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THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach

Welcome to TPC Week in Ponte Vedra Beach

Every March our cozy little resort town of Ponte Vedra Beach shines in the spotlight as THE PLAYERS Championship rolls into town. The excitement of this season brings incredible joy to all residents in the area as the anticipation builds while watching directional signs go up and the media frenzy rolling into town. Local restaurants will soon be packed with fans coming from near and far to our quaint seaside community for front row viewing of this four day annual event.

A Little TPC History

TPC comes with an incredible history dating back to 1982 when the first tournament was held in Ponte Vedra Beach and won by Jerry Pate. Jerry Pate celebrated by throwing Pete Dye and Deane Beaman in the water before joining them to celebrate his win! Throughout the years we have seen legends like Fred Couples, Davis Love III, Greg Norman, Phil Mickelson, Tiger Woods, David Duval, Adam Scott and Jordan Thomas win the coveted Tiffany & Co. designed trophy.

The 7,245 yard Stadium Course, is known for its signature hole, “The Island Green” (technically a peninsula), on #17. This par 3 hole, surrounded by water, is known in the golfing community as one of the most difficult holes. It is also home to thousands of fans who spend their day seated watching the action happen from the grassy hill and grandstands. Fans have been up close to witness a seagull swoop down and fly off with Brad Fabel’s ball that successfully landed on the green in 1998 as well as watch over 50 balls land in the water during the gusty 2007 opener. While those are all classic moments to witness, there’s nothing as exciting as an ace (hole-in-one) on this hole which has happened only 9 times in championship history.

Volunteering at THE PLAYERS Championship

While all of this excitement wouldn’t be possible without the players themselves, there’s an abundance of preparation that goes on behind the scenes of the event as well. Volunteers are an integral part of THE PLAYERS Championship with over 40 committees seeking volunteers annually. Volunteers are needed for everything from scoring, guest services, operations, concessions, parking in the general parking lot … you name it … there is something for everyone! The volunteers become the backbone of the entire fan and player experience. While about 85% to 90% of the volunteers comes from the Northeast Florida area there are some volunteers that come from abroad including Scotland, Ireland and Malyasia.

If you’re looking for the ultimate way to experience THE PLAYERS, you can find more information on volunteer opportunities at THE PLAYERS at

“We have people who come from all over the country and different parts of the world who have this as a bucket list item just to come and volunteer with their friends and family. We all share a love not just of golf, but for volunteering and I think that is what enables us to be able to put on the best tournament in the world.”

Alicia Bradley, Standard Bearers Committee Chair

“I’ve had the priviledge of coming here since I was little and watching all the past champions play here, play this course and getting to watch them strengthen their game through the years.”

Reese Tyrrell, Standard Bearer

What You Can Bring to THE PLAYERS

  • Opaque bag (6x6x6 or smaller) or clear bag (12x6x12 or smaller)
  • Sunscreen
  • Driver’s License / Identification
  • Debit / Credit Card (2022 is a cashless experience)
  • Point and shoot, film or DSLR cameras Tuesday and Wednesday, no cases  
  • Umbrellas, no sleeves (or rain jacket / poncho)
  • Collapsible chairs with no cases  
  • Binoculars with no case
  • Portable radios with headsets  
  • Mobile phones or PDAs  
  • Medically necessary materials  
  • Infant carrier, diaper bags and other baby supplies (infant must be with the carrier)  
  • Motorized transportation devices for handicapped guests 
  • Seat cushions without pockets or cases 
  • Reusable plastic or metal cups/bottles that cannot hold more than 32-ounces (must be empty at entry)

What You Can’t Bring to THE PLAYERS

  • Noise-producing devices  
  • Fireworks or laser pointers  
  • Coolers or outside beverages  
  • Folding chair bags  
  • Backpacks, camera cases, mesh bags, seat cushions, large tote bags, binocular cases  
  • Weapons of any kind  
  • Signs, posters or banners  
  • Pets (except service animals)  
  • Computers or laptops  
  • Bicycles, skateboards, mopeds, tricycles  
  • Drones or other devices that can be operated in airspace  
  • Selfie sticks

What to Wear to TPC

If you’re heading out to TPC this week and curious what you should wear click here for some great fashion ideas that never go out of style!


Kelsea Ballerini, two-time Grammy Award nominated songwriter and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year nominee will be the first female artist to perform at the Military Appreciation Day concert at THE PLAYERS Championship on Tuesday, March 8, 2022. Tickets are available at The concert will take place on the Island Green at the 17th hole.

Where to Find Food at THE PLAYERS

11th Green (Taste of JAX)

  • Cousins Main Lobster
  • Mojo BBQ
  • Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar
  • Taste of Jax Bar

9th Fairway (Wine & Dine on 9)

  • Bonefish Grill
  • Meiomi Wines

10th Hole (Trucks on 10)

  • Twisted Okie BBQ
  • Mama’s
  • 904 Burger
  • Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen
  • Tikiz
  • What’s the Catch
  • Michelob Ultra Mobile Bar

12th Green (Tacos on 12)

  • Taco Lu

10th Tee (Sawgrass Square)

  • Mini Bar
  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • Daily’s concessions

10th Tee | 18th Green | 16th Tee

  • V Pizza
  • Michelob Ultra Bar

8th Green

  • Wine Lounge by Meiomi Wines

Behind 16th Green

  • Hoptinger

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