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 Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $12
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $35
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $29
Brooksville Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $23
Crescent Oaks Country Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $12
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $35
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $12
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $11
Wentworth Golf Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $12
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $25.95
Silverado Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $13
Seminole Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Seminole $24
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $17
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
Tee Times
Riverview $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $35
Clearwater Country Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $15
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lutz $20
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $15
Cove Cay Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $17
Scotland Yards Golf Club
Tee Times
Dade City $10
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
Tee Times
Saint Leo $10
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $16
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
Tee Times
Palmetto $13
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $10
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $10
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $16
Oak Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $10
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dover $23
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $16.65
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $10
Countryway Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $9
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hudson $10
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $10
Apollo Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Apollo Beach $15
River Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $10
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $10
Dunes Golf Club Brooksville $16 - $75
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $10
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $27
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10.95
St. Petersburg Country Club
Tee Times
Saint Petersburg $40
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $8
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $35
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $20
Southern Hills Plantation
Tee Times
Brooksville $89
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $10
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $19
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Treasure Island $10
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $14
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13.5
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $20
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
Tee Times
Valrico $17
Sherman Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $14
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $23
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $35
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $10
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $23.25
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $20
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Plant City $10
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Freedom Fairways
Tee Times
Sun City Center $10
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $21
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $13
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $30
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
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