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

Dade City Golf Package
Dates: November 15, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Lake Jovita offers an array of stay & play packages, which include: accommodations, 18 holes of golf and cart, advance tee times, and unlimited use of the practice facility. Packages are available for individuals as well as groups and can be designed to accommodate your schedule.
Price range: $120 - $190

Courses

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Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $23
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $17.95
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $18
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $24.5
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $26
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $44
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $21.25
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $23
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $42
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $45
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $19.99
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $12
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $10
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $17
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $18.65
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $17
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $14
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $22
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.75
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27.95
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $22
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $10
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $40
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $10
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $39
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $13
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $22
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $12
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $9.65
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $16
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $14
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $14.99
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $79
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $19
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $24
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $12
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $30.95
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $22
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $15
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $22
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $16.95
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $12
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $25
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $40
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
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