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Five Tampa Golf Courses to Check Out

In a Florida city full of options, here are our five favorite Tampa golf courses.

Playing golf is a pastime that many people enjoy and depending on where you live, there will typically be a selection of courses to play. Golfers that reside in, or visit Tampa, Florida have a wide variety of choice when it comes to locations to enjoy a round of golf. There are a number of excellent Tampa golf courses available and the following 5 are some of those to check out.

Babe Zaharias Golf Course

This is one of the most famous of Tampa golf courses, and is located at 11412 Forest Hills Drive. Its history dates back to the 1920’s and in the 1940’s it was purchased by the successful athlete Mildred Ella “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, from where it derives its modern name. The course fell into disrepair following her death, although was taken over by the city of Tampa in the 1970’s and has since been restored to its former glory. It is now been afforded historical-landmark status and is an 18 hole, par 70 course with a length of 6,244 yards. Rates to play range up to around $35 at their most expensive and group and individual instructions are also available at the course.

TPC of Tampa Bay

The TPC of Tampa Bay golf course is located at 5300 West Lutz Lake Fern Road and is an 18 hole, par 71 facility. It was originally designed and built in the early 1990’s and was intended for use by both professional and amateur golfers. The course can be played from a few different tees and depending on which is used, the length can range from just over 5,000 yards on the front tees to almost 6,900 yards from the championship tees. The course was built in an area of wetlands and natural ponds meaning there are plenty of water hazards to contend with, although the natural setting provides plenty of opportunity to see the local wildlife while enjoying a round of golf.

Lexington Oaks Golf Club

This Tampa golf course is another that is set in an area of lakes and wetlands and is located on State Road 54 around a 20 minute drive from the downtown Tampa area. Lexington Oaks was opened in the year 2000 and is an 18 hole, Par 72 course with a 6,748 yardage. The course runs through an area of woodlands and lakes, with 15 of the 18 holes featuring water hazards. The course also offers instructions to adults and juniors, and a well stocked pro shop has a variety of golfing equipment, apparel and accessories for sale.

Westchase Golf Club

This is a well regarded golf club in the Tampa area and has been serving golfers in the area since 1992. It was designed by Lloyd Clifton and is set in a beautiful area, making it a scenic, as well as challenging choice of course to play. The full length of Westchase is 6,710 yards, although three sets of tees are available to suit different levels of skill. It is a par 72 and as well as the course, other facilities to enjoy include a clubhouse with restaurant, golf shop, golf camps for juniors and instructions for adults. This makes it one of the best Tampa golf courses to play.

Rocky Point Golf Course

This golf course is conveniently located close to the Tampa International Airport, and is one of the oldest in Florida, having been originally opened in 1911. It has gone through a few phases during its time in operation, with the course as it currently stands being opened in the 1980’s. It is located at 4151 Dana Shores Drive in Tampa and measures in at just over 6,300 yards from the back tees. The par is 71 and as well as the course, other facilities that can be used include a driving range, pro shop and club house with restaurant.

Tampa can be an excellent location to play golf, and the area provides plenty of opportunities to enjoy the game. There are a number of Tampa golf courses that can be played by both residents of the area and visitors, and the five shown above are considered to be some of the best. These can offer a challenging and enjoyable round of golf, and are some of the courses that anyone looking to play in the Tampa area should check out.

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