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

Saint Petersburg Golf Package
Dates: December 1, 2015 - January 6, 2017
The Classic Package lets you enjoy spacious accommodations at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club near Tampa, Florida and one round of golf per night of stay! Rounds include Innisbrook's famed Copperhead Course (where the PGA Tour stops each March), plus the Island, North, and South Courses.
Price range: $298

Courses

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Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $42
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $21
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $40 - $49
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $49
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $20
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $29
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $21
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $33
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $25.26
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $15
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $45
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $44
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $22.99
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $16
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $11
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $24
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
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 $21
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $16
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $26.99
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $16
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $16
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $12
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $10
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $20
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $19 - $23
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $17
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $8
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $39.95
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $26.5
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $22
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $16 - $75
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $16
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $17.99
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $15
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $79
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $21
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $13
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $27
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $19
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $40
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $4
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
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