This week the PGA Tour heads to Sawgrass where, among other things, the players will have to safely negotiate the tight, tree lined fairways , great swathes of sand and expanses of water in order to be in with a shout of winning The Players Championship; a tournament billed by many as the game’s 5th major championship. We all know plenty about the world famous par 3 17th but what of the rest of the TPC Sawgrass Stadium Course? Well just to give you a better idea of what awaits the world’s best players this week, here is a brief photo guide of the course.
What better way to start than with a shot of the famous par 3 17th?
And to give you an idea of just how much water there is to contend with, here is an aerial shot of perhaps the most famous hole in golf.
The Sawgrass Stadium Course twists this way and that meaning those who can shape the ball in either direction at the flick of a switch will be more likely to do well at this week’s Players Championship.
Relatively small greens are tucked away and are often well protected by bunkers and overhanging trees. Course management is a real must around this tricky layout.
Humps, bumps, swales and hollows bring a very subtle links feature to this modern stadium course.
This shot gives you a good idea of just how tight some of the fairways at Sawgrass can get. Players struggling with the driver this week may well be going going home early!
Many of the par 3s at Sawgrass can be make or break holes at The Players Championship. One small slip and a double bogey is on the cards!
This shot of the 16th at Sawgrass is a good indicator of how precise players will have to be with approach shots this week.