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 Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $18
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $12
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $39
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $14
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $32
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $25
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $15
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $12.95
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $25
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $30
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $35
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $14
Dunedin Golf Club
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Dunedin $25
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $16
Pinecrest Golf Course
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Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $16
Riverside Club
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Ruskin $15
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $11.21
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $15
East Bay Golf Club
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Largo $30
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $18
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $15
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $13.5
Apollo Beach Golf Club
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Apollo Beach $25
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $13.5
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $15
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $35 - $45
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $18 - $30
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $16
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $13.8
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $20
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Tides Golf Club
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Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $15
Quarry Golf Course
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Brooksville $6
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24 - $31
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $8
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $11
Rogers Park Golf Course
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Tampa $14.95 - $24.29
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Bay Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $26.5
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $14
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $20
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $21 - $22
Largo Municipal Golf Course
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Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $15
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $12.99
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Crescent Oaks Country Club
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Tarpon Springs $18
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $16
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $15.99
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course
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Zephyrhills $15 - $23
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $12.5
Tarpon Springs Golf Course
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Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $29
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $15
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $10
Dunes Golf Club
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Brooksville $15
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $15
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Championship at Magnolia Valley Golf Club
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New Port Richey $15 - $26
Rocky Point Golf Course
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Tampa $15 - $40
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $16.99
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $65
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort
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Wesley Chapel $75
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $15
Timber Greens Country Club
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New Port Richey $26 - $40
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $12
Babe Zaharias Golf Course
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Tampa $14 - $20
Imperial Lakeswoods Golf Club
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Palmetto $15.98
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club
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Parrish $60
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $30
Cove Cay Country Club
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Clearwater $23.13
Palms Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $31
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $12 - $24
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Caloosa Greens Golf Course Greater Sun Center N/A
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $59
Scepter Golf Club Sun City Center $31 - $55
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Challenge/Sands at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Freedom Fairways Sun City Center $23
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Pines/Cypress at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Airco Golf Course Clearwater $35
Westchase Golf Club Tampa $18 - $84
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
TPC Tampa Bay Lutz $59 - $159
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Fox Hollow Golf Club New Port Richey $27 - $79
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Buffalo Creek Golf Course Palmetto $20 - $44
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $75
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
Cheval Golf & Country Club Lutz $65
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Abbey Course At St. Leo University Saint Leo $13 - $20
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Spring Hill Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $30
Heritage Springs Country Club New Port Richey $43
Sands/Cypress at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $11
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
Cypress/Meadows at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Par-3 at Magnolia Valley Golf Club New Port Richey $10 - $15
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Cypress/Challenge at Falcon Watch Golf Club Sun City Center $30 - $45
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Heather Golf & Country Club Weeki Wachee $10 - $15
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $70
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $25
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill $33.5
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club Lakeland $35
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
Southern Hills Plantation Brooksville $85
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $23
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Clearwater $25 - $60
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair N/A
Meadows/Pines at Emerald Greens Golf Resort & Country Club Tampa $85
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
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