If you’re looking for a round or two of golf in west-central Florida... hey, more than 25 Tampa Golf Courses, and at least a dozen more in greater St. Petersburg, stand ready to entertain you, your group, and your family in the grand style. This is a major tourist destination because Tampa and St. Petersburg occupy vast tracts of Florida's gorgeous Gulf Coast.
With its sparkling coastline, emerald waters and powdery white sand, Florida's Gulf Coast stretches from Pensacola to Naples and beyond, and it's long been a particular favorite destination of mine. Tampa and St. Petersburg, however, are especially dear to my heart. The area is a seaside paradise: On the shores of Tampa Bay is downtown St. Petersburg, the area’s cultural center. If you’re simply looking for a great place to spend a few relaxing days in the sun with plenty to see and do, this is the spot for you.
The Golf Courses and Resorts:
- Bardmoor Golf and Tennis Club, Largo
- Bloomingdale Golfers Club, Valrico
- Eagles Golf Club, Odessa
- Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort
- Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club
- Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
- Lansbrook Golf Club, Palm Harbor
- Saddlebrook Resort
- The Preserve Golf Club at Tara
- Westchase Golf Club, Tampa
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How to get There:
The closest regional airport is Tampa International Airport. The airport is served by all major US airlines, including United, Delta, Continental, US Air, AirTran, American, and Northwest.
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Central Florida, from the Space Coast to Orlando to Tampa and St. Petersburg, offers an amazing diversity of golf courses and resorts to choose from. Beyond golf, the beaches are fabulous, the attractions equally as good as those in the Orlando area, and even those are only a short drive away along I-4. Tampa and St. Pete have a great deal to offer.