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

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $20
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $20
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $7.77
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $20
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $34
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17.99
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $12.99
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $8
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $18
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Largo Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
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