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

Palm Harbor Golf Package
Dates: April 11, 2016 - January 6, 2017
On Innisbrook's Classic Golf Package, you'll stay 2 nights and play 2 rounds from your choice of 4 courses including the incredible Copperhead. Call toll free 800-555-9589.
Price range: $298

Courses

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Course City Rates from
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $40
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $60
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $18
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $17
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $34
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $15
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $16.95
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $17
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $23.95
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $19
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $16
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $40 - $49
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $18.95
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $10
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $25 - $60
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $12
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $23
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $14
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $14.95
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $27
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $20 - $25
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $10
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $15
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $39
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $23.2
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $25 - $39
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $10
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $12
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $16
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $24
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $16
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $17
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $28
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $84
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $12
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $17
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $17
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $16 - $75
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $20
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $13
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $10
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $20
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $10
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $8
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $17
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.6
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $17
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $28
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
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