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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Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
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
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $10.96
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $20
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $14.95
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $20
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $19
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $65
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $16
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23.13
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $14.99
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Temple Terrace $21
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
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