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.
(Closed in 2015)
Tampa
Hills, Arthur

Visitors?

(Closed in 2015)

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Private club

Nearest city

Tampa

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

Visitors?

Restricted

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

Lawrence (Larry) Packard

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

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Rsrt guests only

Nearest city

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

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

Chip Powell

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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
Harman, David

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

Scott Pate
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Diddel, William

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

William Diddel
5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.
Visitors welcome
Tampa
Weed, Bobby

Visitors?

Visitors welcome

Nearest city

Tampa

Designer

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

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