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

Palm Harbor Golf Package
Dates: April 11, 2016 - January 6, 2017
On Innisbrook's Classic Golf Package, you'll stay 2 nights and play 2 rounds from your choice of 4 courses including the incredible Copperhead. Call toll free 800-555-9589.
Price range: $298

Courses

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Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $39
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $60
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $59 - $159
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $23 - $33
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $90
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $79 - $119
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $22 - $31
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $40 - $49
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $19 - $25
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $18.99 - $37.00
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30 - $99
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $23.75
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $29 - $44
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $30 - $99
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15 - $28
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $20
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $32 - $36
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $20.00 - $27.99
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $24
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10.00 - $12.00
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20 - $35
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $26.75 - $37.45
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $25 - $60
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $25
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $39
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $14 - $24
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $13 - $20
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $16.99
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $20 - $25
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.50 - $26.50
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $27
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $33 - $55
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $30 - $44
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $13
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $28
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $25 - $39
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $79 - $119
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $13.6
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $23
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $23.2
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $54
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $49
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $19 - $34
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $33 - $55
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $21 - $36
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $31 - $55
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $16 - $75
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $17
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18 - $25
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $84
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $33 - $55
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $18 - $84
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
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