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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Courses

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Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $12
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $12
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $14
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $32
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $12
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $12
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $17
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $22
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $12
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $12
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $12
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $61
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $13
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $14
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $12
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $26
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $13
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $12
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $31
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20.65
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $12
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $12
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $12
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $12
The Groves Golf & Country Club Land O Lakes $27
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $10
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $12
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $12
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $30
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $29
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $12
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $12
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $13
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $12
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $12
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $12
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $9
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $12
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $25
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $35
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $40
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $12
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club
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Palmetto $19.95
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $25 - $39
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $26
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $12
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $12
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $40
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $12
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $40
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15.95
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $20
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $59
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $12
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $6.35
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
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