You've seen the par-3 17th on TV, when the PGA Tour holds The Players on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. You want to give it a shot yourself and see if you can tame it as well the rest of Pete Dye's most-recognized gem.
What most people don't know is that there are two Pete Dye courses at TPC Sawgrass. Yes, the Stadium Course is great, but the recently renovated Dye's Valley Course is arguably as interesting and -- according to some locals -- even better than the Stadium.
With 36 great holes, if you're thinking of taking a special golf trip, TPC Sawgrass should then be on your list. So how does it compare to other golf Meccas in terms of price? How much does it cost to play golf at TPC Sawgrass -- namely, The Players Stadium Course?
As it turns out, both courses don't really have a rack rate these days -- however, the going rate for the Stadium Course is $400 at the turn of the year and $550 in peak season. The green fee for both courses can change dynamically, based on time of year and demand to play the course that day, but you're typically paying top dollar for a facility that sees a lot of play given the price point.
Your best bet if you're planning to travel from outside the Ponte Vedra Beach and Jacksonville areas to play TPC Sawgrass, is to buy a package. TPC Sawgrass teams with the nearby (looking out onto the 13th hole of the Stadium Course) Sawgrass Marriott to offer stay-and-play packages. As an example, for almost $1,300, you'll get three nights at the Marriott, two rounds on Dye's Valley, a round at the Stadium Course and breakfast each day. That's a decent discount on the rack rate, saving a few hundred bucks.