Not surprising that FFCG has earned the recognition as the Sunshine State´s prime golf destination. A wide variety of accommodations will suit your taste, your budget and your style. Easily accessible, a fabulous climate with plenty of sunshine and with lots to do and to discover in addition to golf, this diverse destination is well worth visiting any time of the year. There is, however, one unique week in May that should be on the bucket list of every golfer – The International PLAYERS Week.
And here is why:
Reason #1: UNPARALLELED FAN EXPERIENCE at THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP at TPC SAWGRASS
THE PLAYERS Championship at famed TPC Sawgrass, recognized as the “5th MAJOR” , boasts not only the strongest field but also the biggest purse on the PGA TOUR. Walk the course with Tiger, Rory, Sergio & Martin and cheer for your favorite player on TOUR in the game’s greatest stadium. There is no other tournament on the PGA TOUR where you can get that close to the stars.
TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach is also home to the most famous hole in golf. Although just 137 yards long, approximately 11% of all balls are lost in the water surrounding this notorious hole during the PLAYERS Championship. According to PGATour.com, Lefty has plunked seven in the drink surrounding the peninsula green, while Tiger has only rinsed a measly three since 2003. Witness and experience this kind of drama in person at the most-photographed hole in the world, guaranteeing life-lasting memories.
Did you know that The PLAYERS Championship was ranked as the #1 tournament on the PGA TOUR calendar in 2015? In the 2014-15 PGA TOUR season, an unbelievable number of 47!! Tournaments were played in 50 weeks. The Players Championship turned out to be the #1 tournament of the season – followed by The US Open and The Masters Tournament.
According to CBS Sports Network, it truly checked all the boxes: Great winner! Thrilling play-off! Shot of the year! Unbelievable theater!
Reason #2: GOLF ON DIVERSE GOLF COURSES, SPICED WITH SEVERAL HIGHLIGHTS – ALL WITHIN AN EASY DRIVE!
The 75-mile stretch of FFCG beautiful coast line boasts more than 1000 superb golf holes and unlimited opportunities for the golf traveler. But quantity doesn’t come at the expense of quality. The game’s rich history and impressive golf course developments provide an abundant selection of outstanding layouts in different terrain. Playing partners from all around the world will add to the uniqueness of this week. Tee-it up on top-ranked courses including King & Bear GC, the world´s only Nicklaus& Palmer co-designed golf course! And if you have not surfed a golf course on a golf board yet, you will have a chance to do so during this week at St. Johns Country Club!
Reason #3: THE PLAYERS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP, RAPIDLY BECOMING FLORIDA´s #1 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT!
THE 6th International PLAYERS Championship powered by Florida´s Firs Coast of Golf is traditionally run at King & Bear Golf Club on the last day of the week. Who will be crowned THE PLAYERS Amateur Champion 2016?
“We are expecting a record field in 2016. ”Tour operators have signed up their clients from as far as New Zealand again” says Paul Clare, CEO of Elite Golf Experiences®, who has been successfully running this multi-national PLAYERS week since 2011.
The number of female golfers attending the tournament has been increasing over the last couple of years! “I have sent several groups and numerous repeat clients to this special week and everybody has always had a fantastic time” compliments Fernando Copete, General Manager Astro Tours Colombia, who has escorted groups from year 1.
Fun golf challenges and exciting Hole-In-One contests including a VIP trip for two people to The Masters
Tournament in Augusta, valued at $ 15,000.00 as well as the multi-national ambiance will add to your golfing pleasures. Having fun with old and new friends from all around the world has always been the key element of this special day.
Reason #4: DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS IN ADDITION TO GOLF
The stretch from Jacksonville to St. Augustine boasts numerous attractions. Learn more about the legends of golf through the world-renowned World Golf Hall of Fame! Step-back in time in America´s oldest city St. Augustine and discover its rich history. Experience Jacksonville´s vibrant nightlife! Shop till you drop – from artisan-crafted creations in unique shops in the historic district to the latest designer clothes at the outlet malls. A shopping excursion in this sensational shopping paradise will lead you to discover numerous treasures! Beautiful sandy beaches invite for relaxation after your round of golf, a wide range of excellent restaurant options will send your taste buds to nirvana. You’re spoilt for choice!
In this unique International PLAYERS Week, everything can be perfectly combined and coordinated with your golf program. Besides your accompanying non-golfing partner will never have a dull moment either! Attend the private guided Tours to the World Golf Hall of Fame and St. Augustine! Take advantage of discount coupons for the Outlet Malls.
Reason #5: INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WEEK IS AFFORDABLE!
Golf at its Finest, Wow! Experiences and Life at its Best – all at a keen deal! “Value for money” is definitely one of the most overused terms in today´s world but it is certainly true for this week. In these rough times, you want to get more for your bucks, don´t you?
Interested in more detailed info on this year´s 6th INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS Championship WEEK – spiced with more highlights than ever before; May 11-18, 2016 in Florida?
Excited to experience the crown jewel of the PGA TOUR at TPC Sawgrass – live?
Ready to enjoy Golf at its Finest, Wow! Experiences and Life at its Best at Florida´s First Coast of Golf – all at a keen deal!
Experience the excitement; enjoy memories for a life-time!