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 $20
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $25
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Estuary 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
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $13.95
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $10.96
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $14
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $12.22
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $35
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $17.99
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
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