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PGA TOUR returns to Silverado

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What if a PGA tour pro had a golf resort?

You’d walk from your room to the first tee and play a challenging course with beautifully maintained greens that roll pure and true. After your round, you’d enjoy a gourmet meal paired with a Napa Valley wine.

Morning fog at Silverado
Morning fog at Silverado

If that sounds like something you’d enjoy, top NBC golf analyst and Silverado co-owner Johnny Miller has got your number. Golf Week voted Napa’s Silverado Resort and Spa  as one of the “Top 100 Resort Courses.”  Non-golfers won’t be bored either. Silverado was named one of the top 50 tennis resorts by Tennis Magazine and Best Spa by About.com readers.

Silverado Patio Terrace
Silverado Patio Terrace

Robert Trent Jones designed the North course, renovated in 2011 by World Golf Hall of Fame Member Johnny Miller. The par-72 layout plays 7,226 yards from the tournament tees.

No strangers to wine country, both the PGA and Champions Tour have played a combined 28 tournaments at Silverado. Returning to Napa for the first time since 1980, The PGA Tour played The Frys.com Open at Silverado  in 2014 and 2015.

Safeway became the title sponsor in 2016 and the Safeway Open marks the highly anticipated return of Tiger Woods to competitive golf.  Emiliano Grillo, who won in his 2015 PGA Tour rookie début at Silverado, returns to defend his title.

Great spots on the course to view the action

  • The 13th Tee allows you to see 13th Tee, 6th Tee and 12th Green.
  • The 8th Green allows you to also see the 9th Tee Box.

Check out Johnny Miller’s winning clubs on display in the pro shop lobby.

Johnny Miller's Golf Bags
Johnny Miller’s Golf Bags

 

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Safeway Open October 10-16, 2016

Silverado Resort and Spa     1600 Atlas Peak Road, Napa CA   707-257-0200

The Players Championship

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When The Players Championship first moved to Ponte Vedra in 1982, Pete Dye’s Stadium course wasn’t an instant hit with the players. When then asked if  TPC Sawgrass suited his playing style, Jack Nicklaus quipped,

“No, I’ve never been very good at stopping a 5-iron on the hood of a car.”

Dye returned to tweak the course, softening the rock hard and lightning fast greens and replacing several bunkers. After the changes, TPC Sawgrass became far more playable.

Every May, the best golfers in the world return to Ponte Vedra Beach for The Players Championship, now considered the unofficial 5th major by golf writers and players alike.

Memorable moments from The Players include Hal Sutton’s “Be the right club today” 6 iron into the eighteenth for a 1 shot win over Tiger Woods in 2000 and Tiger Woods “Better than most” 60-foot putt on the island green at 17 for his first Players title in 2001. Rickie Fowler returns to defend his 2015 Players title, won in an exciting playoff against Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner.

If you’re hungry, stop by Nineteen in the clubhouse for lunch.  And don’t miss seeing the Champions clubs. Every year since the inaugural Players Championship in 1974, the TPC Champion has donated a  club from their winning bag to a collection on permanent display in the TPC clubhouse.

THE PLAYERS Championship
May 10-15th, 2016
TPC Sawgrass, 110 Championship Way, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

The Players Clubhouse front room

TPC Sawgrass Champions framed watercolors

The Players locker room at TPC Sawgrass

Jack Nicklaus, Lee Trevino photos at TPC Sawgrass

The Champions Clubs at TPC Sawgrass

TPC Champion's clubs

The Player's Trophy