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Babe Zaharias Golf Course. The greens fees are $17–$40 at this challenging par-70, 18-hole public course with water hazards on eight holes. A pro is on hand to give lessons. 11412 Forest Hills Dr., Northeast Tampa, Tampa, FL, 33612. 813/631–4374. www.tbgolf.com.
Bloomingdale Golfers Club. In addition to an 18-hole, par-72 course, this club has a two-tiered driving range, a 1-acre putting green, and a restaurant. Green fees are $30–$80. 4113 Great Golfers Pl., Valrico, FL, 33596. 813/685–4105. www.bloomingdalegolf.com.
The Claw at USF. Named for its many doglegged fairways, the 18-hole, par-71 course is on a preserve with moss-draped oaks and towering pines. Greens fees are $20–$45. 13801 N. 46th St., North Tampa, Tampa, FL, 33613. 813/632–6893. www.theclawatusfgolf.com.
The Club at Eaglebrooke. It's a par-72, 18-hole course about 30 miles east of Tampa via Interstate-4. Greens fees are $49–$69. 1300 Eaglebrooke Blvd., Lakeland, FL, 33813. 863/701–0101. www.eaglebrooke.com.
Saddlebrook Resort. There's a lot on offer at this resort, which is half an hour northeast of Tampa: 36 holes and 70- and 71-par courses, a driving range, a golf shop, on-site pros, and a resort spa. The greens fees range from $50 to $105, depending on the season. 5700 Saddlebrook Way, Wesley Chapel, FL, 33543. 813/973–1111. www.saddlebrook.com.
Tournament Players Club of Tampa Bay. This public 18-hole 71-par course 15 mi north of Tampa was designed by Bobby Weed and Chi Chi Rodriguez; greens fee $79/$159. 5300 W. Lutz Lake Fern Rd., Lutz, FL, 33558. 813/949–0090. www.tpctampabay.com.
Westchase Golf Club. Golfers rotate from the back nine holes to the front nine at this wooded, par-72 course with bridges and bulkheads. It's about 10 mi north of Tampa International Airport. Greens fees are $41–$94. 11602 Westchase Golf Dr., Westchase, Tampa, FL, 33626. 813/854–2331. www.westchasegc.com.
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