THEPLAYERS.com/parking (click on the “Tickets” tab) to download the voucher, which allows free parking in the general lot off of CR210. A new voucher must be downloaded and printed for each day or saved on an electronic device. There is no limit to the number of days guests can park for free, but there are a limited number of vouchers each day. 

Whether or not you get the “Four for Free” parking voucher, on Thursday through Sunday fans are required to purchase parking in advance. Parking passes can be purchased at THEPLAYERS.com/parking. Limited quantities are available.

The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation Kid Zone

The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation Kid Zone is an interactive destination for kids and families attending the tournament. The Kid Zone features an enclosed air-conditioned area, restroom trailer, videoboards, shaded area and more. This is not a day-care area, as parents are required to stay with their children, but it allows parents the ability to take a break and relax in the shade while the kids have fun.

Autograph Zones 

Autographs are not allowed on course during practice days and tournament competition days, but THE PLAYERS has designated autograph zones to give fans the opportunity to meet their favorite players and get their signature. PGA TOUR players have been asked to spend time in the two designated autograph zones before and/or after play to sign autographs for fans. These zones allow more interaction between players and fans.

There are two autograph zones located on the course:

  • Main player practice grounds/driving range

  • Scoring area behind 18 green 

The autograph zones are marked with signs for fans and players, and are also listed on the course map. There also is a “kid corner” within the autograph zones designated specifically for youth, giving youth the opportunity to get close to their favorite players for a signature.

The Family Care Suite Presented by Baptist Health

The Family Care Suite Presented by Baptist Health is a new initiative for THE PLAYERS Championship in 2018.  As part of Baptist’s program as the on-site provider of medical services, the Family Care Suite will offer services to attendees of THE PLAYERS, with the venue serving as a skin screening center for healthy skin and also a comfort station for mothers to nurse their babies and have a private, comfortable venue as needed during tournament week.

Bring your Own Snacks

THE PLAYERS allows fans to bring in their own food in a one-gallon clear plastic bag, with food items also wrapped in clear wrap. Beverages are not allowed.to be brought in, but filtered drinking water is available at multiple locations, so keep that bottle and refill it as many times as you’d like as a way to stay hydrated and save money at THE PLAYERS.

Special Pricing and Amenities for Military Families

THE PLAYERS is once again proud to continue its policy of providing free or affordable access to the tournament for men and women of the U.S. Armed Services. THE PLAYERS provides all career military (active duty, reserve, military retirees and dependents) with complimentary admission to the tournament all week. THE PLAYERS also provides veterans the opportunity to purchase up to two discounted tournament tickets.

How to Get Tickets

Tickets for THE PLAYERS 2018 are on sale at THEPLAYERS.com as well as at 56 Publix stores throughout Northeast Florida and the surrounding areas, including two locations in Georgia.

Stadium Passes are $25 for Tuesday, $20 for Wednesday, $60 for Thursday and Sunday, $65 for Friday and $70 for Saturday. Fans can also purchase a weekly Stadium Pass for $225, which includes admission Tuesday though Sunday. Sales tax and parking are extra.