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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Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $10.96
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $13.95
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
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 $25
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $12.22
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $14
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
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 $75
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $35
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $17.99
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
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