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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Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $25
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $10.96
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $20
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $12
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $52
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $26
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $70
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
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