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

Tampa Golf Package
Dates: December 1, 2015 - April 3, 2016
The "Best of the Bay" package lets you stay at Emerald Greens Condo Hotel and play some of the top golf courses in greater Tampa Bay. Emerald Greens boasts beautiful condos and a phenomenal Dan Maples course on site: Carrollwood C.C. Also included are rounds at Southern Hills Plantation, TPC Tampa Bay, Westchase, and World Woods.
Price range: $630

Courses

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Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $29
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $49
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $44
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $42
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $45
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $40 - $49
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $20
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $15.95
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $33
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $21
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $21
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $25.26
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $16
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $28
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $16
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $16
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $16
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $16
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $16
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $24
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $24
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $28
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $10
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $12
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $28
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $16
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $20
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $26.99
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $22.99
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $4
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $89
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $19
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $21
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $16 - $75
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $20
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $17.99
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $49
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $17
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $13
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $19 - $23
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $16
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $15
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27.25
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $40
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $39.95
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $8
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
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