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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Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $29
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12.8
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $27
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $15
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $17.5
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $13.99
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $18
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
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $22
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $30
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
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