Fan Guide for THE PLAYERS Championship 2023

  • by 904 Newsroom
  • February 27, 2023

THE PLAYERS Championship is coming up March 7-12th in Ponte Vedra Beach! You won't want to miss one of North Florida's largest events of the year + the special Military Appreciation concert to kick off the tournament happening March 7th by Country Music Superstar, Riley Green! 

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Opening Weekend

The PGA TOUR Fan Shop at THE PLAYERS Stadium Village will be open to the public the weekend before the tournament (March 3-5), so that our Northeast Florida community can come check out the unique merchandise collection and purchase commemorative items and apparel. No ticket is required, and guests can park in the public parking lot off CR 210.

Friday, March 3: 12 pm to 5 pm
Saturday, March 4: 10 am to 4 pm
Sunday, March 5: 10 am to 4 pm
THE PLAYERS Championship Blood Drive

PRO TIP: Save Lives and Donate Blood on the Big Red Bus during Opening Weekend of THE PLAYERS Championship and as a thank you for saving lives all donors will receive 1 Stadium Pass for Tuesday at THE PLAYERS and a OneBlood T-shirt! 



What's New?

Expanded Fan Area: The PGA Tour Fan Shop is now over 36,500 square feet and features endless exciting merch to choose from. 

Merch Collaborations: Barstool Golf  will be offering an exclusive merchandise line with THE PLAYERS featuring 2 polo shirts, hoodies, quarter zips, t-shirts and hats.
NOBULL custom shoes for THE PLAYERS
Collaborations with Flomotion, Vineyard Vines, Greyson, Johnnie O, FootJoy, Melin Hats and more. 

Food & Drinks

Stadium Village Food Court

Homespun Kitchen: Healthy fast food. Whether you are vegan, gluten free or paleo, you will find tons of options at Homespun.

Firehouse Subs: This sandwich shop was founded in Jacksonville.

Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q: Lou Bono opened the first Bono’s on Beach Boulevard in 1949. The restaurant prides itself on serving up an authentic Southern Pit barbecue experience you won’t forget.

The Local:  Jacksonville based high quality café focusing on delicious food with unique twists on every dish as well as craft booze and coffee.

Tropical Smoothie:  Bold, flavorful smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and salads with high-quality ingredients and fresh produce.

Daily’s concessions: Refreshing iced tea and lemonade

17th Hole Challenge presented by Morgan Stanley, Grant Thorton and Optum

A replica of the famed 17th hole where fans can take two free shots at the Island Green or purchase an additional chance for a $5 donation to First Tee - North Florida, Fans can make a $20 donation (or more) for a “The First Tee Fast Pass” to bypass the queue, take five shots and receive a free sleeve of golf balls. All proceeds will benefit First Tee - North Florida.

The Grove presented by Maestro Dobel Tequila

Enjoy eleven generations of tequila-making legacy at The Grove with Maestro Dobel Tequila, Official Tequila of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. Sharing its commitment to mastery with golf fans, Maestro Dobel offers three signature cocktails featuring its range of smooth tequilas including the Diamante Tee Time, available at the entrance of the course. While in the lounge, experience Dobel’s rich history and hone your tequila knowledge with the brand’s tequila experts, while also learning about “Art of the Cocktail.” 

Please drink responsibly

Bar 904

The all-new “Bar 904” which will feature classic drinks and a fun place for fans to gather.


Taste of JAX – 11 green/12 tee

Cousins Maine Lobster: Serving up its 100% premium, wild-caught, sustainably harvested lobster from Maine.

Mojo BBQ: A premier barbecue, southern food, and craft cocktail destination with eight locations in North and Central Florida.

The G.O.A.T. Tapas and Bar: Offering modern twists on international flavors.

Silkie’s Chicken & Champagne Bar: Historic Springfield upscale casual restaurant featuring Chef Kenny Gilbert’s Signature Fried Chicken, Biscuits & Champagne Cocktails.

Taste of Jax Bar: Featuring The Bushmills Bar

Wine & Dine on 9 presented by Meiomi Wines – 9 fairway

Enjoy food from Bonefish Grill and a glass of wine from Meiomi Wines, the official wine of the PGA TOUR, in a beautiful garden setting. Take a few swings in the Sip and Swing golf simulator while you’re here, and if you need to freshen up, take advantage of the permanent restrooms.

Relax, unwind, and discover the unrivaled taste of Meiomi Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Rosé. Cheers!

Please enjoy Meiomi wines responsibly.

Trucks on 10

This venue offers flavors from local, favorite food trucks and an open-air Michelob ULTRA Mobile bar.

Twisted Okie BBQ
Chinchilllas Burgers
Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen
What’s the Catch

Tacos on 12 – 12 green

One of the most well-trafficked food venues on the course, featuring food and drink from TacoLu, Jacksonville’s most popular Baja Mexicana.

Hoptinger Bier Garden

Sawgrass Square – 10 tee

Located at the Davis Love III Entry, grab a donut from Mini Bar and/or some BBQ from 4 Rivers Smokehouse.

Mini Bar:  Jacksonville’s first mini donut shop will be serving up a set menu of mini-sized donuts in more than a dozen unique flavors. Some examples include fruity pebbles, samoa, pop tart, maple bacon, and coffee cake.

4 Rivers Smokehouse: a sophisticated Texas-style smokehouse

The Patio: between 10 tee and 18 green/16 tee. 

The Patio offers a shaded fan zone that includes open-air seating and a videoboard to keep up with the tournament action. The Patio features a Michelob ULTRA bar as well as food from V Pizza, founded by Jacksonville natives with the goal of bringing true Neapolitan pizza to their hometown.

Bier Garden presented by Hoptinger: behind 16 green

Near the Couples (rideshare) Entry. Choose from a variety of craft beer and bar bites from Hoptinger, a locally-owned bier garden and sausage house.

Sawgrass Splash the signature cocktail of THE PLAYERS

As part of the PGA TOUR’s commitment to leading the advancement of sustainability in the industry, THE PLAYERS will be serving the tournament’s signature drink, the Sawgrass Splash featuring Tito’s Handmade Vodka, in a lightweight, aluminum cup. Aluminum is the most sustainable beverage packaging material, and like aluminum cans, aluminum cups can be easily recycled; the 16 oz cups are lightweight, sturdy, cool to the touch and provide an elevated drinking experience for all fans. While the cup is changing, the iconic Sawgrass Splash is staying the same; the drink will continue to feature Tito’s Handmade Vodka, and a refreshing combination of orange juice, lemonade and lime juice.

Sawgrass Splash ingredients:

1.5oz Tito’s Handmade Vodka
2 oz. lemonade
2 oz. orange juice
Squeeze of lime juice

The Oasis ft. Tito’s Stillhouse Lounge

Open to ticketholders who are 21+, The Oasis is an air-conditioned venue with signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, as well as food and drink available for purchase.  The Oasis offers an enclosed lounge with premium sightlines of the newly reimagined 9th tee. The lounge also features fun additions for fans, including a putting green, Golden Tee retro arcade game, custom murals, TVs with live broadcasts of the tournament and more!

Fan Experiences

Fan Bleachers on No. 12 and No. 13: Public covered bleachers and deck with views of 12 and 13. Beer, wine and soda available for purchase

Fan Bleachers presented by TruGreen: Public covered bleachers with deck and views of the 10th tee and 16th tee, with beer, wine and soda available for purchase

Fan Bleachers presented Tito’s Handmade Vodka: Public covered bleachers with view of the 8th green.

Family Lounge presented by Wolfson Children’s Hospital: As part of Baptist’s program as the on-site provider of medical services, the Family Lounge will extend their services to attendees of THE PLAYERS with the venue serving as a comfort station for mothers and fathers to care for their babies and have a comfortable venue as needed during tournament week. The venue is open to all ticketholders and will also be providing diapers free of charge.

Kids Zone presented by Nemours Children’s Health – Near 8 Green: Open-to-the public featuring activities for kids and families, including a putt-putt event on Saturday, March 12 at 10 a.m.

Morgan Stanley Fan Experience – 18 Fairway: Open-to-the-public venue where fans are encouraged to stop by to test their putting skills and post for a virtual photo with Justin Rose.

Kids Autograph Zones presented by Nemours Children’s Health

Two locations in 2023 – practice grounds and near the clubhouse back lawn,
On-course autograph seeking is prohibited (this includes, but is not limited to, tees, fairways, greens and practice areas during practice rounds and tournament rounds).
Autograph seeking will be restricted to designated autograph zones: practice grounds and scoring area
No memorabilia can be brought into the tournament including pin flags, photos, trading cards, balls and other sports paraphernalia

Permanent Restrooms and Filtered Water Stations

Near No. 10 tee/No. 16 tee
Wine & Dine on 9 (near No. 5 green/No. 9 fairway)
Behind 16 green (near The Grove)
Taste of JAX (Located behind 11 green and 12 tee)

Remember: THE PLAYERS will allow reusable plastic or metal cups up to 32oz at entries, as long as they are empty.


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