The bustling city of Tampa has a great deal to offer in terms of food, fun and excitement. It is also a prime place to play a few rounds – after all it is known for being a city great for outdoor activities. Famous for its well-designed courses and stay and play options, there are a myriad of choices.
Let’s take a look at some of the best course in the area, whether you’re a native or just passing through:
- Saddlebrook Resort
A short ride from Tampa’s international airport, this resort is extremely impressive. There are two well-designed courses just moments away from your accommodation. Amenities include an enormous pool, restaurants and a spa. The Saddlebrook Course has tight fairways on offer, whilst the Palmer Course is beautifully designed to incorporate lakes, streams, ponds and rolling fairways. The accommodation is also magnificent – definitely worth an overnight trip.
- Innisbrook Resort
A favorite with the pros, who come here annually in March for the Tampa Bay Championship, Innisbrook is a secluded and upscale resort near to the beach. It is set in 1,000 acres of wooded scenery and offers beautiful lodges jam-packed with everything you need to make your stay a comfortable one. In terms of the courses on offer, why not try the Copperhead. This is a relatively difficult track with fast greens and if it isn’t to your fancy, you have three other championship golf courses to pick from. There is also a golf school on offer here, so you have the opportunity to improve a great deal over a short period of time.
- Lake Jovita Golf Club
Perhaps less well known than the others, but just as good is Lake Jovita. Outstanding surroundings set in over a thousand acres of beautiful hills and trees, this 18 hole course is excellent value for money. The greens are in fabulous shape and the layout of the course is certainly a challenge at times, but is still fair. The course is in great condition, the greesn roll true and to top it off, the service is impeccable. Definitely one to try out.