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
Harman, David

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Visitors welcome

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

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

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

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

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Chip Powell

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

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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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Tampa

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Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw.

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

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Lawrence "Larry" Packard

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

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Ron Garl

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

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Lawrence "Larry" Packard

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

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Designer

Lawrence "Larry" Packard

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Hanse, Gil

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Gil Hanse

4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Weed, Bobby

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Designer

Bobby Weed (architect) and Chi Chi Rodriguez (player consultant)

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

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Tampa

Designer

Lawrence "Larry" Packard

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

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Original design by Tom Fazio (1993); revamped by Mike Nuzzo, Kyle Franz & Ran Morrissett (2022).

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

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Original design by Tom Fazio (1993); revamped by Kyle Franz (2022).

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Private club
Tampa
Fazio, Tom

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Private club

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Designer

Original design by Tom Fazio (1988); modifications by David Whelchel (2012).

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

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Pete Dye
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Refram & Palmer

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Original design by Dean Refram (1976); modifications by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1986).

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
(Closed in 2015)
Tampa
Hills, Arthur

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(Closed in 2015)

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Tampa

Designer

Original layout (1988) and significant modifications (2008) designed by Arthur Hills

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

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Palmer course designed by Arnold Palmer & Ed Seay (1986), incorporating nine holes from the resort's original 27-hole Dean Refram-designed Saddlebrook course.

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

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

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

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Ron Garl
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
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Pate, Scott

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Scott Pate
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
Visitors welcome
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Sandness, Steve

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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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Tom Lehman & Kurt Sandness
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

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Marco Simone Golf & Country Club

Marco Simone Golf & Country Club: With a clubhouse that might befit a Roman Emperor, and a golf course to match, you can be sure of a memorable outing at Rome's most talked about golf facility.

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Prince's Golf Club, Kent (UK)

Here at Prince’s Golf Club you'll find 27 excellent holes of links golf. Just over the fence and sharing similar terrain is Royal St George’s; but Prince’s is far from overshadowed by its venerable neighbour. The three nine-hole loops at Prince's, laid out over gently undulating terrain, are sure to bring a smile of satisfaction to all lovers of links golf.

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