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

Wesley Chapel Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
Saddlebrook Resort near Tampa is one of Conde Naste Traveler's Top 100 Golf Resorts. Choose from Arnold Palmer signature golf courses, the tree-lined Saddlebrook, or the undulating Palmer Course. Luxury accommodations feature spacious comfort opening onto a private patio, or balcony overlooking the golf courses, one of the pools, or abundant nature.
Price range: $95

Courses

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Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $15.95
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $18
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $12.95
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $30
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $40
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
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 $14.95
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $9.95
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $12
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $40
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
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