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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Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $12.95
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Lakes 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
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $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
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.5
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $30
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $40
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $9.95
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
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