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

Wesley Chapel Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
This is your opportunity to play at Saddlebrook, rated by Condé Naste Traveler Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts. The natural beauty of our tropical and flower-laden landscape encircle two 18-hole Arnold Palmer signature championship courses.
Price range: $120

Courses

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Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $19.13
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $39
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $22.5
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $39
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $29
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $29
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $23
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $24
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $29
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $19
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $29
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $14.5
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $25
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $32
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $17.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $20
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $12.15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
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 $10
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $18
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $25
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $23
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $17.99
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $21.5
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $59
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $22.43
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $9 - $26
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $30
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $45
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
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
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $59
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $13
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $19
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
TPC of Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Hidden Creek Golf Club Zephyrhills $27
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club Dover $32
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
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