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 14300 reviews.

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Avg. Off-Course Amenities: 3.7 stars from 5
Avg. Value for the Money: 3.9 stars from 5
Avg. Pace of Play: 4.1 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. Bay Palms Golf Complex - South

    Mac Dill AFB, Florida, USA

    4.5 stars from 5 (11)

  2. TPC Tampa Bay

    Lutz, Florida, USA

    4.4 stars from 5 (230)

  3. Timber Greens Country Club

    New Port Richey, Florida, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (90)

  4. Temple Terrace Golf & Country Club

    Temple Terrace, Florida, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (255)

  5. Dunedin

    Dunedin, Florida, USA

    4.3 stars from 5 (209)

  6. Saddlebrook - Palmer Course

    Wesley Chapel, Florida, USA

    4.2 stars from 5 (307)

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