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

Dade City Golf Package
Dates: November 15, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Lake Jovita offers an array of stay & play packages, which include: accommodations, 18 holes of golf and cart, advance tee times, and unlimited use of the practice facility. Packages are available for individuals as well as groups and can be designed to accommodate your schedule.
Price range: $120 - $190

Courses

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Brooksville Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $35
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $23
Clearwater Country Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $24
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $20
Seminole Lake Country Club
Tee Times
Seminole $28
Wentworth Golf Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $15
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Tampa $12
TPC Tampa Bay
Tee Times
Lutz $44
Crescent Oaks Country Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $13
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Tampa $13
Links of Lake Bernadette
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $12
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $34
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
Tee Times
Valrico $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
Tee Times
Riverview $18
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $29
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lutz $12
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $53
Pebble Creek Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $10
Quail Hollow Golf Course
Tee Times
Wesley Chapel $16
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $13
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dade City $35
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Largo $28.95
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $10
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $15
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Harbor $18.99
Oak Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $12
Club Renaissance
Tee Times
Sun City Center $25
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Dover $20
Silverado Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Zephyrhills $16
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $22
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club
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Palmetto $13
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $25
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Treasure Island $12
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
San Antonio $20
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Sherman Hills Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $23
Scepter Golf Club
Tee Times
Sun City Center $21
Terrace Hill Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $8
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $40
Apollo Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Apollo Beach $18.65
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
Tee Times
Palmetto $16
Lansbrook Golf Club
Tee Times
Palm Harbor $18
St. Petersburg Country Club
Tee Times
Saint Petersburg $40
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $26
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Hudson $14
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $13
Dunedin Stirling Links
Tee Times
Dunedin $10
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $19
Seven Hills Golfers Club
Tee Times
Spring Hill $12
Freedom Fairways
Tee Times
Sun City Center $12
Cove Cay Golf Club
Tee Times
Clearwater $21
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
Tee Times
Palmetto $19
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Temple Terrace $13
Plantation Palms Golf Club
Tee Times
Land O Lakes $16.95
Southern Hills Plantation
Tee Times
Brooksville $79
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $39
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $40
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $22
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $25 - $39
River Ridge Golf Club
Tee Times
New Port Richey $8
The Claw at University of South Florida
Tee Times
Tampa $13
Westchase Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $21
The Groves Golf & Country Club Land O Lakes $27
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
Tee Times
Saint Leo $10
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $13
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club Bradenton $40
Countryway Golf Club
Tee Times
Tampa $12
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $18
Scotland Yards Golf Club
Tee Times
Dade City $12
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
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