It's no secret that beer and golf go together like peanut butter and jelly.
And with the Players Championship is back in full swing, you'll most definitely want to grab a brew as you stroll around the beautiful green this year.
Beer isn't your only option of course. THE PLAYERS will be offering signature cocktails including the Sawgrass Splash and other staples like mimosas and bloody marys.
First Coast Brews went inside the tournament and got to check some of the delicious drink options available.
- Hoptinger Bier Garden
WHERE: In between Holes 16 and 17 near the Nicklaus Entry. If you park in general parking, its located inside the gates directly to your right.
OFFERINGS: Stella Artois, Goose Island IPA, Blue Point Toasted Lager, Shock Top Belgian White Golden Road Mango Cart, Patagonia Pilsner, Kona Big Wave, Stelle Cidre, Michelob Ultra, and they do have liquor. A notable feature this year are their Wicked Weed offerings.
DRINK THIS: Try the Wicked Weed Tropicmost Gose, brewed with tart passion fruit and flavor-brightening sea salt it's a refreshing brew to sip on while walking around the course.
WHY GO?: Their spacious beer garden is a nice shady place to hang out while sipping on a cold brew or noshing on some freshly grilled sausages. Plus it's a nice little halfway point if you enter the course through the Davis Love III entrance.
- Palm Valley Village
WHERE: Between 9 and the DAVIS LOVE III entry.
OFFERINGS: This area is your grab-and-go oasis for drinks and food. They have a full bar located in the center of the space with signature cocktails including bloody marys, mimosas, and the Sawgrass Splash.
DRINK THIS: The Sawgrass Splash is an absolute must. It's made with orange vodka, lemonade, orange juice and lime. It's incredibly refreshing and perfect to sip on as you navigate the course.
Make it at home! Sawgrass Splash Recipe:
- 1/2 oz. simple syrup.
- 1 oz. fresh lime juice.
- 2 oz. fresh orange juice.
- 3 oz. fresh lemonade.
- 1 1/4 oz. GREY GOOSE® L'Orange vodka.
WHY GO?: This stop is nestled right in the heart of everything and offers gorgeous views of the clubhouse and fountain. The southern comfort continues with the PLAYERS sub from Publix available in a grab-and-go cooler and Korean-inspired dishes from bibigo.
- Wine and Dine on 9
WHERE: 9th hole.
OFFERINGS: Wine & Dine on 9 features premium varietals from Kendall Jackson winery including Pinot Gris, Rose, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir.
DRINK THIS: A notable feature is Benvolio Prosecco, a bubbly wine with sharp color and flavors of ripe citrus, fresh peaches, and lemon. Great with OJ or without!
WHY GO?: Located left of 9 fairway, there is a video board and permanent *nice* restrooms next to Wine & Dine on 9. There also aren't a ton of crowds in this area. Stop by for shorter lines and a great atmosphere.
- Honorable (Non-Alcoholic) Mention
WHERE: Food court area by the Nicklaus Entry.
OFFERINGS: Just about everything! If you're looking for a cold beverage that is non-alcoholic this spot is your water, soda, coffee and smoothie headquarters.
DRINK THIS: Vietnamese coffee from Hawkers is a cold brew coffee, drizzled with condensed milk and topped with whipped cream and ground cardamom. For the early morning risers, this drink is a sure bet!
WHY GO?: This is the most social area of the whole course, with tons of open grassy space, food trucks, vendors and a great view. If people watching if you thing, you will adore this place.