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Palm Trees & Healthy Bees 20162016 American Beekeeping Federation Conference & Tradeshow January 5-9 •Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa Ponte Vedra Beach (Jacksonville), FLlogo
Sawgrass Marriott

Conference Hotel

Conference Hotel

Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa
1000 PGA Tour Blvd
Ponte Vedra Beach (Jacksonville) Florida 32082

Telephone: 1.904.285.7777  

Reservations: Book online today, or call 1.800.457.4653 (See complete booking information below)


The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers 65 acres of lush landscaping, a beautiful lagoon and sunshine galore. The resort combines contemporary accommodations and an amazing selection of dining options with a spa, meeting space and 99 holes of championship golf.

Additionally, the hotel offers an array of amenities including:


  • 511 airy hotel rooms, including 21 spacious suites for your pleasure
  • One- and two-bedroom villas with kitchenettes
  • Private balconies that overlook the resort's lovely views
  • 100% smoke-free
  • Fitness center
  • Four pools
  • Sawgrass Spa
  • Golf
  • Complimentary self-parking
  • Pets allowed (w/non-refundable deposit)
  • Complimentary WIFI in lobby and public areas
  • Complimentary in-room internet access
  • In-room coffee maker/tea service
  • In-room safes

 Dining Options

  • Vernon's American Cuisine: Open for breakfast and dinner
  • Alice & Pete’s Pub: American cuisine, open for lunch and dinner
  • 100th Hole Pool Bar: American cuisine, open for lunch
  • Starbucks Coffee House: Open for breakfast and lunch
  • 619 Ocean View: Located at the resort’s Cabana Beach Club, offering seafood, open for dinner
  • Sea Porch Bar & Grill: Located at the resort’s Cabana Beach Club, offering sandwiches for lunch or dinner
  • Sharkey’s: American cuisine, located at the resort’s Cabana Beach Club, open for lunch and dinner
  • In-Room Dining: Available for breakfast, lunch and dinner

 Additional Available Activities

  • Bike rentals
  • Biking trail
  • Boating (within 5 miles of the resort)
  • Bowling (within 15 miles of the resort)
  • Fly-fishing (within 2 miles of the resort)
  • Jogging/fitness trail
  • Kayaking (within 5 miles of the resort)
  • Miniature golf
  • Sailing (within 1 mile of the resort)
  • Sauna
  • Surfing (within 1 mile of the resort)
  • Table tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Tennis (within 1 mile of the resort)

Reservations for the Sawgrass Marriott

Make your room reservation now! The special rate for the conference is $125.00. A limited number of rooms are reserved at this rate. To secure a room please contact the Sawgrass Marriott Resort by booking online or by calling 1.800.457.4653.

Reservations must be made by Friday, December 11, 2015 or before the group rooms are sold out, so do not delay. Prevailing rates may apply after this date or when the group rooms are sold out, whichever occurs first. Rooms are subject to availability. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card for the first night’s guestroom rate and tax charge.


Guest Room Reservations Warning:
Please note that no one will contact you to secure your hotel reservation. All reservations are made by contacting the hotel via the online reservation link, or phone. If you receive contact from a housing company urging you to reserve your room, do not book through them.


Group Rate for the Sawgrass Marriott

The ABF has negotiated a discounted group rate for all conference attendees of $125.00 per night single/double occupancy plus tax (currently at 16%). This rate will be available until Friday, December 11, 2015 or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. Don’t delay – make your reservations today!


Cancellation Policy for the Sawgrass Marriott

Individual reservations may be canceled 48-hours in advance by contacting the hotel directly and receiving a cancellation confirmation number. Any deposits will be refunded.


Check-In/Check-Out Time for the Sawgrass Marriott

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.



Recommended attire for the conference is casual.



Typical weather in Ponte Vedra, Florida, this time of year ranges from a high of 64°F to a low of 43°F, the history average is 54°F.