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
This is your opportunity to play at Saddlebrook, rated by Condé Naste Traveler Magazine as one of the Top 100 Golf Resorts. The natural beauty of our tropical and flower-laden landscape encircle two 18-hole Arnold Palmer signature championship courses.
Price range: $120

Courses

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Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $29
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20
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
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Lakes/Palms 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
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $35
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
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
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $40
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $40
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $17.99
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
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