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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Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $24
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Waterlefe Golf & River 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 $27
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $10.96
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $15.95
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
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 $35
Tributary 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 $23
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $20
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $18.99
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $18
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $18
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $26
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $49
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 $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
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