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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Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $25
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $17.56
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $33
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $17.95
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Palms/Oaks 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
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $17.5
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $17
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $26
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $23
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $50
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $21.99
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $13.99
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $30
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10.99
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
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