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

Dade City Golf Package
Dates: November 15, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Lake Jovita offers an array of stay & play packages, which include: accommodations, 18 holes of golf and cart, advance tee times, and unlimited use of the practice facility. Packages are available for individuals as well as groups and can be designed to accommodate your schedule.
Price range: $120 - $190

Courses

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Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $42
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Tampa $23
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $30
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $35
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $35
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lutz $23
TPC Tampa Bay
Tee Times
Lutz $44
Clearwater Country Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $26
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $24.5
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Brooksville Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $30
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $45
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $21.25
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $17.95
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
Terrace Hill Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $8
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
St. Petersburg Country Club
Tee Times
Saint Petersburg $40
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $10
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $12
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $24
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $14.99
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $14
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $15
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $22
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $12
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $22
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $25
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $12
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $17
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27.95
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $13
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $19.99
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $22
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $22
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $14
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $22
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.75
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $10
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $19
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $10
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $16.95
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $30.95
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $17
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $39
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $79
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $35
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $16
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $19
Silverthorn Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $12
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $18.65
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $40
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $9.65
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
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