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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Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $23
Lakes 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
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $29
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
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
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $40
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $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
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $17.99
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
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
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $35
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $40
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
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