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

Brooksville Golf Package
Dates: January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014
World Woods is now offering golf packages with our villas located 6 miles from World Woods Golf Club. Each villa has 2 or 3 bedrooms with 2 twin beds in each.
Price range: $152 - $326

Courses

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Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $25
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $21
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $12
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $20
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $20
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
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
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $17.99
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $21
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $65
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
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