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Get Outside at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

This year my family went on an epic adventure. We took our first ever RV Trip. Knowing that we’d be spending a week in tight quarters, the night before we got on the road we stayed in a two bedroom suite at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. It was luxurious. Wishing we had more than just 24 hours on the property, we set out to see and do as much as possible. Next time we are in the Jacksonville area, we will be sure to stay here longer.

Set on sixty-five acres in Ponte Vedra, the Sawgrass Marriott Resort and Spa is an excellent choice for an active family vacation. It has been recently refreshed with a multi-million dollar renovation. With so many beautiful outdoor spaces on the sprawling property, everyone in your family will be able to find something to do.

Surf Stream

Without ever having to step foot in the ocean, you can learn to surf at the Sawgrass Marriott. Both amateur and experienced riders will love the new Surf Stream, a standing wave machine that keeps the curl in one place. It is perfect for both surfing and boogie boarding. They have everything you need on-site to ride the wave including helmets, elbow and knee pads and even extra rash guards.

Beach Club

The Cabana Beach Club is just a short, complimentary shuttle bus ride away. Located on the white sands of Ponte Vedra Beach and the Atlantic Ocean, guests can rent kayaks, sailboats, surfboards, and bikes. It also boasts an Olympic-sized pool, kids pool, and hot tub. For casual oceanfront dining try Sharkey’s or the Sea Porch Bar and Grill.

Pools

There are plenty of places to swim at the Sawgrass Marriot. In addition to the Cabana Beach Club Pool, there are three other pools at the resort. The Sawgrass Spa Adult Pool, the family pool, and the lagoon pool. Our sun conscience family appreciated the large umbrellas and natural shade provided by the large trees.

Golf

Resort guests enjoy privileged access to the club’s two championship golf courses. However, you don’t need to play the famous TPC® Sawgrass links to enjoy golf at the Sawgrass Marriott. Kids will love playing the free miniature golf course that even has kid-sized golf clubs.

After dinner at Alice & Pete’s Pub, we tried the 65-yard Floating Hole challenge. It is a replica of world famous 17th Hole at TPC. My husband and son bought a few balls and took turns hoping to land their golf balls right on the island. I am sorry to report neither of them got a hole-in-one which would have earned them the chance to win a one night stay and a $100 resort credit towards a future stay at the hotel.

Spa

Although I didn’t have time to try it, I took a peek at the recently renovated Sawgrass Marriott Spa. You can bet I will be returning for some pampering at the 25,000 sq. foot full-service spa. It has nineteen treatment rooms, a fitness center and new Blow Dry Bar! The outdoor heated pool is for adult spa guests.

Dining

Dining choices are plentiful at the Sawgrass Marriott. Many of the restaurants have outdoor seating options so you can take advantage of the views. In addition to 619 Ocean View beach club which sits right on the Atlantic, the American Gator Club overlooks the tranquil lagoon and 13th hole of The Stadium Course at TPC® Sawgrass. Enjoy breakfast at Vernon’s spectacular floor to ceiling windows and view of the property.

Although there is so much to do in at the resort you make feel like you never need to leave, be sure to get out an explore the Jacksonville, Florida.  There is so much to do in the area.

Disclosure: Complimentary accommodations and some meals were provided by the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa. No other compensation was received for this review. This post reflects the honest opinion of my experience without outside influence.

Dana Freeman :

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