Best golf courses: Tampa

Tampa: the table below provides brief details about the top golf courses in and around this city. Each golf club has been visited and/or researched by Where2Golf. Click on the course name below to discover more. The course ratings below range from 5 highest, to 2 lowest. They attempt to provide an indication of the golfing experience you might expect at the course (based on its design, condition and surroundings). Hover your cursor above the Rating Key below for the rating definitions.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Diddel, William

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Visitors welcome

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Designer

William Diddel
Private: A course for members and their invited guests only.
Private club
Tampa
Fazio, Tom

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Private club

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Tampa

Designer

Original design by Tom Fazio (1988); modifications by David Whelchel (2012).
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Garl, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

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Ron Garl
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Powell, Chip

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Visitors welcome

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Chip Powell
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Ross, Donald

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Donald Ross
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Hills, Arthur

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Original layout (1988) and significant modifications (2008) designed by Arthur Hills
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Garl, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Ron Garl
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Jones Sr, Robert Trent

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Visitors welcome

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Designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr and constructed by golf course architect, Roger Rulewich.
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Pate, Scott

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Scott Pate
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Garl, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Ron Garl
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Rsrt guests only
Tampa
Packard, Lawrence

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Rsrt guests only

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Tampa

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Lawrence (Larry) Packard
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Tampa
Packard, Lawrence

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Rsrt guests only

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Tampa

Designer

Lawrence (Larry) Packard
3-PLUS: Good course - several memorable features; worthy of 3½ stars.
Rsrt guests only
Tampa
Packard, Lawrence

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Tampa

Designer

Lawrence (Larry) Packard
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Rsrt guests only
Tampa
Packard, Lawrence

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Rsrt guests only

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Tampa

Designer

Lawrence (Larry) Packard
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Sandness, Steve

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

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Steve Sandness
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Lehman & Sandness

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

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Tom Lehman & Kurt Sandness
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Harman, David

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

David Harman
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Palmer, Arnold

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Visitors welcome

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Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Refram, Dean

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Tampa

Designer

Dean Refram, with later modifications by Arnold Palmer.
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Garl, Ron

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Ron Garl
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Lee, Joe

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Joe Lee
Unrated: Well regarded course not yet visited by the Where2Golf team.
Restricted
Tampa
Dye, Pete

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Restricted

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Tampa

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Pete Dye
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Hanse, Gil

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

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Gil Hanse
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Doak, Tom

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Coore & Crenshaw

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw.
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Weed, Bobby

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Bobby Weed (architect) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (player consultant)
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Clifton, Lloyd

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Visitors welcome

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Tampa

Designer

Lloyd Clifton
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Fazio, Tom

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Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

Tom Fazio
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Fazio, Tom

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

Tom Fazio

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