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

Brooksville Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
World Woods is now offering golf packages with our villas located 6 miles from World Woods Golf Club. Each villa has 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each.
Price range: $152 - $326

Courses

Course City Rates from
Course City Rates from
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12.8
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $27
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $25
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $45
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $18
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $29
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $39
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $18
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $17.5
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $18
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $27
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $21
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $13.99
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $14
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $25
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $20
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $22
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $13
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $30
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $15
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $49
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $22
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $16
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $65
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $27
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $12.5
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $21 - $22
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $15 - $26
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
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