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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Course City Rates from
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $29
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $27
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $17.56
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $17.95
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $30
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $23
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $25
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $17.5
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $19.99
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $30
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
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
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $25
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $12
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $21.99
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $16
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $13
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
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