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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Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $13.95
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $18
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $30
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.5
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
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
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
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $9.95
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $18.99
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $40
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Bobcat/Gator 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
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $15
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
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