The 18 hole, par 71 TPC Tampa Bay course was designed by Bobby Weed with Chi Chi Rodriguez as player consultant. It was designed not only to challenge the top golfers of the world, but also to provide a challenging and fun experience for players of all abilities. The course gives the players the opportunity to play well within their game, with a variety of teeing areas that allow the course to be played from 5,036 yards from the forward tees to 6,898 yards from the championship tees.
The course is routed around natural wetlands, cypress heads and numerous ponds and lagoons, which are home to an abundance of wildlife. Deer, foxes, otters, armadillos, alligators, egrets, storks, cranes, blue heron, and eagles all inhabit the golf course. This natural setting and wildlife variety is the reason why TPC Tampa Bay is one of the only two courses in the Tampa Bay area to be designated as an Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary.