Pam The Travel Diva
Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
Located in Ponte Verde, Florida south of Jacksonville this is a premier golf resort and has a wonderful spa located on the property. This property has been rated the #1 golf resort in Florida and the 9th best in the U.S. by Travel & Leisure Magazine. My husband and I stayed with friends over the Labor Day weekend and even though they had a junior golf tournament going on it was a very quiet and relaxing weekend. Our room was large and included a king size bed, chair and ottoman, desk, dresser, flat screen TV, internet access, mini bar and coffee service. We enjoyed the view of the pool and waterfall from our small balcony.
Before dinner we took a walking tour of the resort which included a pond, gazebo, children's play area and various plants and flowers. The property's Villas were filled with families playing on the spacious lawn. A drug store, liquor store and several restaurants are located in a nearby shopping center that is within walking distance or a quick ride on the resort shuttle. We dined on the patio at the Italian restaurant and the food was excellent and well-priced.
We had breakfast in the Café On The Green located off the lobby area which offers off the menu or buffet breakfast. Afterward, the men were off to play golf on one of the seven championship golf courses. My friend and I were off to the Spa at Sawgrass for our relaxing day. I had a massage and my friend had a facial. Also available for our use for the day were the sauna, steam room, indoor and outdoor whirlpools, pool, showers and locker room. A varied luncheon menu and drinks were available poolside. The staff was very attentive and catered to our every need.