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Home of the 5th Major.  The 20th anniversary of  the "Better than most, Better than most..."  call on Tigers unbelievable putt on 17.  Also we have come full circle since the shutdown of the tour last March, when the sports world stopped on the Friday of the Players Championship.

So let's hear it, any stories experiences of having played the TPC Stadium Course or it's sister Valley course. 

15 numbers to know about the island-green 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass

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I’ll start. I have played it twice, once about 12 years ago with my brother in law who is a member and i think I shot about 125.  Well not exactly.  But probably not far off.  But I did hit the green on 17 and made par!!  So that was enough for me 👍

Then in 2017 I played there in the Team Titleist Invitational.   I faired much better..shooting 106 🤓   And i say that proudly.  It is absolutely the toughest course i have ever played, and I’ve played some US Open, PGA Championship, PGA Tour and Ryder Cup courses.   There is just so much trouble everywhere you look. 

One funny antidote.  We were using fore caddies and hole 9 is a beast of a par 5.  I didn’t hit a good drive and my 2nd shot got me up the fairway pretty well at least so I thought. 

It was CPO and my caddie was in the fairway at my ball,  I was standing by the cart. I shouted to him, “how far do we have?”   He looked at me and said, “just bring everything you’ve got, and we’ll go from there”   Lol  message received 😬

This time around the island green won, i hit a very nice 9 iron...we played the Sunday tees and middle hole location.  But it drew a bit too much and splashed left of the green.

 

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A man can dream. Some day for me! Hopefully while I can still put some pepper on the ball 

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45 minutes ago, StrokerAce said:

Is it open to the public or do you need to play with a member?

it is open to the public, but i heard recently the price is over $400.  And frankly I don’t think it’s worth that much.  
 

I think my guest fee back then was around $125 or so  

The Titleist event was a package that included a round on the other course as well, losging, meals and Titleist equipment   
 

 

 

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You can obviously see it from the picture, but 17 looks entirely different without skyboxes and stuff. 

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4 minutes ago, Golfspy_CG2 said:

it is open to the public, but i heard recently the price is over $400.  And frankly I don’t think it’s worth that much.  
 

I think my guest fee back then was around $125 or so  

The Titleist event was a package that included a round on the other course as well, losging, meals and Titleist equipment   
 

 

 

@B.Bostonhas found some packages j believe that were fairly reasonable (I think it was sawgrass) with a few other courses in the area

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It's on my "attainable" bucket list.  The package deals you can find probably do have it around $400 for the round, but between hotel, meals, and some other stuff the total breakdown didn't seem awful.  Although I never made it to a "press here to confirm" amount.  

I think this is one I could do sooner than some places like Bandon or Pebble and such because we can take the Wives with us and they can use the Spa credit while we play, and since its East Cost not West Coast I don't mind doing a shorter trip with the shorter flights.  It would be less of a "golf vacation" and more of a weekend getaway with a round of golf sprinkled in.

...at least that's how I'll try to spin it to the Mrs.! 😁

 

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23 minutes ago, B.Boston said:

It's on my "attainable" bucket list.  The package deals you can find probably do have it around $400 for the round, but between hotel, meals, and some other stuff the total breakdown didn't seem awful.  Although I never made it to a "press here to confirm" amount.  

I think this is one I could do sooner than some places like Bandon or Pebble and such because we can take the Wives with us and they can use the Spa credit while we play, and since its East Cost not West Coast I don't mind doing a shorter trip with the shorter flights.  It would be less of a "golf vacation" and more of a weekend getaway with a round of golf sprinkled in.

...at least that's how I'll try to spin it to the Mrs.! 😁

 

And coming from you is better than coming from me 😂

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And coming from you is better than coming from me [emoji23]

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Never played Sawgrass as the family moved from Florida shortly before it was built.  But I have played the Blue Monster at Doral back in the late 60's while participating on the JGA... partial credit?  TPC Sawgrass looks fun but not sure about $400 fun. I'd pay that much for a St. Andrews or Carnoustie, but not many others. 

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Never played Sawgrass as the family moved from Florida shortly before it was built.  But I have played the Blue Monster at Doral back in the late 60's while participating on the JGA... partial credit?  TPC Sawgrass looks fun but not sure about $400 fun. I'd pay that much for a St. Andrews or Carnoustie, but not many others. 

My uncle has played the Blue Monster as well! It was back when he finished as the top salesman for his company and his VP asked what he wanted and it turned out the guy knew a member. I’m told he shot an 80 from the back tees!
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My uncle has played the Blue Monster as well! It was back when he finished as the top salesman for his company and his VP asked what he wanted and it turned out the guy knew a member. I’m told he shot an 80 from the back tees!

...and the back nine? 😆  LOL, that's awesome.

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3 minutes ago, fixyurdivot said:

...and the back nine? 😆  LOL, that's awesome.

Hahaha right? He used to crush the ball. Former hockey player so he had that slap shot power. 
 

he’s slowed down now, but he’s always had great touch around the green. 

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1 hour ago, Lacassem said:

And coming from you is better than coming from me 😂

See my post yesterday of the clip where Raymond ask Deborah if he can play golf in Saturday.  She says yes, but he forgot to tell her they had to sleep in the car on Friday to get in line—Bethpage Black.  Greaf episode. 

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See my post yesterday of the clip where Raymond ask Deborah if he can play golf in Saturday.  She says yes, but he forgot to tell her they had to sleep in the car on Friday to get in line—Bethpage Black.  Greaf episode. 

Now that is something we should @Lacassem.  Wouldn’t be too bad of a trip... and Ashley is always telling me that I need to go to NYC 🤔

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I have played both courses 3 times and I think the Valley Courses is harder or least it was the last two times I played it. The rough was grown up a lot and very thick. If you play the correct tees the Stadium course is tough, but not the hardest I have played. Personally, I prefer to play golf at Pinehurst.

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See my post yesterday of the clip where Raymond ask Deborah if he can play golf in Saturday.  She says yes, but he forgot to tell her they had to sleep in the car on Friday to get in line—Bethpage Black.  Greaf episode. 

ELR was such a classic. I was young when it first came out but was one of the first sitcoms I watched. Wish they had it on Nick at nite like friends lol

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Now that is something we should @Lacassem.  Wouldn’t be too bad of a trip... and Ashley is always telling me that I need to go to NYC 🤔

Been once when I was 7 so I am due for a trip! Alyssa wants to go back, sign me up.

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I got a reward through MasterCard 8 or 9 years ago to play any TPC course for $100 per player up to 4 players. Me and 2 buddies drove Florida and played TPC Sawgrass...I was probably about a 10 or 12 handicap at the time.

I shot 97 and was DAMN PROUD! It’s the hardest course I ever played...if there is a flat putt on the property I never found it....lol

I did make par on 17 though....9 iron to the middle, ran the birdie 6 feet past and made the comeback.

Tour 18 here in Houston has a replica of the 17th, I’ve birdied it twice [emoji41]


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Yep, played it a few times. The first time I really did not enjoy it because I was trying to protect my ball from going in the water all day. Enjoyed it more the next time. And if you think the Stadium course is hard you aint seen nuthin till you play the Valley course! Lost a lot of balls that day. Someone said the going rate now is $700! Would never pay that kind of money to play there.

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