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
Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa is one of Conde Naste Traveler's Top 100 Golf Resorts. Choose from Arnold Palmer signature golf courses, the tree-lined Saddlebrook, or the undulating Palmer Course. Luxury accommodations feature spacious comfort opening onto a private patio, or balcony overlooking the golf courses, one of the pools, or abundant nature.
Price range: $95

Courses

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Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $12.95
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $18
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $30
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $17
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.5
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $9.95
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $40
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17.99
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
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