FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Getting there
The closest airport is Jacksonville (JAX). From there it is an easy drive on Interstate 95 south to World Golf Village (45 minutes) and just a short hop (20 minutes) to the Crowne Plaza Riverfront Hotel. The main airport for international flights, however, is Orlando (MCO). It takes you two hours to get to World Golf Village and an additional 20 minutes to arrive at Crowne Plaza Hotel.
We certainly can as we have excellent agreements with most of the international brands. All our packages include GPS, unlimited miles and the most important insurance coverage. In general, pick-ups at MCO are less expensive than at JAX.
The PLAYERS Championship
You can bring your cell phone but -Cellphones must be on silent at all times -Calls may be placed or received only in designated cell phone zones -No audio or video capture at any time -No still photos during official competition, Thursday- Sunday.
The City of Jacksonville provides shuttles from Jacksonville downtown-area hotels to TPC Sawgrass, Wednesday through Sunday during PLAYERS tournament week. So if you are staying at the Crowne Plaza hotel you can hop onto a shuttle, which is a lot more convenient than driving your own car. These Shuttles will operate Wednesday through Sunday, leaving the hotel at 8:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, and 2:00 pm. Shuttles will return to the hotels each day leaving TPC Sawgrass at 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 6:30 pm. You need to purchase a shuttle pass at the hotel front desks for $10.
Accommodation
Florida´s First Coast of Golf offers a wide range of accommodation options. We have selected various properties that have proven to be the best for this International PLAYERS Week. They offer different price-points and cater to the preferences of various profiles of golfers. Nevertheless all of them have two key benefits in common: the proximity to the various golf courses and their excellent value for money.
Breakfast is included in all hotel packages. Breakfast is not included if you stay in the apartment The Residences. But you can take advantage of a breakfast deal that we have worked out with the restaurant at Slammer & Squire. You can enjoy your daily breakfast at Slammer & Squire Club house for $ 150.00 (includes all taxes)
These are 4-bedroom/4 baths and 3-bedroom/3 baths apartments and theoretically you can accommodate 8 and 6 people in one unit. But not all bedrooms are the same. For instance, some 3 bedroom apartments have 6 extra beds, some have only 4. The most common 3-bedroom apartment bedding at THE RESIDENCES are: A: Room 1: King bed – Room 2: Queen bed – Room 3: Twin beds B: Room 1: King bed – Room 2: Twin beds – Room 3: Twin beds
Non-golfers
The Golf package includes activities for non-golfers as well such as the visit of THE PLAYERS Championship on Friday and Sunday as well as the World Golf Hall of Fame. Additional sightseeing options - including a 1.5 hour walking tour of historic St. Augustine - can be booked on the registration day for a minimal fee.
Extension programs
We can certainly arrange this for you. But the course is nearly fully booked in the week following THE PLAYERS Championship so you need to decide quickly.
We have an excellent relationship with all PGA TOUR courses in Florida such as PGA National, Blue Monster, Bay Hill and can provide access to all of them. There is a myriad of additional high quality courses in the sunshine state and we can customize the perfect tour for you and your friends. (min 4 people)
Package
Yes, all taxes are included in the package.
Participants will receive a full refund if they cancel their bookings before March 31, 2015 subject to cancellation charges of 20% and subject to the terms & conditions of the event suppliers/partners. There will be no refunds for cancellations after this date.
Golf Courses
Yes, there are practice areas at all four selected golf courses. Practice balls are included at King & Bear, Slammer & Squire and St. John´s Golf Course
Registration
There are limited entries available for the tournament and it is on a first come first served basis. Sign up closes on March 31, 2015 or when we have received the maximum number of sign ups, whichever comes earlier. A notification will be posted on the website if the sign ups are going to close earlier than this date.
You can sign up online by completing the Online Form. Our representative will contact you and guide you on the payment process.

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