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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Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Forest 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
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $29
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $25
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12.8
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $15
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $17.5
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $27
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $13.99
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $22
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $15
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $18
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
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
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $30
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
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