Tampa Bay's sports teams -- the NFL's Buccaneers, the NHL's Lightning and MLB's Rays -- aren't always worth cheering for, but the city's golf scene is a proven winner with its 100-plus courses. The nearby Gulf of Mexico provides a haven for fishermen, boaters and beachgoers. All the best golf lies north of the Latin-inspired Ybor City, a downtown tourist hotspot. Many PGA Tour pros believe the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort, in Palm Harbor, remains among the fairest tests of golf on the schedule. Three other layouts and a nine-hole walking course call this family-friendly resort home. The excellent TPC Tampa Bay, a Bobby Weed and Chi Chi Rodriguez collaboration in Lutz, used to host the Champions Tour. Kurt Sandness designed the 36-hole Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City (Tom Lehman gave an assist on the more heralded South Course). Saddlebrook Resort in Wesley Chapel ranks among the nation's best tennis-and-golf resorts, thanks to its teaching academies in both sports and two Arnold Palmer designs. The feather in Tampa's cap comes courtesy of Tom Fazio, who created two Top-100 courses, Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks, at World Woods Golf Club in remote Brooksville.

Tampa By The Numbers

Average Overall Rating

3.7 stars from 5

based on 29633 reviews.

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Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 3.8 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 4.0 stars from 5
Avg. Staff Friendliness: 4.3 stars from 5
Avg. Course Layout: 4.1 stars from 5
Avg. Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5

Top Rated Courses In Tampa Area

Courses with the highest golfer ratings (minimum 10 reviews to qualify)

  1. The Groves Golf and Country Club

    Land O Lakes, Florida, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (859)

  2. Bay Palms Golf Complex - South

    Mac Dill AFB, Florida, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (11)

  3. Fox Hollow Golf Club

    Trinity, Florida, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (448)

  4. The Club Renaissance

    Sun City Center, Florida, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (752)

  5. Timber Greens Country Club

    New Port Richey, Florida, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (164)

  6. Westchase Golf Club

    Tampa, Florida, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (373)

  7. Saddlebrook - Palmer Course

    Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (678)

  8. St. Petersburg Country Club

    Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (417)

  9. Mangrove Bay Golf Course

    Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (16)

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