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Sawgrass Marriott Reborn

The resort will soon unveil the results of its $25 million refurbishment

Agent@Home | Destination & Tourism | Theresa Norton

Sawgrass Marriott Reborn

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa, located in Ponte Vedra Beach on Florida’s Atlantic coast, is nearing completion of a $25 million resort-wide renovation.

The work enhanced the 511 guestrooms and villas, the resort pool, front desk area, hotel facade, the spa and the Cabana Beach Club. The project also added The American Gator Club restaurant, which opened in mid-March in the former 100th Hole, and a new butler-serviced guest wing, scheduled to debut in September.

The property has long been a centerpiece of Ponte Vedra Beach, a quiet resort area with luxury accommodations, numerous golf courses and world-class spas. Located midway between Daytona Beach and Jacksonville, it is part of Florida’s Historic Coast, an area that also includes St. Augustine and 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beaches.

The Sawgrass Marriott pool renovation included new surfacing, lighting, built-in fire pits, and a new modular cabana for daily rental. Landscaping enhancements include 4,700 indigenous plants around both pools and lighting of the 200-year-old oak and palm trees throughout the grounds.

In September, guestroom renovations are expected to be completed, with 30 additional square feet per room, new bedding, linens, carpet, lighting, and bathrooms. Juliette balconies are being replaced by oversized sliding windows. Plus, a second Presidential Suite will be unveiled, featuring both living and dining rooms to seat eight guests.

The new butler-serviced wing will consist of 31 rooms and suites with wide-planked hardwood floors, raised-platform beds, custom lighting, wrap-around sofa, eat-in table and much more.

The Sawgrass Marriott is set amid 65 acres of grounds and adjacent to TPC Sawgrass, one of the PGA Tour’s most venerable courses. The resort’s Cabana Club, located on the beach, has an Olympic-size pool, hot tub, casual oceanfront dining, and the signature 619 Ocean View restaurant, which serves fresh seafood, grilled steak and weekly specialties.


Ponte Vedra Inn and Club, the grand dame of North Florida, has been awarded American Automobile Association’s Five Diamond Award for the 15th consecutive year.

Set on the Atlantic beachfront since 1928, Ponte Vedra Inn and Club has 250 oversized guestrooms and suites, nine restaurants and lounges ranging from gourmet to casual, two 18-hole golf courses, 15 tennis courts, three pools, an 8,000-square-foot gym and a 30,000-square-foot spa.

Guests staying at the Inn and Club also receive access to sister property Ponte Vedra Lodge and Club, which last summer completed a multi-million-dollar renovation of its 66 oceanfront guestrooms and suites. Nightly rates start at $339.

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A version of this article appears in print in the April 2016 issue of Agent@Home Magazine.