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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Wesley Chapel Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa is one of Conde Naste Traveler's Top 100 Golf Resorts. Choose from Arnold Palmer signature golf courses, the tree-lined Saddlebrook, or the undulating Palmer Course. Luxury accommodations feature spacious comfort opening onto a private patio, or balcony overlooking the golf courses, one of the pools, or abundant nature.
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Courses

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Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $19
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $19.13
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $24
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $29
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $29
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $39
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $29
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $25
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $29
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $39
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $28
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $20
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $17.5
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $12.15
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $14.5
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $17
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $45
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $13
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $25
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $18
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $21.5
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $9 - $26
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $19
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $22.43
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $28
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
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $25
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Hidden Creek Golf Club Zephyrhills $27
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club Dover $32
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
TPC of Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
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