Suburban Extended Stay Hotel Clearwater
6500 Ulmerton Road
Largo, FL 33771
Phone: (727) 532-4800
Fax: (727) 507-8527
For a good way to beat the heat and get some exercise at the same time, think ice-skating. For those who aren't accustomed to Florida's heat and humidity, a day at Clearwater Ice Arena may be just the answer to heat exhaustion. Open skating to music is the usual routine, but instruction is available at "Learn to Skate" classes. There is a snack bar here. So put o your skating accessories and have a blast at this skating rink!
Bardmoor Golf & Tennis Club, the 18-hole 7000-yard course is the former site of PGA/LPGA events. Full bag drop service is provided from car to cart and back. On premises is a Tom Fazio-designed practice facility featuring a greenside practice bunker. The club house is newly designed and greens have been made more challenging with the addition of new lakes. Daily clinics and instruction are provided by PGA professionals. Private lessons are available. Moreover, quite a few tennis courts are available, where you can enjoy a good match of tennis. And just like golf, tennis classes are also given. After a tiring game, you can relax and sip a cool one at the Greenside Cafe. Phone for daily tee and service timings.
Bayou Club has a windswept layout with a total of 18 holes. The wide fairways beg for long drives but try to hit it too long and you'll be looking at the wrong side of the white stakes. The greens here come in different shapes and sizes.This scenic course features regular, championship, and professional tees. This is a private golf course. You can also indulge in swimming, take tennis lessons or work out at the health club at the course. The in-house restaurant features a delectable platter and is sure to keep you hunger pangs at bay. The club is also an ideal event venue. CHeck website for more details.
This 1962 Chic Adams course (par 72 and 6088 yards from the regular tees) has trees lining its fairways. The fairways themselves are very broad and receptive to all but the most crooked tee shots. There is token water and a bit of sand. For the most part, this is a tame collection of holes, especially if played from the regular tees rather than the championship (6635 yards). Two of the par-3s are in excess of 200 yards from the back tees. The par-5s are of ordinary distance, and the par-4s top 400 yards on two occasions. Airco Golf Course is a public golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.
Cove Cay Country Club golf course is open to the public during the slow season from May through October. A par-70, 5651 yards from the blue tees, the course has water on 12 of its holes, along with the usual dose of Florida sand. The course is both well kept and pretty. The par-5s are all approximately 520 yards long from the black tees (6002 yards). There is one par-4 that is more than 400 yards long from the same tees, while the par-3s are very short from all tees. This is a semi-private golf course. Soft spikes only.
At par 71 and with a length of 5967 yards from the white tees, the 18 hole East Bay Golf Club Course isn't difficult. It does boast 14 holes with water and the average amount of trapping for a Florida course. The fairways bend gently through stands of trees and the greens are forgiving targets for iron shots. The par-3s and par-5s are short even from the 6451-yard championship tees. There are two longish par-4s. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.
Bicycling fans, rejoice! You can take a bike anywhere a PSTA bus travels in Pinellas, including the Pinellas Bike Trail and where you can transfer to the HARTline (Hillsborough Area Rapid Transit) so you can ride the Flatwoods Trail. You sit in air-conditioned comfort while your bike is attached to the front of the bus on a rack. Permits and training are required. For locations of these, call the Infoline number. Permits are available for everyone over eight years old.
A par 63 with forward tees at 3,458 yards, this flat executive layout at Mainlands Golf Course is wide open. There is a bit of water and sand to deal with, but the hazards are far from drastic, even from the back tees (4190 yards). The course is in good shape and very easy to walk, if you're in the mood. The greens are small and have enough slope to be entertaining. This is a semi-private golf course. Metal spikes are tolerated, but not encouraged.
Although not long at 6445 yards from the middle tees, this par-72 Joe Lee course can be plenty tough from both the middle or back tees (6856 yards). The fairways are broad and framed by fairway traps. The greens have been redone and are both fast and interesting. There is also water in play on several holes. The average player would be wise to stick to the middle tees. Feather Sound Country Club is a private golf course. Soft spikes only.
Pinecrest Golf Course is a standard par-3 course with a lone par-4 thrown into the mix for a par 28 total. There are a few traps, and just a little water, to avoid. The greens are ordinary, both in size and quickness. It's also a good walking course at 2,235 yards. If your short game needs sharpening, this is an excellent place to give it a try. This is a semi-private golf course. Soft spikes only.
Eddie C. Moore Softball Complex is named after the Clearwater Bombers' former manager and player. All in all, the complex has 7 fields, 3 for practice and 4 for games, spreading across Drew Street and McMullen Booth Road. An addition, two more softball fields are available further down the road at Vendor Arena near Eisenhower Elementary School. The field is completely equipped with top drawer training facilities and batting tunnels. Basic facilities such as restrooms, benches and concession stands help you spend the day better.
Field of dreams for home run fans. Finished in 2004, the Bright House Networks Field is home to the Clearwater Threshers, the Phillies' Class A affiliate in the Florida State League and the Philadelphia Phillies. The Phillies currently hold their spring practice here, rather than Carpenter Field. Bright House field comes fully equipped with 7000 fixed seats with grass berm seating for an additional 1500, a tiki-hut pavilion in left field, group picnic areas, party suites, children's play area and state-of-the-art video scoreboard.