Innisbrook Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Harbor, Florida, is part of the Salamander Golf Collection, an unparalleled group of Florida golf resorts which includes Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort on the Palm Coast.
At Innisbrook, Copperhead, the most famous of the four golf courses on property, is home to the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship. Copperhead golf architect Lawrence Packard says,
Copperhead is a tough golf course but it is fair. I designed it so if you hit a good shot you will be rewarded. There are no gimmicks. I wanted you to have to use every club in your bag.
With the pine tree-lined fairways, Copperhead feels more like the Carolinas than Florida. The natural beauty and challenges are the result of the surrounding lakes and ponds, home to abundant wildlife, including fox squirrels, bald eagles, alligators, blue herons, and many other types of waterfowl. The greens are TifEagle Bermuda Grass – an exceptional putting surface favored by PGA TOUR professionals.
Among the toughest 3 finishing holes on the PGA TOUR, holes 16,17 and 18 are dubbed the “Snake Pit”.
As an Innisbrook guest, you can golf Copperhead up to a week before the Valspar Championship. If you can’t get a tee time on Copperhead, take advantage of the three other championship layouts, The Island Course, the South Course, and the updated North Course. Innovative and imaginative golf course architect, Lawrence Packard designed all four Innisbrook Resort golf courses.
With a full kitchen, living room and dining room and on-site laundry, the spacious villas at Innisbrook are perfect for a family or a guys golf getaway. The three-storey villas are all named after world-famous golf courses.
After your round, have a Snakepit Mary cocktail at Packard’s Steakhouse – a tasty variation on a Bloody Mary – known in Canada as a Caesar, when Clamato is substituted for tomato juice. Whatever you order, don’t miss the Kona Crusted Grilled Lollipop Lamb Chops. Other on-site dining options include the Market Salamander Grille for breakfast and the Osprey Bar for a great happy hour.
Innisbrook offers complimentary shuttle service throughout the large property. Recommendations include Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” and Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America”.
- The Valspar Championship March 8–11, 2018
- Innisbrook Golf Resort and Spa
36750 U.S. Highway 19 North
Palm Harbor, FL 34684