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TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

110 TPC Blvd Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Phone:   (904) 273-3430 URL:   Course Website

THE PLAYERS Stadium Course

The creation of TPC Sawgrass as host to THE PLAYERS was based on several unique concepts: First, it would be the permanent home of THE PLAYERS, and it would be owned by the players. Second, the course and surrounding areas would be built with spectators in mind. It would be the first true “Stadium Course,” designed and built to improve the overall on-site fan experience. Third, the TPC would be a course of great design and character that would be accessible to all golf fans.

Working with golf course architect Pete Dye, Commissioner Deane Beman wanted a course design that would favor no particular player or style of play. To meet this goal, an extensive effort was made to design a balanced golf course. There had to be a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s. There had to be both right and left doglegs. The course routing was laid out so no two consecutive holes ever played in the same direction.

Accomplishments of THE PLAYERS Stadium Course

  • Rated No. 45 in "America's 100 Greatest Golf Courses," Golf Digest, 2009-2010
  • Rated No. 9 in "America's 100 Greatest Public Course," Golf Digest, 2009-2010
  • Rated No. 2 in "Best in State of Florida," Golf Digest, 2009-2010
  • Rated No. 14 in "50 Toughest Golf Courses," Golf Digest, 2009-2010

THE PLAYERS Stadium Slope & Course Rating Information

  • Par 72 / TPC (THE PLAYERS Championship): 76.8 / Slope 155; Yardage 7,215
  • Blue: 73.9 / Slope 146; Yardage 6,661
  • Blended: 72.3 / Slope 143; Yardage 6,402
  • White: 70.9 / Slope 137;
  • Green: 65.3 / Slope 125
  • Ladies' White: 78.6 / Slope 155
  • Ladies' Green: 72.1 / Slope 135

Dye’s Valley Course

The Dye's Valley Course is a Pete Dye, Bobby Weed and play consultant Jerry Pate designed golf course. Opening in 1987, Dye's Valley was host to the Senior PLAYERS Championship in 1988-1990. In 1989, former U.S. Open Champion, Orville Moody shot a course record of 64 in the third round to win the title of Senior PLAYERS Champion.

Dye's Valley Slope & Course Rating Information

  • Par 72 / TPC: 74.1 / Slope 137; Yardage 6,864
  • Blue: 71.9 / Slope 129; Yardage 6,524
  • White: 69.8 / Slope 128
  • Green: 65 / Slope 115
  • Ladies' White: 77.1 / Slope 148
  • Ladies' Green: 71.4 / Slope 135

Course Information for TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course

Facility Information:
General: 36 hole regulation length course
3 golf course(s)
Managed by PGA Tour Properties

TPC Sawgrass - Stadium Course Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Private Non-Equity golf course
Designed by Pete Dye, ASGCA
72 par, 7,215 yards
76.8 rating, 155 slope
Resort facility

Staff: Golf Professional: Matt Borocz

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL

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TPC Sawgrass 4.4 5 67 67
Bucket list One of those bucket list courses. Get a caddy and walk to soak in the history. Price was steep unless billed from hot deal. Must play! May 18, 2015
Worth Every Penny What a birthday present! Terrific service, beautifully appointed facility from locker room to pro shop. Course was in superb condition and our fore caddie knew the course well and gave us top-notch advice. One of my best golf experiences to date. March 28, 2015
Great course I have had several chances to play the TPC Sawgrass but work always got in the way. After playing it in a Golf Channel AM Tour event, I was happy that I finally got to play. It is a great layout with a lot of variety in hole design and playability. You do not realize on tv how challenging a driving course this is truly a "hit to a spot" course rather than "grip it and rip it". Of course the 17th and 18th are the highlight holes but there are many other memorable ones out there and a lot more variety of shots around the greens than you would imagine. A great facility compliments the course and extremely friendly and helpful staff round out the experience. I know that it is pricey but it is worth the cost.....once. January 26, 2015
Closing Remarks The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass had always been on my bucklist and alas, I was given the chance to play it. From the moment you arrive at the clubhouse, it's an amazing feeling knowing one of the greatest tournaments is played here every year. The golf shop staff was extremely friendly and willing to help me make my purchase. The practice facility is phenomenal and allows you to hit about every shot you can imagine. As for the course, most of the holes are extremely hard to recognize compared to what you see on TV. I believe the angles of the camera's on the towers don't give you a true perspective of the golf course. The holes are well designed and each hole has a uniqueness to it. You also don't realize how much undulation are on the greens. The golf course conditions, tees, fairways, rough, and bunkers were in phenomenal condition....the greens, as we know, had a misapplication on them and some were not in the best of conditions. They have a talented maintenance crew and they left the greens a little fury to help stimulate some root growth for the grass to help repair some of the greens. They also aerified the bad portions of the greens to help them recover as well. 16, 17, and 18 are a dream to play and an experience I could never replicate. May 20, 2014
You gotta do it if you get the chance! Loved this place, weather was cold but it was a blast. Played the back tee's, actually was not as hard as I expected, I did have a good day off the tee and that was the key, if you drive it bad you will have a million here. Good forecaddie really knew his stuff. May 12, 2014
Tiptoe around the Stadium course with the utmost respect The first time I played the Stadium Course roughly 10 years ago I remember genuine fear standing on the tee of the 17th hole. Plunk in the water. The second time I played the home of The Players Championship about five years ago came dreams of pure revenge. I wanted to prove to Pete Dye that I was good enough for his treacherous design. I still got manhandled. The third time I play it, I plan to approach the round with the utmost respect. As a target-style test of golf, there might not be a more exacting course in the game. I think 'Stadium' only rewards those who play within themselves. Don't let Dye trick you into pulling driver when only 3-wood is necessary. Don't even look at the pin on any hole, especially the par-3s. Just shoot for the center of the greens. I'm hoping this new approach proves the old adage of "third time is a charm" to be true. May 6, 2014
The Pride of the PGA Tour Deane Beman—the PGA Tour's commissioner from '74 to '94—devised a plan to build a course that could create the kind of stadium atmosphere and drama the common sports fan is used to seeing at football, baseball or basketball games. Needless to say, Beman, with the help of Pete and Alice Dye, accomplished that mission. From Tiger's "Better than most" snake putt on the 17th green, Craig Perks needing one putt to finish eagle-birdie-par, or Hal Sutton's "Be the right club today!", the host of the "Fifth Major" has provided the golf fan some memorable moments. This is another case of paying a premium to play where the pros play, but like Pebble Beach, Pinehurst No. 2, or Kiawah's Ocean Course, these are bucket-list experiences for the avid amateur. The course itself is tight with plenty of twists and turns, but the only true forced carries are on the par 3s. As Alice Dye told me, you could almost putt your way from tee to green at the Stadium Course. It's especially fair, and can be fun, if you play to the tees and yardages that match your ability. When you get to 17, which is 5,000 square feet, with the back half of the putting surface acting as a bit of a backstop. All that being dais, play for the middle of the green. The Stadium Course gets almost 45,000 rounds per year and they pull close to 100,000 balls out of that lake...don't be one of them. May 2, 2014
Bucket List course checked off Do yourself, your loved ones and your ancestors a favor and play the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. This is easily one of the best courses in all of Florida with great golf from the moment you step out of your car. While the price tag is steep, the experience is worth it. Despite the difficulty of the course, the pace of play was good - what took so long was my playing partners and I trying to hang on for dear life going around the course. I know the back nine holes are the most famous, but holes 2, 4, 5, 6 and 9 are probably some of the finest constructed holes on the entire property. Do yourself and everyone on the course a favor... play as fast as you can 16-17! Take the visuals in with your eyes and not with a camera the entire two holes. I get it... it's a really cool hole but you don't need 64 photos of yourself on the 17th tee. also, get aggressive on the shot - trust your yardage and try to make birdie. That way you get to go to the drop zone like I did - and play 2 tee shots on the famous 17th. February 28, 2014
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