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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Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $24
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $29
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $20
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $17
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $28
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $45
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
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 - $26
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $17.99
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
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