In this edition of the Scoop, we’re turning our attentions to Florida’s First Coast and its many exciting events in March. It’s a huge time for the PGA Tour and golf fans. The Players Championship is about to get underway at TPC Sawgrass, where ONE Sotheby’s International Realty will be participating by hosting associates in our hospitality lounge. As if it couldn’t get any better, the annual Amelia Concours and RM Sotheby’s car auction take place beforehand. Please enjoy our guide to news about these incredible experiences and other fun outings from virtual golf to concerts in the First Coast.
The Players Championship
Going for rare multiple wins at The Players Championship, 2021 champion Justin Thomas will compete at TPC Sawgrass from March 7-12. The Pete Dye-designed Stadium Course—named for its fan-focused layout—is home to golf’s most famously challenging 17th hole, the “Island Green,” which debuts a bilevel hospitality site. An app and expanded shop for golf merch are also new.
Located next door to TPC Sawgrass, hence its apt name, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers “Tee Off After the Tournament” packages through May 25. Beyond the links, enjoy 26 miles of beaches, four pools, quarterly themed dinners at Vernon’s First Coast Kitchen & Bar and the soon-to-open 1912 Ocean Bar & Rooftop at the reimagined Cabana Beach Club.
An idyllic oceanside enclave 18 miles south of Jacksonville, Ponte Vedra Beach is often discovered while watching the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass or vacationing at its iconic Ponte Vedra Inn and Club. Many visitors fall in love with its quiet, chic lifestyle and make it their home. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Ponte Vedra Beach
The Amelia Concours
The Amelia Concours’ automotive-packed weekend annually raises $30 million for charity. Hosted at the Golf Club of Amelia Island and the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island, this year’s edition from March 2-5 exhibits 250 significant vehicles like 2023 honoree Jeff Gordon’s victorious #24 Chevy Lumina. The Porsche Winemaker’s Dinner, Eight Flags Road Tour, and Cars & Community are part of the excitement.
For its 24th anniversary auction during the Amelia, RM Sotheby’s offers its most diverse vehicles to date locally. Lots include Eric Clapton’s former 1936 Lancia Astura Series III Cabriolet, a Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider, and the fifth of only 10 Pagani Zonda R supercars. Two preview days are followed by the auction and brunch on March 4.
Part of the Sea Island archipelago in the Southeastern U.S., Amelia Island tops many vacationers’ bucket lists. Eight flags have flown over the centuries-old, historic destination, whose quiet beaches and premier resorts such as the Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island continue to draw residents and visitors. Fancy living here? Discover more local details and property listings with the following link.
Live Music Legends
There’s always a good concert to catch around here. Fresh off her Grammy nomination, Reba McEntire performs at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena (March 9). Jacksonville Symphony’s “An Evening of Intrigue Gala” features a performance, dinner and dancing (March 4). Ponte Vedra Concert Hall presents Alan Doyle (March 7), Tommy Emmanuel (March 9) and John Lodge of The Moody Blues (March 10).
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Fore Score Golf Tavern
Work on your golf swing at San Marco’s Fore Score Golf Tavern. The upscale, modern take on a sports bar features bays with Full Swing’s premier golf simulators to play 18 holes in a chic setting with a residential vibe. Menu items range from salads to finger foods like flatbreads and bacon and pimento cheese sliders complemented by links-themed cocktails.
Jacksonville, the largest city geographically in the contiguous U.S., boasts an incredible variety of green spaces and beaches, as well as prime waterfront from the Atlantic Ocean to St. Johns River with its iconic bridges. The city’s vast network of neighborhoods and islands further invites nonstop adventure.