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THE PLAYERS is featuring menus from some of Jacksonville’s favorite restaurants. Taste of JAX features Brucci’s, Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Mojos Kitchen, Zoe’s Kitchen. Wine & Dine on 9 is hosted by Matthew Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, and features premium varietals from William Hill Estate Winery. Fans can also indulge in Bono’s BBQ, Candy Apple Café, M Shack, Tropical Smoothie Café and Firehouse Subs in the Food Court. THE PLAYERS will feature “Trucks on 10,” an outdoor dining area where spectators can purchase food from local food truck vendors, including Cely's Filipino Food, Delish Kabobs, Mama’s Food, Island Girl Seafood, Pele’s Wood Fire and Up In Smoke BBQ. Enjoy sophisticated BBQ at Southern Soul Barbeque located at The Patio. Daily’s Grab-n-Go and Tikiz Shaved Ice is available in the Welcome Experiences. 4Rivers Smokehouse will be featured with William Hill Estate wines at the improved Greenside Lounge.
THE PLAYERS allows fans to bring in their own food in a 1 gallon clear, plastic bag where food items are also wrapped in clear wrap. Fans can refill up their empty water bottles at the filtered water stations. This policy does not allow fans to bring in outside water bottles and/or beverages.
William Hill Estate is the official wine of the PGA TOUR. The Wine Lounge presented by William Hill Estate (open to the public) is a stylish and contemporary recreation of William Hill Estate’s Napa Valley tasting room, complete with tables and seating. With intimate views of the challenging par-3 8th hole, the Lounge gives guests the chance to sample wines while watching the world’s best golfers play on the fairest test in golf. We are pouring many of the extraordinary William Hill Estate wines at The Wine Lounge, including the Napa Collection Chardonnay, Napa Collection Cabernet, Coastal Collection Chardonnay, Coastal Collection Cabernet Sauvignon and Coastal Collection Pinot Noir, La Marca Prosecco and La Marca Mimosas. Visit the Wine Lounge presented by William Hill Estate on the 8th Green to sample them all and find your favorite.
Located behind 11 green and 12 tee, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite restaurants, a Grey Goose open-air bar, permanent restrooms and video boards to keep up with the tournament. Taste of JAX restaurants include: • Brucci’s Pizza – You’ll find authentic Italian here; owned by the son of Italian immigrants, Brucci’s dishes were born from traditional recipes; • Hawkers Asian Street Fare – Located in Jacksonville, Neptune Beach, Orlando and St. Petersburg, they select the best “street food” recipes from Asia • Mojo Kitchen – Located in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Fleming Island and Gainesville, this Jacksonville chain brings barbeque specialties from all over the country giving them a Mojo spin. • Zoe’s Kitchen – Simple, Mediterranean inspired, food made from fresh, natural ingredients.
Fans can enjoy gourmet small plates prepared by Matthew Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, in a beautiful garden setting, taking in THE PLAYERS surroundings in style. And what’s a gourmet meal without a glass of wine? Wine & Dine on 9 features premium varietals from William Hill Estate Winery. Located left of 9 fairway, there is a videoboard and permanent restrooms next to Wine & Dine on 9.
Located to the left of the Nicklaus Entry, there are plenty of great, local restaurants to choose from in the Food Court. There’s a permanent restroom and shaded seating near the Food Court, so everyone can grab a bite to eat and meet up for a family picnic at THE PLAYERS. Restaurants featured in the Food Court include:
• Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q – From St. Louis style ribs to Louisiana po-boys, Bono’s will satisfy any BBQ craving; • Candy Apple Café – French and Southern fusion • Firehouse Subs – Founded and based in Jacksonville, this sandwich shop serves the best meats, cheeses and toppings around; • M Shack – Located in Atlantic Beach and St. Johns Town Center, this Jacksonville burger joint uses all-natural, hormone-free beef, ground fresh daily; don’t forget about the all-beef hotdogs, hand-cut fries and delicious milkshakes; • Tropical Smoothie Café – Bold, flavorful smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and salads with high-quality ingredients and fresh produce fill the menu.
Located between 10 fairway, 11 fairway and 15 green, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite food trucks, an upgraded restroom and an open-air, centrally located Michelob ULTRA Mobile bar. Trucks on 10 will offer seating for fans and include great-tasting food from local trucks:
• Cely's Filipino Food - Filipino Style Cuisine; • Delish Kabob’s - Authentic Brazilian Skewers grilled over natural charcoal • Mama’s Food - Argentinian Style Cuisine; • Island Girl Seafood - Award-winning, mouth-watering grilled, blackened, coconut and fried shrimp, lobster, fish and scallops; • Fan Bleachers presented by Publix – Neaplolitan style cuisine; • Up In Smoke BBQ - Southern Homemade BBQ.
Located between 11 tee, 12 green and 13 tee, TacoLu, Jacksonville’s most popular Baja Mexicana, will be serving food and beverages. This public venue includes seating and shaded areas.
New in 2018, THE PLAYERS will feature the Bier Garden presented by Hoptinger adjacent to the Couples Entry, in the old Courtyard location. Spectators will have a variety of craft beers on tap to choose form.
Craft beers include: Stella Cidre Goose IPA Blue Point Toasted Lager Shock Top Belgian White Golden Road Mango Cart Karbach Radler Kona Big Wave Elysian Dayglow IPA Barrel Cucumber Crush Karbach Love Street Kolsch
The Fan Bleachers presented by Publix provides excellent shaded viewing for fans. Located on 12 green and 13 fairway, the double-sided Fan Bleachers offer a covered public bleacher and deck with concessions available for purchase.
The Benefactor featuring the ULTRA Club and Oakley Lounge is perfectly situated behind the tee box of the world famous 17th hole at THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and has sold out since 2012. This 14,500 square-foot, climate-controlled venue has a 4,500 square-foot patio and allows spectators access to The Benefactor, The Turn and Tournament Grounds. There is upscale food and premium bar available for purchase and private restroom facilities.
This year at THE PLAYERS Championship, the ULTRA Club will provide golf fans with a premium hospitality experience at one of the most iconic holes in golf. Located behind the 17th tee at The Benefactor, the ULTRA Club will feature a climate controlled interior with food and beverages for purchase, including Michelob ULTRA, the official beer sponsor of the PGA TOUR. Ticketholders will also be able to get a personalized, tournament branded coolie, take a photo with THE PLAYERS trophy, and sample new Michelob ULTRA products and specialty drinks.
On the second floor of The Benefactor fans can enjoy views of No. 17 from the Oakley Lounge in all-new Oakley sunglasses. The Oakley Lounge allows fans the opportunity to find unique performance or lifestyle products to fit their active lifestyles. The available styles include custom Frogskins designed in The PLAYERS colors, the all-new Targetline that was designed specifically for golfers and more. All styles will be available with Oakley Prizm™, a revolutionary lens technology that fine-tunes individual colors to enhance details for an optimized viewing experience.
The Turn is the perfect place for the golf-centric crowd to watch the action. The interior features a Grey Goose 19th Hole lounge with Grey Goose signature drinks, including the TPC Sawgrass Splash, and soft seating. Flat-screen televisions surround the interior lounge providing coverage of six-plus broadcasts at a time. The back wall provides a great view of No. 9 green and the front provides outdoor seating and spectator views of 18 fairway and green. Grey Goose is the Official Spirit of the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions and Web.com Tour.
Open to the public (must be 21+), The Oasis features signature cocktails made with Grey Goose Vodka, the official spirit of the PGA TOUR. Located between 9 and 18 tee boxes, The Oasis debuted in 2012 to expand on what had been a basic – but popular – concession area in the past. The area features an air-conditioned venue, where signature cocktails food and drink are available for purchase. The Oasis boasts a rear deck for prime views of No. 9 tee.
A fan favorite since it debuted in 2011, The Patio offers a shaded fan zone that includes open-air seating, a videoboard to keep up with the tournament. The Patio features food from Southern Soul Barbeque, a top-notch barbeque staple from St. Simon’s Island. The Patio also features permanent restroom facilities, includes the Michelob ULTRA Bar and a social media board covering THE PLAYERS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. The Patio is located between 10 tee and 18 green/16 tee.
With two locations, the Fan Bleachers presented by Mayo Clinic provide excellent shaded viewing for fans. Located on 16 tee, with views of 10 tee, the Fan Bleacher presented by Mayo Clinic offers a covered public bleacher and deck. The Fan Bleacher presented by Mayo Clinic is a public bleacher behind No. 17 green that features a covered deck, misters to help fans stay cool and concessions. Concessions are available at each location.
BUBBA burgers will be served throughout the course as an added fan enhancement. BUBBA Foods has partnered with events and venues across the country and is proud to be a part of THE PLAYERS 2018.
For younger fans, kid-friendly options such as fruit and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be available at most concession stands around the course.
To help keep fans hydrated, THE PLAYERS has “Mobile Refreshment Centers.” The carts will roam the golf course in strategic (high-traffic) locations, selling water, soda and beer to fans as they follow along watching their favorite players. From entry opening to 11:30 a.m., spectators can purchase GREY GOOSE Bloody Marys inside the Couples and Nicklaus entries. This convenience allows fans to grab a drink or a quick snack and not miss a minute of the action.
Fans are reminded that chilled, filtered drinking water is available in the permanent restrooms near The Patio, behind the 16th green and 17th tee, Taste of JAX and Wine & Dine on 9; so keep that bottle and refill it as many times as you’d like as a way to stay hydrated and save money at THE PLAYERS.
THE PLAYERS Championship has more to offer than your average sporting event, and there’s no better illustration of that fact than in the food selection. THE PLAYERS 2018 will continue to include gluten-free, specialty items and healthy options.
Arby’s, the Official Restaurant of the PGA TOUR, will give away complimentary sandwiches to rideshare patrons departing THE PLAYERS Championship on Thursday, May 10 through Sunday, May 13 between 4-7 p.m. The Arby’s Roadside Meathouse food truck, a massive restaurant on wheels, will be positioned at the Couples Gate and will serve the new Bourbon BBQ Brisket sandwich, classic Beef n’ Cheddar and Turkey Ranch & Bacon, along with Arby’s famous Curly Fries and Orange Cream Shake.
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