Play golf in the US and watch The Players Championship at the same time!
YOUR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:
ACCOMMODATION – 7 nights in designated hotel / Villa / condo
- St Augustine: Tryp Sebastian OR DoubleTree by Hilton
- World Golf Village: The Residences or Renaissance Hotel
- Jacksonville: Doubletree by Hilton
GOLF – 4×18 holes of excellent Championship Golf including buggy and guaranteed tee-times
- Slammer & Squire, St Johns CC, The Club at South Hampton, King & Bear GC
- 2 ground tickets to the PLAYERS Championship (Fri & Sunday)
- Ticket to World Golf Hall of Fame
- Travel Docs with restaurant recommendations, sightseeing tips…etc
- Elite Golf Experiences event coordination onsite
A rental car can be arranged on request.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Jacksonville or Orlando International Airports|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive at least 2 hours before the flight.|
In addition, play great golf at the fantastic golf courses of the area, pay your respect to the legends of the game at the World Golf Hall of Fame. Interesting Sightseeing to historic St. Augustine and sensational shopping facilities at the Premium Outlet Malls of St. Augustine will add to the wonderful experience at Florida´s Historic Coast.
|7 night||Stays available – £1369|
|11 night||Stays available – £2135|
|15 night||Stays available – £3429|
|Commencing||13th March 2019|
WEDNESDAY Mar 13
Arrive at Florida´s First Coast of Golf
Pick-up your rental car and drive to St Augustine
Airport: Jacksonville (JAX) – 1 hour drive
Drive to St Augustine – 1 hour drive
Drive to World Golf Village – 50 min
Drive to Hotel in Jacksonville – 30 min drive
Alternatively you can fly into Orlando (MCO)
Drive to St Augustine – 2 hours (easy drive)
Drive to World Golf Village – 2 hours (easy drive)
Drive to Hotel in Jacksonville – 2 hours 30 min
Check-in at your dedicated hotel
Dinner recommendations tba
THURSDAY Mar 14
Hall of Fame Challenge
Kick off this unique Florida golf adventure with the Hall of Fame Challenge at World Gofl Village.
Hall of Fame Challenge is a Closest-to-the-Pin contest conducted at the Hall of Fame’s outdoor Challenge Hole, where golfers compete to win great prizes.
The Challenge Hole is a 132-yard island green reminiscent of the 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass. All distances are entered into the World Golf Hall of Fame´s online leaderboard. The winning distance each month will receive a Commemorative Brick under the Gazebo and a Hall of Fame prize worth $500!
Tee-off at Slammer & Squire GC
Warm up at the extensive practice facilities
Tee-time at 1:00 pm
The Slammer & Squire course is located in the heart of World Golf Village and is one of St. Augustine Florida’s favorite golf courses.
This 18-hole, 6,939-yard course was designed by architect Bobby Weed along with World Golf Hall of Fame Members, Sam Snead (the “Slammer”) and Gene Sarazen,(the “Squire”). The three men shared a desire to build a golf course that would preserve the area’s natural beauty and reward good shot making….and that’s just what they did. This well-groomed course showcases the pristine, unspoiled wooded areas, wetlands and natural beauty of the region. It is relatively wide open with several contoured greens and impressive views of the World Golf Hall of Fame.
You’ll discover a layout that places an emphasis on the short game which was reflective of the finesse game that made the “Slammer” and “Squire” legends.
It features several water hazards; but the picturesque views of the World Golf Hall of Fame will definitely overshadow any challenges you may face. In fact, you can almost hear the voices of legends rooting you on as you make your way to the 18th green.
The course was the host site of the Liberty Mutual Legends of Golf, a Senior PGA TOUR event and hosted an array of other golf events such as the LPGA Senior Tour’s Handa Cup from 2006 to 2009 and most recently the ANNIKA Invitational USA.
FRIDAY Mar 15
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.
Walk with Rory, Bubba, Martin, Jordan, Rickie or Jason 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.
SATURDAY Mar 16
World Golf Hall of Fame Tour
A once-in-a-life-time experience
Tee-off at St. Johns Golf & Country Club
One of the most popular courses in North-East Florida!
St. Johns Golf & Country Club is an excellent course located between St. Augustine and Jacksonville. The 18-hole Clyde Johnston-designed course provides just the right amount of challenge for novice and avid golfers alike.
A great place to hone your skills, St. Johns is particularly known for its consistent quality of service and conditions, being nationally ranked for customer satisfaction and loyalty by the National Golf Foundation, and host to the PGA TOUR Qualifying School in 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Delicately carved out of a pine forest, the course at St. Johns offers five sets of tees plus a family tee that varies the length of the course from 7,250 yards down to 2,400 yards. Depending on wind conditions, the 18 hole course can be gentle or a real bear, so take your time to enjoy the game while natural wildlife surrounds you during your round.
SUNDAY Mar 17
THE PLAYERS Championship, Final Round
Make your way to Ponte Vedra.
Witness the drama on #17 and watch the victory ceremony with the stunning TPC Sawgrass clubhouse as the backdrop.
MONDAY Mar 18
Golf at South Hampton Golf Club
About a 15 minute drive from World Golf Village. South Hampton Golf Club was designed by former PGA Tour player, Mark McCumber The course opened in 1999 as a player friendly design that still offers an excellent challenge to the more experienced golfer. It offers six sets of tees for golfers of every ability with the “family” tee leading the way for the birth of new golfers. The now family owned and operated club has earned itself on a strong reputation of offering great golf course conditions and a friendly, personable staff.
TUESDAY Mar 19
PLAY AT KING & BEAR GC
complimentary range balls
Masterpiece by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Plamer (codesign)
The only collaboration between golf’s greatest legends, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus is set among pristine lakes, beautiful loblolly pines, and stately oak trees. Each hole contains design characteristics of both players to create a unique layout.
Palmer earned the nickname “The King” during his playing career, while Nicklaus adopted the “Golden Bear” moniker.
The two World Golf Hall of Fame members, both inducted in the inaugural class in 1974, put the spotlight on their decades-old friendship, rather than their storied rivalry, to create the co-design. King & Bear stands as a representation of their shared love of golf course design. These two legends of the game put their heads together and the resulting golf course is beautiful, challenging, and remarkable.
Measuring 7,279 yards from the back tees and 5,119 yards from the forward tees, the course is sure to challenge avid golfers while providing player-friendly conditions for beginners. The layout puts a premium on driving, which should come as no surprise as both Palmer and Nicklaus were known for their power at the height of their playing careers. Golfers will also experience Nicklaus’ inviting fairways and Palmer’s fast greens.
So enamored was Palmer with the course he helped design, he selected King & Bear’s hole No. 15 as one of his “Dream 18” in Sports Illustrated’s Preview to The Ryder Cup 2006. King & Bear also was named to Golf Digest’s list of the Top Public Courses in Florida in 2015. The layout was selected to Golf Magazine’s 2016–2017 list of the Best Courses You Can Play in Florida.
Since its inception in 2000, King & Bear has hosted the Legends of Golf, a PGA TOUR Champions event; the Shell’s Wonderful World of Golf match between Palmer and Nicklaus; and Qualifying Schools for the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions.
WEDNESDAY Mar 20
Final day Check Out