Play Some Golf while Staying on the Gulf
St. Pete Beach is home to some of the very best golf courses in all of Florida. Add to that what many call perfect year-round weather and you’ve found your place to indulge in your favorite pastime. Of course, our concierge can assist you with tee times, transportation and directions.
The Course at Feather Sound
Feather Sound Country Club was designed by Joe Lee and updated by Bob Cupp. The par-72 course at Feather Sound plays like one of the longest 6,900-yard courses you’ve ever played. By allowing the average player to swing away off the tee and offering plenty of options to every player, it’s a course that can challenge and be enjoyed by players of all skill levels. Most of the difficulty to be found at Feather Sound is around the Pinehurst-style elevated greens, the signature feature of our course. The challenge in playing well here is first in hitting these small, subtly contoured greens, and how you manage your short game once you’re around those greens as well. And with our new, Tif-Eagle Bermuda greens, we are able to maintain very good pace on the greens, but at the same time they’re quite receptive. Located in Clearwater, approximately 25 minutes away.
Bardmore Golf & Tennis Club
Broad, generous fairways that invite you to hit away; glistening water features that add some sparkle to your round; and, of course, abundant sunshine. You'll find our overall conditions are consistently excellent. We have Tif-Eagle greens that rival tour status. Our new state-of-the-art practice facility boasts a 15,000 square foot putting surface on its new Tif-Eagle practice green. Hone your skills on the putting and chipping green, or perfect your pitch shots on another special green featuring practice bunkers. You will find mounded areas and turf mowed at all the heights you will find on the golf course, from closely mown to deep rough, so that you can practice every possible shot you have in your golfing repertoire and get set to take on our great course. Located in Largo, approximately 25 minutes away.
River Strand Golf & Country Club
River Strand, a 27-hole championship golf course designed by Arthur Hills, provides a challenge to the low handicapper, yet the high handicapper will enjoy it, too. All the while, you’re playing in a gorgeous, natural setting with palm trees, live oaks that Mr. Hills designed around, and a nice mix of river holes. The golf course fits harmoniously with the environment, with holes intertwined by tributaries and estuaries. The Manatee River and its tidal water areas are incorporated into several of the holes, making the course a remarkable and memorable experience. In Bradenton, approximately 35 minutes away.
Legacy Golf Club
Legacy is an upscale, 18-hole championship daily fee course, different from anything found in the region. Offering a level of service and conditions found at world-class private facilities, this award-winning Arnold Palmer signature designed course has quickly earned its reputation as one of the premier courses in Southwest Florida. The course features elevated multiple tees, and virtually every hole is framed with sand and water. What makes this course unique is the 360-foot wide fairways on all corridors, making the look very dramatic and visually challenging, while still approachable to all players. Located in Bradenton, approximately 35 minutes away.
Let Shopping Be Your Cardio
St. Pete Beach has amazing shopping. And best of all, some of the very best shopping is right here at the Pink Palace at The Shoppes of the Don. Of course, we have things like sunscreen or a magazine, but our boutiques also offer the latest designer swimwear and resort clothing. Looking for a little something with sparkle? Browse our lineup of stunning fine jewelry. In the local area, there are even more options. For the very best deals, visit the sprawling Ellerton Outlet Mall—or sip an iced latte after exploring the boutiques along Corey Avenue.
The Retail Collection at the Don
Located on the Garden Levelof the Don, these unique shops provide everything from aspirin, sunscreen and magazines to the latest designer swimwear, resort clothing and fine jewelry.
TR's General Store
Whether it’s sundries, books, logoed items, or coastal gifts to take home, this store has all the essentials.
Our women's and men's clothing store offers a great selection of Escapada, Eric Javitz, Tommy Bahama, Bugatchi and Island Company.
The Don CeSar Shop
Our kids and teens shop carries all the essentials to keep our younger guests happy and active, including educational toys and all things “beach and pool.”
Visit our swimwear shop and see our large variety of upscale suits, featuring Trina Turk, LaBlanca, Ella Moss, Nautica, Ondade Mar, RayBan, Tiffany, Maui Jim and other high-end brands. Also featuring Dolce Gabbana and Burberry sunglasses.
For that finishing touch to every outfit, we have a fabulous selection of unique accessories for both men and women, including Brighton, Skemo, Lauren Adams, John Madeiros, Uno 50, Mary Francis and more.
Other Area Shopping
Ellenton Outlet Shopping
Located just 30 minutes away, this outlet offers shoppers impressive savings at stores like Banana Republic, Calvin Klein, Coach, J.Crew, Kate Spade New York, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Movado, Nike, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th and many more.
Corey Ave Shopping
For over six decades, Corey Avenue has thrived at the heart of St. Pete Beach. Enjoy the great stores, specialty shops, our theater, the wonderful restaurants, art galleries, clothing stores, imaginative gift shops, craft and hobby shopping, beachwear shops, and more. Visitors come to Corey Ave from every part of the world, and they return year after year for the friendly service, great sales, and fun atmosphere.
International Plaza and Bay Street
International Plaza and Bay Street, an enclosed, two-story regional shopping center with an adjacent outdoor lifestyle center, is located on the southeast edge of the Tampa International Airport. It features 200 specialty stores and 16 restaurants, plus Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Dillard’s and Renaissance Tampa Hotel International Plaza.
After Fun In the Sun — Fun Out On the Town
No matter what your idea of fun is, St. Pete Beach has it. Our area is home to several professional teams including the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL), Tampa Bay Rays (MLB), and Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL). If you’ve already visited our Maritana Grille and Sea Porch, try some of the area’s other hot spots. Since we’re close to the action, many great dining options are only steps away. Or head to St. Petersburg for even more choices.
Beach Area Restaurants
Sola Bistro and Wine Bar
Enjoy fresh seafood, aged steaks and thin crust pizza in a casual bistro setting, plus a varied selection of fine wines imported from all over the world. Located two miles away from The Don CeSar.
Carino's Northern Italian Cuisine
Offering fine Italian food in a warm, friendly family atmosphere. Enjoy antipasti, farinacci, poultry, vitello, carni, fresh pesce, an extensive wine list, and a sumptuous dessert table. Located 3.6 miles away.
Gigi's Italian Restaurant
Quaint and bistro-like with traditional Italian Fare. Dine in and enjoy the giant aquarium or sup Alfresco among the herb garden. Situated on Gulf Blvd and 44th Avenue, one mile north of the Don.
Beverly's La Croisette
Offering classic morning favorites and tasty new twists on the standards. Serving breakfast and lunch daily and located three miles north of the Don.
MadFish is a casual, eclectic St. Pete Beach diner offering home-style Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. Enjoy innovative new dishes, a twist on classic favorites and ultimate comfort food to locals and travelers alike. Located one mile away.
Snapper’s offers exceptional seafood, dry-aged steaks and delectable “in house”-made desserts in a big city bistro atmosphere. Located 1.6 miles away.
Chill Restaurant & Lounge
A cozy, warm locally operated restaurant near Historic Corey Avenue serving tapas. Seafood, steaks and vegetarian specialties.
Restaurants & Nightlife In Downtown St. Petersburg
Tastes to satisfy every palate can be found throughout downtown St. Petersburg's restaurants. Whether you seek a romantic dinner for two, a memorable fine dining experience, St. Petersburg nightlife, or fun for the family, there are a variety of options in downtown St. Petersburg. Click here for a list of restaurants and nightlife.
Visit our concierge desk for even more options and for specific recommendations.
Rays Baseball at Tropicana Field (MLB)
Home to the Tampa Bay Rays since 1998, Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, just 15 minutes away, features one of the largest cable-supported domed roofs.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (NFL)
Catch all the action at Raymond James Stadium, for one of the most exciting game atmospheres in the NFL—just 45 minutes away.
Tampa Bay Lightning (NHL)
The 2004 Stanley Cup Champions play all home games in the spectacular St. Pete Times Forum in downtown Tampa. The St. Pete Times Forum also hosts over 100 concerts and events each year.
Professional Golf (PGA & LPGA)
Home to two pro events, Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club is one of many championship courses in the area. Copperhead Course is host to the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, an official 72-hole event. Held in March, the event features 144 PGA TOUR golfers, with proceeds from ticket sales benefiting area charities. The LPGA selected the extraordinarily picturesque Island Course as the site of its Legends Tour Open Championship, proving that women professionals appreciate Innisbrook’s golfing experience as much as their PGA TOUR counterparts.
MLB Spring Training
The St. Pete/Clearwater area has a 90-plus-year history of Spring Training. The area features the Philadelphia Phillies in Clearwater, the Toronto Blue Jays in Dunedin and the New York Yankees in nearby Tampa. There are also nine other teams within a two-hour drive. Spring Training provides a rare treat for the area's three big-league teams to practice in the beautiful, warm outdoors.
Tampa Bay Rowdies
The Rowdies are a professional soccer team that competes in the NASL from April to November. Rowdies matches are held in Downtown St. Petersburg at the historic Al Lang Stadium. Matches take place at 7:30 PM with gates opening 90 minutes prior to kickoff. Rowdies matches have a family-friendly atmosphere, with fans of all ages in attendance. For the most affordable ticket prices, call the Rowdies Front Office at 813-287-1640.
St. Anthony’s Triathlon
St. Anthony’s is a season-opener on the professional triathlon circuit, attracting some of the sport's biggest names and 3,000 competitors with a purse of $30,000. Athletes converge on the downtown waterfront each April for the Olympic-distance event—a 1.5K swim, 40K bike and 10K run.
Outback Bowl – NCAA College Football
The Outback Bowl is a college football game that is typically played on New Year's Day featuring teams from the SEC and Big Ten Conference (third pick from each). The game is a culmination of a weeklong schedule of events throughout the Tampa Bay.
Thoroughbred Racing at Tampa Bay Downs
Tampa Bay Downs is the only thoroughbred racetrack on the West Coast of Florida, and is known as one of America's oldest and most well maintained racetracks. Tampa Bay Downs added its 7/8th mile grass track, complete with a ¼ mile chute, in 1998, and has become one of the most popular turf courses in North America. Live racing December–May, the facility is open all year for simulcast and poker.
For schedules, tickets, and more information about sports in Tampa, please speak with our concierge.