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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Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $13.95
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $25
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $10.96
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $20
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $12
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $70
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $52
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $21
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
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