PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Each year, the organizers of THE PLAYERS try to improve the fan experience. With that in mind, there are improved viewing areas at the Stadium Course of TPC Sawgrass, and there are also some new venues to visit.
The Taste of Jax has doubled in size from last year. This public venue in between the 11th and 12 holes features a bar along with food from 5 local restaurants (4 Rivers Smokehouse, Culhane's Irish Pub, Indochine, Metro Diner, and Pele's Wood Fire.
"Trucks on 10" will feature the following food trucks along the 10th hole: Baby's Badass Burgers, Corner Taco, Gourmet Aviator, Mama's Food, Super Food, and Up in Smoke BBQ.
"Tacos on 12" will feature the food and beverages of TacoLu. Tacos on 12, Trucks on 10, and Taste of Jax are all open to the public, and anyone with a ticket will be able to access these venues.
The Sea Best 17 Deck is also open to the public. This is a new bleacher area with a covered deck at the top of the bleachers featuring a concession stand. The Sea Best 17 Deck offers spectacular views of the 16th, 17th, and 18th holes.
The Michelob Ultra Blue Room VIP Lounge requires an additional ticket to enter. The purchase of a ticket to the Blue Room features all-inclusive beverages (beer, wine, soda, and water) and signature dishes from top local restaurants in an air-conditioned environment.
Tickets for THE PLAYERS can be purchased at any Publix store, any Daily's store, and at PGATOUR.com/THEPLAYERS.
New this year, parking must be purchased in advance. Car pooling is encouraged. Anyone with 4 or more in a car can park for free, but you'll need to visit this website to print a voucher: https://theplayersparking.clickandpark.com/. Parking passes can be purchased from this site as well.
Youth 18 and younger are admitted free of charge when accompanied by a ticketed adult. There is no limit to the amount of kids that one adult can bring. For example, an entire youth soccer team can get in for free with the paid admission of just one adult.
Once again, THE PLAYERS will provide complimentary admission to the military (active duty, Reserve, military retirees, and dependents). In order to receive these free tickets, you must visit PGATOUR.com/THEPLAYERS and click on the Tickets & Parking link.
New this year, the course will be closed to the public on Monday, May 5th. The practice rounds will be open to the public beginning on Tuesday, May 6th. Fans are encouraged to try to obtain autographs only at the designated areas near the clubhouse as golfers will be more likely to sign before or after their practice rounds.