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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Courses

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The Club at River Wilderness
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Parrish $60
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $21
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $33.95 - $74.95
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $10
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $11
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $16
The Groves Golf & Country Club Land O Lakes $27
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $14
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $54
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $11
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $32
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $11
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $10
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $49
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $22 - $40
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $10
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $10
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $7
Landings Golf Club
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Clearwater $10
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $22 - $40
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $11
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $32
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $14.95
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $14
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $16.95
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $18
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $18
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $30
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $20.95
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $14
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $10
Ibis/Osprey Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Falcon/Ibis Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $29.99 - $39.99
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $18
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $22 - $40
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Lexington Oaks Golf Club
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Wesley Chapel $20 - $38
Osprey/Falcon Course at Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $22
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $10
Southport Springs Golf & Country Club Zephyrhills $20 - $34
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $16
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $14
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $10
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $10
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $12
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $9
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $10
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $13
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $10.8
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $15.88 - $32.70
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $9.95
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club
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Palmetto $18.69
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $24
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $14
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $20
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $15 - $20
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $22 - $25
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $82 - $215
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $10
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85 - $108
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $52 - $65
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.85 - $28.00
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $31
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $65 - $75
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $32 - $89
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $10.00
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $14 - $34
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $22
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
East Bay Golf Club Largo $28 - $32
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $39 - $59
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Pelican Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $15.95
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $10.00
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25.95
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $10
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