Ultimate Fan Guide
THE PLAYERS Championship 2023
TOURNAMENT WEEK GATE TIMES
Saturday, March 11th – 6:45 AM
Sunday, March 12th – 7:30 AM
PGA TOUR FAN SHOP
PGA TOUR Fan Shop at THE PLAYERS Stadium Village (near the main entrance)
New this year, FedEx shipping is available. Once you complete your purchase, the shipping center is located directly behind the Fan Shop. There is also a bag check where you can drop your gear and pick up prior to leaving for the day.
The PGA TOUR Fan Shop in the Stadium Village has increased in size and is now over 36,500 square feet and features endless exciting merchandise for fans to choose from. Here are a few highlights:
- 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.
Firehouse Subs, Homespun Kitchen, The Local, Tropical Smoothie, Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q
17th Hole Challenge presented by Morgan Stanley, Grant Thornton 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. 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.
The all-new “Bar 904” which will feature classic drinks and a fun place for fans to gather.
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.
Food and Drink
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.
Food Court – THE PLAYERS Welcome Experience
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.
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.
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
PGA TOUR Training Center
NOBULL, Hyperice and Whoop are teaming up to offer an all-new immersive experience for fans. Conveniently located near the Love Entry, the PGA TOUR Training Center will highlight the training experience for PGA TOUR athletes and give fans a glimpse of what it is like to train like the pros!
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!
The Oasis features ABBQ – Serving up Texas style BBQ at the Beach.
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
Fan Lockers courtesy of Atlantic Self Storage
Located at the Nicklaus and Couples entry, THE PLAYERS is offering free fan lockers so that fans can conveniently and safely store belongings.
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.