American Gator Club | Where I’m Eating

gator tacos
If you are looking for a great place to dine al fresco that will surprise and inspire, head over to the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa and find a seat at the American Gator Club. Situated in the heart of Ponte Vedra Beach, this new outdoor restaurant is Sawgrass Marriott’s most recent addition to it’s multi million dollar reinvention. The new pool deck invites resort guests and locals alike to enjoy the waterfront view of TPC’s stadium course and dine in style under Executive Chef Joe Natoli’s tasteful care. If you’ve had the pleasure of dining at Vernon’s, Alice and Pete’s Pub, or 619 Ocean View recently you will know that the menu’s have all been updated across the board for a more regional cuisine directed towards a modern palate. American Gator Club is no exception, providing a more casual setting to satiate your appetite in addition to affordable price points for tasty treats worthy of fine dining sensibilities. Here’s a glimpse into what’s in store when you visit. 

White Peach Sangria
On the Menu:
Specialty Cocktails
Gator Punch and White Sangria
Perfectly refreshing after a hot day by the pool, or perhaps conquering the legendary holes on the Stadium course, AGC’s specialty cocktail menu will have you swooning. Fresh batches of Gator Punch and White Peach Sangria are crafted daily for thirsty revelers, while fruit, rum, and plenty of bubbly concoctions round out the mixed menu. 
Chili Glazed Gator Nugget Tacos
On the Menu:
Chili Glazed Gator Nugget Tacos
It wouldn’t be right if the American Gator Club didn’t offer gator right? In honor of it’s name, and in answer to the regions passion for handhelds, the AGC’s menu includes these tasty gator nugget tacos.    Crispy, and perfectly balanced with a combination of sweet and spicy, these gator tacos pack a major crunch and go down fast. Order as your meal, or as an appetizer, in which case you might need to make it two orders because you won’t want to share! These are truly crave worthy. 
Dine with a view of TPC’s famous Stadium Course
small bites at American Gator Club
On the Menu:
Chili Lime Shishito Peppers
Buffalo Style St Johns Cauliflower
Brisket Nachos

Far exceeding the average hotel pool deck tiki bar, the American Gator Club features hand crafted drinks, generously portioned sandwiches and handhelds, quality salads, and creative small bites. Cohesive with the reformation of all the restaurants on site, AGC ingredients are driven by locally procured produce and menu selections are inspired by regional fare. You’ll find pimento cheese, brisket, and plenty of smokey Southern trademarks utilized in the creation of each dish.
House made guacamole
On the Menu:
House Guacamole

Super food salad with kale at American Gator Club
On the Menu:
Superfood Salad
I think we can all agree that generally, pool deck restaurants don’t exactly excel in the area of salads. Not so at AGC. This super food salad is just one of the exceptional choices on the menu which features plenty of healthy options to balance out the more decadent selections available. 

The Swamp Cuban
On the Menu:
The “Swamp Cuban”
Speaking of decadent options, this Swamp Cuban tops the list. Executive Chef Joe Natoli spent 15 years in Miami, becoming well acquainted with the regions staple “Cuban” sandwich. In a clever nod to his past, the Chef reconstructs the classic in this swamp version piled with smokey pulled pork, ham, and house made pimento cheese. A must try! 
The Swamp Cuban with house made pimento cheese
An inside look at the Swamp Cuban 
The Swamp Burger at the American Burger Club at Sawgrass Marriott in Ponte Vedra Beach
On the Menu:
Swamp Burger
made with Angus Beef 
Breezy outdoor seating, a creative menu, and sense of place all it’s own, the American Gator Club is one of my new favorite dining destinations in the North Florida region. Taste and see for yourself how inventive the Chef and his crew are getting when you visit Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort and Spa for your next meal. 
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