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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Courses

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The Club at River Wilderness
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Parrish $60
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $32
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club Land O Lakes $27
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $10
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $54
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $11
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $11
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $16
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $21
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $33.95 - $74.95
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $14
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club
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Palmetto $18.69
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $9
Falcon/Ibis Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $49
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $24
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $15.88 - $32.70
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $10.8
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $14.95
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
Osprey/Falcon Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $10
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $18
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $11
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $22 - $40
Southport Springs Golf & Country Club Zephyrhills $20 - $34
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $22 - $40
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $12
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $11
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $10
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $9.95
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $29.99 - $39.99
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $10
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Landings Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $14
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $16.95
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $7
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $20
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $22 - $40
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20.95
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $10
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $14
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Ibis/Osprey Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $10
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $30
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $32
Lexington Oaks Golf Club
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Wesley Chapel $20 - $38
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $18
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $14
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $13
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $10
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.00
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $31
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85 - $108
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25.95
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $15 - $20
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Pelican Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $65 - $75
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.85 - $28.00
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $14 - $34
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $52 - $65
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $22 - $25
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $82 - $215
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
East Bay Golf Club Largo $28 - $32
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $39 - $59
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $10.00
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15.95
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
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