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