Mother’s Day at The Players Championship

Mother’s Day at The Players Championship
If the Mom in your life loves golf, imagine her delight when you reveal that she'll experience a week of relaxation, gourmet food, and a chance to land the hottest ticket in town, The Players Championship at the TPC Sawgrass.

The Players Championship is considered the fifth major on the PGA Tour. Played on TPC Sawgrass' iconic Stadium Course in posh Ponte Vedra, only the top 144 players in the world compete in this four day tournament. Now is the time to reserve your ticket to see who hoists The Players winner's trophy.

Where to Stay While You Play

Ponte Vedra Inn

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club- This historic 300-acre resort is right on the beach and is the winner of the prestigious AAA Five Diamond hospitality rating. Just a four mile drive from The Players Championship, the Ponte Vedra Inn has two courses of their own, if you wish to play golf mere steps from your hotel room or suite.

Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa- With 511 hotel rooms and 21 spacious suites, this newly renovated property is regularly ranked as one of the top-rated golf resorts in Florida. What's especially sweet is your accommodations are so close to The Players Championship action, you'll feel the excitement in the air.

The Lodge & Club at Ponte Vedra Beach- The Lodge offers an intimate and quiet ambiance with just 63-suites. The bonus to staying at The Lodge is guests have access to all the dining, golf, and tennis amenities of its sister property the Ponte Vedra Inn. One of the main draws at The Lodge is its luxurious full-service spa.

Dining Choices Abound

Ponte VedraPhoto credit: Jennifer Perez/PGA Tour

Breakfast- The Inn Dining Room – The Ponte Vedra Inn's Dining Room is your opportunity to experience a classic east coast breakfast. With so many delicious breakfast menu items, it seems impossible to choose just one. If you must, try the Mayport Eggs, a wonderful presentation of poached eggs on an English muffin along with crab, shrimp, and avocado.

Lunch- 25 Restaurants at TPC Sawgrass - Look no further than The Players Championship site for lunch, especially with 25 of Jacksonville's top restaurants represented right on the golf course. From 4 Rivers Smokehouse Barbecue, to fan favorite TacoLu's Mexican entrees, to the Mellow Mushroom for the best in pizza and calzones, The Players Championship VIP bar and menu options are unlike any golf event you've ever experienced.

Michael's Tasting Room in St. Augustine – Historic St. Augustine, the United States oldest city, is just a 35-minute drive from Ponte Vedra. Take Mom for a horse drawn carriage ride, and take in this quaint city's rich heritage, tantalizing ghost stories, and eclectic collection of shops. After your ride, stop for dinner at Michael's Tasting Room. Experience the gourmet Spanish cuisine served by Chef Michael Lugo, a favorite of Chef Emeril Lagasse's Food Network television show.

The Players Championship – The Big Event

Ponte Vedra

If the Mom in your life loves golf, she'll be thrilled by the charged atmosphere of The Players Championship at The TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra. The Players Championship overachieves at every turn when it comes to fan hospitality and world class competition.

TPC Sawgrass is the first course in the United States built specifically with the golf fan in mind. This Pete Dye design offers a 77,000 square-foot clubhouse, tremendous sight lines throughout its 18 holes, and the kind of amenities you normally discover at the best hotels.

As a crowning touch, before Sunday's final round, hundreds of pink begonias are planted overnight to honor the Mom's in attendance. A Mother's Day at The Players Championship will be one Mom will not soon forget.


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Tim Cotroneo is a Minneapolis-based writer specializing in travel, business, and golf.