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Summer is in full swing here in Central Florida, and that means local golfers are grabbing their clubs, lacing up their spikes, and heading out to their favorite courses in droves.

The Tampa area has many options when it comes to getting your golf fix. Whether you just moved here and you’re looking for a new favorite course or you’ve been here for a while and you’re looking for a change of scenery, we picked 10 top-rated golf courses near Arbor Terrace Citrus Park to help you tee up your next great round of golf.

Old Memorial Golf Club

13600 National Golf Drive, Tampa, FL 33626

This Steve Smyers-designed course is the brainchild of Outback Steakhouse founders Chris Sullivan, Bob Basham, and Bob Merritt. A “walking only” course, Smyers based his design on proven, classical design principles that stand the test of time.

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Westchase Golf Club

11602 Westchase Golf Drive, Tampa, FL 33626

With its reputation as one of the most beautiful public-access golf courses in Tampa, this Lloyd Clifton-designed course winds through natural wetlands and has earned high marks from Golf Digest as well as a Great Value award. 

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Northdale Golf & Tennis Club

4417 Northdale Blvd., Tampa, FL 33624

Rated a Best Place to Play, by Golf Digest, this award-winning championship course was designed by Ron Garl. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy this challenging course as they play among majestic cypress trees and sparkling spring-fed lakes.

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Countryway Golf Club

11111 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33635

Known for its affordable rates, this course, designed by nationally known architect Steve Smyers, was voted the Best Value Golf Course in Tampa Bay by the readers of the Daily Planet

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The Eagles Golf Club

16101 Nine Eagles Drive, Odessa, FL 33556

Surrounded by the tranquility of Florida’s natural beauty, this popular golf club is located in the prestigious Eagles community. With two separate 18-hole courses, you have your pick of challenges and topography.

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TPC Tampa Bay

5300 W. Lutz Lake Fern Road, Lutz, FL 33558

Play where the pros play at this award-winning, Bobby Weed-designed championship course. Named one of the top five courses in Florida and an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, TPC Tampa Bay’s natural setting and abundance of wildlife makes for not only a challenging and exciting game, but also the perfect setting for enjoying natural Florida.

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The Club at Cheval

4312 Cheval Blvd., Lutz, FL 33558

This semiprivate championship 18-hole golf course also offers practice facilities, lessons, clinics, tournaments, couples events, and indoor golf simulators. Check out the website before you go for hole-by-hole tips for playing your best round ever. 

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East Lake Woodlands Country Club

1055 E. Lake Woodlands Parkway, Oldsmar, FL 34677

Members of East Lake Woodlands Country Club enjoy the challenge of two championship courses in the beauty of a natural Florida setting. One of the highest-ranking courses in the region, East Lake Woodlands provides golfers of all skill levels with the advantage of the largest golf practice facilities in the Tampa area.

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Tampa Palms Golf & Country Club

5811 Tampa Palms Blvd., Tampa, FL 33647

A certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary, this Arthur Hills-designed course is one of the most prestigious and challenging in Florida. Nestled in the pine and palmetto flats, this 18-hole golf course winds through wild Florida scenery, past sparkling ponds in a continuous loop in the style of some of the great Scottish links.

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Seven Springs Golf & Country Club

3535 Trophy Blvd., Trinity, FL 34655

This par 72 championship golf course is a winning combination of challenge and playability. Experienced players will find plenty to love about Seven Springs, while less advanced players will find the layout perfect for honing their golf skills. 

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Amanda Grau

About the Author: Amanda Grau

I fell in love with the Senior population through my passion for volunteer work over ten years ago. I turned my passion into a full-time job, which to this day I will never consider work. Not only do I educate families and residents regarding Senior Living options but they continue to teach me something new each day.

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