There is probably no other course in the world more famous and more recognizable than the Stadium Course of the TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. As the home of the annual PLAYERS Championship, millions of golf fans all over the world watch some of the best in the sport battle each other and try to overcome its many difficulties – including the notorious par 3, 132-yard 17th hole “Island Green”. This signature hole is so notorious it is named the signature hole of the sport itself; it is something no other golf vacation destination could offer.
It is not surprising why this course turned out as superb as it is. The original design (1979) and remodeling (2006) of the course were both handled by no less than Pete Dye. And Pete Dye, for all that he is, would never let any of his creations come short of amazing and extraordinary. The Stadium Course of the TPC Sawgrass winds through the natural wetland landscape of North Florida and features the most unbelievably challenging combination of snaking fairways, tall trees, water hazards, and 93 signature Pete Dye sand bunkers. Golf vacations here never fall short of championship quality, and players of all skill levels will find themselves bringing out their champion plays.
The Stadium Course of the TPC Sawgrass measures 7,215 yards from the longest tees and plays for a par of 72. Because of its excellence in layout quality, not to mention natural beauty, it is always ranked among the “Top 100 Courses in the World” year after year after year. This golf trip paradise is also the birthplace of the TPC Network and the backdrop to the PGA Tour Headquarters.