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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Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $10
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $18
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $54
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $16
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $16.95
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $11
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $32
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25.95
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $11
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $14
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $10
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $21
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $32
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $31
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $14
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $30
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
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $20
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $18
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $14
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $24
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $10
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $14
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $12
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $49
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $10
The Groves Golf & Country Club Land O Lakes $27
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $10
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $11
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Ibis/Osprey Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $13
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20.95
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club
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Palmetto $18.69
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $11
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $9
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $10.8
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $25 - $39
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $15
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $9.95
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $7
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $10
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $15.88 - $32.70
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
Falcon/Ibis Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
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
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15.95
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Landings Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $15 - $20
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $28.45 - $69.95
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Tides Golf Club Seminole $48 - $64
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $22 - $25
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $14 - $34
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $10.00
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.85 - $25.00
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.00
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85 - $108
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $82 - $215
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $65 - $75
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
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