Stay and Play the Innisbrook Resort, Tampa, Florida

One of the Innisbrook Resort's Golf Courses
Photo Courtesy of Innisbrook Resort

You’ll find the Innisbrook Resort, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort; Tampa, FL nestled on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area. The Innisbrook Resort is world-renowned for its championship golf, and rightly so, because there are few grand resorts that can boast four – that’s right, four – championship layouts, 72 holes that will provide you with the golf vacation of a lifetime, and you’ll never need to leave the property; Amazing: the North Course, the South Course, the Island Course, and finally, the famous Copperhead Course, home to the PGA TOUR’s annual Valspar Championship. Constantly ranked among the best of the best of what I have labeled THE GRAND RESORTS, Innisbrook continues to garner top accolades such as Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” and Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,”

The four Innisbrook Golf Resort layouts were all designed by the innovative and imaginative Lawrence “Larry” Packard. A favorite among PGA TOUR professionals, the Copperhead Course recently underwent a six-month restorative enhancement. This 7,340-yard course is a lengthy challenge for even the longest hitters. The Island Course features six holes bordered by beautiful Lake Innisbrook and lateral water hazards that require pinpoint accuracy on tee shots and approaches.

Similar in terrain to the Copperhead Course, but with a personality all its own, the North Course is known for its daunting par 3s, well-bunkered greens and recent course enhancements including additional yardage to selected par 4s and 5s. The par 71 South Course is one of those so-called links-style designs and does indeed have more than its fair share of rolling hills and breezes sweeping in from the Gulf of Mexico, just minutes away from Innisbrook Golf Resort, thus it has become a favorite among the resorts golfing guests. Apart from the impressive greens, the property boasts “six monstrous pools, multiple bars and restaurants, the 18,000 sq. ft. Salamander Spa and shuttle access to Honeymoon Island Beach, one of the Gulf Coast’s most romantic shores. For more information, visit the Innisbrook Website.

Okay, but isn’t it expensive to stay and play Innisbrook? No, it’s not, not with these great packages on offer:

Classic Golf Package

Can’t beat this one: Innisbrook's Classic Golf Package starts at $119 per night. Play a free round of golf per night of stay and enjoy other golf-specific amenities.

Classic Golf Package includes:

  • One round of golf per golfer per night of stay
  • $10 per person Retail Credit in pro shop
  • Advance starting times at time of reservation
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities
  • Club storage and locker room service
  • Breakfast (for an additional cost)

Preferred Golf Package

Preferred? You betcha: This one is the most popular of Innisbrook’s Florida golf offerings, the Preferred Package includes one round of golf per guest per day, including arrival day and golf-specific amenities for a true golfer’s vacation.

Preferred Golf Package includes:

  • Spacious deluxe accommodations
  • One round of golf per night of stay from check-in until check-out
  • Full breakfast daily in the clubhouse restaurants
  • $20 Retail Credit to be used in any pro shop
  • Advanced starting times at time of reservation
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities
  • Daily one-hour golf clinic
  • Club storage and locker room service
  • Welcome gift
  • Unlimited fitness center access

Platinum Golf Package

The Platinum Gold package is available May through October and includes unlimited gold, breakfast, and lunch every day.

Preferred Golf Package includes:

  • Spacious deluxe accommodations
  • $20 Retail Credit to be used in any pro shop
  • 18 holes of golf on day of arrival and departure 
  • 36 holes of golf all other days
  • Full breakfast and lunch daily in the clubhouse restaurants
  • Advanced starting times at time of reservation
  • Unlimited use of practice facilities
  • Daily one-hour golf clinic
  • Club storage and locker room service
  • Platinum Golf gift pack
  • Unlimited fitness center access

About Innisbrook Resort, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort; Tampa, FL:

Operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts and owned by Sheila C. Johnson, Innisbrook is one of Florida’s finest golf resorts. The layout is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and located only 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. The resort features and amenities include 72 holes of championship golf, 550 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Academy, 11 tennis courts, a luxury spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art Fitness Center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 100,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Part of Salamander’s Golf Collection, Innisbrook hosts the annual Valspar Championship presented by BB&T at its famed Copperhead Course. For additional information, call 727-942-2000 or visit the Innisbrook Website.  

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