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Saturday, February 20, 2016

TPC Sawgrass - Ponte Vedra, FL

TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL - play the Stadium course and dine in the clubhouse at Nineteen. The food at Nineteen was AMAZING! Great golf course and great food! A fun time!

For Christmas, I gave Chicken Legs a golf trip to play TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL. He has always wanted to play the course, but he could never pull the trigger. I made us a reservation at the Sawgrass Marriott and him a tee time for the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass. He was SO excited when he opened his gift! 

We had THE BEST time! We went into Jacksonville and shopped for a day and played the course the next day. I rode in the cart and took pictures.

The first night we ate dinner in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse. Chicken Legs had read the restaurant, Nineteen, was open to the public. We took the shuttle from the Marriott across the street to the clubhouse.

The Players Champions golf clubs - one from each winner in the TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse.
It was SO neat to see the inside of the clubhouse. 
They have tons of memorabilia from the The Players Championship.
They have a club from every winner of the tournament.

Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass - great place to eat before and after golf.
Nineteen is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday. 
They are open from 7:00am to 9:00pm.

Since there were only two of us, we decided to sit at the bar.

The food at Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL - grouper and rice grits, beef sliders, duck steam buns and the best nachos ever!

The food was surprising good. It was actually some of the best food we've ever eaten on vacation.
We ended up eating several appetizers for dinner.

We started with the Nachos.
They were inspired by Fred Funk
grilled chicken, black beans, salsa, sour cream, jalapeƱos, pepper jack cheese, guacamole
SOOO good! I could have stopped eating right here.

We started talking to the Hospitality Director, David Bacon. He was super nice!
He said we had to try the Grouper and Grits appetizer.
He brought it out and OMG. SO good.
The grits were rice grits. This was the second time we've eaten rice grits. They are crazy good. 
The grouper was some of the best ever! If it is on the menu, get it!!

We had already ordered some other appetizers before they brought us the grouper.
I had the Angus Beef Sliders and Chicken Legs got the Duck Steam Buns.
I also got an order of the hushpuppies. YUM!

We were absolutely stuffed when we walked out of the restaurant!

Grouper and Rice Grits from Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
The Grouper and Rice Grits deserves a close up.

Fred Funk Nachos at Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
The Nachos also deserve a close up.
SOOOOOO good. I wish I had a plate of these right now!!

TPC Sawgrass bag tag - Stadium Course in Ponte Vedra, FL
Chicken Legs teed off first thing in the morning.

Driving range at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
We got to the course a little early so he could hit some balls on the driving range.
The group ahead of us included PGA Tour player Jonas Blixt!

#1 on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
The first hole.
We got lucky and had perfect weather for the round.

Golf Cart selfie at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL

Bald Eagle siting on the course at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
We saw a Bald Eagle on the course!
I've never seen a bald eagle in the wild before. It was so cool!

Putting on the 17th green at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
Here is Chicken Legs putting on the famous island green on #17.

The Clubhouse at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
After the round, we went back to the clubhouse for lunch.

Club Sandwich at Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
Chicken Legs got the Club - turkey, ham, Applewood smoked bacon, Swiss and cheddar cheeses, lettuce, tomato, toasted whole wheat bread. It came with fries.

The Burger and Hushpuppies at Nineteen at TPC Sawgrass in Ponte Vedra, FL
I was SO tempted to get the Nachos again, but I went with the burger.
It was great. 
I got hushpuppies with the burger because I can't resist a good hushpuppy!

TPC Sawgrass Clubhouse in Ponte Vedra, FL decorated for Christmas
The clubhouse was still decorated for Christmas while we were there.
It was really pretty!

Pete and Alice's Pub at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, FL
That night we ate in the Marriott restaurant, Pete & Alice's Pub.
It is named after Pete and Alice Dye. He designed both courses at TPC Sawgrass.

The wings at Pete and Alice's Pub at the Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra, FL - the are AMAZING! A must if you are at the Marriott.
We sat at the bar and had a few adult beverages.
Chicken Legs got the burger and I got the wings.
The wings were surprisingly good! I would definitely get them again.

We had THE BEST time in Ponte Vedra. 
In addition to the golf, we drove over to Jacksonville.
We spent the day shopping at St. John's Town Center.
We had a blast.

I told Chicken Legs that I want to move to Ponte Vedra. I absolutely love it.
I can't wait to go back!

We continued our Florida trip and went down to St. Augustine. 
We ate at the best breakfast place ever! 
Review coming soon!!

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 Pga Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

TPC Sawgrass
110 Championship Way
Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082

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Nineteen @ TPC Sawgrass

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  1. You know how to take care of your guy at Christmas. Looks like a great trip and delicious food.

  2. Glad to hear you went to St. John's. We go to the PV Inn & Club every June for a conference, and St. John's is a must! Did you do the Golf Hall of Fame?

    1. We have been to the Golf Hall of Fame before, but not on this trip.

  3. Being from Jacksonville, I was glad to see that your trip did not disappoint. We'd be happy to have you join us here in Northeast Florida! It is SO different from what most people think of when they think of Florida. Glad the weather was good: the blue skies in your pictures should be sent to the Chamber of Commerce.

  4. Thanks for the restaurant reviews!

    I had to chuckle at you writing about seeing bald eagles for the first time in the wild. I saw 7 of them in two trees on my way to work this morning. I see them all the time. I live in the rural midwest.


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