The Players Championship – Fancy it?

The PLAYERS Championship at famed TPC Sawgrass is one of the most anticipated tournaments on the PGA TOUR calendar. Walking the course with the stars and witnessing the drama at the most-photographed hole in the world will guarantee lifetime memories.

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.

Golf at its Finest, Wow! Experiences and Life at its Best – all at a keen deal!

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 to St Augustine

Drive to World Golf Village – 50 mins

Drive to hotel in Jacksonville – 30 mins

Alternatively you can fly to Orlando (MCO) and drive to St Augustine 2 hour easy drive

Drive to World Golf Village 2 hours easy drive

Drive to hotel in Jacksonville 2 hours 30 mins

Check-in at your dedicated hotel – choice of 7 hand-picked different lodging options
Accommodation in St Augustine area:

For more info check out: http://eliteplayersexperience.com/accommodation

Courtyard by Marriott St Augustine I-95 including FREE WIFI, self parking and breakfast

most budget-friendly option
centrally located: Outlet Malls 5 min, World Golf Village 15 min, St Augustine historic center 11 min, TPC Sawgrass 40 min, Golf Courses max 20 min
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Tryp Sebastian by Wyndham Hotel including FREE WIFI, self-parking and breakfast

highly popular and top-rated hotel, opened in 2017 only
within walking distance to St Augustine historic district (15 min)
Other distances: World Golf Village 15 min, TPC Sawgrass 45 min, Golf courses max 30 min)
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Doubletree by Hilton St Augustine including FREE WIFI, self-parking and breakfast

within walking distance to St Augustine historic district (15 min)
Other distances: World Golf Village 15 min, TPC Sawgrass 45 min, Golf courses max 30 min
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Embassy Suites by Hilton St Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort including FREE WIFI, Valet parking and breakfast

BRAND NEW with Oceanfront location
Complimentary Evening Reception each day
Two-room suites and resort-style pool
Distances: St Augustine 10 min, World Golf Village 30 min, TPC Sawgrass 50 min, Golf courses max 35 min
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Accommodation at World Golf Village & King & Bear Golf Club:

Renaissance Hotel at WGV including FREE WIFI in lobby, self-parking and breakfast

popular hotel right in the heart of World Golf Village, next to Slammer & Squire Golf Course and World Golf Hall of Fame
Distances: St Augustine 25 min, TPC Sawgrass 40 min, Golf courses max 20 min
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The Residences at WGV including FREE WIFI, FREE parking, final cleaning and damage insurance

Excellent value for money option
luxurious 3 bedroom/3 bathroom and 4 bedroom/4 bathroom condos / Villas (various bed-configurations)
located right in the heart of World Golf Village, next to Slammer & Squire Golf Course and World Golf Hall of Fame
Distances: St Augustine 25 min, TPC Sawgrass 40 min, Golf courses max 20 min
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La Terra at King & Bear Golf Club including FREE WIFI, FREE parking, final cleaning and damage insurance

Excellent value for money option
luxurious 3 bedroom/3 bathroom and 2 bedroom/2 bathroom condos at King & Bear Golf Club (in 2-bedroom condos King beds only)
Distances: St Augustine 25 min, TPC Sawgrass 40 min, Golf courses max 20 min

Thursday Mar 14

Hall of Fame Challenge

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!

 1:00 pm Tee-off at Slammer & Squire GC

Warm up at the extensive practice facilities before kicking off this unique Florida golf adventure

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

 Attend 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.

THE PLAYERS Championship is recognized by PGA-TOUR members as “their” championship tournament. Held at golf’s greatest stadium in Ponte Vedra Beach, this is a must experience for golf fans.

THE PLAYERS Championship features the strongest field in golf and one of the largest purses on the PGA-TOUR. Witness the incredible competition by the world’s best golfers as they vie for the coveted title on Pete Dye’s masterpiece, TPC Sawgrass – THE PLAYERS Stadium Course.

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.

Walk with Tiger, Rory, Bubba, Martin, Jordan, Rickie, Webb or Jason and enjoy the amazing atmosphere of one of the most prestigious tournaments of the season.

Witness the drama on #17, 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 this one this week.

Then watch the victory ceremony with the stunning TPC Sawgrass clubhouse as the backdrop.

 Monday Mar 18

Morning tee-time 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

 Morning tee-time at King & Bear Golf Course

  • Masterpiece by Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Plamer (codesign)
  • complimentary range balls

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

 Check Out and drive to the airport or to your next destinations

CLASSIC PLAYERS PACKAGES

ACCOMMODATION – 7 nights in designated hotel / Villa / condo

St Augustine area: Tryp Sebastian St Augustine
DoubleTree by Hilton St Augustine Historic District
Embassy Suites St Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort OR
Courtyard by Marriott St Augustine I-95
World Golf Village area: The Residences at World Golf Village
Renaissance Hotel at World Golf Village
La Terra at King & Bear Golf Club
GOLF – 4×18 holes of excellent Championship Golf including buggy and guaranteed tee-times
Slammer & Squire ( 1 pm tee-time), St Johns CC, The Club at South Hampton, King & Bear GC
PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

2 ground tickets to the PLAYERS Championship (Fri & Sunday)
Also included:

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.

PLAYERS 2019 PRICES: Investment into price less memories
Courtyard by Marriott St Augustine I-95 including FREE WIFI, self parking and breakfast

US$ 1,799.00 per person sharing a room (Approximately £1450.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
Single supplement US$ 899.00 (Approximately £735.00  subject to currency fluctuations)
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Accommodation in St Augustine:

Tryp Sebastian Hotel including FREE WIFI, self-parking and breakfast

US$ 1,999.00 per person sharing a room (Approximately £1610.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
Single supplement US$ 999.00 (Approximately £810.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
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Doubletree by Hilton St Augustine including FREE WIFI, self-parking and breakfast

US$ 2,149.00 per person sharing a room (Approximately £1730 subject to currency fluctuations)
Single occupancy on request
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BRAND NEW: Embassy Suites by Hilton St Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort including FREE WIFI, Valet parking and breakfast

US$ 1,999.00 per person sharing a room (Approximately £1610.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
Single supplement US$ 1099.00 (Approximately £890.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
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Accommodation at World Golf Village & King & Bear Golf Club:

Renaissance Hotel at WGV including FREE WIFI in lobby, self-parking and breakfast

US$ 1,999.00 per person sharing a room (Approximately £1610.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
Single supplement on request
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The Residences at WGV OR La Terra at King & Bear Golf Club including FREE WIFI, FREE parking, final cleaning and damage insurance

in 3-bedroom Villa / condo

5 people sharing: US$ 1,499.00 per person (Approximately £1210.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
4 people sharing: US$ 1,599.00 per person (Approximately £1290.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
3 people sharing: US$ 1,699.00 per person (Approximately £1370.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
in 4-bedroom Villa / condo  (Residences only)

5 people sharing: US$ 1,599.00 per person (Approximately £1290.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
4 people sharing: US$ 1,699.00 per person (Approximately £1370.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
in 2-bedroom condo (La Terra only, King beds only)

4 people sharing: US$ 1,499.00 per person (Approximately £1210.00 subject to currency fluctuations)
2 people sharing: US$ 1,799.00 per person (Approximately £1450.00 subject to currency fluctuations)

Notes:
A deposit of 20% is required to secure the booking. Balance is due on Jan 31, 2019. All payments are non-refundable.
Commission-able to tour operators.
Arrangement for group leader escorting a group – price on request.