Golfers Drive into
By Brian Weis
Golfers take a swing at conquering Dye's Duo, double-or-nothing on the renowned THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye's Valley Course at TPC Sawgrass, "Home of THE PLAYERS Championship," while staying for two nights on the Northeast Florida coast at Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort. This fall, with the Dye's Duo rate starting at $575/person through Dec. 31, 2009, there is no better time for guests to perfect swings at the TOUR Academy, vie for scores THE PLAYERS Stadium Course equal to the pros from the 2009 THE PLAYERS Championship, take a shot at Dye's Valley Course, TPC Sawgrass' hidden gem, and absorb the history of THE PLAYERS through storyteller forecaddies on the courses and life-size paintings, photos and memorabilia in the 77,000 square-foot Clubhouse.
Dye's Duo at TPC Sawgrass
Starting at $575*/person - Through Now Through Dec. 31, 2009
Dye's Duo golfers experience highly personalized golf instruction incorporating a variety of state-of-the-art instructional tools, including a TaylorMade MATT System, Swing Analysis and TrackMan Launch Monitor and club fitting with new TPC Sawgrass partner, FuZion Golf at the TOUR Academy TPC Sawgrass. After warming up with a round on the par-72, 6,092-yard Dye's Valley Course, shorter in length but just as compelling as its sister, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course, Dye's Duo golfers move on to play where the players play, on the course that distinguishes boys from men.
Designed by Pete Dye, THE PLAYERS Stadium Course gives TOUR players a place to call home and boasts three of the most famous finishing holes in golf. The idea for the 17th green, the "Most Photographed Hole in the World," actually originated from Alice Dye, Pete's wife, to whom he gives credit. Golfers all over the world come to TPC Sawgrass to try to make a dry landing and to sink the putt on the island green, that Tiger missed in his Sunday red at THE PLAYERS 2009 or to challenge themselves to play a round bogey-free, as Henrick Stenson did in this year's largest comeback in THE PLAYERS history, with a six-under 66 and a four-shot victory.
Guests soak in the history of THE PLAYERS Championship through stories of memorable moments the course from TPC Sawgrass Storyteller Forecaddies, included with each round on THE PLAYERS Stadium Course to provide traditional caddie services and emulate the professional golfer experience.
TPC Sawgrass golfers kick back and cool off with frosty beverages at Nineteen at the Clubhouse overlooking the famed fairways with half-off prices for drinks and appetizers daily from 4-7 p.m.
Sawgrass Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort is situated along the Atlantic Coast between Jacksonville and historic St. Augustine, and features 508 guest rooms, suites and villas, 25,000 square-foot Spa at Sawgrass, four resort swimming pools and access to 26 miles of Atlantic beach at the Cabana Club.
To Drive into Dye's Duo at TPC Sawgrass, visit PGA TOUR Experiences at www.pgatourexperiences.com or call 888-421-8555.
*Two-night minimum stay required. Rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Based on availability. Rates subject to change.
Article Tags: THE PLAYERS Stadium Course and Dye's Valley Course, Golf Florida
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Written By: Brian Weis
Brian Weis is the Publisher of GolfTrips.com, a network of golf travel and directory sites including GolfWisconsin.com, GolfMichigan.com, ArizonaGolfer.com, GolfAlabama.com, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.
All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched GolfWisconsin.com. In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and GolfTrips.com was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like GolfTrips.com, GolfGuide.com and GolfPackages.com. It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.
On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.
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