THE PLAYERS golf tournament
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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 golf enthusiasts and families.

THE PLAYERS Championship March 12-17 is a world-class sporting event at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. One of the top events in golf, The PLAYERS attracts hundreds of thousands of fans each year. Find out everything you need to know about attending this awesome event.

How much are tickets?

A one-day Stadium Pass to THE PLAYERS for adults ranges from $25 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. Tickets are for sale at the THEPLAYERS.com.  

What kinds of family-friendly activities are there?

Where else can a family attend a professional sporting event for as little as $25? At THE PLAYERS, that’s where. 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.
The Family Pass package offers additional savings and benefits for families seeking a day at THE PLAYERS. With the Family Pass you'll get two adult Stadium Passes, unlimited youth admission at the gate and two $10 concession vouchers. The Family Pass is $120 for Thursday and $140 Friday, Saturday and Sunday (taxes not included). The Family Plan is offered at 30 participating Daily’s convenience stores and at THEPLAYERS.com.

How much does parking cost? Is there free parking?

There will be free parking (no parking pass required) in the general parking lot on  Tuesday and Wednesday. On Thursday through Sunday, guests will need to purchase a parking pass in advance and the cost is $35 for Thursday and $40 per day for Friday through Sunday. Remember, there will be no on-site sales, so purchase your parking pass in advance here. For more parking and transportation information, visit the event website.

How can I save on my trip to see The PLAYERS?

There are several deals currently available to save on lodging, activities, dining, and more around The PLAYERS tournament in March. Visit the Golf Deals page to explore all the discounts and offers.

How do I get a carpool voucher?

Fans who carpool with four or more guests in a vehicle can park free Thursday through Sunday as well with the “Four for Free” parking voucher. To get your carpool voucher, click here

Will there be food available on-site? 

Fans are permitted to bring in food items stored in 1 gallon clear plastic bags or clear wrap. There will also be water stations to fill reusable water bottles. You may not bring in outside water or beverages. There will be several food vendors on-site featuring local favorites from some of Jacksonville’s top restaurants too. If you are looking to grab a bite to eat before or after the tournament, then check out this article featuring the top places to dine in Ponte Vedra.

What is the purse for the 2019 PLAYERS Championship?

There will be 12.5 million dollars in total prize money awarded at the 2019 PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. That is a bigger payout than all four majors and even larger than the U.S. Open’s purse of $12 million in prize offerings.

When was the first PLAYERS tournament held?

The PLAYERS Championship got started back in 1974 and it has secured its place as one of the world’s top golf events.

How many people compete?

The top 50 athletes in the world will compete during the tournament.

What is the TPC Sawgrass course like?

TPC Sawgrass has been home to The PLAYERS Championship since 1982. The course is famous for the very challenging “island green” on hole 17. 

Are there other fun things to do and see nearby?

There’s so much to do and see in Ponte Vedra Beach and St. Augustine. Golf fans will want to visit the World Golf Hall of Fame and IMAX Theater. If you’re visiting with your family, here are some recommendations on things to do in Ponte Vedra with your kids. You may also want to check out the top attractions in nearby St. Augustine as well.