With great venues, amazing food and drink options and fun, interactive exhibits, there’s no shortage of things to do, see and experience at THE PLAYERS. But the real action, of course, takes place inside the ropes as the best field in golf takes on its truest test. Here’s a hole-by-hole guide of the best – and sometimes hidden – spots to experience all this world-class event has to offer.
Hole 1: The large grandstands to the left of No. 1 tee are popular to watch players hit their tee shots with mounds to the left and right of the green for optimal viewing.
Hole 2: Elevated mounding behind the green provides a great place to watch players decide whether or not to go for the par 5 in two or lay-up, and then you can keep an eye on them as they head to No. 3 tee to take a shot at the par-3 green.
Hole 3: Left of the tee box is a great place to view golf, as you are just on the other side of the practice tee, which means you can move back and forth to watch the 3rd hole as well as see players warm-up. This elevated area provides a great line of sight.
Hole 4: Sit on the bulkhead around the water surrounding the green and dangle your feet (hold on to those flip-flops!).
Hole 5: Find great views of this tough par 4 from the elevated left side of the fairway, where you can also catch a glimpse of players practicing on the back tee of the upgraded driving range.
Hole 6: This green isn’t very crowded and offers a great place to catch the action up close.
Hole 7: The elevated mounding behind the green allows you to see all the way back to the tee box.
Hole 8: Always a fan favorite, you can get close to the action when players hit their tee shots thanks to elevated mounding behind the green (and in the shade of nearby trees).
Hole 9: A great par 5 to watch players hit their tee shots and decide whether or not to go for the green in two.
Hole 10: The elevated mounding behind the tee provides great views of players’ tee shots, and you’re just steps away from a permanent restroom.
Hole 11: A fan favorite par 5 where players often go for the green in two, the green is surrounded by sand and water, which provides non-stop drama and excitement.
-Added new tee to be set-up as a reachable par 4
-Eliminated mound left of fairway and converted it to a fairway bunker
- Eliminated fairway bunker right side and converted it into rough
- Reshaped green complex
- Added pond left of the green
- Added spectator mounding left of pond, behind green, and right of green
Hole 13: Fans directly behind the green may even see a ball or two roll through the green and end up in collection area just on the other side of the ropes from where they’re sitting.
Hole 14: A tough par 4 with great, elevated views behind the tee and the right side of the fairway. Errant tee shots to the right often end up right near fans.
Hole 15: This par 4 has elevated mounding on the left side of the green, providing good views of approach shots and putting.
Hole 16: The Fan Bleacher presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center – a public access shade zone – located behind the tee, provides a great view as players launch their tee shots.
Hole 17: This is a perfect spot to watch golf and then see players walk off the green and through the tunnel as they head to the 18th tee.
Hole 18: The elevated area around the green is known as The Bluff, where courtesy folding chairs are provided at no charge, and if you’re in your chair when the last putt drops at the end of the day, you can take it home for free!
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