Day by Day Schedule

Day
1
MAY-09, WED

Arrival and Registration

Welcome to Florida´s First Coast of Golf!

Arrive at Jacksonville International Airport, pick-up your rental car. Alternatively, you can fly into Orlando, which is an easy 2 hour drive from St. Augustine and World Golf Village; the locations for most of the action.

Then head to the World Golf Village to register and pick up your Welcome Kit at the Elite Golf Experiences Desk at the Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village. Registration is open from 17.00 - 19.00. Alternatively you can go directly to your hotel and register the following morning.
Spend the evening at leisure, dinner on your own.

NOTE: For participants staying at THE RESIDENCES at World Golf Village, please register first and pick-up your lodging documents at the Elite PLAYERS Experience Desk, which is open from 17:00 – 19:00. Kindly advise your estimated arrival time in case you will not arrive within this time span.
 
Please note - YOU DO NOT NEED ANY VOUCHER FOR CHECK-IN at YOUR DESIGNATED HOTEL! 
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Ponte Vedra Beach
A short drive toward the coast from Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is synonymous with golf, with several PGA-TOUR pros calling it their home. However, it offers many other allures too.

Ponte Vedra’s 40-foot sand dunes are among the highest in Florida. From their peak, they race down to white sand beaches made from Appalachian quartz and ancient coquina. Seaside resorts and private escapes can be found in the twisted oaks and hammocks of wild palmettos. Miles of fresh-water streams, creeks and lagoons course through the natural area. Of course, elegant shopping and fine dining also are widely available.
Day
2
MAY-10, THU

Slammer & Squire GC, Hall of Fame Challenge

Enjoy a lazy morning breakfast before heading to the World Golf Village for participating in the Hall of Fame Challenge. For those who have not registered on arrival day, please register this morning at the Elite Golf Experiences Registration desk, setup at the Slammer & Squire Club House (09.30 am -11.00 am)

11:00 Get together at Slammer & Squire Driving Range. Warm up at the extensive practice facilities (driving range balls are included), before kicking off this special week with the Hall of Fame Challenge. This Closest-to-the-Pin contest is run on a challenging 132-yard long hole with an island green identical to the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. The player who hits it closest will get a PLAYERS gift autographed by a PGA TOUR Player or Golf celebrity.

Later, tee-off on your first round at popular Slammer & Squire Golf Course.
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Hall of Fame - Challenge Hole
The Challenge Hole is a 132-yard island green which is similar to the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. The player who hits it closest will win a PLAYERS gift autographed by a PGA TOUR player or golf celebrity.

In addition, all distances are entered into the World Golf Hall of Fame´s online leaderboard. The winning distance each month will receive a prize from the Hall of Fame worth $500!
Day
3
MAY-11, FRI

The PLAYERS Championship, Cut-day

Head to the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra and enjoy the “Cut Day” at The Players Championship. It's onto the Crown Jewel of the PGA-TOUR - the 5th Major. Walk with Rory, Bubba, Martin, Jordan and Rickie and enjoy the amazing atmosphere of one of the most prestigious tournaments of the season.

Watch the best players in the world challenge the iconic Par-3 Island Green. There aren't many wedge shots that make the hands sweat quite like the one this week at No. 17. Many dreams of the very best came to an abrupt end at this famous par 3.

How many balls will be hit into the water this year? Win some extra $$$ in the Bet & Win #17 contest. $ 5.00 for every bet (you can place more than one bet). The person closest to the correct number wins the pot! (In case of a tie the pot will be shared.)
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ISLAND GREEN by the Numbers
# 120,000:Number of wet balls every year (estimated)

# 93:Number of wet balls during THE PLAYERS Championship (2007)

# 36: Number of consecutive rounds without a ball in the water (Robert Allenby)

# 29: Fewest number of balls in the pond during competition (2003, 2010)

# 8: Most number of balls in the water since 2003 (Bob Tway)
Day
4
MAY-12, SAT

Palencia Golf Club, World Golf Hall of Fame Tour

Enjoy your visit of the World Golf Hall of Fame - a once in a lifetime experience. The World Golf Hall of Fame opens at 10:00. If you prefer a different time for a visit, please let the Elite Golf Experiences team know.

Tee-off in the afternoon for your second round of golf at the Palencia Golf Club – one of Florida´s First Coast of Golf top-rated golf courses. This distinctive layout designed by the golfing legend Arthur Hills will test every club in your bag. Plenty of bunkering, moguls and great greens will keep you focused on the course where no two holes are alike. This private course is one of the very best in this prime destination.

 
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The Golf Simulator
Want to play the Old Course at St. Andrews? Firestone Country Club? The Plantation Course at Kapalua? You can challenge all of the above and many other renowned courses in the golf simulator. Test your skills and find out how well you would fare as you navigate your way around some of the world’s elite courses.

Then stroll across a life-size replica of the famous Swilcan Burn Bridge, modeled after the original at the Old Course at St. Andrews, Scotland, before putting your game to the test on the old putting green using replicated clubs from the 1800s.
Day
5
MAY-13, SUN

THE PLAYERS Championship, Final Round

Make your way to Ponte Vedra. Make sure to be at the rest/picnic area under the trees behind the stands at Tee#17 at 11:00 for the official THE PLAYERS Championship Group Photo.

Enjoy the final day of THE PLAYERS Championship! Who has the strongest nerves to “survive” the most intimidating hole (#17, Par 3 with Island Green) on the Tour? An unparalleled fan experience can be guaranteed! Will Jason Day be the first one in the history of THE PLAYERS Championship, who can defend his title?
Watch the victory ceremony with the stunning TPC Sawgrass clubhouse as the backdrop.
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DID YOU KNOW?
Rickie Fowler's 5-under total for the last four holes in regulation was the best any player has ever played holes 15-18 in any round of THE PLAYERS

Fowler had missed the cut in three of his previous appearences at THE PLAYERS, but finished T2 in 2012

There have been only five playoffs in the 42 year old history of THE PLAYERS. Sergio Garcia is the only players to appear in more than one playoff, losing in 2015 to fall to 1-1

After four consecutrive years of a winning 72-hole total of 13-under 275, the 2015 event deviated only slightly at 276
Day
6
MAY-14, MON

St. Johns Golf & Country Club, Premium Outlet Malls

Today´s morning is off so take advantage of the great shopping opportunities at the Premium Outlet Malls of St. Augustine and the St. Augustine Outlet Malls (I-95 Exit 318).

At 12:30 tee-off at St. Johns Golf & Country Club (shotgun start), one of the most popular courses in North-East Florida. Located 15 minutes from World Golf Village, the Clyde Johnston-designed course is the community's centerpiece with just the right amount of challenge for novice and avid golfers alike. Before you hit the links you may want to touch up on your game as this course plays a monster 7,236 yards from the Gold tees proving to be a test for long hitters. Besides, St. Johns Golf & Country Club is considered to have the fastest greens in the area.

You want to enhance your golf experience even more? Then surf the course on a golfboard! You will love it! (prebooking required, limited availability)
 
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Premium Outlet Malls
Over one hundred and thirty outlet stores offer savings on designer fashions and sportswear, accessories and jewelry, housewares, home furnishings and gifts and specialty items. Name brands include Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Off Fifth, and many, many more.
Day
7
MAY-15, TUE

7th International PLAYERS Tournament

Compete in the 7th International PLAYERS Tournament and have fun with your international friends.There can´t be any better venue for this popular tournament powered by FLORIDA´s FIRST COAST of GOLF than The King & The Bear Golf Course. Take advantage of the extensive practice facilities first to warm up properly before teeing-off at 8:30 in a shotgun start! Driving Range balls are included in your package. Win some fantastic prizes for the best NET scores, Closest to the Pin and Longest Drive challenges. In addition, you will have the chance to win several Hole-in-One Prizes. 

Grand Prize on Hole #13: Golf Trip for 2 people to The Masters 2018. Value US$ 10,000.00! Good Luck!

An authentic-Southern BBQ Dinner and the award ceremony at the grand Clubhouse will complete an awesome and highly memorable day.
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Hole #13: King & Bear GC
A challenging par 3 with a receptive right side and water running down the entire left side. Trust your yardage, as the forebunkers are deceptive. The putting surface is quite large, so hitting the green will not insure par.

Check out the details here
Day
8
MAY-16, WED

Morning at leisure, Check out

Enjoy your last day! Check out and drive to the airport in time for your flight home.

Are you one of the fortunate ones who have signed up for an extension program? Then enjoy more fantastic golf at Florida´s First Coast of Golf or at any other region of the Sunshine State! We hope you had a fantastic time and memories that will last for a lifetime!
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Daytona International Speedway
If you have some time, visit the Daytona International Speedway (1 hour south of World Golf Village). Or play another round of golf at LPGA International Golf Club in Daytona Beach – a fabulous course just 10 minutes off I-95. They have a great locker room so you can shower and get ready to fly!