As home of the World Golf Hall of Fame, THE PLAYERS, the PGA TOUR and Champions Tour, Northeast Florida, known as Florida’s First Coast (FFCG), offers some of the world´s finest and most impressive golf courses. Numerous courses were designed by some of the biggest names in golf – Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Tom Fazio, Donald Ross, Arthur Hills, Gary Player, Pete Dye…and the list goes on.
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 any golfer – THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WEEK.
TOP 5 reasons WHY THE INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS WEEK should be on your bucket list:
Reason #1: UNBELIEVABLE 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.
Wet or Dry, Bet & Win! 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.
Two tickets (Friday and Sunday) are included in your International Players Week package! Witness and experience this kind of drama in person at the most-photographed hole in the world, guaranteeing life-lasting memories.
Reason #2: GOLF ON DIVERSE GOLF COURSES, SPICED WITH SEVERAL HIGHLIGHTS!
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.
Four rounds of golf on excellent Championship courses are included in your International PLAYERS Week package! Tee-it up on top-ranked courses including King & Bear GC, the world´s only Nicklaus & Palmer co-designed golf course. Fun golf challenges and exciting Hole-In-One contests as well as the multi-national flair will add to your golfing pleasures.
Reason #3: THE PLAYERS AMATEUR CHAMPIONSHIP, RAPIDLY BECOMING FLORIDA´s #1 ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL GOLF TOURNAMENT!
THE International PLAYERS Championship powered by Florida´s First Coast of Golf is traditionally run at King & Bear Golf Club on the last day of the week. In 2017, 125 players experienced a highly memorable day! We could welcome a record field of Tour operators from as far as New Zealand” says Paul Clare, CEO of Elite Golf Experiences®, who has been successfully running this multi-national PLAYERS week since 2011. “
Who will be crowned THE PLAYERS Amateur Champion 2018?
Reason #4: DIVERSE ATTRACTIONS IN ADDITION TO GOLF & FOR NON-GOLFING PARTNERS.
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 any 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 exclusively produced for each participant.
Reason #5: Unmatched value for money deal
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?
So get this unbelievable International PLAYERS Week Experience for less than the price of one Masters Badge! Interested in more detailed info on this year´s 8th INTERNATIONAL PLAYERS Championship WEEK – spiced with more highlights than ever before; May 9-16, 2018, Florida? Excited to experience the crown jewel of the PGA TOUR at TPC Sawgrass first hand? 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!