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

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

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Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $27
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $28
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $32
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $16
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $14
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $39
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $40 - $49
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $22
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $28
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $23.75
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $40
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $65
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $22.95
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30 - $39
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $60
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $10
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $30 - $50
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $14
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $12
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $15
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $15
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $10
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $20 - $25
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $15
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $27
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $10
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $17.99
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20 - $32
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $22.95
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $25 - $60
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $20
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $9
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $15
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $25 - $32
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $16 - $75
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $25
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $10
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $7 - $9
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $20
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $49
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $10
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $12
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $28
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $17
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $16 - $20
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $35
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $40
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $25
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $12
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $25 - $39
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $19
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $13
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club
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Sun City Center $30 - $45
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $10
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $13
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $40
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $21
Southern Hills Plantation
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Brooksville $84
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $25.5
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Plantation Palms Golf Club Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $43
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
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