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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Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
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 $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $19.99
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $12
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $8
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
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
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
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
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $18
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $28
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $12.99
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $26
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17.99
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $15
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Parrish $60
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
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