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

Palm Harbor Golf Package
Dates: April 11, 2016 - January 6, 2017
On Innisbrook's Classic Golf Package, you'll stay 2 nights and play 2 rounds from your choice of 4 courses including the incredible Copperhead. Call toll free 800-555-9589.
Price range: $298

Courses

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Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $20
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $24.65
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $13
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $14
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $40 - $49
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $12
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $25
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $12
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $69
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $16.95
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $10
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $16
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $16
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.65
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $10
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $27
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $38
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $12
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $12
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $29.99
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $17
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $25 - $60
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $15
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $16
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $20 - $25
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $84
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $8
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $34
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $16
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $35
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $17
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $14
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $16 - $75
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $24
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $17
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $10
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10.95
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $4
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $10
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $25 - $39
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $34
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $10
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $10
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $21
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $20
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $10
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
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