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

Dade City Golf Package
Dates: November 15, 2016 - April 30, 2017
Lake Jovita offers an array of stay & play packages, which include: accommodations, 18 holes of golf and cart, advance tee times, and unlimited use of the practice facility. Packages are available for individuals as well as groups and can be designed to accommodate your schedule.
Price range: $120 - $190

Courses

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Heritage Isles Golf & Country Club
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Tampa $13
Heritage Harbor Golf & Country Club
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Lutz $20
Brooksville Country Club
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Brooksville $18
Clearwater Country Club
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Clearwater $15
Northdale Golf & Tennis Club
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Tampa $22.5
North Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Forest Course at The Eagles Golf Club
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Odessa $30
Bloomingdale Golfers Club
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Valrico $19
Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club
Tee Times
Brooksville $42
TPC Tampa Bay
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Lutz $44
Seminole Lake Country Club
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Seminole $43
Rolling Oaks Course at World Woods Golf Club
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Brooksville $26
Wentworth Golf Club
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Tarpon Springs $15
Waterlefe Golf & River Club
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Bradenton $24
Links of Lake Bernadette
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Zephyrhills $15
Summerfield Crossings Golf Club
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Riverview $17
Lakes Course at The Eagles Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $20
Pebble Creek Golf Club
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Tampa $14
Crescent Oaks Country Club
Tee Times
Tarpon Springs $14.95
South Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Rocky Point Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $26.17
Sanctuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
The Groves Golf & Country Club
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Land O Lakes $10
Oaks/Lakes at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Gator/Panther at Silver Dollar Golf Club
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Odessa $18
Tributary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
Tee Times
Bradenton $49
Dunedin Stirling Links
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Dunedin $10
Palmer Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $50 - $145
Lansbrook Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18
Terra Ceia Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Palmetto $16
Cove Cay Golf Club
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Clearwater $22
Babe Zaharias Golf Course Tampa $13.08 - $23.36
Quarry Golf Course Brooksville $13
Club Renaissance
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Sun City Center $27.65
Scepter Golf Club
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Sun City Center $21
Treasure Bay Golf & Tennis Club
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Treasure Island $12
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club
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Largo $30.95
Silverthorn Country Club
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Brooksville $12
North Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $19
Countryway Golf Club
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Tampa $12
Terrace Hill Golf Club
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Tampa $8
Diamond Hill Golf & Country Club
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Dover $21
St. Petersburg Country Club
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Saint Petersburg $40
Executive Course at Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $12
Estuary Course at River Strand Golf and Country Club
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Bradenton $49
Huntington Hills Golf & Country Club
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Lakeland $22
Freedom Fairways
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Sun City Center $14
Abbey Course At St. Leo University
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Saint Leo $10
Tampa Bay Golf & Country Club
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San Antonio $20
River Ridge Golf Club
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New Port Richey $9.65
Chi Chi Rodriguez Golf Club
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Clearwater $17
Oak Hills Golf Club
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Spring Hill $13
Tarpon Woods Golf Club
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Palm Harbor $18.99
Seven Hills Golfers Club
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Spring Hill $12
Quail Hollow Golf Course
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Wesley Chapel $17
Palms/Oaks at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Meadow Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Hudson $15.75
South Course at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
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Dade City $35
Westchase Golf Club
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Tampa $21
Lakes Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club
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Plant City $10
Heather Golf & Country Club
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Weeki Wachee $14
Lakes/Palms at Sandpiper Golf Club
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Sun City Center $23
Hernando Oaks Golf & Country Club
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Brooksville $18
Silverado Golf & Country Club
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Zephyrhills $19
The Claw at University of South Florida
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Tampa $13
Scotland Yards Golf Club
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Dade City $12
Buffalo Creek Golf Course
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Palmetto $16
Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club
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Temple Terrace $20
Rogers Park Golf Course Tampa $14.95 - $23.36
Plantation Palms Golf Club
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Land O Lakes $12.95
Saddlebrook Course at Saddlebrook Resort Wesley Chapel $35 - $145
Challenger at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $24
Timber Greens Country Club New Port Richey $26 - $40
Championship at Seven Springs Country Club
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New Port Richey $39
Southern Hills Plantation
Tee Times
Brooksville $99
South Course at Big Cypress Golf & Country Club
Tee Times
Lakeland $25
Tarpon Springs Golf Course Tarpon Springs $25 - $38
Sherman Hills Golf Club
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Brooksville $18
Panther/Bobcat at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $18
Bobcat/Gator at Silver Dollar Golf Club
Tee Times
Odessa $18
Apollo Beach Golf Club
Tee Times
Apollo Beach $18.65
Dunedin Golf Club Dunedin $24.99 - $50.00
9-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Isla Del Sol Yacht & Country Club Saint Petersburg $73
West Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
North Course at Bay Palms Golf Complex
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Mac Dill AFB $36
Fairway Village Golf Course Largo $5 - $9
River Wilderness Golf & Country Club Parrish $60
Blue/Red at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Hunter's Green Country Club Tampa $68
Buckhorn Springs Golf & Country Club Valrico $35 - $45
Avila Golf & Country Club Tampa $50 - $90
Heritage Pines Country Club Hudson $32
White/Blue at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Mainlands Golf Club Pinellas Park $13 - $35
Belleview Biltmore Golf Club Belleair $25 - $65
Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club Tampa $66
Forest Hills Golf Course Holiday $10
Lake/Pine Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Heritage Springs Country Club Trinity $40 - $45
Bayou Club Largo $88 - $125
Lexington Oaks Golf Club Wesley Chapel $17.00 - $34.95
Short Course at World Woods Golf Club Brooksville $20
Rivard Golf & Country Club Brooksville $25
Hills Course at Walden Lake Golf & Country Club Plant City $24 - $36
Pine/Bayhead Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
Highlands at Timber Pines Spring Hill N/A
Moccasin Wallow Golf Club Palmetto $30 - $49
Lutz Executive Golf Center Lutz $10
Cheval Golf and Athletic Club Lutz $65
Kings Point Golf Club Sun City Center $17 - $25
Meadows/Pines at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Highlands North Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Brookridge Golf & Country Club Brooksville $20
South Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
East Course at Belleair Country Club Belleair $125
Links Golf Club Hudson $38
Orange Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Ridge Manor Oaks Golf & Country Club Ridge Manor $19 - $22
Tripple S Golf Ranch Dade City $21
Gulf Harbors Golf Course New Port Richey $17
Largo Municipal Golf Course Largo $16.59 - $18.73
Golf Club at Cypress Creek Ruskin $25 - $45
Fox Hollow Golf Club Trinity $24.95 - $39.95
Islands Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $130 - $230
Country Meadows Golf Course Plant City $10
North Course at East Lake Woodlands Golf & Country Club Oldsmar $49 - $79
Twin Brooks Golf Course Saint Petersburg $11.50 - $16.00
Pasadena Yacht & Country Club Gulfport $40 - $70
Pine Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Highlands South Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $80 - $170
Lakes at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Landings Golf Club Clearwater $18 - $22
Mangrove Bay Golf Course Saint Petersburg $15.52 - $36.38
Bay Pointe Golf Course Seminole $20 - $23
Cypress Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
Pines/Cypress at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Palm View Hills Golf Course Palmetto $9 - $24
Blue Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club Tampa $67
Cypress/Meadows at Carrollwood Country Club Tampa $85
Renaissance Vinoy Golf Resort Saint Petersburg $105 - $180
Summertree Golf Course New Port Richey $13
18-Hole at On Top of The World Golf Club Clearwater $20
Cypress Run Golf Club Tarpon Springs $58
Grand Pines at Timber Pines Spring Hill $17 - $42
White Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Key Royale Club Holmes Beach $14
High Point Golf Club Brooksville $15
Bayhead/Lake Golf Course at Countryside Country Club Clearwater $56
White Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Zephyrhills Municipal Golf Course Zephyrhills $15 - $23
Red Nine at Palmetto Pines Golf Course Parrish $22
Tides Golf Club Seminole $22.95 - $39.95
Red/White at Highland Lakes Golf Course Palm Harbor $10 - $15
Hills at Timber Pines Spring Hill $20 - $35
Southern Woods Golf Club Homosassa $44
Pinecrest Golf Course Largo $12.84 - $18.19
Golden Lakes Golf Course Plant City $15
Riverside Club Ruskin $38
Feather Sound Country Club Clearwater $65
Old Memorial Golf Club Tampa $85
GlenLakes Country Club Weeki Wachee $50
Quail Ridge Golf & Country Club Spring Hill $27
Travelers Rest RV Resort & Golf Course Dade City $6 - $12
Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club Palm Harbor $150 - $250
Beacon Woods Golf Club Bayonet Point $15 - $34
Southport Springs Golf Club Zephyrhills $22
Blue Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
East Bay Golf Club Largo $26 - $44
Gold Course at Betmar Acres Golf Club Zephyrhills $10
Cypress Links at Mangrove Bay Saint Petersburg $8.00 - $12.50
Caloosa Golf & Country Club Sun City Center $50
Lone Palm Golf Club Lakeland $68
Oak Nine at Sugarmill Woods Country Club Homosassa $37
River Hills Country Club Valrico $65
Palm Hill Country Club Largo $12
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