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Noted Golf Resort Also Introducing New Rooftop Restaurant and Upgrades to its Beachfront Club

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa , located near Jacksonville, Fla., will debut property upgrades to its meeting spaces and private beachfront club this winter. 

Stylish, modern design and furnishings in the resort’s new beachside rooftop restaurant and refreshed meeting space are all in the plans for an exciting new look:

Refreshed meeting space

The resort’s meeting spaces will undergo a full refresh, bringing a new modern ambiance to the ballrooms, breakout rooms and pre-function areas. Inspired by its Ponte Vedra beach location, the design will incorporate mineral tones of the ocean layered with the whites of sand dunes. Updates will include new furnishings, accents, paint, vinyland carpet with oceanic and earthy textures and color palettes to surround attendees in an elegant, airy oasis throughout more than 90,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space.

New rooftop restaurant and Cabana Beach Club upgrades

At the resort’s Cabana Beach Club – a private beachfront club open to resort guests and members – a new upscale rooftop beachside restaurant will offer fresh seafood, small plates, elevated cocktails and fine wines to accompany breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean. The new venue will be open to the public, resort guests and Club members. The entire Cabana Beach Club dining experience will be reimagined with a new space, new menus as well as the new branding and reopening of the beloved Sea Porch restaurantand all-new branding for Sharkey’s Pool Bar & Café. 

“We look forward to a new look we know will delight our guests,” said Todd Hickey, general manager. “Whether it’s a meeting, incentive or vacation getaway, these new enhancements will provide a fresh new view for Cabana Beach Club members and resort guests to enjoy this winter.”

About the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa

With extraordinary amenities and a terrific location, Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers an unforgettable destination for work and play. Located in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., just a short distance from Jacksonville, the property is adjacent to the famed TPC® Sawgrass golf club and offers guests exclusive privileges within the golf complex. Modern rooms, suites and family-friendly villas boast every imaginable comfort, many with balconies or terraces. The resort also features four pools, the 25,000-square-foot full-service Sawgrass Spa and complimentary shuttle service to the property’s private Cabana Beach Club, with 26 miles of beachfront offerings, including water sports, oceanside dining, fire pits and a family-friendly pool. Delectable fare can be found at one of seven restaurants and lounges, including farm-to-table options and craft cocktails. For those hosting events, over 90,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor venue space and close proximity to Jacksonville make the resort a memorable destination for any gathering. For more information, visit