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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Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lutz $19
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $35
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $27
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $40
Seminole Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Seminole $24.5
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $36
Wentworth Golf Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $15
TPC Tampa Bay
Tee Times
Lutz $35
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
Tee Times
Valrico $16
Clearwater Country Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $24
Brooksville Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tampa $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Tampa $18
Crescent Oaks Country Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $14
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
Tee Times
Riverview $16
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $42
Links of Lake Bernadette
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $15
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $30
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $17.65
Cove Cay Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $17
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Scotland Yards Golf Club
Tee Times
Dade City $10
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
River Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $9.65
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $24
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Harbor $18.99
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $16
Silverthorn Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $10
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Plant City $10
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Largo $26.25
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Treasure Island $10
Westchase Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $27
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $19
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Palmetto $10
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $37
The Claw at University of South Florida
Tee Times
Tampa $13
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $8
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $17
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Apollo Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Apollo Beach $18.65
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
Tee Times
Mac Dill AFB $36
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Palmetto $12
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Temple Terrace $11
Scepter Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $21
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dover $25
Lansbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Harbor $16
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hudson $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $10
Oak Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $13
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Countryway Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $10
Quail Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
Wesley Chapel $16
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $24
Sherman Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
Tee Times
Palmetto $13
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $25
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Dunedin Stirling Links
Tee Times
Dunedin $10
Heather Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Weeki Wachee $14
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $18
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Club Renaissance
Tee Times
Sun City Center $27.95
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Terrace Hill Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $8
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Freedom Fairways
Tee Times
Sun City Center $10
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $39
Southern Hills Plantation
Tee Times
Brooksville $74
The Groves Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Land O Lakes $10
Silverado Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $14
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
St. Petersburg Country Club
Tee Times
Saint Petersburg $40
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
Tee Times
Saint Leo $10
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $16
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $16
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
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