How Much It Costs To Play TPC Sawgrass

The home of The Players Championship is open to the public, but how much is it to experience a round there?

The fourth hole at TPC Sawgrass
There are several options for playing TPC Sawgrass
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The Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass was built in 1980 with the specific intention of hosting The Players Championship, but it's not just the professionals who get to experience it. 

The Pete Dye-designed effort is also one of the very best public courses in the US, and you can play either the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass or the less famous Dye's Valley course. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly given its top-notch reputation, it's not particularly cheap to experience a round there, but there is more than one option.

The most straightforward way is to book up to 14 days in advance, with a round at the Stadium Course a minimum of $450 per person between June and August and upwards of $650 per person between September and May, with a peak green fee around $900 including cart fee thanks to dynamic pricing.

For those interested in playing the Dye's Valley course, it's cheaper, at $300 between September and May, and $175 between June and August. The prices for both courses include the green fee, cart fee, forecaddie and a bag of practice balls. There are also military rates available.

There are also stay-and-play options. For example, you can book a stay at the nearby Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa from $880 per person for a one-night stay that includes a round on the Stadium Course.

Other packages are also available, including the Championship Package, offering a three-night stay with two rounds at the Stadium Course for $1,898 per person. You can also book a two-night stay that includes one round at each course for $1,471 per person.

There is also the option of requesting a custom booking by filling out a form on the official TPC Sawgrass website. Bookings are taken up to 12 months in advance.

The 11th hole at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Sawgrass is the home of The Players Championship

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If you'd like to walk either course, you can, but only by upgrading the package to include one of the TPC Sawgrass caddies. A single premium caddie (ie: one caddie carrying one player's bag) costs $125, with a caddie to carry two players' bags costing $85 per player. Caddies can be reserved up to 48 hours in advance, while the minimum suggested gratuity for a forecaddie is $40 per player and $50 per player for any walking upgrade.

With your round organized, you can enjoy a course that’s as balanced as it is beautiful. Lush fairways and greens adorn holes dominated by white-sand bunkers that are either long and expansive or almost perfectly circular and tiny. Meanwhile, considerable stretches of water are a regular feature, giving plenty to consider for even the most in-form player. Doglegs run right and left through the course, so it's vital to be able to hit draws and fades on demand.

Even if you do get to grips with the course, you'll need to consider the wind direction. No two holes at TPC Sawgrass run in the same direction. The reason?  To ensure players would consistently find themselves having to pick the wind

The course is best known for the iconic island green on the 17th, making it one of the world’s most famous golf holes. The green, which is technically a peninsula, is surrounded by water except for a narrow path. If you reach the green without becoming one of the many players to find the water, you still need to be careful not to land in the island’s small bunker at the back of the green.

The 17th green at TPC Sawgrass

The island green at TPC Sawgrass is one of the most famous in the world

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Mastering TPC Sawgrass is as much a mental game as anything else. The 17th will be in the back of your mind throughout your round, as you know that no matter how low your score until that point, it can ruin your card. Meanwhile, the holes either side of it are tricky, too. The par-5 16th includes a left turn between the trees, while the 18th leaves you with water, sand and a tiered green to consider, so you'll have plenty to think about as you close in on them. 

Overall, it's not just the 17th that makes TPC Sawgrass's Stadium Course one of the most revered in the game. Unlike many other courses on the PGA Tour, though, you don't need to take the word of the professionals, with the chance to experience it for yourself.

TPC Sawgrass Green Fees

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CourseJune-August Green Fee (minimum)September-May (minimum)
Stadium Course$450$650
Dye's Valley$175$300

TPC Sawgrass Location

Is TPC Sawgrass Open To The Public?

TPC Sawgrass has two championship golf courses, and both are are open to the public. The most convenient way to play the famous Stadium Course is to book up to 14 days in advance. Another option is to book a stay up to 12 months in advance at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, with various packages where you can play either - or both - courses.

How Much Does It Cost To Play TPC Sawgrass?

A round at the iconic Stadium Course costs at least $450 between June and August, and a minimum of $650 between September and May, with a peak green fee around $900. If you’d prefer to play the Dye's Valley course, it costs $175 between June and August, and $300 between September and May.

Are Caddies Required At TPC Sawgrass?

You are obliged to use a caddie at TPC Sawgrass if you choose to walk the course. For those who do, a single premium caddie (ie: one caddie carrying one player's bag) costs $125, with a caddie to carry two players' bags costing $85 per player. 

Mike Hall
News Writer

Mike has over 25 years of experience in journalism, including writing on a range of sports throughout that time, such as golf, football and cricket. Now a freelance staff writer for Golf Monthly, he is dedicated to covering the game's most newsworthy stories. 

He has written hundreds of articles on the game, from features offering insights into how members of the public can play some of the world's most revered courses, to breaking news stories affecting everything from the PGA Tour and LIV Golf to developmental Tours and the amateur game. 

Mike grew up in East Yorkshire and began his career in journalism in 1997. He then moved to London in 2003 as his career flourished, and nowadays resides in New Brunswick, Canada, where he and his wife raise their young family less than a mile from his local course. 

Kevin Cook’s acclaimed 2007 biography, Tommy’s Honour, about golf’s founding father and son, remains one of his all-time favourite sports books.