Destination Guide

Destination: Tampa Bay and St. Petersburg

To an outsider looking in, the Tampa Bay area has it all. The enormous, sugar-white beaches of St. Petersburg/Clearwater are some of the best in the world. The peaceful, warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay are a veritable maritime playground.

It's also a favorite host city for the Super Bowl.

Now, if this swashbuckling chunk of coastline along Florida's Gulf coast could only establish itself as a "golf" coast, we'd have to consider the Tampa Bay area as one of the premier destinations in the U.S.

It really shouldn't be a hard sell.

Tampa Bay is home to an intriguing collection of first-class resort golf courses, upscale daily-fee and semiprivate tracks and a heaping helping of affordable public access facilities sure to appeal to any skill level and income bracket.

Copperhead, the flagship course of the wildly popular Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, remains one of the Bay area's best. North of the city and just a chip shot from Interstate-75, Saddlebrook Resort awaits with two Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses, luxury suites and one of the country's premier tennis facilities.

Busch Gardens has been Tampa's heavyweight attraction for amusement, but thanks to modern gem World Woods an hour north of the city, the title bout may not exactly be a knockout. This 36-hole Tom Fazio designed "core" golf panacea with its nine-hole short course and state-of-the-art practice center is deserving of its own mini-series.

A revitalized downtown and waterfront area that includes a multi-sport arena, a sea aquarium, museums, hotels and eateries holds the city's urban and civic fabric together. Local planners, government officials and citizen groups have also banned together to create a vision for the city reflecting its Hispanic and American heritage.

A series of residential/retail enclaves make Tampa one of the most unique mid-size cities in the South. Ybor City, former headquarters for the city's cigar-making business, is now home to a collection of bars, nightclubs and restaurants that pulses with activity and diversity nearly seven nights a week.

Come and you'll discover Tampa's greatest three assets: a jaw-dropping location along the tranquil blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, some of the world's best weather, and a bountiful supply of resort and daily fee golf courses.

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Special Deals

Brooksville Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
World Woods is now offering golf packages with our villas located 6 miles from World Woods Golf Club. Each villa has 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each.
Price range: $152 - $326

Courses

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Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $25
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12.8
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $25
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $14.5
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $27
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $25
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $25
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $25
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $21.99
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $35
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $22
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $59
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $59
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $16
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $15
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
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