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

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

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

Area Map

loading local map...

Latest reader ratings from this area


Related Articles