Accommodation and Travel

Sawgrass Marriott Resort
1000 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida 32082 USA,
+1 904-285-7777

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The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa offers guest accommodations for SOFE as well as being the Conference Venue. The Hotel is located in Ponte Vedra Beach, midway between St. Augustine and Jacksonville Florida. On-site amenities include spacious rooms and villas with special touches and plenty of space, multiple pools, SurfStream wave pool, beach activities, spa, fitness center and 6 restaurants and lounges. There is also a complimentary shuttle for a quick ride over to the Sawgrass’ private beach club, where you'll find the stunning Ponte Vedra beach.

The Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa created a Resort Fee to bundle resort services to make your stay more enjoyable. Room rates will be subject to a daily resort fee of $25.00. The bundle includes the following:

  • Enhanced high-speed Internet access and faxes
  • Self-parking
  • Unlimited local and US domestic long distance calls
  • Two (2) bottles of water in-room daily
  • Choice of two (2) drinks per stay: domestic beer, house wine, or a resort specialty cocktail
  • Spa and Cabana Beach Club fitness classes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Private access to the Cabana Beach Club
  • One (1) year Golf Digest subscription

Please note that the resort fee is optional. For attendees who choose not to include the resort fee, self-parking will be offered at a discounted rate of $10.00/day and Internet will be offered for $10.00/day

SOFE has secured a special room rate of $169 a night, attendees may book their reservations online at or by calling the Sawgrass Marriott at 800-457-4653 and mentioning that you are part of the group. Reservations must be made by Monday, 6 May 2019 in order to get the group rate. Once the room block is sold out, the hotel will offer rooms/rates based upon availability.


Other Nearby Accommodations

Hilton Garden Inn, Ponte Vedra Beach
45 PGA Tour Boulevard, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, 32082, USA
TEL: +1-904-280-1661


Local Airport and Transportation Options
Jacksonville International Airport (JAX)
Airport Phone: +1 904-741-4902

Hotel direction: 34.2 miles SE
Typical travel time: 42minutes
This hotel does not provide shuttle service.

Estimated taxi fare: 75 USD (one way)

SOFE has arranged to use “About Town Limousine” for comfortable ground transportation to and from the JAX airport. You can book your trip using or telephone 904-398-8400 or e-mail
For a discounted conference rate, please use promo code: 2019 IEEE Symposium These reduced rates are very competitive with local shared ride vans.


Driving Directions:
Take I-95 South to second exit. The sign will say I-295 & Blount Island (Exit 362A). Follow I-295 to Butler Boulevard, SR 202, and go East on Butler Boulevard East until it ends at A1A. Veer right onto A1A (South) and follow 3.5 miles to the Sawgrass Marriott Resort & Spa. Turn right on PGA Tour Blvd. The hotel is on the left.

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