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Featured Resort……………………..…………………………………………………3

Golf Courses ………………………..…………………………………………………5
Meadows/ Pines at Carrolwood Village Golf & Tennis Club ........................................................... 5

Pines/Cypress at Carrolwood Village Golf & Tennis Club............................................................... 6

Westchase Golf Club....................................................................................................................... 7

Hidden Gunn Golf & Driving Range................................................................................................. 8

Old Memorial Golf Club ................................................................................................................... 9

Avila Golf & Country Club.............................................................................................................. 10

Babe Zaharias Golf Course ........................................................................................................... 12

Cypress/Meadows at Carrolwood Village Golf & Tennis Club ...................................................... 13

Countryway Golf Club.................................................................................................................... 14

Hunter's Green Country Club ........................................................................................................ 15

Northdale Golf Club ....................................................................................................................... 16

Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club ................................................................................................... 17

Pebble Creek Country Club........................................................................................................... 18

Rocky Point Golf Course ............................................................................................................... 19

Rogers Park Golf Course .............................................................................................................. 20

Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club ............................................................................................... 21

The Claw at USF Golf Course ....................................................................................................... 22


Course Reviews and Feature Stories…………………………………………….23
Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay ...................................................................................... 23

World Woods Golf Club ................................................................................................................. 26

University Park Country Club ........................................................................................................ 29

Dunes Golf Club at Seville............................................................................................................. 32

World Woods Golf Club Overview ................................................................................................. 35
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    World Woods Golf Club: Rolling Oaks Course.............................................................................. 36

    World Woods Golf Club: Pine Barrens Course ............................................................................. 38

    Saddlebrook Resort....................................................................................................................... 41

    Florida's World Woods Golf Club Features Two Standouts .......................................................... 44

    Copperhead Golf Course: One of the Best Gets Even Better....................................................... 47

    Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay: Building its Own Great Tradition ................................. 49

    Saddlebrook Resort and Spa: The Doral of Tampa Bay ............................................................... 52

    Swashbuckling Tampa Bay area stealing the show as Florida’s next great golf destination ........ 58

    Resort stay and play...................................................................................................................... 59

    Daily fee and semiprivate courses................................................................................................. 60

    Donald Ross courses you can play in the Bay .............................................................................. 61

    Worth the Journey ......................................................................................................................... 61




Featured Resort

    Westin Innisbrook Resort
    offers everything under the sun

    Many first-timers to the Westin Innisbrook Resort in
    Palm Harbor often think the resort starts and ends
    with 72 holes of Florida's finest championship golf.

    True, the four courses are the cornerstone of the top
    golf resort on the gulf coast and among the finest in
    Florida. But once they discover the 900-acre resort is
    complete with 60 acres of lakes and trails, a "must-
    see-to-believe" swimming complex, nearly a dozen
    tennis courts and five restaurants all offering a unique menu and varied atmosphere it becomes
    clear: They would not have to leave Innisbrook, even if they stayed there two weeks straight.

    The Innisbrook Resort strives to include everything the traveler, whether on business, with family
    or simply with a few buddies may desire.



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No car is necessary to get around the resort. Free shuttles pick up guests at the nearby Tampa
International Airport and everything on the property is compact and accessible. The location is
prime, easily accessible to beaches, Tampa and its array of attractions.

But golf is why the masses come to Innisbrook. And the four courses each offer something
unique.

The Copperhead is the headliner and home to the PGA's Chrysler Championship each fall.
Practically every golf publication and ranking has this course among the state's top 10.

The elevation changes and thick strands of pine trees make Copperhead more reminiscent of
North Carolina than a course on the cusp of the Gulf of Mexico. At more than 7,300 yards, this is
a course for the driver, not conservative iron play from the tee.

                                              The Island Course is the more strategic, slightly
                                              shorter target-style course. Tricky and tight, the
                                              course is demanding on low-handicappers while
                                              being entirely playable for higher scores. Even Phil
                                              Mickelson won the NCAA Championship hosted here
                                              in 1990.

                                              The two Highlands courses are perfect compliments
                                              to the Copperhead and Island.

                                              The Highlands North course is similar to the
                                              Copperhead course in terrain, but plays far shorter at
about 6,600 yards. Don't let the length fool you into thinking it's a pushover: 11 of 18 holes have
water and bunkers abound in the fairways and greenside. The small greens challenge approach
shots and the par-3s will test long irons.

Highlands South is a little longer at 6,800 yards, due in most part to Florida's longest par 5 - the
630-yard 13th. Expansive waste bunkers and undulating terrain give the course its own unique
character, almost links-style. Ten holes have water hazards and the round is capped on the 18th
by a 185-yard par 3 over water, providing high drama at the finish.

Kids too young or simply too anxious to let loose probably wouldn't notice a bit if you stayed out
on the links for an extra nine or even 18. The Loch Ness pool, situated in the middle of the resort
is the centerpiece of a three-acre water park which features a 15-foot waterfall, two waterslides,
two beach areas and a plethora of pool games and activities hosted by resort staff. Tall pines and
magnolia trees also provide for a little shade for those out in the sun all day.

The Resort is also one of the premier conference
centers in the state, with more than 65,000 square
feet of meeting space in three rooms and 600 guest
suites. Tournaments and special events are a
specialty. Whether it's a wedding or corporate
outing, the staff can set everything up on the course
and off.

Dining options abound. Complete with immaculate
course conditioning and impressive guest service,
the Westin Innisbrook Resort leaves little to be
desired in a resort.




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    Driving Directions

    From Orlando/Daytona/Lakeland/Winter Haven: Take I-4 west to Tampa. Pick up I-275 south into
    Tampa. Exit right at Tampa International Airport to Florida Route 60 west. Take 60 across
    Courtney Campbell Causeway (follow Clearwater signs) to US Highway 19. Go north 10.3 miles
    to Innisbrook.

    From Miami/Fort Lauderdale: Take Florida Turnpike north to Yeehaw Junction. Pick up Florida
    Route 60 west to Clearwater. After crossing Courtney Campbell Causeway, turn north on US
    Highway 19 and go 10.3 miles to Innisbrook.
    From Tallahassee: Take I-10 east to US Highway 19 and then drive south approximately 4 and
    1/2 hours to Innisbrook.

    From Fort Myers/Sarasota/Bradenton: Take I-75 north to Skyway Bridge (follow St. Petersburg
    signs). After crossing bridge, stay on I-275 to Gandy exit. Turn left on Gandy to US Highway 19
    and then travel north approximately 20 miles.

    From Gainesville: Take I-75 south to Florida Route 54 (New Port Richey exit). Then proceed 27.5
    miles to US Highway 19 and then drive south 8.3 miles to Innisbrook.

    If You Go

    The Westin Innisbrook Resort
    36750 U.S. HWY 19 North
    Palm Harbor, FL 34684
    (877) 752-1480


    The information in this story was accurate at the time of publication. All contact information,
    directions and prices should be confirmed directly with the golf course or resort before making
    reservations and/or travel plans.




Golf Courses

    Meadows/ Pines at
    Carrolwood Village Golf & Tennis Club

    This club has three nine hole courses that are played in three eighteen hole combinations. The
    Pines Course is the most difficult of the three nines because there is more water and more
    difficult par 4's. The Cypress Course is the narrowest of the three and has more out-of-bounds
    areas. The Meadow Course is the easiest of the three because the holes play shorter. Tee times
    are reserved for the weekends on Wednesday.



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     Golf Course/Club Detail
     Holes                                    18
     Architect(s)                             Ed Ault
     Year Built                               1971
     Public/Private                           Private
     Guest Policy                             Reciprocal
     Credit Cards                             VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
     Golf Season                              year round
     Range                                    Yes
     Rental Clubs                             Yes
     Pro In House                             Yes
     Metal Spikes Okay                        No


     Green Fees Range
     Weekdays                                 $
     Weekend                                  $
     Tee times welcomed                       Yes
     Rental Carts Avail                       Yes


     TEES                            PAR     YARDS              SLOPE            USGA
     Championship                     72      6803                  130           72.30
     Middle                           72      6335                  125           70.10
     Forward                          72      5365                  131           73.10
     Other                            72      5846                  123           70.00


     Legend
     $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100    $$$    $100 to $250         $$$$   over $250




Pines/Cypress at Carrolwood
Village Golf & Tennis Club - Private

This club has three nine hole courses that are played in three eighteen hole combinations. The
Pines Course is the most difficult of the three nines because there is more water and more difficult
par 4's. The Cypress Course is the narrowest of the three and has more out-of-bounds areas. The
Meadow Course is the easiest of the three because the holes play shorter. Tee times are
reserved for the weekends on Wednesday.



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Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Ed Ault
Year Built                                      1971
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Reciprocal
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Golf Season                                     year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Yes


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                     72     6956                 126            73.00
        Middle                           72     6429                 121            70.40
        Forward                          72     5403                 129            72.90
        Other                            72     5919                 119            70.20


     Legend
        $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100   $$$       $100 to $250       $$$$   over $250




Westchase Golf Club – Public

Designed by Lloyd Clifton, Westchase winds through
acres of lakes, conservation areas and forest. It offers
manicured greens surrounded by natural wetlands,
wooden bridges and bulkheads. With its 9,500 sq. ft.
clubhouse, full-service dining room, and fully stocked
pro shop, Westchase offers a country club atmosphere
along with first-class service. The golf club has
established itself as one of Tampa Bay's best upscale
golf facilities. The front nine meander through an
impressive pine forest. The back nine -- which is
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demanding on the tee shot -- features lakes, wetlands and cypress. Strategically placed bunkers,
more sparkling lakes and stands of cypress, oak, palmetto and pine frame the fairways and
greens. Signature Hole No. 3, at 212 yards from the back tee, is all you can handle -- It's a Par 3
all-carry over water from the back tee!


Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Lloyd Clifton
Year Built                                      1992
Public/Private                                  Public
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $$
        Weekend                                 $$
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS               SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                     72     6710                130            71.80
        Middle                           72     6233                123            69.20
        Forward                          72     5205                121            69.10
        Other


     Legend
        $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100   $$$      $100 to $250       $$$$   over $250




Hidden Gunn Golf & Driving Range - Public

This is a great course for beginners or for experienced players who wish to practice their short
game. The fairways are narrow, and the greens are small. The flat terrain is easy to walk. Ladies
tee off from the same set as the men.

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This economically priced par-3, nine-hole course may be located on a flat plot of ground but the
greens are quite small, so accuracy is a must. The fairways are narrow, although one would hope
not to spend much time in them on a par-3 course. Holes here rarely reach 100 yards in length,
totaling 805 in all. It's mostly short irons and putting.


Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                          9
Architect(s)                                   Barney Rackley
Year Built                                     1993


Green Fees Range
Weekdays                                 $
Weekend                                  $
Tee times welcomed                       No
Rental Carts Avail                       No

TEES                            PAR     YARDS                 SLOPE          USGA
Championship
Middle                          27      805
Forward                         27      805
Other

Legend
$ under $50          $$   $50 to $100    $$$       $100 to $250       $$$$   over $250




Old Memorial Golf Club - Private

This layout of this exclusive course is wide open and
flat, with enough yardage to test even the longest
hitters. The course makes the most of its natural
terrain with its gently rolling fairways, while the
undulating greens are firm and fast, and feature
several false fronts. Water comes into play on several
holes. The signature hole is #5, a 459-yard, par 4,
featuring a dogleg left fairway. Starting from an
elevated tee, the hole wraps itself around the lake,
which you must carry with your approach shot. This course is caddy-mandatory, however, power
carts are available for individuals with disabilities. "Golf Digest" ranked this course #7 among its
"Best New Private Courses" for 1998. "Golf Magazine" chose it 68th among the "Top 100 Courses
in the U.S." for 1999. There are no ladies' tees on the course.



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Golf Course/Club Detail                                                    Publication Top 200 Rank: 68
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Steve Smyers
Year Built                                      1997
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Closed
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $$
        Weekend                                 $$
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      No


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      7236                 134            75.30
        Middle                          72      6958                 131            74.00
        Forward
        Other                           72      6463                 125            71.60


     Legend
        $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100   $$$       $100 to $250       $$$$   over $250




Avila Golf & Country Club - Private

Avila Golf & Country Club is considered one of America’s most
exclusive and beautiful Country Clubs. A classic and traditional
club, Avila was built in 1980 offering golfers, sports enthusiasts
the luxuries and anonymity of Country Club entertaining. A
family friendly Club, Avila offers Junior Golf Programs, annual
social activities and pool and tennis recreation.

Amenities include 18-holes of golf, a traditional caddy program,
six lighted Har-Tru tennis courts, fully equipped pro shops, junior
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Olympic-size swimming pool and Mediterranean-style Clubhouse.

The signature golf course was redesigned in 1988 by developer Bob Sierra of Avila and partner
Jack Nicklaus. This partnership created other highly acclaimed communities such as Wynstone,
English Turn, Country Club of the South, Bear Creek, and Country Club of Louisiana.


Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Ron Garl
Year Built                                      1979
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Closed
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $$
        Tee times welcomed                      No
        Rental Carts Avail                      Yes


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      6833                 141            73.40
        Middle                          72      6570                 121            71.10
        Forward                         72      4994                 121            71.10
        Other


     Legend
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Babe Zaharias Golf Course – Public

On May 3, 2004, Babe Zaharias Golf Course closed                                                  to
the public and began a 1.9 million dollar construction
project. Construction was completed on November
18th and the course reopened to the public on
Saturday November 20th.

All of the putting greens were reconstructed to
USGA specifications. They were also replanted with
tifdwarf bermuda grass. The irrigation system was
replaced with all new pipes and sprinkler heads. All of the tee boxes were reshaped and several
new tee boxes were added. The sand bunkers have also been renovated, several bunkers were
added and some taken out. The cart paths have been resurfaced as well as the parking lot.
Bollards have been installed around the perimeter of the course. New furniture and carpet will
await your return.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Ron Garl
Year Built                                      1972
Public/Private                                  Public
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           No
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes



        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS               SLOPE          USGA
        Championship
        Middle                          70      6163                121            68.90
        Forward                         71      5236                118            68.90
        Other


     Legend
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Cypress/Meadows
at Carrolwood Village
Golf & Tennis Club - Private

This club has three nine hole courses that are played in three eighteen hole combinations. The
Pines Course is the most difficult of the three nines because there is more water and more
difficult par 4's. The Cypress Course is the narrowest of the three and has more out-of-bounds
areas. The Meadow Course is the easiest of the three because the holes play shorter. Tee times
are reserved for the weekends on Wednesday.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Ed Ault
Year Built                                      1971
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Reciprocal
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No



        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Yes


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      6833                 128            72.30
        Middle                          72      6360                 122            70.10
        Forward                         72      5324                 132            72.90
        Other                           72      5929                 120            69.80


     Legend
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Countryway Golf Club - Semi-Private
This executive course has many hills that will cause uneven lies in the
fairways, plus water hazards coming into play on several holes. Both the
greens and fairways are undulating. The signature hole is #7, a 195-
yard, par 3, requiring an accurate tee shot to the green or else you'll end
up in one of the water hazards which come into play on each side of the
fairway.


Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)
Year Built                                      1990
Public/Private                                  Semi-Private
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           No
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               Yes



        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee



        TEES                            PAR     YARDS             SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    61      3481              92             56.60
        Middle                          61      3118              86             54.90
        Forward                         61      2680              83             54.90
        Other


     Legend
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Hunter's Green Country Club - Private

The crown jewel of Hunter's Green Country Club is its
championship golf course designed by Tom Fazio, one of
the legendary golf course architects of our time. Sculpted
from existing pine flatwoods and wetlands, he has applied
his remarkable imagination in creating a truly unique
picturesque and challenging course. Designed for the
pleasure and enjoyment of golfers at any skill level, the
choice of teeing areas allows the course to be challenged
from varying distances, ranging from a length of 6,979
yards from the tournament tees to a comfortable 5,096
yards from the front tees.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Tom Fazio
Year Built                                      1989
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Closed
Credit Cards                                    None
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $$
        Weekend                                 $$
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Yes


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      6979                 126            73.40
        Middle                          72      6504                 122            70.90
        Forward                         72      5096                 113            70.10
        Other                           72      6102                 116            68.80


     Legend
        $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100   $$$       $100 to $250       $$$$   over $250




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Northdale Golf Club - Semi-Private

Northdale remains one the premier Tampa golf
courses because of its affordable play, its use of water
on 11 of 18 holes, bunkers, rolling undulations and
contoured greens that really challenge players. In
1977, Northdale Golf & Tennis Club was founded by
the Criterion Corporation. Criterion enlisted Ron Garl
previous "Golf Designer of the Year" to design one of the most beautiful Tampa golf courses that
would "sit softly on the land". Land that originally was a dairy farm was transformed by the design
of Ron Garl employing his vision "To design and build memorable courses that challenge players
to excel and that everyone can enjoy".

Northdale Golf & Tennis Club, a hidden gem among Tampa golf courses, was sold in 1980 to
Dave Creighton a National Hockey League star that owned it until 2000, when Crown Golf
Properties purchased the facility. During the summer of 2002 the Tampa golf course underwent it
first renovation since being built. Golf Sculptors of Florida was the contractor for a project that
included the complete rebuilding of all greens to USGA specifications, reshaping of every bunker
and the resurfacing of over four (4) miles of cart path.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Ron Garl
Year Built                                      1981
Public/Private                                  Semi-Private
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           No
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               Yes


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS             SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      6767              122            71.80
        Middle                          72      6230              117            69.30
        Forward                         72      5383              121            71.00
        Other                           72      5866              112            67.60


     Legend
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Palma Ceia Golf & Country Club - Private

This traditional course features narrow, tree-lined fairways,
so shot accuracy is at a premium. The greens are small and
undulating. The signature hole is #13, offering a spectacular
view of the clubhouse.




Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Tom Bendelow
Year Built                                      1916
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Closed
Credit Cards                                    None
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           No
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No



        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $$
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Yes


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    70      6211                 126            69.80
        Middle                          70      5859                 125            68.90
        Forward                         71      5207                 125            72.30
        Other


     Legend
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Pebble Creek Country Club - Semi-Private

Come to where town and country meet in a brilliant display of
natural beauty. Abundant beds of colorful flowers and
sparkling water fountains highlight 27 championship holes on
the tree-lined banks of the Elk River. Designed to be
challenging but developed with an eye for beauty, Pebble
Creek is a must play for the discriminating golfer.

Annually ranked among the top public courses in Minnesota and receiving Golf Digest's four-star
rating, Pebble Creek stands above the competition in quality and value.

Open to the public and conveniently located between St. Cloud and the Twin Cities, Pebble Creek
is the perfect site for group outings of any size.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)
Year Built                                      1967
Public/Private                                  Semi-Private
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS             SLOPE           USGA
        Championship                    71      6436              127             71.10
        Middle                          71      6032              122             69.10
        Forward                         71      5280              120             70.30
        Other


     Legend
        $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100   $$$    $100 to $250       $$$$    over $250




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Rocky Point Golf Course - Public

Rocky Point is a fine public golf course facility
conveniently located within 15-minute drive of Tampa
International Airport as well as many luxury hotels in the
West Shore and Rocky Point areas.

Sand and water come into play often. In fact, the many
lakes on the course have become a wildlife habitat as well
as a bird sanctuary.

This course is fairly demanding. There are sand bunkers and water that come into play on eleven
holes. Hans Schmeisser redesigned the original nine holes in the 1960's, then David Wallace
designed the new back nine in the 1970's. Ron Garl then redesigned the entire course in 1983.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Willie Black
Year Built                                      1910
Public/Private                                  Public
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           No
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               Yes


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS               SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    71      6444                122            71.70
        Middle                          71      5936                117            68.70
        Forward                         71      4861                111            65.70
        Other


     Legend
        $ under $50          $$   $50 to $100   $$$      $100 to $250       $$$$   over $250




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Rogers Park Golf Course – Public

The Hillsborough River insulates Rogers Park from the
hustle and bustle of Tampa. Only 20 minutes from
downtown, there are no city streets or homes running
through this golf course, which was originally built in 1952
and renovated in the summer of 2000.

Rogers Park is the home of the Tampa City Amateur
Medal Championship, features a driving range and a
three-hole short course. Course record 64.

This golf course has a reputation for being one of the most difficult public courses in south Florida.
The course hosts some Pro-Am tournaments.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)
Year Built                                      1967
Public/Private                                  Public
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               Yes


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS               SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      6593                125            72.30
        Middle                          72      5922                119            69.40
        Forward                         72      4734                119            70.70
        Other


     Legend
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Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club - Private
A place to slip away from the cares of the world, in a world
unto itself. Nestled among majestic pines and Queen
palms in the heart of New Tampa. A step away from the
workaday, a step above the ordinary.

A private club, yet inviting to those who call it an
occasional retreat or a second home. A place for
wholesome family gatherings, forging friendships,
celebrating the landmarks of life. For formal elegance and
informal, old-fashioned fun. Where the everyday is exceptional and the exceptional occurs every
day.

Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    Arthur Hills
Year Built                                      1987
Public/Private                                  Private
Guest Policy                                    Reciprocal
Credit Cards                                    VISA, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               No


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $$
        Weekend                                 $$
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    72      7004                 135            73.80
        Middle                          72      6418                 125            71.60
        Forward                         72      4883                 120            70.20
        Other                           72      5781                 117            68.60


     Legend
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The Claw at USF Golf Course

Don't plan a golf trip to Tampa without experiencing the
newly renovated Claw at USF, home to the nationally
ranked University of South Florida golf teams. The Claw
offers a distinct layout that seamlessly winds through
moss draped oaks and towering pines on pristine Florida
preservation land. Our new Tif-Dwarf putting surface and
challenging doglegs will test your finesse and shot making
ability.



Golf Course/Club Detail
Holes                                           18
Architect(s)                                    William F. Mitchell
Year Built                                      1967
Public/Private                                  Public
Guest Policy                                    Open
Credit Cards                                    VISA, Amex, MasterCard Welcomed
Golf Season                                     Year round
Range                                           Yes
Rental Clubs                                    Yes
Pro In House                                    Yes
Metal Spikes Okay                               Yes


        Green Fees Range
        Weekdays                                $
        Weekend                                 $
        Tee times welcomed                      Yes
        Rental Carts Avail                      Included in fee


        TEES                            PAR     YARDS                 SLOPE          USGA
        Championship                    71      6809                  131            73.10
        Middle                          71      6201                  124            71.60
        Forward                         71      5349                  115            69.80
        Other                           71      5937                  118            70.60


     Legend
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 Courses Reviews

Tournament Players Club
of Tampa Bay: Building
its Own Great Tradition
By Jay Mankus, Staff Writer

TAMPA BAY, FL - When the average golfer hears TPC,
short for Tournament Players Club, a light goes off in their
mind. Images of the 17th hole, the island green at the TPC
of Sawgrass flash within their memory. This hole has
become one of the most recognizable holes in golf
because the PGA Tour annually holds their Tournament
Players Championship at this TPC facility.

On the west coast of Florida, simply known as the gulf coast to Floridians, there is another TPC
facility that is building its own tradition. The Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay, located 30
minutes north of downtown Tampa in Lutz, Florida, also hosts a tour event.

The Verizon Classic, formerly known as the GTE Classic, has been a stop on the Senior PGA
Tour for the past 12 years. Since 1992, this tournament has been hosted by the TPC of Tampa
Bay and is now considered one of the most challenging venues on the Senior PGA tour. Over the
last 5 years, more than 150,000 spectators have come to the bay area annually to see some of
the greatest names in golf.

As you enter the clubhouse at the TPC of Tampa Bay, pictures of these legends magnify the
ambiance of this world class facility. In the foyer, life sized pictures of Jack, Arnie, Raymond, Lee
and Chi Chi welcome you. Additional pictures of the gallery behind the 18th green, a map of
America marked with all of the TPC facilities nationwide, and the elegance of the clubhouse
interior sets the scene for an awesome golfing experience.

                               To savor this special day, the golf shop offers a variety of PGA, TPC
                               of Tampa Bay and Verizon Classic merchandise. While many
                               golfers often buy hats of each famous course they play, there is also
                               a great selection of Ashworth, Cutter & Buck, IZOD club, Polo,
                               Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Bahama golf shirts available.

                               Tiger fans, the TPC of Tampa Bay has not forgotten about you!
                               There is plenty of Nike outfits featuring the Tiger Woods Collection.
                               This fully stocked golf shop also features Titleist custom club fitting,
                               specialty items and club and shoe rentals for those guests who are
                               on vacation.

                         As word of the TPC of Tampa Bay continues to spread, the blue
                         collar worker who loves golf will have to dig deeper into his or her
                         pocket to play this first class golf course. Currently, 18 holes of golf
                         at this Tournament Players Club will cost $96 through April or $129
                         if you want to play 36 holes. During the summer, prices fall to $71
weekdays and $84 on weekends. Peak season rates are $136 for 18 and $179 for those who
enjoy playing 36.


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 Ray Floyd has called the TPC of Tampa Bay one of the best
courses on the Senior PGA Tour. Golf Digest has given the TPC of
Tampa Bay a 4 star on their places to play list. Golf & Travel
Magazine in a January 2001 article ranked the TPC #1 in Tampa,
Florida. Meanwhile, the TPC of Tampa Bay has also received the
Best Choice of Tampa award by Reader's Choice.

If these words do not motivate you to make at tee time, then maybe
seeing the wall of champions in person, located just outside of the
golf shop doors, will bring you here before next year's Verizon
Classic. As you stare at this grandiose wall, extending several yards
toward the practice facility, it is like looking at the who's who list on
the Senior PGA Tour.

Names such as Irwin, Nicklaus, Trevino, Colbert and Floyd have all conquered the field of
players, which seems to rise in statue each season. After playing the TPC of Tampa Bay, it is
clear that a rich tradition has already begun at this TPC facility just north of Tampa.

Like the clubhouse, the practice facility at the TPC of Tampa Bay is first class. Two teeing areas
on either side of the putting green overlook an expansive field of target greens and flags. At the
back of the practice facility there is an area designated for pitching, chipping and bunker play. The
only visible weakness of this practice facility is the smallish putting green which must be difficult to
fit a large group of players during an outing or tournament.

The golf course at the TPC of Tampa Bay is a Bobby Weed design along with Chi Chi Rodriguez
as the player consultant. Since Bobby Weed was the chief designer, there are not as many large
landing areas for Chi Chi's high draws, as I think he would have preferred. Maybe Bobby likes to
play fades. This might explain why several tee shots at this TPC require high fades for righties
and draws for lefties.

Like some TPC courses, the TPC of Tampa Bay features a stadium golf design. Steep inclines
around greens, rolling mounds and ample room between holes create the perfect environment for
fans to watch golf. While several water hazards and three residential roads divide this course into
three sections, spectators can either stay in one place or follow their favorite star over this 6,898
yard, par 71 layout.

                                One of the special features built into this Tournament Players Club
                               is a wildlife refuge. In fact, a small section of the clubhouse is
                               dedicated to the large exotic birds you will see as you play. Colorful
                               pictures warm you up to the creatures you will find within the large
                               waterway between the 10th and 18th holes.

                               Ibis, sandhill cranes, heron, commorants, egrets, wood storks and
                               limpkin cover this wildlife refuge with a sea of colors. You might
                               even see one of the baby sandhill cranes protected anxiously by its
                               mama. However, beware of hitting flying birdies off the 18th tee. As
                               you make your way up the 18th fairway, you will pass their main
                               nesting area along the banks of this preserve.

                               By keeping the environment in mind as this course was built, Bobby
and Chi Chi have earned national recognition from the New York Audubon Society. Due in large
part to their work, the TPC of Tampa Bay is now a certified member of the Audubon Cooperative
Sanctuary Program. This certification proudly hangs from the clubhouse walls.

Two major themes of the TPC of Tampa Bay are spectacular views and collection areas. The
views at this Tournament Players Club are enhanced by elevated tees, exotic fairway bunkers,
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gentle rolling hills, scenic wetlands and deep greenside bunkers that are often tilted at an angle to
highlight their physical features. The best example of these visual effects occur on the 332 yard,
par 4 5th hole.

An elevated tee stands above a pond which runs down the left side of the fairway. Beyond this
pond and behind the green is a wetland covered in native grasses and brush. Trees down the
right hand side are extenuated by a slightly raised fairway bunker which is your target off the tee.
Just behind the 150 yard marker, this fairway bends to the left, slightly uphill to a green that is
sandwiched between two deep bunkers with steep lips. Three seems easy after your drive, but
this green is devilishly slick.


Greens like #5 are common throughout this Tournament Players Club. If there was rough around
these greens, players would be cursing each time they miss the putting surface.

To create a player friendly environment, the collars have been mowed to fairway height around
every green which form collection areas similar to those found at Pinehurst #2. Depending upon
where the pin is placed on a given day, some players might wish there was rough to protect
against impossible touch shots to a green sloping away from you. However, these collection
areas will almost insure that players with great short games will rise to the cream of the crop at
this facility.

Because of how aesthetically pleasing this course is to play, its nearly impossible to single out a
few holes as quote signature golf holes. While some holes have homes located to the left or right
of them that distract from its overall make up, other holes are secluded by Florida pines, cyprus
and wetlands.

The last five holes at the TPC of Tampa Bay could be signature holes for any course in Florida.
Just ask those Senior PGA Tour players who wilted down the stretch at the 2001 Verizon Classic.
The 14th hole is 588 yards, 15 is 452 yards, 16 is 430 yards, 17 is 217 yards and the 18th is 456
yards, uphill!

 While each hole is difficult, the 452 yard, par 4 15th is the most
intimidating. Players face a long carry over water from three of the
four sets of tees at the TPC of Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, there is little
room for error to the right with out of bounds just beyond trees which
line this side of the rough. If your tee shot is dry, players still must
avoid this water hazard that lurks along the entire left side. If you bail
right, three greenside bunkers await arrant shots.

After playing this TPC facility, it was not as hard as I thought it would
be. However, as the round wore on, my confidence was shaken by
water hazards on 15 of 18 holes. When you do play here, I suggest playing the white tees on the
back nine unless you enjoy suffering like me. The TPC tees measure 3,557 yards, 3433 yards
from the blue, 3,093 yards at the white and 2,572 yards from the ladies tees on the final 9 holes.

For your traveling convenience, the TPC of Tampa Bay currently works with two hotels near
Tampa International Airport. In the future, the golf staff is looking to add other hotel
accommodations to include golf packages to lessen costs for travelers outside of Tampa.
Come to the TPC of Tampa Bay and play where pros and amateurs will try to qualify for this
year's US Open. Other professionals will try to squeak through the first stage of the PGA & Senior
PGA Qualifying School. The TPC of Tampa Bay, a must play whenever you visit Tampa, Florida.




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General Manager: Brady Boyd
5100 Terrain de golf Drive
Lutz, FL 33549
1-866-PLAY-TPC (EXT. 205)
www.tpctampabay.com




World Woods Golf
Club is a world away,
and a world apart

By Shane Sharp, Senior Editor

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. (March 27, 2003) -- "If you build
it, they will come." Lacking in creativity and originality is
this phrase, anymore. Hackneyed, even. But there is
no other way to describe the World Woods Golf Club.

If World Woods was a respectable 18-hole facility
designed by a suitable architect and situated an hour's drive from civilization, it would not make
the evening news of the travel golf industry, so to speak.

Such facilities are common in this business.

There is, however, nothing common about World Woods. This 36-hole Tom Fazio designed "core"
golf panacea with its nine-hole short course and state-of-the-art practice center is deserving of its
own mini-series.

"I would put this facility up against any in the state and maybe any in the country in terms of
quality golf and first-rate practice facilities," says World Woods director of golf Stan Cooke.

Much has been written about Fazio's two outstanding layouts at World Woods, the Pine Barrens
and Rolling Oaks Courses. The former is considered one of the best public access tracks in the
Southeastern United States. With its 44 acres of waste bunkers, pine-packed fairways and
muscular feel, it is as close to Pine Valley as some of us will ever get.

The later -- with its sweeping doglegs, gnarly Live Oaks and roller-coaster terrain -- is so Texas
Hill Country, it would make Barton Creek blush. Despite waking up in the shadows of Pine
Barrens each morning, Rolling Oaks is considered one of the best pay for play courses in the
state.

Spectacular courses, not doubt. But what is truly amazing about World Woods can be fleshed out
by two of journalism's most basic questions: how and why?

As in how did one of the country's premier 36-hole facilities end up and hour and 20 minutes from
the Tampa International Airport when there's enough vacant land on the outskirts of the Bay area
to relocate Busch Gardens 10 times over.

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Or why would someone eschew a profitable real estate endeavor in favor of golf in its purest form
(did we mention there's nary a home to be found at World Woods?)

"Yukihisa Inoue, our owner, was looking for a climate that was the opposite of his club in Japan,"
says Cooke. "He was looking for a playground in the Sun Belt where his members could come
and enjoy themselves in the winter. He was also looking to introduce the game to the Japanese
youth and establish them professionally. That is why we have such extensive practice facilities."

Inoue had an irrepressible vision and a simple blueprint. He had no desire to overpay for land
closer to the Tampa/St. Pete/Clearwater area to implement them. That money, he figured, could
go toward hiring the architect of his choice. After all, Inoue had taken two years to travel the globe
and play the world's best courses. He had sampled the game's best designers and he knew
exactly what and who he wanted.

"He decided it was going to be Fazio and he'd do what it took to get him," says Cooke. "Fazio
wasn't as expensive then as he is now. But he wasn't cheap. He designs like what, seven or eight
courses a year? How we got two of them is a mystery to some folks."

                                         No more a mystery than the entire facility, really.

                                         According to Cooke, Inoue hired an industry consultant to
                                         study the feasibility of locating a 36-hole daily fee facility
                                         some 60 miles from the nearest urban area. The
                                         consultant, being of a sober mind, recommended against
                                         it.

                                          "We actually saw the guy the other day and had a good
                                          laugh about it," Cooke says. "I don't think it mattered what
                                          he said, Mr. Inoue was going ahead with the project. Now
                                          that we are doing almost 100,000 rounds a year between
the two courses, I think we are in the clear."

If you build it, they will come. Of course, it doesn't hurt when the state opens an expressway
essentially connecting the Tampa International Airport with your front gate.

"The Veterans Expressway has changed everything here," says Cooke. "It has cut the travel time
from an hour and 20 minutes to 40 minutes. We are now almost thought of as part of Tampa. It
benefits us, and it benefits Tampa."

Yet, Tampa is only part of the equation. World Woods' gravitational pull gradually has made its
way east to Orlando.

"We have guys who make the hour and change drive from Orlando when they are down with their
families visiting one of the theme parks," says head professional Scott Wyckoff. "Some come and
play 36 holes and head back and others will spend a night here. Orlando is right behind Tampa
and local play in terms of where we draw from."

Despite its remote location, there are approximately 700 hotel and motel rooms within a 20 minute
drive radius of World Woods, according to Wyckoff.

"We actually have a good number of golfers come down from Jacksonville or up from Naples and
Fort Meyers," says Wyckoff. "With all that we have here, we are more than just a place to play, we
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The Courses

Pine Barrens: This is the one they've come to see. Fazio,
who is no stranger to moving earth, seems to have let the
soil erode from the edges of the fairways and green
complexes to create a layout that is as unique as it is
challenging. With its wide fairways and unabashed muscle,
Pine Barrens appears to be a haven for long-knockers. But
shot values are of the essence, with most par-4s and par-
5s having a clear position "A" off the tee. Fazio even toys
with the unconventional, using split fairways on the fourth
and 14th holes to force a choice of route. From the
fairways in, Pine Barrens is target golf at its finest.


Wyckoff says: "Fazio provides a lot of room to hit the ball. It doesn 't look like it from the tee
because it is visually intimidating. On the approach shots into the green you have to hit the right
quadrant. Fazio doesn't kill you with a lot of length. He also always puts one short risk/reward par
four and at Pine Barrens it is No. 15. You have to manage the golf course and be patient."

                                          Rolling Oaks: This is the course you'll want to play every
                                          day. Rolling Oaks boasts an aesthetically soothing layout
                                          that gracefully dips and climbs through the farmlands of
                                          central-western Florida. The par-3 eighth hole is straight
                                          out of the Texas Hill Country and has to be one of the
                                          most sublime one-shotters in the state. Rolling Oaks can
                                          be brought to its knees by low handicappers, but that isn't
                                          the point here. This is golf for golf's sake and many World
                                          Woods regulars will tell you that this is their preferred
                                          course.


Wyckoff says: "Initially golfers are drawn to Pine Barrens and then they are pleasantly surprised
by Rolling Oaks. If it was a stand alone course, it would be ranked higher. But it is still one of the
top ten courses in the state, in my opinion. The golf course is totally different than Pine Barrens -
different topography, different trees, and different feel. It is also less intimidating and there are
plenty of birdie opportunities on the front nine. The greens are large and the fairways are wide. It
kind of lulls you to sleep, so be careful."

The Practice Facilities: World Woods has gone beyond Inoue's original vision as a haven for up-
and-coming Japanese players. At least 12 collegiate golf teams can be found on the grounds
each spring, and PGA Tour players from the Orlando area frequently make the trek over to fine
tune their games in the offseason. The practice area is anchored by the 20-acre, circular driving
range surrounded by multiple chipping and putting areas. There's also a two-acre putting course
with 36 separate target holes, and three practice holes including a par 3, 4 and 5. World Woods
also houses a nine-hole "short course" designed by Fazio that mixes design elements from both
full courses.

Stay-and-Play

Saddlebrook Resort, approximately 45 minutes south in Wesley Chapel, can provide a full service
golf experience to complement a visit to World Woods. Saddlebrook is home to two 18-hole
courses, tennis courts, a spa, fine dining and 800 deluxe guest rooms and suites. The resort is
conveniently located midway between the Tampa International Airport and World Woods and is
an excellent hub for an extended Tampa Bay golf trip. For reservations or more information, log
on to www.saddlebrookresort.com, or call (800) 729-8383.
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Chow

A visit to Tampa necessitates the sampling of both the local seafood offerings and a true Cuban
sandwich. The staple fish of the Bay (and the state for that matter) is Grouper. Most seafood
joints serve it fried, broiled or blackened. For a tasty version of the eye-watering, sniffle-inducing
blackened variety, try Jackson's on Harbor Island.

As for Cuban sandwiches, you can find them at local sandwich shops and even larger chain
restaurants, but just make sure they are the real deal - sliced ham and roast pork slathered in
mustard, cheese, and sliced dill pickles, all pressed together on a Cuban roll. To sample some of
the Bay's local brew, slide into the Tampa Bay Brewing Company in Ybor City and quaff a fresh,
homemade pint. The Bay area's bastion of fine dining is the famous Bern's Steakhouse, located in
the SoHo district.


World Woods Basics

17590 Ponce DeLeon Blvd. Brooksville, FL 34614 Phone: (352)796-5500 Website
(with directions): www.worldwoods.com




University Park Country Club:
Ron Garl Designs with a Classic Touch

By Derek Duncan, Senior Writer

SARASOTA, FL -- Now that the 1980’s are more than ten
years in the past, it’s safe for golf course architects to talk
freely about what they were doing during that era.

Many speak of their design excesses, and even their mistakes,
with a smile, much like a parent might look back at their wilder high school or college days with
both fondness and slight embarrassment. For some, the past is more forgettable than for others,
but in general, the 1980’s were, to put it delicately, a great learning curve for the industry. It
certainly was a time for extremism.

Architect Ron Garl puts it this way: “In the ‘80’s everybody was into so many radical things –
some of which was quite good by the way – but they weren’t necessarily sustainable. Everyone
was trying to outdo one another, trying to make the course longer, trying to make it more difficult,
make the bunkers more bold, a ‘my course is better than your course’ mentality. That was
pervasive in the entire industry.”

Golf course architecture on the whole has matured since then. The latest period has shown that
kinder, gentler styles are what sells. Current designs tend to favor integration and subtlety.
Sooner or later most architects have turned away from triumphant, monolithic design to courses
that, whether imposed or genuine, strive to fit harmoniously within their landscape.


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For Garl the change began in the late 1980’s during the design stages for University Park Country
Club in Sarasota. It would have been easy to vamp up the typically overgrown site on the north
side of the city in the mode of the day. Any unique features would have to be manmade anyway
since the only natural asset the flat land possessed was the lush vegetation. In other words, it
was the perfect canvas on which to install another “hard bogey, impossible par” golf course.

Garl and his staff, however, sensing perhaps that modern architecture had gone too far – or at
least that the types of golf courses he and his colleagues were building had become severe
beyond enjoyment or maintenance – embarked upon a study of America’s most heralded older
courses.

                                      “We decided to get a handle on what traditional golf was,
                                      which obviously was a very hard thing to define,” Garl says.
                                      “We came up with what we call ‘classic golf,’ going back to
                                      what are considered great golf courses from different parts of
                                      the country, which ones have stood the test of time, which
                                      ones have improved in stature…which ones stood out in their
                                      area.”

                                   The research resulted in a list of qualities that most of the
                                   finest traditional courses share. Using these commonalities as
a guide, Garl began what he called “The Classic Design
Series,” and University Park became the first course in
this series to be constructed.

Instead of producing yet another water infested, over the
top Florida golf course, University Park was built using
traditional design principles, with an eye toward
longevity.

“Strategy is the first key element,” Garl explains.
“Strategy has to be the defining (factor) of the golf
course. You have to be able to read the fairways and tell where you’re supposed to hit it. Some
golf courses, you look out there, and I don’t want to use the word ‘tricked up’, but there’s so much
going on…you go ‘Where am I supposed to hit it?’ We want you to say, ‘That’s where I’m
supposed to hit it.’”

“We want to offer options too, so you can play it again and again and it never gets old.”

Completed in 1991 to accompany a high-end real estate development by the same name, the
semi-private University Park is a beautiful golf course in the traditional sense, particularly the first
nine. There’s plenty of green grass and everything, from the hazards to the landing areas to the
green, is clearly visible. While not exactly resembling Merion, University Park does have an aura
of class and place that many courses in this golf rich territory lack, even if it does share with them
the bulkhead supports that line each water hazard.

While conditioning has always been a priority (and one that University Park carries out with flair),
                                  it is the no-nonsense visual openness and retention of the
                                  abundant vegetation that Garl believes gives the course its
                                  classic feel.

                                      “One of the things we learned was in most classic golf
                                      courses the native vegetation played a huge part in the look
                                      and feel of the golf courses,” he says. “You can see as you
                                      look around here how much the native vegetation means. We
                                      haven’t introduced anything that wasn’t natural.”
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The fourth at University Park – the haut couture hole of the course – could very well be the model
for Garl’s classic design philosophy. The 411-yard par four rolls easily through the densest tree
cover on the course. The tees also are set in a ring of trees, closed off from the fairway by a
swath of native marsh. Blooming white bunkers rise on the left side of the fairway and stately
oaks frame the hole right. The elevated green offers an attractive target, flanked by a trio of
raised bunkers on the left and a depressed waste area on the right.

The par threes at University Park, however, are the lynchpins in the design. A stronger set may
not be found in Sarasota, with two playing across water recalling visions of the 2nd and 17th at
Medinah No. 3, and two more possessing very Floridian roots.

A third nine was added by Garl in 1996, this one routed through the treeless territory on the
eastern side of the property. With wide playing corridors and massive, relatively open greens, this
course doesn’t portray the same sense of place as does the core 18, but its green complexes are
the most imaginative and playful of the three nines.

Another significant element of “The Classic Design Series” was to create courses that would
stand the test of time. So how is University Park resisting change after more than a decade of
life?

Garl thinks just fine.

“The members are bringing us back to put in new grass
and maybe a little more irrigation,” he says, “but they have
a committee (that has) told us, ‘Don’t touch the golf course
the way it looks or plays. Just put a new coat of paint on it
and we’re happy with it.’”

“It’s ranked the number one golf course (by the Florida Golf
News reader poll) in one of the most competitive markets
in the United States, which Southwest Florida is. When
you’re ranked number one, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

In early 2002, University Park began a transition to become a private club. When the remaining
memberships are full, which could occur as early as 2003, University Park will be a member-
owned equity club. For membership information call 941-355-3888, ext. 223.


University Park Country Club
7671 Park Blvd.
University Park, FL 34201
Phone: (941)359-9999
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Dunes Golf Club at Seville

By Derek Duncan, Senior Writer

During World War II, a fairly uninhabited area northwest of the
small town of Brooksville was used as a target range for
military aircraft. The planes that flew over this isolated region
of Hernando County dropped bombs that laid waste significant
areas of the countryside. For years afterward, the site lay barren and the vegetation grew back,
but the remnants of those explosions (actually the lack of remnants) remained, blending rather
harmoniously into the natural sandy sweeps that are common to this part of the state.

These sandy pits and crevices now provide a spectacular backdrop for The Dunes at Seville, a
relatively little mentioned Arthur Hills course that opened in 1988.

It probably doesn’t help that The Dunes at Seville is located only a few miles from one of the
premier golf destinations in the south, World Woods Golf Club. With such a high-profile neighbor,
it is often overshadowed, but in regards to site and raw fabric, The Dunes is the larger club’s
equal and might possibly be richer.
The Dunes and the World Woods courses, particularly Pine Barrens, share a sandy soil well
suited for golf. Solid earth gives way in places to large washes of exposed sand and both courses
are routed among deep and cluttered forests of pine. While the portraiture of each is rugged and
masculine, the moonscape atmosphere of The Dunes is in many ways more stirring.

                                Hills is no stranger to superb sites. Over the last 10 years, he has
                                worked with some incredibly advantageous properties in the
                                country. Some of the most memorable bay and oceanside courses
                                to open in America during the 1990’s have come off the boards of
                                Hills’ Ohio-based firm (Bay Harbor, Half Moon Bay, and Lighthouse
                                Sound come immediately to mind), but even today he’s hard
                                pressed to name many properties he’s designed that outshine the
                                Seville site.

                                “The first impression was that the site was a rare opportunity,” Hills
                                recalls. “The Dunes site was absolutely one of the best inland sites
                                we’ve worked on.”

                                  Hills and crew made it pay off by taking advantage of every aspect
of this roaming property, from the wooded flats of the front nine to the vivid holes late in the round
that follow the rise and fall of the land and take the player right to the brink of the sand pits. Little
earth was moved in the fairways and nearly all of the contouring is done in and around the
greens, some of which appear to be highly shaped. Furthermore, Hills has sprinkled the green
complexes with a variety of steep and shallow, uniquely styled bunkers that mirror the roughness
and irregularity of the natural sand hazards.

The Dunes tops out at 7,140 yards and comes in distinct packages, or series of holes. Holes two
through six play through the pines over relatively level ground. The green complexes in this series
are industrious, set down or cradled among mounds to reflect the captured feel that the
surrounding pines impart.

Seven, eight, and nine, as well as number one, leave the woods and begin to explore more
meaningful, less wooded ground. Here the irregular green shapes are better defended and
situated at thoughtful angles to the fairway. The first nine sets the player up for the exhilarating
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The cavernous sand pits that mark The Dunes’ reputation do not occur every hole. In fact, only at
1, 12,13,14, and 17 do they appear in full force either dramatically or logistically. But when they
are incorporated they are incredible, harrowing features that beget heightened expectation of the
next.

Though much of the existing Dunes lore centers on the source of these interesting landscape
features, Hills notes that “mostly these craters were natural occurrences” and not primarily the
result of bombs. Indeed it’s difficult to discern what is bomb-made and what might be indigenous,
but the hollowed out sand pits certainly look like they were blasted by something.

Hills, able to take the routing where he wanted to go (quite surprising considering the plethora of
environmental and zoning restrictions that usually limit an architect’s plans), made a decision to
not make The Dunes a purely heroic course. Instead of using the sand washes as cross hazards
or putting them in the line of play, they primarily appear laterally and in support of the green
complexes.

Using the hazards in this way was the result of simply following the lead of the land. “We tried to
locate the best possible green sites, incorporating sand areas when possible. We wanted to
actively incorporate them and their character into the design,” he says. Even when not utilized for
do-or-die shots, the sand pits influence play by penalizing, sometimes severely, those whose
accuracy fails. Visually they are more powerful, lending The Dunes an impression that can be
striking, magnificent.

The pit behind and to the left of the elevated, plateau green at the
first is both frightening and awe-inspiring at once. Its effect is as
much psychological as strategic, but it sets the tone for a baited,
exciting trek.

The action really picks up at the 416-yard 12th and the 158-yard
13th, two holes that are set brilliantly among the sand washes
and together act to catapult the round from a pleasurable walk
through nature into an energetic, triumphant homeward finish.

The twelfth green is placed at the top of a rise between a deep
man-made bunker to the left and a larger, sprawling and sinister
natural bunker on the right. To get to it, a mid-sized cross-bunker
ninety yards short of the green must be cleared, and a large oak
and bunker short and left must be avoided.

The 13th plays over a valley to a green that curves away from the tee at a right-to-left angle.
Anything hit short on the inside elbow dribbles 12 feet down a steep slope into a bunker. To the
right and long of the green is one of the biggest sand caverns on the course, and left of the green
tumbles away down into scrub and nothingness. In short, there is no room to miss. This is
potentially a world-class par three, but whoever decided to build the white utility shed on line
directly behind the green has seriously compromised the great naturalness and aesthetic of the
hole.

                                     There is excellent work, particularly in and around the greens,
                                     at 14 through 16, and 17 is a dynamite uphill par five that at
                                     last utilizes a natural sand formation as a serious cross
                                     hazard. At only 508 yards, the green is potentially reachable
                                     for the long player, but to do it the hazard must be attacked
                                     directly with a blind second shot over it and up the hill. The
                                     small green is cocked at a right-to-left orientation, guarded by
                                     a bunker inside left and more sandy wash beyond.

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While there is no reason to bemoan anything about the wonderful course that is here, there might
be wistful dreams of the course that’s not. If there’s anything critical to be said of The Dunes it
might be about the lack of heroic shots given the stimulus. It’s possible that golf in such a
dramatic, raw landscape wants for more true heart-pounding shots and opportunities to gamble.

This is playing armchair architect to be sure, but what does
Hills think, considering that he designed the course a full 13
years ago?

 “I would probably do some things differently, but I like what is
there,” he says, leaving the door open slightly for at least some
“what ifs.”

Still, we too like what is there, and so will anyone who
appreciates a thought provoking, cut-above golf course in a
beautiful and isolated setting.

The Dunes Golf Club at Seville
18200 Seville Clubhouse Drive
Brooksville, FL 34614
Phone: (352)596-7888

Location

The Dunes at Seville is located just east off Highway 19 in Hernando County, 10 miles north of
Weeki Wachee and Highway 50.

Rates

The Dunes continues to be one of the great values in the state of Florida. Green fees vary
seasonally, beginning at $25 (seven days a week) in the warm months, $35 October through
December, and $45 beginning in January. Twilight rates are available after 1 pm.

Walkability

While walking is generally not permitted, the feeling here is that it may be allowed at certain times.
The treks between greens and tees are reasonable and while there is some elevation, it’s nothing
that those who prefer to carry their bags can’t handle.




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World Woods Golf Club

By Derek Duncan, Senior Writer

Thirty-six holes, no homes, a 360° driving range with three practice holes,
the largest (and most severe) practice putting green in the state, a nine-
hole short course, a fascinatingly wooded terrain, affordability.

Did we mention no homes?

Did we mention 36 holes?

World Woods is what hardcore golf is all about, a facility of pure purpose. Aside from an ocean,
there is little more the serious player could ask for in a golf facility.


World Woods opened for play in 1993 on a remote 2,000+ acres of land off Highway 98, several
miles north of the town of Brooksville. With its patches of exposed sandy soil and abrupt shifts in
elevation that are surprisingly common in this section of western Florida, the property is an
undoubtedly rich site for a golf course. The old forest atmosphere and the dense trees and scrub
that line most fairways and isolate the holes on both courses add to the singular experience.

Since its inception there has been little argument that the two courses represent the finest level of
golf in the state and are among the finest public access courses in the country.

                                       The two courses, Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks, were
                                       designed and built by Tom Fazio and showcase some of his
                                       best work and some of his most typical. (It must be noted
                                       that to the majority of the paying public, Fazio’s “typical”
                                       work is among the most desirable in the country.) Pine
                                       Barrens is a visually dramatic course with moments of
                                       terrific strategic merit, surpassing in grandeur nearly every
                                       other course in Florida. Rolling Oaks is a prototype for
                                       pretty, mainstream American courses and is far less daring
                                       than its sister.


Location

World Woods is located north of Brooksville in western Florida,
one hour north of Tampa. The town lies between Highway 19 to
the west and I-75 to the east. From I-75 exit Highway 98 (exit 61)
and follow it through Brooksville north. From Highway 19 take 98
south. The golf course is to the east of 98.

Rates

World Woods would be worth the pilgrimage even were it not so
affordable. Considering its supreme value, those within 100 miles
of Brooksville are virtually obliged to make the trip. Rates for each course is the same, ranging
from only $40 weekdays and $50 weekends during the May to November season, and topping out
at $85 and $110 during the December to May high season. Thirty-six hole specials start at $70
and go up to $155 depending on the month.

The warm months are definitely the best buys. A weekday fee of $70 for both courses in
September or October is nearly too good to be true. There is also a criminally low twilight rate of
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$30 for 18 holes on either course, along with a variety of other pricing structures. Call the pro
shop for exact rates.

Walkability

                                     Walking is prohibited at World Woods, but the routing is very
                                     logical with the holes packed in economic fashion. Walking
                                     would be a pleasure here and might actually speed pace of
                                     play, particularly at Pine Barrens where great chunks of time
                                     can be wasted zigzagging across fairway’s to retrieve cart
                                     companions’ balls from waste areas. For a facility that
                                     symbolizes the best aspects of pure golf it isn’t right that
                                     walking isn’t permitted.



World Woods Golf Club
17590 Ponce DeLeon Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34614
Phone: (352)796-5500




World Woods Golf Club: Rolling Oaks Course

By Derek Duncan, Senior Writer

Like its sister, Rolling Oaks is often compared to another
world famous golf course, this time Augusta National.
Comparisons to Augusta, like Pebble Beach, have become
generic in the world of golf and in this case it is due to Rolling
Oaks’ pine and oak tree lined fairways, gentle slopes, pretty
white bunkering, and a desire to be thought of in the most
revered light.

Rolling Oaks is a fine golf course but one that bears little real resemblance, in either appearance
or playability, to Augusta National. Few who have been to Augusta would confuse the two.

It is, however, a course that accommodates all skill levels and contains a number of holes that are
memorable because of their beauty. Rolling Oaks represents what Tom Fazio has become best
                                   known for: a pretty golf course that hits it big with mainstream
                                   players, a course that offers little in the way of variation
                                   compared to the majority of courses he’s designed in the
                                   1990’s.
                                   Also like Pine Barrens, Rolling Oaks is the recipient of praise
                                   that 99% of the golf courses in the US would be envious of.
                                   Golf Digest has it the 24th best design in a state over 1,200
                                   courses. Golf Magazine rates it the 53rd on their Top 100 You
                                   Can Play list. Golfweek says it’s the 74th best course built
                                   since 1960.
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The big question is would it be rated higher or lower were it not attached to Pine Barrens?

 More than Pine Barrens, Rolling Oaks seems to have been designed for a target audience, a
constituency that appreciates modern, framed golf holes in a scenic, club-like setting. It was
meant to be a truly idyllic golf course, both a synopsis of great inland American course features
and a counterpoint to the boisterous Pine Barrens.

Rolling Oaks plays to a similar championship yardage as Pine Barrens (6,985 yards), but that’s
about where the similarities stop. Though they are not larger, the fairways offer better targets and
contain fewer hazards. The holes are routed over hillier terrain. The bunkers are traditional in
appearance, fewer, and less deep. The greens are larger and contain more of a gradual slope.

From the perspective of playability, the course is straightforward and rather prescriptive.
Disciplined shots are required and there are few decisions to be made other than club selection
and whether to go for it on three of the four par fives (nos. 3, 5, and 18). Most of the hazards are
placed to the sides.

Among the memorable holes are the muscular, uphill seventh (440 yards), due to the difficulty of
holding the sleekly contoured right side of the green with a mid- or long-iron. There is enough
room off the tee to stray a little left or right, but both strength and control are requisite to get the
ball to the pin when it’s cut on this side.

The eighth would win many a contest in Florida for most beautiful hole. The green at this postcard
drop-shot par three is snuggled as close to a pond as can be. It is angled away from the tee at a
right-to-left orientation so that a front pin position is cinched by water short and left and a bunker
to the right. Floating it back to a rear pin position also must challenge diagonally with the stream
that runs along the left of the green.

On the second nine, Rolling Oaks really hits stride thematically. The holes on this side have a
commonality of feel, a naturalistic aura that suits the course’s high-class personality. More holes
on this nine glide up or downhill, green sites are varied, greater demand is placed on positioning
the drive, and there is a sense of seclusion sometimes lacking on the front.

Holes such as 12, 13, and 14, replete with a narrow creek and moss hanging from oaks, reek of a
purely southern atmosphere. Though there is little to study in the way of strategy (save for how to
circumvent the interesting fronting bunkers on holes 14 through 18), Rolling Oaks scores style
points like mad for those who like a photogenic course.

The strongest hole at Rolling Oaks comes at the finish, a 503-yard par five that bends twice
around gothic stands of trees as it nears the elevated green. Drives played down the right side do
not have the best angle to the green so second shots must be placed delicately between the lines
of wood. From the left portion of the fairway, the green is accessible but only with a high powerful
draw or a low, sweeping, seeing eye hook run through a series of bunkers. The left side of the
pear-shaped green is thin and difficult to find even with a wedge.
This is an opportunistic hole that might yield a 4 but only if
approached correctly.

 There is some debate as to which of the two World Woods
courses to play first. Conventional wisdom says to “warm up” on
Rolling Oaks before advancing to the more challenging and
thrilling Pine Barrens. This approach, however, may completely
negate any recollection of Rolling Oaks as the memory of the
second course would completely obliterate it.

Others say (chiefly high handicap and card-and-pencil players)
that since Rolling Oaks is the more accommodating of the two, it
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is therefore more enjoyable, and thus the better course to finish with. The relaxation level is
certainly greater and the chance to score well at the end of the day holds great appeal.

At any rate, Rolling Oaks is best experienced in its own context. It can’t really compete with Pine
Barrens because it is designed to be nearly its polar opposite. This is the Rolling Oaks paradox—
because it sits next to Pine Barrens, it is both overshadowed and highly considered. Though it is
traditional and mainstream, it somehow seems alien in comparison. Yet, if it were a stand-alone
course, it would probably not receive anywhere near the accolade it has. Damned if it does,
damned if it doesn’t.

When it’s all said and done, however, Rolling Oaks manages to impress on a wistful, laconic note.
It can’t help but be viewed in relation to Pine Barrens, but memories of its slow, serene
presentation and hazy Watteau landscapes are likely to occupy their own separate space in
players’ minds.


World Woods Golf Club
17590 Ponce DeLeon Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34614
Phone: (352)796-5500




World Woods Golf Club: Pine Barrens Course

By Derek Duncan, Senior Writer

Pine Barrens is generally considered among the three or
four best golf courses in Florida after Seminole. Some of
Tom Fazio’s best work is on display here, perhaps his very
best.

Saying this is both complimentary and curious because
Pine Barrens is quite unlike the vast body of his work and may represent his most extreme
design. The course is aggressive and in places brilliant, certainly the work of a master architect,
but its very excellence gives fuel to the anti-Fazio camp that criticizes him for too often placing
emphasis on aesthetics rather than strategy. Pine Barrens is proof that Fazio can create
compelling, important courses as well as anyone in the business today, so why doesn’t he do it
more often?

What is immediately striking about Pine Barrens is its scale. The course is majestic, grand,
theatrical in a way that belittles nearly every other course in the state. It seems so copious, so big.
Each hole appears as a prime entity, an individualistic composition of parts wrested from the
privacy of the site’s trees, sand and quiet abundance. An entertaining slide show could be made
of Pine Barrens hole-by-hole, a train of blended images depicting Fazio’s very real ability to
combine beauty with elements of strategy that are an anomaly in the context of his recent
portfolio.

Part of Pine Barrens’ magnetism is its contradiction between the naturalness of the setting and an
overwhelming impression of disturbance. Staring over the course it seems that the subterranean
earth has suddenly collapsed beneath it. The land appears to have fallen suddenly away from the
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solid limestone chassis of greens and fairways, tearing at the seams to reveal cavernous scars of
soil and waste. These depressed, jagged-edged netherworlds hang tensely to the course by roots
and vegetative threads. If there is a constant at Pine Barrens it is this, the sand, the raw, tumbling
swaths of sunken terra. The waste areas give the course a rugged, forbidding look, like this was a
land gouged by god-like claws, a course built in anger.

                                         It’s been written in more than one place that Pine Barrens
                                        is the Pine Valley of the South but such a comparison only
                                        stereotypes the latter and regionalizes the former. Pine
                                        Barrens may harbor some traits similar to the vaunted
                                        course from Clementon, but so do hundreds of other
                                        courses in the world. This one is strong enough to stand on
                                        it’s own without gravy training off the popularity of another.

                                        Pine Barrens plays to a par of 71 and a modest 6,902 yards
                                        from the tournament tees, topping out at “only” a 73.1 rating
and 140 slope. While not long overall, there is plenty of length within the layout. Nine of the
eleven par fours measure over 400 yards and five stretch over 424 yards. All three par fives are
potentially reachable for long hitters and the 4th and 14th are all the more appetizing because of
split fairways and alternate routes that reward the risk-taker.

Three of the four par threes are 191 yards or longer. Thus, even though there are a few short
holes, Pine Barrens can play long and punishing.

The 4th and 15th holes are among the most popular holes in Florida and stand out as two of the
better strategic holes built anywhere in the last 60 years. These well-documented holes both offer
choices off the tee that, depending on the decision, change the entire dynamic of the hole

Photographs cannot do justice to the 4th, a monumental 494-yard par five. Dozens of pictures of
the hole can be viewed beforehand (it’s one of the more photographed holes in the state), but no
image can match the full-fledged scope and grandeur of this hole until it is beheld in three
dimensions. A famous and hellacious waste area dominates the right side all the way to the
green. The fall-off into it is so steep that ladders are provided in places. The hole appears rugged
and mythic, uneven and bewildering. There is fairway to the left, but the eye is drawn resolutely
toward the chasm on the right, either from fear or fascination.

To take advantage of this reachable par five, this pit, and nerves, must be challenged. The carry
directly across it is between 185 and 240 yards. When covered, the second must also bravely
clear a portion of it that flares up violently at the green, because there is no sense in gambling
with the drive only to play conservatively with the second. Man or mouse, the hole asks at the tee.

 The vivid contrast between safety and hazard, the depth of field,
strategic options, and mental intimidation combine to make this
an idealized golf hole. The same arousing elements are in play at
15, a short par four that lacks nothing. It borders the 4th, residing
in an interior sandy bowl ringed by trees . The green is located
just across a water- and sand-filled crater on the right, beckoning
from the tee, setting up almost like a par three. The primary
fairway swings far out to the left and curls around a series of
bunkers and waste areas short and to the left of the green, but
another tongue of fairway is extended short of the green on the
dangerous direct line.

The greatness of this hole is that it gives everyone an option, low or high handicapper. The 15th is
only 330 yards from the tips and the carry over the hazard is between 175 and 230 yards. Though
the safe play is to the left, this route leaves a blind, awkward pitch from a poor angle. The hole is
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quite unconventional but spectacular, both in the setting and the set-up. Not enough holes like
this exist in modern golf course architecture, and certainly not enough from Fazio, given this
example.

The 15th is one in a sequence of strong holes that begins with the 12th, a brutish par four that
plays to alternate greens (the right green being the more difficult and making the better hole), and
ends with the marvelous par three 16th which plays over an embankment on the left to a green
perched precariously at an angle on the side of a hill. In between are the cut-off-as-much-as-you-
dare drive at the par four 13th, and the amusement park of features at the 547-yard 14th. Fazio
and crew threw in everything but the kitchen sink on this rather imbalanced hole, and capped it off
with the most undulating green of the round.

                              It is notable that although the 4th and 15th are highly intellectual,
                              Pine Barrens throughout is only mildly strategic. The plethora of
                              dramatic hazards affect play in mostly conventional ways and are
                              obvious, and many of the holes play quite traditionally.

                              The greatness of Pine Barrens is its visual potency and grand
                              aesthetics combined with moments of pure strategic engagement
                              that occur too infrequently. This is a course that may mentally
                              overwhelm high-handicappers while proving to be too supple a
                              challenge for the long and strong player. Compared to the great
                              strategic courses of the world, Pine Barrens lacks subtlety and the
                              constant pressure of risk and reward, but it certainly rivals anything
else in the Deep South.

The world of golf has endorsed Pine Barrens at the highest levels. It weighs in at #97 on Golf
Digest’s current list of America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses, after debuting at #75 on the 1999
list. The same publication ranks it the 5th best course in Florida, down from 4th two years ago
(behind Seminole, TPC Sawgrass, Fazio’s own Black Diamond, and Jupiter Hills). Golf Magazine
rates it as the #45 best course in the U.S. (down from #38), #68 in the world, and #9 on its Top
100 Courses You Can Play list. Finally, Golfweek rates Pine Barrens the 9th best modern course
in America (course’s built post-1960).

 Note: World Woods, Pine Barrens particularly, has had a recent
history of poor conditioning based on a variety of factors, most of
which are beyond the superintendent’s control. The worst period was
between May and August of 2001, but with the alleviation of severe
drought toward the end of the summer and constant attention from
the greenskeeper, Pine Barrens appears to be rounding into shape
for the winter season.




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Brooksville, FL 34614
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Saddlebrook Resort

By Shane Sharp, Contributing Writer

They come from business centers like New York, Dallas,
Chicago, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C. They gather in one
of Saddlebrook Resort's spacious conference rooms, eyes
glued to a colorful pie chart. They listen intently while a
serious looking gentlemen in a dark suit gives a sermon on
quarterly profits.

There they will stay, until the school bell effectively rings and
it is time for recess on one of Saddlebrook's two resort
course playgrounds. Some will choose the Palmer Course,
with its severe mounding and multi-tiered greens. Others will
opt for the breezy Saddlebrook Course with its thick strands
of Cypress trees and sleepy opaque lagoons.

High scores will be the rule, going low the exception. But a good time will be had by all.

Al Martinez-Fonts, Jr., Saddlebrook's director of marketing, says he believes it's a perfect
marriage of rest, relaxation and business.

"There has to be an element of relaxation and enjoyment to any successful corporate outing,"
says Martinez-Fonts, Jr. "But there also has to be a 'let's accomplish our goals' environment as
well. Saddlebrook accomplishes both of those things and that is why nearly 80 percent of our
business is corporate."

Since opening in 1980, this 480-acre golf and tennis headquarters has emerged as one of the
state's most popular destinations for corporate meetings and group outings. Meeting planners
relish Saddlebrook's proximity to a major airport (35 minutes north of Tampa International Airport),
its accessibility to the Interstate (I-75 is a chip shot away), and its 82,000 square feet of meeting
space. Attendees covet the 36 holes of golf, 45 tennis courts 7,000 square foot spa, and the
spacious guest suites.

                                      A seamless blend of business and pleasure would be
                                      impossible to pull off without a heavy dose of efficiency.
                                      Saddlebrook's Walking Village is a logistical panacea,
                                      allowing guests to shuffle between meetings, tee times, meals
                                      and swimming pools within minutes.

                                      "You check your car at the door," says Martinez-Fonts, Jr.
                                      "You go to some other resorts and you have to take shuttles
                                      here and there or even get in your car and drive. The Walking
                                      Village takes the guess work and stress out of logistics so
                                      guests can focus on business and relaxing."

                                       The Saddlebrook experience has been amplified in recent
                                       years by a series of major overhauls. The resort underwent a
                                       multi-million dollar renovation in 1996 including the
refurbishing of restaurant interiors, the main lobby, and the addition of the spa, Sports Village and
18,000 square foot Grand Pavilion meeting and conference area .

"We can handle a group of ten or we can handle a group of 200 and make them feel just as
comfortable," says Martinez-Fonts, Jr.

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Comfort comes in the form of one of Saddlebrook's 800 bedrooms and suites. Suites are available
in one, two and three bedroom varieties and are fully equipped with kitchens, data ports, stocked
bars, cable television and individual climate controls.

"Completely self contained with your every need attended to," says Martinez-Fonts, Jr. when
asked to summarize the Saddlebrook experience.


Golf at Saddlebrook

Jerry Couzynse, Saddlebrook's director of golf, knows the question is coming, and he's ready for
it.

"Guests always want to know which course they'll enjoy more, or which course is better," he says.
"Well, you really can't say that one course is better than the other. As far as which you'll enjoy
more, it's a matter of personal preference."

Ed Seay, Arnold Palmer's lead designer, refurbished the
Saddlebrook Course in 1986 when laying out the
neighboring Palmer Course. Saddlebrook represents
everything golfers have come to know and love about
"traditional" Florida golf courses: Pancake-flat fairways,
gently sweeping doglegs, large, subtle greens and plenty
of water.

"There's more emphasis on the tee shot on the
Saddlebrook Course," says Couzynse. "It is not that it is
really tight, but there are preferred spots to land the ball
in the fairways that set up easier approach shots.

Saddlebrook finishes strong, culminating with the knee-knocking signature 18th hole. The 425-
yard par-4 plays to a green complex nestled against the outdoor patio of the Cypress Restaurant.
Water runs along the entire right side of the hole and will come into play if you peel your tee shot
off to the right.

"It is a dramatic finishing hole, especially if there is an audience on the patio," laughs Couzynse.
"The key is to keep your drive down the left side so you don't have to fly the ball over the water on
the approach. The hole becomes nerve-racking when you are hitting long or mid iron over water."

Across the way at the Palmer Course, approach shots are the name of the game. Seay's putting
surfaces never met a flat spot they liked, and hitting the correct portion of the green is the only
way to get down with bride or par. There's also plenty of mounding along fairways and around the
greens.

                                           "Seay and Palmer wanted to move a lot of dirt on the
                                           Palmer Course to set it apart from Saddlebrook,"
                                           Couzynse says. "Because of that it is more visually
                                           stunning than Saddlebrook."

                                           Case in point: The 347-yard par-4 16th hole. The medium
                                           length two-shotter requires a tee shot over a glimmering
                                           lake and an approach to a stately, Tillinghast-esque
                                           green complex. The narrow, hourglass shaped green
                                           houses five different pin placements and is a major factor
                                           in the hole's No. 7 handicap rating.

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The par-71 Palmer Course plays a couple shots harder than the par 70 Saddlebrook Course
despite tipping out 100 yards shorter. Couzynse says the Palmer Course's combination of
diabolical greens and fairway "moguls" makes it the tougher test, but both courses are widely
considered to carry the proverbial "player friendly" tag.

"They both play in the mid-6,000 range which I think is idea for resort golf in Florida," says
Couzynse.


The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy

Brad Brewer barley has time to touch his breakfast at the Cypress Restaurant on a warm, dry
January morning. The Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher and Palmer protégé is too busy talking
about Saddlebrook's state-of-the-art Arnold Palmer Golf Academy. Brewer moved the operation
down from Orlando a few years back and the results have been staggering.

"We are tying golf instruction into the corporate meeting mentality and it is emerging as a great
fit," Brewer says. "Traditional thinking has been to provide corporate groups with recreational golf.
We are changing that thinking by offering a chance to improve your game while improving your
business."

The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy has all the bells and whistles you'd expect from a top notch
teaching facility. Students have access to computer swing analysis, take-home video tapes and
even continuing education and correspondence with Brewer via the Internet.
"We have personal development profiles that document goals for fundamentals, fitness, mental
toughness and equipment," Brewer says. "We are developing a system where students who have
been through the Academy can have their swings videoed at home and streamed to us through
the Internet so we can provide continuing analysis."

The Arnold Palmer Golf Academy offers a variety of different instructional programs geared
towards all skill levels. The New Player Academy is reserved for beginners only and includes
comprehensive instruction and a basic introduction to the rules, etiquette and equipment of the
game.

The Brad Brewer High Performance Golf Weekend is geared towards mid to low handicappers
looking to shave those elusive two or three strokes off their game. Brewer describes the High
Performance Golf Weekend as an "intense coaching experience," and says the regimen is utilized
by a number of PGA touring professionals.

Off Course

Dining: Nary a need to leave campus with Saddlebrook's dining options. The Cypress Restaurant
offers award-winning fine dining, with an emphasis on market fresh seafood. Dempsey's
Steakhouse is the place for land lubbers, where the 24-ounce aged Porterhouse steak and the
roast prime rib are the house specialties. TD's Sports Bar, right next door to Dempsey's, keeps
sports fans happy with eight big screen TV's, a solid selection of micro brews and a limited dinner
menu.

Entertainment: Part zoo, part amusement park, part brewery, Bush Gardens is the place to kill a
little time away from the links. The park is conveniently located in north-central Tampa off the
Bush Blvd. Exit on I-275. There's always plenty to do in downtown Tampa, with the Florida
Aquarium, Harbor Island, Ybor City and the shops at Channelside leading the way. If visiting in
early Feb., don't miss Tampa's annual Gasparilla celebration. Sit back in awe with a cold
beverage and watch as a mach band of buccaneers invade the bay on an antique pirate ship.


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Did You Know?

Saddlebrook Resort has gone wireless. Guests can now access email or surf the Internet while
sitting in their suites, balconies, meeting rooms, restaurants or poolside. The new, high-speed
wireless access is available for $9.95 per day or $49.95 per week. Guests access the network via
an antenna plugged into their laptop computer or personal data assistant.


If You Go

Saddlebrook Resort
(800) 729-8383
www.sadlebrookresort.com
Golf packages: Golf Escape and Golf Around*




Florida's World Woods
Golf Club Features Two Standouts

By Jason Deegan, Regional Staff Writer

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - Living up to comparisons to two of the
world's finest golf courses would seem impossible for a fairly new facility, but the World Woods
Golf Club does more than hold its own. The club, which opened in 1993 in Brooksville, Fla., near
Florida's Nature Coast in northwest Hernando County, is home to two distinctly different, but truly
dynamic golf courses -- Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks.
World-renowned architect Tom Fazio carved the two courses out of the oak grove and pine tree
forests just off of Interstate-98 (Ponce de Leon Blvd.) about an hour's drive north of Tampa Bay.
Although young by golf course standards, the two are drawing rave reviews and some astonishing
comparisons.

With its large, sandy wastelands and long carries off the tee, Pine Barrens is favorably compared
to New Jersey's Pine Valley, which is generally considered one of the best golf courses in the
world.

Rolling Hills, with its traditional layout of rolling hills and tree-lined fairways, is sometimes
mentioned in the same breath as Georgia's Augusta National, home of the Master's. Add to the
mix Florida's year-round sunny weather and one of the nation's largest practice facilities and
World Woods becomes a must play for any golfer. Fazio considers the two championship layouts
some of his best work.

Both courses have been ranked by various publications as two of the best public courses in the
country. Golf Week ranked Pine Barrens No. 13 on its list of "America's best modern courses" and
Rolling Oaks was 67th in 1997.

Also in the same year, Golf Magazine rated Pine Barrens No. 38 in its list of the "Top 100 Golf
Courses in the U.S.A." and No. 64 among the "Top 100 Golf Courses in the World." Golf Digest
named Pine Barrens the eighth-best course in the state and Rolling Oaks the 26th-best in 1997.
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Pine Barrens, a par-71 that plays 6,902 yards with a rating of 73.7 and a slope of 140 from the
tips, is as scenic as it is difficult. Fazio took advantage of the native sandy soil, giving the course
almost a desert-like feel. Others say it's like playing on North Carolina or Pennsylvania's rugged
terrain.

All of the bunkers at Pine Barrens are considered waste bunkers, not sand bunkers, because
bushes and trees also grow in many of them. Although hitting out of them can be impossible at
times, golfers do have a slight advantage in that they can ground their clubs in a waste bunker
before hitting, giving them a better chance to chip back into play -- something they can't do in a
normal sand bunker. The carts carry a rake and a club scrubber to help with the clean up after a
sand shot.

Golfers who have trouble hitting the ball straight might have a long day here. Fortunately, two of
the course's easiest holes start off the day. Hole No. 1, a 371-yard, par 4, features sand that runs
almost the entire length of the hole on the right side. The second hole, a 428-yard dog-leg left,
does the opposite, with a ton of sand to the left.

                             No. 3, a 146-yard par-3, is supposed to be the easiest hole on the
                            course, but it has hidden tricks. If you clear the pond and avoid the
                            back bunker, the undulating green can force a 3-putt.

                            No. 4, an uphill 480-yard par-5, might be one of the most beautiful and
                            treacherous holes you'll ever play. An expansive valley of barren
                            wasteland sits to the right. A finger-like projection from the valley runs
near the landing area off the tee. A 200-yard shot to the left of it puts you safely on the fairway,
although it takes you farther away from the hole, but a 230-yard shot will carry it. Play this one
smart and you'll escape with par.

The fun continues over the next couple holes, but it really picks up on No. 12, the course's No. 1
handicap and the start of a stretch of three of the course's longest holes. This 457-yard par 4 has
two greens -- one that's easy to reach on the left and an incredibly tough one to the right up a
steep hill over another wasteland. The two play off the same fairway with yardage markers to both
along the way.

After another 421-yard par 4, comes the tightest and longest hole, a 527-yard par-5. Stay right to
avoid a sandy confrontation. No. 15, a short 313-yard par 4, has another testy gimmick -- two
fairways. The one to the left is wide open, but the one to the right challenges a golfer's ego with a
220-yard carry. Either way could bring birdie.

Although not an easy course by any stretch of the imagination, Rolling Oaks is gentler on the ego
than Pine Barrens. This par-72 plays 6,985 yards with a rating of 73.5 and a slope of 136 from the
tips, and 6,520 yards with a slope of 131 from the back tees.
Its flowing fairways are devoid of carries and their aesthetic beauty enhances the experience.
Rolling Oaks' scoring traps are more conventional -- cavernous fairway and green-side bunkers
and large greens with multiple tiers.

The third hole, a 519-yard par 5, is a striking image with eight bunkers along the right side of the
fairway and two to the left. The next three holes all require blind drives to exact locations for a
shot to get on the green in regulation.

No. 8, a downhill, 148-yard par 3, is easily the prettiest hole on this course. A flowing stream to
the left connects with a pond below the hole. If you miss, hit it long. Stay right to avoid the pond
on No. 9, the course's longest par 4 at 437 yards.

Three of the finishing holes (No. 14, 15 and 17) dogleg to the left and the 18th, an uphill, 490-yard
par 5, turns right.
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 Beside the wonderful golf courses, World Woods boasts the nation's No.
1 ranked practice facility, according to Peterson's Golfing Report. Fazio
created a 22-acre circular driving range home to eight separate teeing
areas, target greens, bunkers and trees, as well as practice bunkers and
chipping greens. The circle was created for the serious golfer who wants
to test various wind and sun conditions.

Golfers can also tee it up at three practice holes -- a par 3, 4 and 5 to get
them physically and mentally ready for the tough challenges that lie
ahead. Fazio didn't stop there, either. A 9-hole short course, with seven par 3s and two par 4s (it
plays 1,842 yards), will test a player's iron game, and a two-acre putting green, with some nasty
undulations, can rattle even the most seasoned putter.

The club is still growing with further development in the planning stages. Future plans include a
resort hotel, a full service clubhouse, several more golf courses and possibly a teaching academy.

Prices are incredibly cheap if you consider how much some of the area's other top facilities
charge and how incredibly good the golf is. If you have the time, play 36 holes in a day -- it's
cheap and it should be a day to remember.

Prices to play either course are as follows: In the off-season from May 16 to Nov. 30, it's $40 for
18 holes Monday through Thursday and $50 Friday through Sunday and holidays, and $70 (M-T)
or $80 (F-S) for 36 holes.

                          From April 1 to May 15 and the whole month of December, it's $65 (M-
                          T) and $75 (F-S) for 18 holes and $100 (M-T) and $110 (F-S) for 36
                          holes. In prime season from Jan. 1 to March 31, it costs $80 (M-T) and
                          $95 (F-S) to play 18 and $120 (M-T) and $140 (F-S) for 36 holes.




World Woods Golf Club
17590 Ponce de Leon Blvd.
Brooksville, FL 34614
(352) 796-5500
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Copperhead Golf Course:
One of the Best Gets Even Better

By Jason Deegan, Regional Staff Writer

PALM HARBOR, Fla. - It's hard to believe that the Westin Innisbrook
Resort's world-famous Copperhead Golf Course could get any better,
but it just did. The championship course, located just north of
Clearwater off of Interstate-19, received a $500,000 facelift just in time
for the JCPenney Classic in December, a tournament that pairs PGA
and LPGA players who compete for their favorite charities. The recent
announcement that the course will host a new PGA Tour event on Oct.
16-22, 2000, spearheaded the changes.

The renovation refurbished all 18 greens, including an expansion of the 18th green to accept
longer iron shots. One of the finest Bermuda putting surface grasses known as "tif eagle" was
planted and the greens' irrigation system was modernized. Also, several bunkers were rebuilt and
numerous tee boxes were lengthened.

A continuous cart path was added with an emphasis away from play to protect the fairways
playing surface prior to scheduled tournaments.

As if it wasn't challenging enough already, the par 71 course grew from 7,087 yards to 7,230 from
the tips. Holes No. 4-6, 11, 14 and 18 were all lengthened by at least 10 yards and Nos. 4, 5 and
11 grew by at least 20 yards each.

The course reopened for play on Sept. 12 and continues to be the pride of the central Florida
golfing scene. "The Copperhead has always been a great test of golf and the renovations should
make it one of the top venues on the PGA Tour," JCPenney Classic tournament director Gerald
Goodman said.

Even if you haven't played the course, you might recognize it. Several golf video games and
simulators have given people a chance to play it wherever they live, but there's nothing like the
real thing.

Golf Digest ranked the Copperhead as one of "America's Top 50 Resort Courses" and the 23rd-
best course in Florida in 1997. The course is characterized by pine tree-lined fairways and rolling
hills, more reminiscent of playing in North Carolina than Florida.

Hole No. 1 begins with a bang -- an intimidating 535 yard par 5 (all yardages are from the 6,705
yard gold tees). Try to avoid the three bunkers within reach off the tee, then the hole climbs
slightly uphill to the right. Two more bunkers guard the green.

The par 4, 435 yard third hole doglegs to the left between two large ponds, which will make you
think twice about both your first and second shot. After a bunker-laden 165 yard par 3, another
uphill par 5 awaits. Your drive must carry 150 yards over a water hazard on this 570 yard monster
of a hole.

A tree planted right in the middle of the fairway or a bunker on the right side could hinder any
approach shot to the green, which is nestled off to the left.

The sixth hole, a 440 yard par 4, forces a blind tee shot that must stay left. A long par 3 and a
short par 4 will forgive any off-target attempts on the next two holes, but No. 9 won't. This 400
yard par 4 plays longer uphill with nine bunkers smattered about.


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The back nine is the course's real gem, starting on No. 12, where the next six holes all hold a
                    menacing water hazard. No. 12, a 355 yard par 4, requires a 210 yard layup
                    to the water's edge and an accurate iron over it and a sand trap to the green.
                    No. 13 is a dandy little 155 yard par 3 over more water.

                      The water will only be in play for the high handicappers on No. 14, a 550
                      yard par 5, and No. 15, a 185 yard par 3, but slicers better beware on No.
                      16, a 430 yard hole that bends right. Water lurks up the entire right side until
                      the 70 yard mark.

                      Seven more bunkers on a long, uphill, 420 yard finishing hole only reaffirms
that this course was built with a PGA Tour event in mind. If you don't plop a ball in one of the 77
bunkers or nine different water hazards, you are a pro.

The Copperhead isn't the resort's only attraction, although it is the major headliner. Situated on
1,000 acres, the Innisbrook Resort also houses four other championship courses designed by
Packard, the Innisbrook Troon Golf School, three golf shops, practice facilities and four upscale
restaurants, such as DY's Steakhouse, Turnberry Pub, Inguana Cantina and Toscana.

The resort has 1,000 spacious suits to accommodate out-of-town travelers. Top-notch tennis and
racquetball courts, a fitness facility, an elaborate convention center, six swimming pools, jogging
and cycling trails, a wildlife preserve and a recreation center round out a full menu of
entertainment options.

The Island Golf Course is a par 72 course, which plays 6,999 yards with a slope of 132 and a
rating of 74.1 from the tips. Similar in style to Copperhead, this course is also ranked among
America's top 50 resort courses. And yes, water seems to be everywhere.
The par 71 Eagle's Watch (6,635 yards/72.0 rating/127 slope) is aptly named for the majestic
birds that have nested on the property, including an eagle's nest that sits near the top of a tall pine
to the right of the green on the par 5 eighth hole. The nest has been inhabited for more than 30
years.

The par 71 Hawk's Run (6,410 yards/70.5 rating/125 slope) has received several improvements,
adding more bunkers and wastelands. Wildlife is particularly abundant on this course. Red-tail
hawks swoop playfully on the back nine and Ospreys live on the lakes on holes 3 through 7, as do
several alligators!

 Lost Oaks, which plays to 6,700 yards, is the newest track.
On-going construction promises that the resort keeps
pushing to get bigger and better. Resort officials expect pro
shops for the Eagle's Watch and Hawk's Run to be
completed next year. A new health club and spa, with 21 treatment rooms, a lap pool and a
fitness center, is also in the works.

Something exciting can be a daily occurrence at such a well-renowned place. When I visited the
week after the JCPenney Classic, LPGA player Dottie Pepper was filming a commercial for
Titleist golf balls on the Copperhead Course.

To play here, you must stay at the resort a minimum of three nights, ranging from $110 to $525 a
night. Four packages -- the Classic (which does not include playing the Copperhead), Preferred,
Platinum and Diamond -- include at least one round of golf a day, club service, meals, practice
range balls, and daily golf clinics.




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For example, the Preferred Package, the resort's most popular, includes 18 holes of golf daily,
                       including one round on the Copperhead; accommodations with a golf
                       course view; breakfast daily; advance starting times; unlimited use of the
                       range; daily golf clinics; club storage; locker room service; a gift pack and
                       unlimited access to the fitness center.

                        The cost is $250-$270 from now until Jan. 12 and from April 27 to May
                        24. It jumps to $360 from Jan. 13 to April 26 and plummets to $220 from
                        May 25 to Sept. 20.




For more information on each package, visit the resort's website at www.westin-innisbrook.com or
call 1-800-456-2000.



The Westin Innisbrook Resort
36750 U.S. HWY 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684




Tournament Players Club of
Tampa Bay: Building its Own Great Tradition

By Jay Mankus, Staff Writer

When the average golfer hears TPC, short for Tournament
Players Club, a light goes off in their mind. Images of the
17th hole, the island green at the TPC of Sawgrass flash
within their memory. This hole has become one of the most
recognizable holes in golf because the PGA Tour annually
holds their Tournament Players Championship at this TPC
facility.

On the west coast of Florida, simply known as the gulf coast to Floridians, there is another TPC
facility that is building its own tradition. The Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay, located 30
minutes north of downtown Tampa in Lutz, Florida, also hosts a tour event.

The Verizon Classic, formerly known as the GTE Classic, has been a stop on the Senior PGA
Tour for the past 12 years. Since 1992, this tournament has been hosted by the TPC of Tampa
Bay and is now considered one of the most challenging venues on the Senior PGA tour. Over the
last 5 years, more than 150,000 spectators have come to the bay area annually to see some of
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                                As you enter the clubhouse at the TPC of Tampa Bay, pictures of
                               these legends magnify the ambiance of this world class facility. In
                               the foyer, life sized pictures of Jack, Arnie, Raymond, Lee and Chi
                               Chi welcome you. Additional pictures of the gallery behind the 18th
                               green, a map of America marked with all of the TPC facilities
                               nationwide, and the elegance of the clubhouse interior sets the
                               scene for an awesome golfing experience.

                               To savor this special day, the golf shop offers a variety of PGA,
                               TPC of Tampa Bay and Verizon Classic merchandise. While many
                               golfers often buy hats of each famous course they play, there is
                               also a great selection of Ashworth, Cutter & Buck, IZOD club, Polo,
                               Tommy Hilfiger and Tommy Bahama golf shirts available.

                               Tiger fans, the TPC of Tampa Bay has not forgotten about you!
                               There is plenty of Nike outfits featuring the Tiger Woods Collection.
This fully stocked golf shop also features Titleist custom club fitting, specialty items and club and
shoe rentals for those guests who are on vacation.

As word of the TPC of Tampa Bay continues to spread, the blue collar worker who loves golf will
have to dig deeper into his or her pocket to play this first class golf course. Currently, 18 holes of
golf at this Tournament Players Club will cost $96 through April or $129 if you want to play 36
holes. During the summer, prices fall to $71 weekdays and $84 on weekends. Peak season rates
are $136 for 18 and $179 for those who enjoy playing 36.

Ray Floyd has called the TPC of Tampa Bay one of the best courses on the Senior PGA Tour.
Golf Digest has given the TPC of Tampa Bay a 4 star on their places to play list. Golf & Travel
Magazine in a January 2001 article ranked the TPC #1 in Tampa, Florida. Meanwhile, the TPC of
Tampa Bay has also received the Best Choice of Tampa award by Reader's Choice.

If these words do not motivate you to make at tee time, then maybe seeing the wall of champions
in person, located just outside of the golf shop doors, will bring you here before next year's
Verizon Classic. As you stare at this grandiose wall, extending several yards toward the practice
facility, it is like looking at the who's who list on the Senior PGA Tour.

Names such as Irwin, Nicklaus, Trevino, Colbert and Floyd have
all conquered the field of players, which seems to rise in statue
each season. After playing the TPC of Tampa Bay, it is clear that
a rich tradition has already begun at this TPC facility just north of
Tampa.

Like the clubhouse, the practice facility at the TPC of Tampa Bay
is first class. Two teeing areas on either side of the putting green
overlook an expansive field of target greens and flags. At the
back of the practice facility there is an area designated for
pitching, chipping and bunker play. The only visible weakness of
this practice facility is the smallish putting green which must be
difficult to fit a large group of players during an outing or
tournament.

The golf course at the TPC of Tampa Bay is a Bobby Weed design along with Chi Chi Rodriguez
as the player consultant. Since Bobby Weed was the chief designer, there are not as many large
landing areas for Chi Chi's high draws, as I think he would have preferred. Maybe Bobby likes to
play fades. This might explain why several tee shots at this TPC require high fades for righties
and draws for lefties.
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Like some TPC courses, the TPC of Tampa Bay features a stadium golf design. Steep inclines
around greens, rolling mounds and ample room between holes create the perfect environment for
fans to watch golf. While several water hazards and three residential roads divide this course into
three sections, spectators can either stay in one place or follow their favorite star over this 6,898
yard, par 71 layout.

                               One of the special features built into this Tournament Players Club
                              is a wildlife refuge. In fact, a small section of the clubhouse is
                              dedicated to the large exotic birds you will see as you play. Colorful
                              pictures warm you up to the creatures you will find within the large
                              waterway between the 10th and 18th holes.

                              Ibis, sandhill cranes, heron, commorants, egrets, wood storks and
                              limpkin cover this wildlife refuge with a sea of colors. You might
                              even see one of the baby sandhill cranes protected anxiously by its
                              mama. However, beware of hitting flying birdies off the 18th tee. As
                              you make your way up the 18th fairway, you will pass their main
                              nesting area along the banks of this preserve.

                            By keeping the environment in mind as this course was built, Bobby
                            and Chi Chi have earned national recognition from the New York
Audubon Society. Due in large part to their work, the TPC of Tampa Bay is now a certified
member of the Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program. This certification proudly hangs from
the clubhouse walls.

Two major themes of the TPC of Tampa Bay are spectacular views and collection areas. The
views at this Tournament Players Club are enhanced by elevated tees, exotic fairway bunkers,
gentle rolling hills, scenic wetlands and deep greenside bunkers that are often tilted at an angle to
highlight their physical features. The best example of these visual effects occur on the 332 yard,
par 4 5th hole.

An elevated tee stands above a pond which runs down the left side of the fairway. Beyond this
pond and behind the green is a wetland covered in native grasses and brush. Trees down the
right hand side are extenuated by a slightly raised fairway bunker which is your target off the tee.
Just behind the 150 yard marker, this fairway bends to the left, slightly uphill to a green that is
sandwiched between two deep bunkers with steep lips. Three seems easy after your drive, but
this green is devilishly slick.

Greens like #5 are common throughout this Tournament Players Club. If there was rough around
these greens, players would be cursing each time they miss the putting surface.

To create a player friendly environment, the collars have been mowed to fairway height around
every green which form collection areas similar to those found at Pinehurst #2. Depending upon
where the pin is placed on a given day, some players might wish there was rough to protect
against impossible touch shots to a green sloping away from you. However, these collection
areas will almost insure that players with great short games will rise to the cream of the crop at
this facility.

Because of how aesthetically pleasing this course is to play, its nearly impossible to single out a
few holes as quote signature golf holes. While some holes have homes located to the left or right
of them that distract from its overall make up, other holes are secluded by Florida pines, cyprus
and wetlands.

The last five holes at the TPC of Tampa Bay could be signature holes for any course in Florida.
Just ask those Senior PGA Tour players who wilted down the stretch at the 2001 Verizon Classic.
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The 14th hole is 588 yards, 15 is 452 yards, 16 is 430 yards, 17 is 217 yards and the 18th is 456
yards, uphill!

 While each hole is difficult, the 452 yard, par 4 15th is the most
intimidating. Players face a long carry over water from three of the
four sets of tees at the TPC of Tampa Bay. Meanwhile, there is
little room for error to the right with out of bounds just beyond
trees which line this side of the rough. If your tee shot is dry,
players still must avoid this water hazard that lurks along the
entire left side. If you bail right, three greenside bunkers await
arrant shots.

After playing this TPC facility, it was not as hard as I thought it
would be. However, as the round wore on, my confidence was shaken by water hazards on 15 of
18 holes. When you do play here, I suggest playing the white tees on the back nine unless you
enjoy suffering like me. The TPC tees measure 3,557 yards, 3433 yards from the blue, 3,093
yards at the white and 2,572 yards from the ladies tees on the final 9 holes.

For your traveling convenience, the TPC of Tampa Bay currently works with two hotels near
Tampa International Airport. In the future, the golf staff is looking to add other hotel
accommodations to include golf packages to lessen costs for travelers outside of Tampa.

Come to the TPC of Tampa Bay and play where pros and amateurs will try to qualify for this
year's US Open. Other professionals will try to squeak through the first stage of the PGA & Senior
PGA Qualifying School. The TPC of Tampa Bay, a must play whenever you visit Tampa, Florida.

Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay
General Manager: Brady Boyd
5100 Terrain de golf Drive
Lutz, FL 33549
1-866-PLAY-TPC (EXT. 205)
www.tpctampabay.com




Saddlebrook Resort
and Spa: The Doral of Tampa Bay

By Jay Mankus, Staff Writer


Location

Beyond Busch Gardens off Interstate 275 north of Tampa, Florida lies an oasis in Florida's barren
grasslands. Spacious grassy fields dance in the steady Florida winds while towering cyprus
covered with spanish moss and low lying wetlands give way to 480 immaculate acres filled with
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Located 1 mile east off I-275 on state route 54, Saddlebrook Resort & Spa is just 30 miles north of
downtown Tampa. A resort shuttle can get you from Tampa International Airport to Saddlebrook
in under an hour, or 30 minutes if traffic cooperates.
What people are saying about Saddlebrook

Saddlebrook Resort is Florida's quintessential golf resort according to one top sports writer.
Racquet Magazine has called Saddlebrook arguably the best tennis resort in the nation.
Saddlebrook has also received a 4 Star Diamond rating as a golf resort. Meanwhile, Golf and
Travel Magazine recently rated Saddlebrook's two 18 hole championship golf courses among the
top 5 upscale facilities within greater Tampa Bay.

After reading these accolades, I visited Saddlebrook to see for myself while people are choosing
this resort over other Florida resorts.


                                  The golf and tennis facilities

                                  As I entered Saddlebrook, I drove by the practice facility which
                                  is home to the World Headquarters of the Arnold Palmer Golf
                                  Academy. This is the first thing you will see, off to your right off
                                  as you drive into Saddlebrook Resort. While you will probably
                                  not see Arnold, you will meet P.G.A. teaching professionals he
                                  helped hand pick, if you need to improve your golf game.

Before my trip, I read a quote from their web site, www.saddlebrookresort.com, which serves as a
motto for Arnold's Golf Academy, “No gimmicks. No gurus. Just personalized instruction that
makes learning fun.”

Since there is a 4 student to 1 teacher ratio, golfers attending this academy will receive the
attention they need. Depending upon the length of your visit, students can chose from one of
three sessions: 2 days, 3 days or 5 days.

The 2 day session spends one day on your short game and another on the full swing. The 3 day
session is identical to the 2 day, except the final day of this session focuses on course
management, teaching players how to get around the course without throwing away strokes.

The 5 day session is obviously much more detailed, yet helpful since you have more to time ask
questions if you are struggling with a specific part of your golf game.

 The golf academy runs from 8 in the morning until 12 noon. Each golf session is followed by
lunch, then players are able to put their knowledge to the test by playing each afternoon on either
the Palmer or Saddlebrook Course.

The Palmer course is great for working on your short game
while the Saddlebrook Course is perfect for testing your
accuracy off the tee. Lunch and an afternoon round of golf
is included in your cost for these golf academy sessions.

As you continue toward the The Club Centre of
Saddlebrook, you will pass a series of tennis courts on your
left. These courts are adjacent to the Sports Village &
Fitness Center, a paradise for those people who love to exercise and stay in shape.

Inside, you will find equipment by Reebok and Skywalker along with Lifecycles, Treadmills, and
Stairmasters. There is a Wellness Center that offers group and individual programs designed to

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achieve and maintain optimal health. Saddlebrook's Wellness Center is like having your own
personal trainer for a week.

                                     Outside, kids or those young at heart have several options to
                                    choose from: sand and grass volleyball courts, a regulation
                                    size basketball court and a large sports field which allows
                                    some to throw a frisbee while others may play baseball or
                                    football.

                                    One major component of Saddlebrook Resort that you will not
                                    see from this entrance road is the Tennis Complex, featuring
                                    the world renown Hopman Tennis Program. Harry Hopman,
                                    the winningest U.S. Davis Cup Coach of all time, created this
program to teach his imaginative drills. Professional tennis stars like Martina Hingis and Jennifer
Capriati currently use Hopman's drills to fine tune their games.

The Tennis School at Saddlebrook performs concentrated clinics that group players with others
who match their own playing abilities. Like the Golf School, there is a 4 to 1 ratio, students to
teacher.

However, if you just want to play some causal tennis with friends or family, Saddlebrook has 45
tennis courts to chose from, many of these courts have lights if you like to play golf by day and
tennis by night. Or if you always wanted to play on the red clay of Paris or the grass at
Wimbledon, Saddlebrook has all 4 tennis grand slam surfaces.

If you are a big tennis fan, the name Saddlebrook
may trigger your memory. The tennis facility at
Saddlebrook was the former home of a WTA event,
the Virginia Slims of Florida. After seeing these
facilities for myself, it is clear why Racquet
Magazine speaks so highly of Saddlebrook.


The atmosphere of Saddlebrook

While the entrance to the front lobby is impressive,
the tropical ambiance of Saddlebrook begins at the
Superpool. This 500,000 gallon pool is the center
piece of Saddlebrook Resort, enclosed with exotic
gardens and palm trees to magnify its splendor. The Superpool is surrounded by a walking mall
filled with recreation shops, the golf shop, the marquee tent, the spa and 4 restaurants.

After coming from the storm of the century in the northeast, I had lunch at the Poolside Cafe,
located at the north end of the super pool. Instead of feeling wet snow in my face, I felt the warm
trade winds and sunshine of Florida as I ate. I saw children playing in the water with their parents.
Hundreds of relaxed adults were basking in the sun while others ate lunch under umbrella tables
decorated throughout the pool area.

This is an atmosphere everyone must experience at least once a year to make yourself feel
normal again.

If one day in the sun is not enough to make you relax, why not try the spa located at the south
end of the Superpool. Saddlebrook's spa facility features a 7,000 square foot spa that offers body
treatments, facials and salon services. If you like privacy, Saddlebrook offers 12 private treatment
rooms for your convenience.

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Whether you are a golfer, tennis player or just love to lay out in the sun all day by a pool,
Saddlebrook Resort & Spa has something for everyone in the family. Resort packages include
groups, families and individuals. Saddlebrook's packages feature: Golf Escape, Spa Escape,
Days of Indulgence, Suntastic Summer, Couples Golf & Spa Escape as well as unique Holiday
Packages.

Lodging accommodations

Saddlebrook Resort features 800 guest rooms with three different styles of rooms: Deluxe Guest
Room, One Bedroom Suite and Two Bedroom Suite.

The deluxe guest room is great for an individual or young couple without kids. This guest room
sleeps up to two guests.

The one bedroom suite is great for a honeymoon, sleeping two comfortably. This room also
serves well for someone on business who has time to play golf during the day.

The final bedroom, a two bedroom suite, is your typical room for a family of 4. This suite is large
of enough to give mom and dad a good night’s sleep while allowing the kids to have their space
too.

Unlike a RCI or Fairfield Resort, Saddlebrook is a rental community. Individuals or families can
buy a one bedroom suite between $60-80K, two bedroom suite from $70-95K, two bedroom suite
from $90-120K or go all out and buy a three bedroom suite for $90-145K. Furniture is included in
the total cost of each suite.

Owners of these suites can stay up to 40 days each year, which includes club membership.
Meanwhile, your suite is rented out by the resort the rest of the year. Each quarter, Saddlebrook
sends owners a check. Owners can make up to a couple of thousand dollars each year for a
small unit to well over $10 K for a large unit.
This concept, while probably not new, is the best of both worlds if you own a timeshare like I do.
For additional information, call Saddlebrook at 800-729-8383.


Dining and entertainment

Saddlebrook features four award winning dining opportunities, each with their own appeal. The
Cyprus Restaurant offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring market fresh
seafood. Terrace on the Green, which also has a full menu for all three meals, is the best located
restaurant at Saddlebrook.

Terrace on the Green is literally on top of the 18th green of the Saddlebrook Course. While not
exactly on the green, it is a few yards to the right of this green. Because of its location, just above
an elevated green next to a pond in front of this green, it is unlikely golfers will stray an errant shot
into the gallery of umbrella covered tables.

The final two restaurants are located adjacent to the proshop at the north end of the Superpool.
Dempsey's Steak House is where you want to go if you are craving steak or pasta. Meanwhile,
TD's Sports Bar is a great place to have a sandwich and watch your favorite sports team or golfer
on one of TD's eight big screen TVs.

While everyone who visits Florida wants to see Disney World, which is a 90 minute drive, Busch
Gardens, only a 30 minute ride by car, is also a popular destination. If the beach is more to your
liking, guests at Saddlebrook can drive 30 minutes to one of several beaches on the gulf coast.


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However, if you chose to use Saddlebrook's airport shuttle or simply want to stay put on your
vacation, there are more than enough opportunities onsite to entertain yourself.

On weekends and holidays, live bands set up and play outside near the Superpool. Enjoy
dancing, swimming or just listen relax and listen. The night life includes two ballrooms, two
pavilions, meeting rooms and a polo lounge.

The honest truth about Saddlebrook Resort

You can find more difficult, more challenging and more picturesque golf courses in the state of
Florida. There may be other tennis facilities in Naples, Florida which are superior to Saddlebrook.
Other resorts in Florida might even have bigger or more exotic pool and spas.

However, when you consider the quality of Saddlebrook's two 18 hole golf courses, their first
class tennis facility, the superpool & spa and all the recreation opportunities on site, Saddlebrook
is the complete resort. Everything you need for a vacation is onsite. In my opinion, Saddlebrook
Resort & Spa is the marquee resort on the Gulf Coast of Florida.

Come and see why Saddlebrook is so special!

Saddlebrook ResortOwners of these suites can stay up to 40 days each year, which includes club
membership. Meanwhile, your suite is rented out by the resort the rest of the year. Each quarter,
Saddlebrook sends owners a check. Owners can make up to a couple of thousand dollars each
year for a small unit to well over $10 K for a large unit.
This concept, while probably not new, is the best of both worlds if you own a timeshare like I do.
For additional information, call Saddlebrook at 800-729-8383.


Dining and entertainment
Saddlebrook features four award winning dining opportunities, each with their own appeal. The
Cyprus Restaurant offers a full menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner, featuring market fresh
seafood. Terrace on the Green, which also has a full menu for all three meals, is the best located
restaurant at Saddlebrook.

Terrace on the Green is literally on top of the 18th green of the Saddlebrook Course. While not
exactly on the green, it is a few yards to the right of this green. Because of its location, just above
an elevated green next to a pond in front of this green, it is unlikely golfers will stray an errant shot
into the gallery of umbrella covered tables.

The final two restaurants are located adjacent to the proshop at the north end of the Superpool.
Dempsey's Steak House is where you want to go if you are craving steak or pasta. Meanwhile,
TD's Sports Bar is a great place to have a sandwich and watch your favorite sports team or golfer
on one of TD's eight big screen TVs.

While everyone who visits Florida wants to see Disney World, which is a 90 minute drive, Busch
Gardens, only a 30 minute ride by car, is also a popular destination. If the beach is more to your
liking, guests at Saddlebrook can drive 30 minutes to one of several beaches on the gulf coast.

However, if you chose to use Saddlebrook's airport shuttle or simply want to stay put on your
vacation, there are more than enough opportunities onsite to entertain yourself.

On weekends and holidays, live bands set up and play outside near the Superpool. Enjoy
dancing, swimming or just listen relax and listen. The night life includes two ballrooms, two
pavilions, meeting rooms and a polo lounge.

The honest truth about Saddlebrook Resort
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You can find more difficult, more challenging and more picturesque golf courses in the state of
Florida. There may be other tennis facilities in Naples, Florida which are superior to Saddlebrook.
Other resorts in Florida might even have bigger or more exotic pool and spas.
However, when you consider the quality of Saddlebrook's two 18 hole golf courses, their first
class tennis facility, the superpool & spa and all the recreation opportunities on site, Saddlebrook
is the complete resort. Everything you need for a vacation is onsite. In my opinion, Saddlebrook
Resort & Spa is the marquee resort on the Gulf Coast of Florida.


Come and see why Saddlebrook is so special!


Saddlebrook Resort
5700 Saddlebrook Way
Wesley Chapel, FL 33543-4499
Phone: 800-729-8383
Fax: 813-973-4504
www.saddlebrookresort.com




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   Feature Stories
Swashbuckling Tampa Bay area stealing
the show as Florida’s next great golf destination




To an outsider looking in, the Tampa Bay area has it all. The enormous, sugar-white beaches of
St. Petersburg/Clearwater are some of the best in the world. The peaceful, warm waters of the
Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay are a veritable maritime playground.


The region's once moribund NFL franchise, the Buccaneers, have become the darlings of the
town and captured the 2003 Super Bowl. Even the Devil Rays, the Bay’s sympathy-inducing
Major League Baseball expansion squad, lured highly touted manager Lou Pinella away from the
playoff-contending Seattle Mariners.

Now, if this swashbuckling chunk of coastline along Florida’s Gulf coast could only establish itself
as a “golf” coast, we’d have to consider the Tampa Bay area as one of the premier destinations in
the U.S.

It really shouldn’t be a hard sell.

Not nearly as difficult as convincing transplanted northerners to step out of the 80-degree warmth
and omnipresent sunshine and into a meat locker of a hockey arena to consume a mediocre
Tampa Bay Lightning game.

Look closely and a reputation for being one of Florida’s under-supplied golf markets is dissipating
faster than the morning dew on the first tee box. Tampa Bay is home to an intriguing collection of
first-class resort courses, upscale daily fee and semiprivate tracks and a heaping helping of
affordable public access facilities sure to appeal to any skill level and income bracket.




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Resort stay and play

The granddaddy of bay area resort golf is none other than the Westin Innisbrook Resort near
Tarpon Springs. An unassuming entrance off of the throbbing artery that is U.S. 19 leads into a
quiet, pine tree laden resort property that is home to two of the Bay’s best golf courses.

The Copperhead Course, designed by Roger and Larry Packard, is the
former site of the LPGA/PGA J.C. Penny Classic and the current home of
the PGA Tour’s Tampa Bay Classic. Copperhead, with its elevation
changes and tree-lined fairways, is anything but a garden variety Florida
layout. The course plays to a brutish 7,087 from the championship tees
and is home to one of the region’s toughest golf holes – the 458-yard par-
4 16th.

Innisbrook’s Island Course never has been able to emerge from the
considerable shadow cast by its more prominent sibling. It’s a shame,
because this 6,999-yard gem might be the better of the two tracks.
Where Copperhead is long and open, the Island Course is short and
tight. Call it a shotmakers course, a thinking man’s course, or whatever
you like. But the Island Course has that unique ability to challenge low-
handicappers from the tips while providing an enjoyable golf experience
for recreational golfers from the forward tees.

When Westin and Troon purchased Innisbrook from Hilton in the late 1990s, they immediately
added nine holes to the existing 27 hole Sandpiper course and created two new golf courses. The
Highland North Course (formerly Hawk’s Run) was part of the original masterplan for the resort,
finally coming to fruition under the new ownership and management. And Highlands South
(formerly Eagle’s Watch) was the final piece of the puzzle at Innisbrook, and it now houses the
longest par-5 in the state, the 650-yard 13th hole.

                          Saddlebrook Resort in nearby Wesley Chapel is one of the true unsung
                         heroes of the Tampa Bay golf scene. The resort is home to two Arnold
                         Palmer designed courses, tennis courts, a spa and deluxe guestrooms
                         and suites. Both courses are enveloped by thick strands of cypress and
                         pine trees, and both courses are easily accessible from the resort and
                         conference area. The Palmer Course is the tougher of the two tracks,
                         with a slope of 134. The Saddlebrook Course is true resort golf all the
                         way, playing to a slope of 127 from the back tees and a reasonable 6554
                         yards.

                         Enough about the outskirts of the Bay area. Take your game to the heart
                         of scenic St. Petersburg for a stay and play weekend at the
                         Renaissance Vinoy Resort.

                         The historic Vinoy overlooks the city’s marina and expansive views of
                         Tampa Bay unfold to the west. The Vinoy houses its own resort course,
                         which recently was revamped by Ron Garl. Garl added some mounding
                         and new bunkering and generally breathed new life into this venerable
                         resort layout.




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Daily fee and semiprivate courses




Northwest of Tampa in the suburb of Lutz, Bobby Weed crafted the Tournament Player’s Club
of Tampa Bay. The TPC of Tampa Bay has some strong ties to the Senior Tour: Chi Chi
Rodriguez provided input into the design process and the course is the home of the Verizon
Classic. Look for wide open fairways that lead to diabolically undulating greens. Translation – it’s
all about the approach shot at the TPC of Tampa Bay.

During the 1990s, Fox Hollow did all it could to bolster the Bay’s semiprivate golf reputation. The
design credit goes to the legendary and late Robert Trent Jones Sr., and the Tampa Tribune
recently rated the course as one of the top three in the area. Fox Hollow is located about 30
minutes north of Tampa in New Port Richey. The “Hollow” consists of holes No. 1, 10 and 18 – all
visible from the course’s $2 million clubhouse.




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Donald Ross courses you can play in the Bay

The Belleview Biltmore Resort is a must-see for fans of turn-of-the-century architecture and its
resort course is a must-play for fans of legendary golf course architect Donald Ross. The hotel,
built in 1897, is rumored to be the largest inhabited wooden structure in the world. The 36-hole
Belleview Country Club is off limits to the golfing public. However, the resort’s Biltmore Course, a
Donald Ross original from 1926, is available for play by guests of the hotel.

Just a chip shot away is another Ross classic and one of the Bay’s last municipal tracks, the
Dunedin Country Club. The “DCC” is one of the Bay’s most history laden venues. The course
opened in 1927 and was the PGA National Golf Club from 1945 to 1962. Despite its storied past,
the Dunedin Country Club’s maintenance budget ebbs and flows along with the city budget.

Tampa Bay always has been, and always will be, a region of contrasts. It has tropical mangrove
estuaries bumping up against temperate sawgrass ecosystems. The pirate culture of Gasparilla is
juxtaposed against the banking and insurance culture of downtown Tampa. The Cuban heritage
of Ybor City coexists with the predominantly Anglo population of the surrounding areas.

With the addition of a cadre of top notch golf courses throughout the region, the sight of a bright,
white ball against a lush, green fairway might become the sweetest contrast of them all.




Worth the Journey


World Woods Golf Club, located 90 miles north of Tampa in
Brooksville, has established itself as one of the state’s premier
daily fee golfing facilities. World Woods is home to not one, but
two Tom Fazio designed courses that have landed in Golf
Magazine’s Top 100 You Can Play. If two tracks from one of
the golf’s best designers aren’t enough to lure you to this
remote golfing playground, World Woods also rolls out a nine
hole short course, a two-acre putting green, and three warm
up holes.




The Lineup


        Westin Innisbrook Resort (877) 752.1480
        Saddlebrook Resort – (813) 729.8383
        Renaissance Vinoy (813) 896.8000
        TPC of Tampa Bay -- (813) 949.0091
        Fox Hollow -- (813) 376.6333
        Belleview Biltmore Resort -- (813) 581.5498
        Dunedin Country Club -- (727) 733.7836
        World Woods Golf Club – (352) 796-5500

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