St. Pete Clearwater
St. Pete/Clearwater is more than just America’s Best Beaches. It’s also home to some of America’s best golf courses and proud home to PGA and LPGA tour stops. Whether you’re looking for a modern course or a classic, you can have your pick from St. Pete/Clearwater’s 22 public or semi-private golf courses. There’s something for everyone—a mix of new and traditional, stunning landscapes, and demanding courses shaped by some of the top designers in the world.
Once you step onto The Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club’s breathtaking resort and manicured grounds, you will never want to leave. The resort’s five golf courses—The Copperhead, Island, North, South and Fox Squirrel—offer challenging, surprising and rewarding courses veterans and novices alike will appreciate.
If you’re looking to play on a gorgeous island (who isn’t?), the Vinoy Golf Course, located on Snell Island, was re-designed by renowned course architect, Ron Garl, and put back into play in 1992. Conditions for play are ideal year-round, with cool Gulf breezes in summertime and a perfect, warm escape in the winter.
Take it up a notch and try a round at Dunedin Golf Club. Former home of the PGA of America, this 18-hole course was designed by world renowned golf course architect Donald Ross. The facility went through a major restoration with the rebuilding of greens, tees and bunkers in 2006 through 2007, which has restored the course to nearly the same as when Ross originally brought it to life.
After a day on the golf course, head over to the all-new St. Pete Pier, a beautiful 26-acre waterfront oasis surrounded by the sparkling blue waters of Tampa Bay. Grab a tasty bite and an ice-cold drink at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grill, serving up authentic Florida cuisine. Peruse shops and artist galleries or take a relaxing walk along the 3,000 feet of walkways. Kick back in a colorful Adirondack chair as you watch the people go by or opt for a rooftop view at Pier Teaki.
Come discover the newly expanded Clearwater Marine Aquarium offering adventure for the whole family. From Winter the dolphin’s brand-new home with an underwater viewing area to a specially designated area for rescue animals, you’ll feel totally immersed in a new, fascinating world. With five times more space for guests, you can stay safe as you explore.
Plus, 35 miles of sugar white sand beaches are here for you to enjoy. Unwind in the warm sun, stick your toes in the soft sand, and take in a fi ery sunset to top off your day. Whether you plan to visit for one night or a few days, there are endless hotels, vacation rentals and renovated timeless landmarks to make your home away from home.
From world-renowned golf courses to world class beaches, unbeatable dining to delicious craft cocktails, you can’t go wrong in St. Pete/Clearwater. Discover it all at VisitStPeteClearwater.com.
The Copperhead’s elevation tests the best players in the world each year. The 7,340-yard, par-71 brute, designed by the imaginative architect Lawrence Packard, is one of the PGA Tour’s favorite stops.
Paul Azinger, a 12-time PGA Tour winner, called it the best course the PGA Tour plays. The Copperhead meanders through beautiful trees and landscaping with water strategically placed to test golfers of all levels. Innisbrook’s other courses offer an enjoyable challenge as well. The 7,310-yard, par-72 Island Course, in particular, can prove every bit as tough as the Copperhead.