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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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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Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $19
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $39
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $29
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $19.13
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $29
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $39
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $24
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $29
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $29
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $39
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $22.5
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $32
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $12.15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $25
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $17.5
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $14.5
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $20
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $18
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $59
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $59
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $19
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $25
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $45
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $23
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $20
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $21.5
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $13
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $16
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $30
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $9 - $26
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $25
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $22.43
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $20.56
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Hidden Creek Golf Club Zephyrhills $27
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
TPC of Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex Mac Dill AFB $31
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $17
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club Dover $32
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
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