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