Check Out The Eye-Watering Green Fee To Play TPC Sawgrass

Looking to play at The Players Championship host venue? Then you will need a sizeable amount of cash

The 17th at TPC Sawgrass
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TPC Sawgrass is one the most iconic courses in the world and has played host to some of the most famous moments in the history of golf.

Famed for its 17th hole island green, TPC Sawgrass is host to The Players Championship, a tournament which not only brings the biggest names to it, but also provides the biggest tournament purse (opens in new tab), with the PGA Tour's flagship event a key date in any professional's calendar.

However, like any other prestigious course, the subject of 'how much is a green fee?' sometimes arises. At TPC Sawgrass on Thursday, that appeared to be the case, with a Twitter post causing attention to be drawn to the jaw-dropping green fee available at the end of March...

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The tweet, which read: "A buddy of mine pointed out that you can get a players ticket for today on @stubhub for $15. A pretty good bargain to walk a course that will cost you $840 to play on March 29th," caused some reaction on Twitter.

One user responded "$840! Good golly," whilst another replied "$47/hole, which is a pretty respectable price for 18 at a good chunk of public courses."

There are many ways to play TPC Sawgrass (opens in new tab) since it is a public course. You could stay in the nearby Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort, where you can play as a 'stay and play guest,' or you can simply play without lodging. 

Shadow Creek 18th

Shadow Creek reportedly offers the highest green fee in the world.

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If, for whatever reason, you think $840 is too cheap, then you could look at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas. Recently, it was reported that Shadow Creek will increase its green fees to $1,000 (opens in new tab) during its peak season (March to May; plus October and November) and $750 during off-peak. 

It's fair to say that the cost of a green fee in Vegas is above that of the iconic Pebble Beach, which is believed to be in the region of $575 - $600!

Matt studied Sports Journalism at Southampton Solent University, graduating in 2019. Now a freelance writer for Golf Monthly and the PGA, he covers all aspects of the game, from Tour news to equipment testing and buyers’ guides. Taking up the game at the age of six, Matt currently holds a handicap of 3 and despite not having a hole in one…yet, he has had two albatrosses. His favourite player is Rory McIlroy, despite nearly being struck by his second shot at the 17th during the 2015 BMW PGA Championship.