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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Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $25
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $25
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15.96
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
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
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $18
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $13.95
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $18
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.5
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $30
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $9.95
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $40
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $17.76
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $45
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $32
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $21.99
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.99
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
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