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Updated April 1,  4:15 PM  CT

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Great food at TPC Sawgrass

The Players Championship is featuring menus from some of Jacksonville’s favorite restaurants. Taste of JAX features Hawkers Asian Street Fare, Mojos Kitchen, Candy Apple Cafe, and Brucci's Pizza. Wine & Dine on 9 is hosted by Matthew Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, and features premium varietals from William Hill Estate Winery. Fans can also indulge in Bono’s BBQ, Trasca & Co Eatery, M Shack, Tropical Smoothie Café, Daily’s and Firehouse Subs in the Food Court.  THE PLAYERS will feature “Trucks on 10,” an outdoor dining area where spectators can purchase food from local food truck vendors, including Cely's Filipino Food, Chick-Fil-A, BUBBA Burger, Mama’s Food, Pele’s Wood Fire and Up In Smoke BBQ.

Fans can fill up their empty water bottles at the filtered water stations. This policy does not allow fans to bring in outside water bottles and/or beverages.

The Wine Lounge presented by William Hill Estate

William Hill Estate is the official wine of the PGA TOUR. The Wine Lounge presented by William Hill Estate (open to the public) is a stylish and contemporary recreation of William Hill Estate’s Napa Valley tasting room, complete with tables and seating. With intimate views of the challenging par-3 8th hole, the Lounge gives guests the chance to sample wines while watching the world’s best golfers play on the fairest test in golf.  We are pouring many of the extraordinary William Hill Estate wines at The Wine Lounge, including the Napa Valley Chardonnay, North Coast Chardonnay, North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon, Central Coast Merlot and Central Coast Pinot Noir. Visit the Wine Lounge presented by William Hill Estate on the 8th Green to sample them all and find your favorite.


Taste of JAX

Located behind 11 green and 12 tee, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite restaurants, a Bacardi open-air bar, permanent restrooms and video boards to keep up with the tournament. In 2016, Taste of JAX expanded the patio, offer more seating. Taste of JAX restaurants include:

• Brucci’s Pizza – You’ll find authentic Italian here; owned by the son of Italian immigrants, Brucci’s dishes were born from traditional recipes;

• Candy Apple Café – French and Southern fusion utilizing fresh, locally sourced ingredients;

• Hawkers Asian Street Fare – Located in Jacksonville, Neptune Beach, Orlando and St. Petersburg, they select the best “street food” recipes from Asia and deliver them in a hip, sharing-encouraged environment;

• Mojo Kitchen – Located in Jacksonville, St. Augustine, Jacksonville Beach, Fleming Island and Gainesville, this Jacksonville chain brings barbeque specialties from all over the country giving them a Mojo spin.


Wine & Dine on 9

Fans can enjoy gourmet small plates prepared by Matthew Medure, one of Northeast Florida’s most renowned chefs, in a beautiful garden setting, taking in THE PLAYERS surroundings in style. And what’s a gourmet meal without a glass of wine? Wine & Dine on 9 features premium varietals from William Hill Estate Winery. Located left of 9 fairway, there are also permanent restrooms next to Wine & Dine on 9.  

New in 2017, spectators can order William Hill Estate wines by the bottle only at Wine and Dine on 9. The wine will be poured into plastic carafes that fans to enjoy on course. 


Food Court

Located to the left of the Nicklaus Gate entrance, there are plenty of great, local restaurants to choose from in the Food Court. There’s a permanent restroom and shaded seating near the Food Court, so everyone can grab a bite to eat and meet up for a family picnic at THE PLAYERS. Restaurants featured in the Food Court include:

• Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q – From St. Louis style ribs to Louisiana po-boys, Bono’s will satisfy any BBQ craving;

• Firehouse Subs – Founded and based in Jacksonville, this sandwich shop serves the best meats, cheeses and toppings around;

• Daily’s – For grab-and-go food and drink options;

• M Shack – Located in Atlantic Beach and St. Johns Town Center, this Jacksonville burger joint uses all-natural, hormone-free beef, ground fresh daily; don’t forget about the all-beef hotdogs, hand-cut fries and delicious milkshakes;

• Tropical Smoothie Café –Bold, flavorful smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, flatbreads and salads with high-quality ingredients and fresh produce fill the menu.

• Trasca & Co Eatery – This one-of-a-kind vintage neighborhood eatery, specializes in hand-crafted Italian-inspired sandwiches.


Trucks on 10

Located between 10 fairway, 11 fairway and 15 green, this public venue offers flavors from local, favorite food trucks, an upgraded restroom and an open-air, centrally located Michelob ULTRA Mobile bar. Trucks on 10 will offer seating for fans and include great-tasting food from local trucks:

• Cely's Filipino Food – Filipino Style Cuisine; 

• BUBBA Burger – TBD; 

• Mama’s Food – Argentinian Style Cuisine; 

• Pele’s Wood Fire – Handcrafted wood fired pizza; 

• Up In Smoke BBQ – Southern Homemade BBQ.


Tacos on 12

Located between 11 tee, 12 green and 13 tee, TacoLu, Jacksonville’s most popular Baja Mexicana, will be serving food and beverages. This public venue includes seating and shaded areas.


Fan Bleacher presented by Publix

New in 2017, the Fan Bleachers presented by Publix, provide excellent shaded viewing for fans.  Located on 12 green and 13 fairway/green, the double-sided Fan Bleacher offers a covered public bleacher and deck with concessions available for purchase.


Blue Room VIP Lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA

New in 2017, the Blue Room VIP lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA has moved behind 17 tee adjacent to the Food Court and will not be open on Tuesday and Wednesday. This ticketed venue (must be 21+) includes all-inclusive beverages (beer, wine, soda and water), air-conditioned space and entertainment. Preferred price tickets are $100 for Thursday, $125 for Friday, $125 for Saturday and $100 for Sunday. Tickets are available exclusively at THEPLAYERSBlueRoom.com. Blue Room VIP Lounge presented by Michelob ULTRA includes:

• All-inclusive beer, wine, soda and water

• Michelob ULTRA two-story mobile bar

• Cocktails available for purchase

• Access to THE PLAYERS Championship 2017 grounds

• Food available for purchase from top Jacksonville restaurants including: Ovinté, Bistro AIX, Il Desco


The Turn

The Turn is the perfect place for the golf-centric crowd to watch the action. The interior features a GREY GOOSE 19 Hole Lounge with GREY GOOSE signature drinks, including the Sawgrass Splash, and soft seating. Flat-screen televisions surround the interior lounge providing coverage of six-plus broadcasts at a time. The back wall provides a great view of No. 9 green and the front provides outdoor seating and spectator views of 18 fairway and green.             


The Oasis

Open to the public (must be 21+), The Oasis features signature cocktails made with GREY GOOSE Vodka, the official vodka of the PGA TOUR. Located between 9 and 18 tee boxes, the area features an air-conditioned venue, where signature cocktails food and drink are available for purchase. The Oasis boasts a rear deck for prime views of No. 9 tee. 


The Patio

A fan favorite since it debuted in 2011, The Patio offers a shaded fan zone that includes open-air seating, a videoboard to keep up with the tournament and food and beverage available for purchase. The Patio also features permanent restroom facilities, includes the Michelob ULTRA Bar and a social media board covering THE PLAYERS Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds. The Patio is located between 10 tee and 18 green/16 tee.


Fan Bleachers presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center

With two locations, the Fan Bleachers presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center provide excellent shaded viewing for fans. Located on 16 tee, with views of 10 tee, the Fan Bleacher presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center offers a covered public bleacher and deck. The Fan Bleacher presented by MD Anderson Cancer Center is a public bleacher behind No. 17 green that features a covered deck, misters to help fans stay cool and concessions. Concessions are available at each location.


Miscellaneous Food and Beverage

BUBBA burgers will be served throughout the course as an added fan enhancement. BUBBA Foods has partnered with events and venues across the country and is proud to be a part of THE PLAYERS 2017.

For younger fans, kid-friendly options such as fruit and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches will be available at most concession stands around the course. 

To help keep fans hydrated, THE PLAYERS has “Mobile Refreshment Centers.”  The carts will roam the golf course in strategic (high-traffic) locations, selling water, soda and beer to fans as they follow along watching their favorite players. From gate opening to 11:30 a.m., spectators can purchase GREY GOOSE Bloody Marys inside the Couples and Nicklaus gate entrances. This convenience allows fans to grab a drink or a quick snack and not miss a minute of the action.  

Fans are reminded that chilled, filtered drinking water is available in the permanent restrooms near The Patio, behind the 16 green and 17 tee, Taste of JAX and Wine & Dine on 9; so keep that bottle and refill it as many times as you’d like as a way to stay hydrated and save money at THE PLAYERS.

THE PLAYERS Championship has more to offer than your average sporting event, and there’s no better illustration of that fact than in the food selection. THE PLAYERS 2017 will continue to include gluten-free, specialty items and healthy options.

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