Mangrove Bay Golf Course: The pride of St. Petersburg, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- There's only one championship-level golf course in the St. Petersburg municipal golf department, and it's very popular.

Busy seven days a week, not only do locals and visitors flock to play Mangrove Bay Golf Course, but they love to take advantage of the extensive practice facilities as well. The course winds around natural mangroves just a few hundred yards from the bay.

It's also located next to a par-3 course, Cypress Links, which is perfect for beginners as well as experienced players.

Mar 21, 2014

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Mike Bailey is a senior staff writer based in the Houston area. Focusing primarily on golf in the United States, Canada, the Caribbean and Latin America, he contributes course reviews, travel stories and features as well as the occasional equipment review. An award-winning writer and past president of Texas Golf Writers Association, he has more than 20 years in the golf industry. Before accepting his current position in 2008, he was on staff at PGA Magazine, The Golfweek Group and AvidGolfer Magazine. Follow Mike on Twitter at @Accidentlgolfer.