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11 hours ago

TPC Sawgrass

There were a few concepts in mind that Beman wanted for the course that was now going to host THE PLAYERS Championship.
• First, it would be the permanent home of THE PLAYERS, and it would be owned by the players.
• Second, the course and surrounding areas would be built with spectators in mind. It would be the first true “Stadium Course,” designed and built to improve the overall on-site fan experience.
• Third, prior to the construction of the TPC, nearly all great tournaments were played on outstanding layouts that were private clubs where the average fan rarely had a chance to play. The TPC would be a course of great design and character that would be accessible to all golf fans.

Golf Course Architect, Pete Dye, helped Beman create the course he dreamed of. #TPC40
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There were a few concepts in mind that Beman wanted for the course that was now going to host THE PLAYERS Championship.
• First, it would be the permanent home of THE PLAYERS, and it would be owned by the players.
• Second, the course and surrounding areas would be built with spectators in mind. It would be the first true “Stadium Course,” designed and built to improve the overall on-site fan experience.
• Third, prior to the construction of the TPC, nearly all great tournaments were played on outstanding layouts that were private clubs where the average fan rarely had a chance to play. The TPC would be a course of great design and character that would be accessible to all golf fans.

Golf Course Architect, Pete Dye, helped Beman create the course he dreamed of. #TPC40Image attachmentImage attachment

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The first “stadium” design course and seating wasn’t necessarily the most comfortable! I was on 18 when Jerry Pate won and pushed Beman in the lake! They had railroad ties and grass seating around the course and if the grass was a little damp you had wet grass stained pants! It’s come along way baby!!!

4 days ago

TPC Sawgrass

Happy Valentine’s Day! Which hole on The Stadium Course do you heart the most?💘 ... See MoreSee Less

Happy Valentine’s Day! Which hole on The Stadium Course do you heart the most?💘

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6 is chronically underrated. It may be the prettiest hole on the course.

18 - it eased the pain of 17 !!!😍

It has to be 17th Hole and I left my 💓 there since May 2017. #mydreamValentine #SignatureHole

18 cut the grass know every blade 😁

#4 is such a fun hole. Especially when the pin is tucked on the left. 13 is the devil

All of them special but 17!

Love the 18th. Senior Tees. :)

The fantastic 18 th

4 was beautiful!

6. Always been my favorite.

Awesome!!! 😍

Love 16, but hit the Pin on 17

I would say either #17 or #18

#18 was my favorite

19th what a clubhouse!!

17th iconic of course

#17 Island Green 😍

Love/hate #13

18

#17 ⛳️

17th

17

17

17

16

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5 days ago

TPC Sawgrass

Deane Beman and Vernon Kelly in the clubhouse earlier today talking about our 40th Anniversary. #legends #TPC40Behind the scenes with the legends who started it all, Deane Beman and Vernon Kelly. #TPC40 ... See MoreSee Less

Deane Beman and Vernon Kelly in the clubhouse earlier today talking about our 40th Anniversary. #Legends #TPC40

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Thanks for paving the way ... the way of enjoyment of the game 🙏

7 days ago

TPC Sawgrass

Happy Anniversary of 'Groundbreaking Day!' February 12, 1978 is the day Commissioner Beman literally "broke the ground" with a shovel and created TPC Sawgrass. A formal ceremony was held with construction beginning and Beman hitting a ceremonial first shot...(or two). "I didn't hit that one very well, so I took a mulligan. I hit the second shot right on the screws." - Commissioner Deane Beman. #TPC40
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Happy Anniversary of Groundbreaking Day! February 12, 1978 is the day Commissioner Beman literally broke the ground with a shovel and created TPC Sawgrass. A formal ceremony was held with construction beginning and Beman hitting a ceremonial first shot...(or two). I didnt hit that one very well, so I took a mulligan. I hit the second shot right on the screws. - Commissioner Deane Beman. #TPC40
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My dad shared a story with me about demonstrating some heavy equipment in the location for 17’s lake....before it was a lake.!

Will Drew

1 week ago

TPC Sawgrass

Picture this: 415 acres of Florida swampland and woods. That's what PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman saw and made his dream a reality. Beman wanted a permanent host for the then-named 'Tournament Players Championship' that would be owned by the players themselves. He originally was hoping for Sawgrass Country Club to be the host but they wouldn't sell believing that the players would never finance a site. Beman then looked across the street and bought those 415 acres of swampland for $1. TPC Sawgrass celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. #TPC40
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Picture this: 415 acres of Florida swampland and woods. Thats what PGA TOUR Commissioner Deane Beman saw and made his dream a reality. Beman wanted a permanent host for the then-named Tournament Players Championship that would be owned by the players themselves. He originally was hoping for Sawgrass Country Club to be the host but they wouldnt sell believing that the players would never finance a site. Beman then looked across the street and bought those 415 acres of swampland for $1. TPC Sawgrass celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2020. #TPC40
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Cheers to a wonderful 40 years and so much more to come

40 years later, adjust for inflation... I’ll buy that swampland off of you for, let’s say $10? Ok, I see you’ve made some improvements, let’s double it... $20

Thank you Deane Beaman!

What great memories! ⛳️

That’s pretty amazing.

I flew over it a few times when they were building it. :)

Jerome and Paul were visionary’s and knew selling this “swampland” would make their adjoining properties more valuable. There’s a great documentary on the struggle Beman had with Jack and Arnie over the purchase and in the end Beman won out! Landmark for Jacksonville!!!

The Fletchers were instrumental in the Ponte Vedra Area. Great people as well! Probably one of the smartest deals of all time.

Thank God for the Fletcher family. Win Win for both parties.

See you next feb

Nice Photo Shop job putting the new Clubhouse in the background! 😎

crazy town Brandon Musso

Michael McNeill Anthony Widener that’s crazy!! $1!!!

Melissa Woodruff Calloway

Phyllis Confer

Nicholas Walker

Jared Keck

Will Drew

Justin Arnold

Tayler Ann

Great memories Pat Kelly Alan Auld Iain Campbell Alastair Mccall

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Each year, TPC Sawgrass is honored to hosts events locally, nationally and from around the world.  We are pleased to share with you some of our accolades.

“Everyone at TPC, you (especially), Waite and  valet staff plus the general manager were out of this world. Everything was perfect  from the tables, room set up,  ambiance and especially the service and food were outstanding.  You can always count on me to use TPC Sawgrass when planning a MAYO or personal event.

I rate the evening a 12 out of 10. ”

Robin Allerding
Mayo Clinic

“For a local (here in Ponte Vedra) marketing organization such as ours, hosting individuals from around the country, impressions and memories are paramount.  At the TPC, the incredible attention to detail and the willingness to react “on the fly” to change and unexpected conditions, sets you apart from the myriad of other events we have coordinated here at American Classic Agency.  Your expertise from the appropriate room layout venues to food quality is never compromised even when respecting your client’s budget constraints.”

Jerry Policastro
President & CEO
American Classic Agency

“Even during the stressful times and decision making process, you had the ability to make the process seem less overwhelming by being flexible and making great suggestions.”

Linda Dudley
Veteran of three daughter’s weddings hosted at TPC Sawgrass

“The outgoing personalities, smiling faces and can-do attitudes of everyone we came in contact with makes TPC Sawgrass the place our donors, sponsors and guests want to return to each year.”

Jane R. Lanier
Executive VP and Chief Development Officer
St. Vincent’s HealthCare Foundation

“What an awesome place . . . a beautiful setting, wonderful food, and everyone that we encountered on your staff was professional and courteous.  I felt like we were at the White House, only with a better view.”

Robin Schmidt
Load Engineering & Design Services
CSX Transportation

“I just wanted to drop you a quick note to thank each of you and your respective staffs for all your hard work on the Ketel One Cup event.  All of the F&B functions, golf and accommodations received rave reviews all around.  You all went above and beyond to make sure no detail was overlooked.”

Cameron Colyer
Event Director/Account Director
Peter Jacobsen SPORTS

“I want to thank you both again on delivering a quality venue…  I hope that you both realize the raving fans that you help create, even if the people don’t touch a club or golf.  Trust me when I tell you that they will remember and share the experience they had when THE PLAYERS Tournament is played.   It is AWESOME… thanks again.”

Mike Sachire
Vice President
Square One Systems, Inc.

“One word: FLAWLESS & EXCELLENT!! Ok that is two words! Please pass to all involved that it was nothing short of perfection. From the initial conversations down to room setup, A/V Evilio ( may have butchered his name) he was a joy to work with and the presentations and sound were remarkable, and food, everything was amazing. I have coordinated many meetings over the years and some went well and some did not. Yesterday’s meeting was by far one of the best ever! The attention to detail was incredible and I thank you very much. Made my job extremely easy. The food was wonderful, my compliments to the Chef, and staff was pleasant and always accommodating.

I will definitely recommend TPC Sawgrass to everyone. We will absolutely be back in the future.”

Senior Executive Assistant to the President/CEO
VyStar Credit Union