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

Palm Harbor Golf Package
Dates: April 11, 2016 - January 6, 2017
On Innisbrook's Classic Golf Package, you'll stay 2 nights and play 2 rounds from your choice of 4 courses including the incredible Copperhead. Call toll free 800-555-9589.
Price range: $298

Courses

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Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $39
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $25
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $29
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $21.25
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $19
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $30
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $15
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $40 - $49
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $25
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $45
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $24.65
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $13
Links of Lake Bernadette
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $13
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $27
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $30
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $29.99
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $23.75
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $29.99
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $11
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $26.75 - $37.45
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $23
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $25 - $60
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $13
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $14 - $24
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $17
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $20 - $25
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $10
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20 - $35
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $17
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $35
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $17
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $28
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $32
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $17
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $25 - $39
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $26
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $35
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $25.25
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $15
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
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $15 - $28
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $20
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $17
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $19
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $20
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $16
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $36
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $45
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $17
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $35
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $35
Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $16 - $75
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $28
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
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