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