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Last updated: 16 April, 2022
Expert travel writer: Fionn Davenport

Everyone – and we mean everyone – is here to try their luck on the 17th and its treacherous island green, which has sunk the hopes of many among the greatest in the game.

But in their hurry to take on the world’s most notorious par 3, they risk missing out on the rest of the course, whose links-style bunkers and hundreds of oaks, pines and palms make for one of the most challenging courses in America.

Pete Dye designed it to be the home of the Players’ Championship, the unofficial fifth major – but the 17th was very much the creation of his wife, Alice.

Price from: £400
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around
Duration: -

Getting there & doing it

The course is five miles south of Jacksonville Beach in north-eastern Florida.

When to do it

The course is available throughout the year except March, when it hosts the Players’ Championship. High season is late March through June; there are good deals and preferential tee times available to those who book package deals including a hotel stay.

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