Innisbrook Golf Resort
Innisbrook is a stay-and-play golf resort. The resort is located in Palm Harbor Florida, just north of Tampa/St. Pete. There are 4 golf courses at the resort. They are the Island, North, South, and the famed Copperhead golf courses.
The Innisbrook resort has a lot of small buildings of rooms, usually 2 stories, that are very spread out around the property. There are pools everywhere, usually within walking distance of your room. They have a free shuttle that runs around to take you anywhere you want to go. The shuttle drivers are great. The took us to Packards and said that they would swing back by in about an hour and a half. when we finished eating, we asked the hostess to call the shuttle, and we walked outside and waited less than 30 seconds. Great service.
Our room was walking distance to the Osprey building where we checked in. The Market Salamander Grille was also located here.
We usually ate breakfast at the Market Salamander Grille, as it was a short walk from our room. The food was ok, the service was excellent. We ate lunch at the clubhouse at whichever course we were playing. All typical clubhouse lunch fare. No complaints, food and service were all good.
We ate dinner once at Packards Steakhouse. The crab cakes and our steaks were excellent. The service was also awesome. Definitely make reservations and have dinner at Packards Steakhouse.
We played 3 of the 4 golf courses. We played the Island Course, then the Copperhead and the North course on the last day.
The Island Course
The front nine holes had a lot of water and felt like we were navigating through a swamp for the first few holes. The back nine consisted of rolling hills through the neighborhood.
The rough was pretty thick. It was just long enough to cover your ball if it went in the rough. I lost a couple of balls that we saw land in the rough, but when we got down there, we couldn’t find it.
The Copperhead Course
The Copperhead is the most well-known course. It’s home to the Valspar Open PGA tour event. The course is made of rolling hills, with elevated greens and rows of pine and oak trees between the fairways.
The North Course
The North Course at Innisbrook was a fun course to play. It’s fairly short at 6300 yards from the tips. We played the green tees at around 6000 yards. This is more target golf. You can’t hit a driver on every hole. It has lots of doglegs, both left and right, and a couple of holes with almost a 90-degree turn. Also, there are some holes with water across the fairway. This is a course where you really need to think about club selection. I thought it was the most scenic and there were some long par 3 and par 4 holes, even though it’s a short course. Besides playing the Copperhead, this should be on your list of courses to play while staying at Innisbrook.