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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Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $35
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $25
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $17.95
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $17.56
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $17.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $23
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $25
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $16
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $21.99
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
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
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $15
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $30
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
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
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $13.99
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
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