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.

See also


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
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $15
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $39
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $25
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tampa $14
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $30
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lutz $18
Club Renaissance
Tee Times
Sun City Center $25
Clearwater Country Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $12
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $30
Silverado Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $15
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $30
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $12.95
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $25
Seminole Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Seminole $32
Links of Lake Bernadette
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $15
Brooksville Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $14
Wentworth Golf Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $14.95
Riverside Club
Tee Times
Ruskin $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $15
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $19
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hudson $13.5
Pinecrest Golf Course
Tee Times
Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Countryway Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $11.21
River Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $12
Scotland Yards Golf Club
Tee Times
Dade City $12
Apollo Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Apollo Beach $20
Dunedin Golf Club
Tee Times
Dunedin $21
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $19
Plantation Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $19
East Bay Golf Club
Tee Times
Largo $20
The Groves Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Land O Lakes $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $13.5
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
Tee Times
Riverview $13.8
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $18
Quail Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
Wesley Chapel $15
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
Tee Times
Palmetto $15.98
Largo Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Tides Golf Club
Tee Times
Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Silverthorn Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $15.99
The Claw at University of South Florida
Tee Times
Tampa $13
Rocky Point Golf Course
Tee Times
Tampa $15 - $40
Cove Cay Country Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $23
Sherman Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
Tee Times
Wesley Chapel $65
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Terrace Hill Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $10
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
Tee Times
Tampa $14 - $20
Crescent Oaks Country Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $18
Dunes Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $12
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Parrish $60
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $14
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Plant City $15
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $12.5
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
Tee Times
Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Rogers Park Golf Course
Tee Times
Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $24 - $31
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Tampa $15
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dover $20
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
Tee Times
Valrico $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Treasure Island $8
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
Tee Times
Wesley Chapel $75
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $16
Dunedin Stirling Links
Tee Times
Dunedin $12
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Temple Terrace $21
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Palmetto $11
Timber Greens Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $26 - $40
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $65
St. Petersburg Country Club
Tee Times
Saint Petersburg $30
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $21 - $22
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $65
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $12.99
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $15
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Harbor $16.99
Lansbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Harbor $15
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $15 - $26
Quarry Golf Course
Tee Times
Brooksville $6
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Largo $20
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
Tee Times
Mac Dill AFB $31
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
First page Previous page Next page Last page

Area Map

loading local map...

Latest reader ratings from this area


Related Articles