Even if you're less rabid about the game, you've still probably heard of the Valley course, also designed by Dye, the resort's other 18-hole layout.
But, did you know the resort has a kid-friendly mini-course, which resort officials say was designed by Arnold Palmer? Not many minis – this is essentially a snazzy putt-putt course -- have such luminaries behind their creation.
Sawgrass Marriott has quite a reputation in the golf world, but many golfers might not know it is considered by at least one magazine as one of the better family-oriented resorts; Parents Magazine recently named it one of the best beach resorts for families.
The Sawgrass Marriott has a couple of family specials going on this summer. The one I like best is the "Stay Together, Play Together" package.
They give you a $100 credit for each night you stay. Stay five nights, get $500. Not a bad deal.
That credit can be used for golf, at either the famous Stadium course, or its less-famous but –in the eyes of many – equally challenging Valley.
If you decide to do it, make sure you blow all your credit – they won't give it back to you when you check out. The deal is good through Sept. 30.