Presentation on theme: "The Getaway Gang is heading for the East Coast on our Golf Outing in 2013. It’s time for a little fun in the “Sunshine State”, well known for their beaches,"— Presentation transcript:
The Getaway Gang is heading for the East Coast on our Golf Outing in 2013. It’s time for a little fun in the “Sunshine State”, well known for their beaches, oranges and golf courses. This guarantees to be another outstanding golf outing. Also known as the “Land of Good Living”, we are going to make it the “Land of Good Fun”. This is a package deal that I have set up with the Marriott Sawgrass Resort. It includes three (3) nights lodging at the gorgeous Marriott Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa and two (2) rounds of golf. Reservations will be for Saturday night through Monday night. Golfing is scheduled for Sunday and Monday. Sunday golf will be at the scenic Valley course where water comes to play on every hole and then a round of golf on Monday at the Player’s Stadium Course where the PGA Tour holds it’s annual event. Once again, this is a package deal with a set price per person (2 golfers per room). Your only option will be travel arrangements. Golf Date: Sunday – (TBD)Monday – April (TBD) Place: TPC - Sawgrass TPC – Sawgrass Course: Valley Course Player’s Stadium Course First Tee Time : 10:00 AM 10:00 AM The younger brother of the famous Stadium Course, the TPC Valley Course at Sawgrass is one of the top courses you can play in Northeast Florida. Designed by Bobby Weed and Pete Dye this course was originally designed for the Champions Tour. The 6,838 yard par 72 course was the second to be built at TPC Sawgrass and was finished in 1987. The TPC Valley Course at Sawgrass will prove to be a challenge for any skill level with its undulations on the fairways, sweeping greens and water the comes into play upon every hole. Though the Valley Course is a bit milder than the Stadium Course, you will find yourself need to make accurate shots while you fight the winds from the Atlantic Ocean which is one mile away from the course. The TPC Valley Course at Sawgrass has been accredited with being one of the “Top 10 PGA Courses You Can Play” by Golf Magazine in 1998. The Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass has played host too many different events such as the NFL Golf Classic, Vantage Ace Shootout and the Champions Tour Championship. On this Getaway Group golf outing to Florida you will get the opportunity to play two rounds of golf where the PGA Tour Professionals play. The Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass. The Player’s Stadium Course is truly a course where the PGA Tour professionals come to play. This course is the crown jewel of Northeast Florida and is known as designer Pete Dye’s signature course. The TPC - The Players Stadium Course plays host to The Players Championship every year which attracts the strongest field in golf and is one of the PGA Tour's most coveted titles. This course is marked by one of the most photographed, controversial and exciting golf holes in the world, the infamous “Island Hole #17”. With a wide green that narrows to the right side, club selection on this hole is critically important in order to keep your ball dry. During the rest of you round you will find yourself dodging water that comes into play every hole and large oaks that surround the fairway. With its tournament like conditions the TPC - The Players Stadium Course has been ranked #2 in Florida, #11 in the US and #32 in the world by Golf Digest in 2003-2004. Located in beautiful Ponte Vedra Beach, the TPC - Stadium Course is located directly next to the Marriott Sawgrass Resort & Spa, which is part of this golf package and has been arranged especially for you.
Vedra Beach Cost associated with this package: Three (3) nights lodging at the Marriott (per person/double occupancy) Breakfast each morning One (1) round of golf at the TPC – Valley Course One (1) round of golf at the TPC – Players Stadium Course No airfare or travel expenses included Total: February - $640 per person March to mid April - $790 per person April 15 – May 20 – closed to public due to PGA Tour Event
As sibling to the world renowned Players Stadium Course, Dye's Valley Course has had its share of legends competing on its manicured surfaces, with water on every hole. Dye's Valley Course was host to the Senior Players Championship at Dye's Valley in 1988 and immediately garnered a prestigious winner, Billy Casper. In 1989, former U.S. Open Champion, Orville Moody shot a course record of 64 in the third round to outdistance Charles Coody and Gary Player. 1990 marked the last year of this event on Dye's Valley. It has also been home to the Cadillac NFL Golf Classic and the United Van Lines Aces Championship. Recently recognized in the 2006/2007 Zagat Book of America's Top Golf Courses, Dye's Valley Course is a "Cinderella" to the Stadium, this "often overlooked" Pete Dye/Bobby Weed layout next to Sawgrass Marriott still charms putting princes with a challenging abundance of water, large greens, a superb opening hole, a first-rate practice facility and that great TPC service and style. The 18-hole "Dye's Valley" course at the TPC Sawgrass facility in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida features 6,864 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 72.8 and it has a slope rating of 130 on Bermuda grass. The golf course features water on nearly every hole, plenty of deep bunkering and lots of doglegs among the pines, palmettos and palms. Fairways may be a little more generous on the Valley Course, and missed shots forgive more than on the Players Stadium Course. But you can pay the price. The sixth, for example, a 462-yard dogleg right, wraps around a large lake with a fairway bunker on the right to catch misplaced tee shots. From the right side, approaches must carry part of the lake again. No. 11, a 227-yard par 3, showcases a peninsula green. Anything short or right is wet. And the 429-yard 18th provides a finish similar to the Players Stadium Course, with a dogleg left around a lake. It means any pulled tee shot hits water, and any tee shot that strays too far right is dead. The golf course also includes plenty of fun. The fifth, a nifty, little par 3, plays over water. The seventh, a short par 4, presents a blind approach if you hit a layup short of a raised fairway-bunker complex on the left. And the 17th, an excellent, reachable par 5, offers mounding on the right and water down the entire left side. Place: TPC - Sawgrass Date: Sunday – April (TBD) Course: The Valley Course Tee Time: 10:00 AM (first group) Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaPrice $150.00
The Stadium course at TPC Sawgrass was built with both the pros and the fans in mind. It would be the permanent home of The Players Championship, the first true “Stadium Course”, designed to improve the overall on-site fan experience and lastly, a championship-caliber course accessible to all golf fans. The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass is a very challenging track, for pros and amateurs alike, with its combination of ribbon-like fairways running between tall trees or against numerous water hazards, and borders of long, snaking bunkers, with plenty of mounding thrown in too. Working with renowned golf course architect Pete Dye, the course was designed so that it did not favor any particular player or style of play. The result is a truly balanced course. Players find a selection of short, medium and long holes within the categories of par-3s, par-4s and par-5s; both right and left doglegs; and a course routing laid out so no two consecutive holes ever play in the same direction. With its signature island 17th hole being one of the most recognized in golf, this legendary track has captured the imagination of golf fans the world over – and is still consistently named among the top few golf courses worldwide. The Players Stadium Course is a Par 72, with the following yardage and slopes: The Players tees: 7,215 Yards/155 Slope, Blue Tees: 6,661 Yards/146 Slope, Blended Tees: 6,402 Yards/143 Slope, White Tees: 6,103 Yards/137 Slope, and the Green Tees: 5,019 Yards/125 Slope. The challenging layout features Scottish links-style bunkers, treacherous sand traps, and water hazards. There is a good variety of holes that range from short to long and there are also right and left doglegs. The Stadium Course is home to one of the most widely talked about and recognizable holes in all of golf, the par-3 17th, known for its infamous island green. Regarded as the crown jewel of Northeast Florida, this stunning course plays host to The Players Championship – which annually attracts the strongest field in golf and is one of the PGA TOUR’s most coveted titles. This course has been Rated #5 among Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 Courses You Can Play”. The Players Stadium course recently went through major upgrades achieved through a multimillion-dollar renovation completed in November 2006, adding extraordinary new challenges and features to this highly acclaimed course Place: TPC - Sawgrass Date: Monday – April (TBD) Course: The Players Stadium Course Tee Time: 10:00 AM (first group) Location: Ponte Vedra Beach, FloridaPrice $150.00
Discover the magnificence of the Sawgrass Marriott, a spectacular blend of modern design, luxury amenities, and stunning natural beauty. Step into the newly renovated main building of our Ponte Vedra Beach hotel, featuring a soaring great room style lobby graced with comfortable seating and elegantly appointed, sunny nooks – and you’ll agree you’ve found someplace special. Featuring 508 elegant guest rooms. Experience the brilliance and warmth of the Florida Atlantic Coast in this Marriott Resort wherein each room includes: Decorative new furniture, wall, carpet, and window treatments Contemporary wood furnishings with silver light fixtures REVIVE bedding, featuring down comforters, soothing sheets, and plush pillows Expansive work area, with sleek ergonomic chairs Wide-screen plasma televisions & inspiring new artwork In-room high-speed Internet Refreshed and redesigned foyer, doors, and crown molding Spacious bathrooms, with elegantly redesigned tile flooring Enhanced vanity, with granite countertops and dual sinks Sawgrass Marriott 1000 PGA TOUR Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 Phone: 1-800-664-7846 Toll-Free: 1-800-457-GOLF Award-Winning Selection Of Ponte Vedra Beach Restaurants The dining options at the Sawgrass Marriott display an exceptional blend of innovative cuisines and atmospheres designed to satisfy every appetite. From salads and burgers poolside to intimate sunset dinners, our seven Ponte Vedra Beach restaurants and lounges feature playful settings, friendly service, and outstanding menu selections. Savor a wide range of delights – including seasonal specialties and award-winning Southern Classic desserts – dreamed up by chefs who’ve studied at some of the finest culinary schools in the world Augustine Grille – Steaks, Seafood and Chops. Extensive Wine List 619 Ocean View - Seafood - oceanfront ambiance with a contemporary menu Café on the Green – American cuisine - casual dining with a tropical flair V Kelly’s Irish Pub - Friendly tavern with classic pub favorites Lobby Bar - Top shelf beverages and a sophisticated bar menu Cabana Beach Club - seasonal beachside cafe serving burgers, sandwiches & drinks 100th Hole - Poolside Lounge - salads, burgers, hot dogs and frozen concoctions Fitness Center and The Spa at Sawgrass Ponte Vedra Beach, Sawgrass Family Pool, 100th Hole Adult Pool, Cabana Beach Club Pool and Whirlpool Activities: Biking trail, Jogging/fitness trail, Miniature golf, Sauna, Sport Court, Table tennis and Volleyball