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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Courses

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Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25.95
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $32
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $11
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $21
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $11
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $32
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $18
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $10
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $54
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $16.95
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $16
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $10
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $15
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $14
Osprey/Falcon Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $15
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20.95
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $46 - $66
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $24
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $10
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $14
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $25 - $39
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $10.8
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $10
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $10
Falcon/Ibis Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $10
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15.95
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $9
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $13
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $49
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $12
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $30
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $11
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $46 - $66
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club
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Palmetto $18.69
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $18
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $20
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $9.95
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $7
The Groves Golf & Country Club Land O Lakes $27
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $10
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $14
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $31
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Ibis/Osprey Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $46 - $66
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $15.88 - $32.70
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $14
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $14.95
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $11
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $28.45 - $69.95
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.85 - $25.00
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $82 - $215
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $22 - $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.00
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $14 - $34
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $10.00
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $65 - $75
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85 - $108
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $15 - $20
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Tides Golf Club Seminole $48 - $64
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Landings Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
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