Best golf courses: Around Tampa

Besides its status as an important business destination, Tampa is full of culture, beaches and of course, golf courses. The Dunes Golf Club and TPC Tampa Bay deliver the definitive championship course experience, while the two golf courses at Saddlebrook Resort are Arnold Palmer designs at their finest. Streamstrong Resort is home to two dramatic sandbelt golf courses, which have drawn comparisons with such gems as Canada's Cabot Links and the world-class Bandon Dunes Golf Resort. To make the most of your golfing trip, and to help in your planning, you can look up the location of the best courses in Tampa on our customised maps.

4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Diddel, William

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William Diddel
4-star: Above average course - well worth a visit.
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Garl, Ron

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

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

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Donald Ross
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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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.
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Garl, Ron

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

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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.
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Pate, Scott

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Joe Lee
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Dye, Pete

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

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Gil Hanse
4-PLUS: Must play course - excellent standard; worthy of 4½ stars.
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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.
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Coore & Crenshaw

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

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

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

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

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Tom Fazio

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