Before the official start of the tournament, THE PLAYERS invites the community to come out to the course early to experience Opening Weekend. There is no cost to attend, and parking is free in the general lot. Fans will be able to get first dibs on all the merchandise at the Fan Shop, take some swings at the 17th Hole Challenge – a replica of the par-3 Island Green – and enjoy food from local food trucks.
- Friday, March 8: 12 pm to 5 pm
- Saturday, March 9: 10 am to 4 pm
- Sunday, March 10: 10 am to 4 pm
THE PLAYERS Championship Blood Drive
Donate blood on the Big Red Bus during Opening Weekend (March 9 & 10). As a thank you for saving lives, all donors will receive 1 Stadium Pass for Tuesday at THE PLAYERS, entry into the Military Appreciation Concert featuring Cole Swindell, and a One Blood T-shirt! Click here to sign up.
TOURNAMENT GATE TIMES
Gates will open at 7:30 AM each day.
PGA TOUR FAN SHOP
The PGA TOUR Fan Shop in Stadium Village features over 37,000 square feet of endless exciting merchandise for fans to choose from. Here are a few highlights:
- Special 50th Anniversary commemorative gifts and merchandise
- Barstool Golf, Malbon and Eastside golf will be offering exclusive merchandise lines for THE PLAYERS
- Collaborations with Peter Millar, Vineyard Vines, Greyson, Johnnie O, FootJoy, Melin Hats and more
FedEx shipping for your purchases is available directly behind the Fan Shop. There is also a Bag Check courtesy of Atlantic Self Storage where you can drop your gear and pick it up prior to leaving for the day.
17th Hole Challenge presented by Comcast Business, Optum and Morgan Stanley
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 featuring the Dobel Tequila Lounge
Teeing up an array of delicious, premium tequila cocktails, enjoy 11 generations of Maestro Dobel Tequila® mastery at the Dobel Lounge. Try a delectable cocktail, take a swing at the Closest to the Pin golf simulator, and enjoy golf and tequila trivia for a chance to win!
Bar 904 offers classic drinks, TVs and a fun place for fans to gather.
Fan Bleacher presented Tito’s Handmade Vodka
Public bleacher with scenic views of the 8th green and 9th tee and handcrafted cocktails for purchase.
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.
The Kids Zone presented by Nemours Children’s Health – Near 8 Green
Open-to-the public featuring activities for kids and families.
Morgan Stanley Fan Experience – 18 Fairway
Relive an iconic eagle moment from THE PLAYERS 1974 in augmented reality, attempt your own eagle at replica putting bays, win exclusive prizes and more.
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 Kitchen - A premier barbecue, southern food, and craft cocktail destination with eight locations in North and Central Florida.
Pele’s Wood Fire
The G.O.A.T. Tapas and Bar - Offering modern twists on international flavors.
Taste of Jax Bar – Featuring the Bushmills Irish Whiskey 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. The area is complete with a mini putting course so fans can hit the links while having some delicious drinks!
Please enjoy Meiomi wines responsibly.
Food Court – THE PLAYERS Stadium Village
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 and specializes in hot subs and sandwiches made with premium meats and cheeses, steamed to perfection, and then piled high on a toasted roll
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.
Top Dawg Tavern - Be sure to stop by to fuel up classic American food from this family-owned restaurant.
Trucks on 10
This venue offers flavors from local, favorite food trucks and an open-air Michelob ULTRA Mobile bar.
- Twisted Okie BBQ
- Saffron Mediterranean Kitchen
- Top Nacho
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
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
Palm Valley Village Presented by BUBBA Burger – 9 green
Enjoy family friendly activities, food, and beverages for purchase from BUBBA Burger
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.
The Bier Garden presented by Hoptinger – behind 16 green
Near the Couples 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 sustainability, 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 provides an elevated drinking experience for all fans.
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
The Oasis is an air-conditioned venue with signature cocktails from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and 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.
WHOOP is offering an immersive experience for fans to test their putting skills while showcasing WHOOP’s technology. Don’t leave empty handed with a free, 30-day trial and your own WHOOP band.
Kids Autograph Zones presented by Nemours Children’s Health
- Two locations in 2024– practice grounds and near the clubhouse back lawn,
- On-course autograph seeking is prohibited (this includes tees, fairways, greens and practice areas during practice 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, if they are empty.