GAFollowers.com writer, Rick Limpert loves taking trips that are an easy drive from the Metro Atlanta area. He loves them even more when golf is part of the trip.
Everything about Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida (Outside of Tampa) is easy.
From the drive anywhere you might be located in the southeast, to the check in process to teeing up on any of the four championship courses offered at Innisbrook, it’s worry and pain-free.
It’s also a great value.
The recently renovated resort is in beautiful shape. Our one-bedroom suite was large and overlooked the Copperhead Course. Should you choose to stay entirely within the gates of Innisbrook, you can. There are restaurants, a spa and a great number of things to do. Should you want to “get out” you can do that as well. My wife went to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium while I was playing golf to see Winter and Hope, the famous dolphins.
Innisbrook is located in Palm Harbor, but really that means that a major road is located just outside the entrance with all the restaurants and shopping you can handle.
We went to dinner one night at the Lucky Dill Deli. A Brooklyn-style deli with a huge menu and great food.
Whatever you feel like eating, it’s right near Innisbrook.
My time at Innisbrook allowed me to play one course, so that meant the Copperhead, which is the home of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship. What a tough course, but fair. It’s a must play on your Innisbrook excursion.
– Copperhead Course – Par 71 • 7,340 yards
Golfweek’s 2013 Best Courses You Can Play – No. 6 in Florida
The other courses:
Island Course – Par 72 • 7,310 yards
A great test. Tight fairways, intimidating water hazards, abundant bunkers, and extraordinary elevation changes, the newly renovated and lengthened Island Course is considered by many to be as equally demanding as Copperhead.
North Course – Par 70 • 6,325 yards
The North Course at Innisbrook is similar in terrain to the Copperhead Course. At about 6,300 yards, it remains one of our most challenging courses.
South Course – Par 71 • 6,620 yards
At over 6,600 yards, South is reminiscent of a links-style design, both in terms of rolling terrain and numerous fairway bunkering. Ample waste bunkers, a total of 10 water hazards, undulating terrain, and the Gulf of Mexico breezes.
Here are some special holiday activities taking us through the rest of 2014.
Breakfast with Santa Permalink for Breakfast with Santa
Santa & Mrs. Claus invite you to join them for a holiday breakfast buffet, songs and a reading from “The Night Before Christmas” and of course a visit from Santa himself.
Adult Member $16.99
Child Member (ages 2-10 years) $9.99
Adult Non Member $19.99
Child Non Member (ages 2-10 years) $12.99
Plus tax and gratuity; Reservations required before December 2, 727.942.5275
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at Packard’s Steakhouse Permalink for Christmas Eve & Christmas Day at Packard’s Steakhouse
December 24 – 25
Feast on a three course meal with your choice of entree. Featuring Veal Osso Bucco, 16 ounce Delmonico or Rainbow Trout.
Christmas Day at Market Salamander Grille Permalink for Christmas Day at Market Salamander Grille
Market Salamander Grille
Christmas Day Dinner served 11am – 9:30pm Featuring Herb Roasted Turdurkin, Sauteed Brocolinni and Red Bell Peppers, Candied Sweet Potato Mash and Sage Gravy
New Year’s Eve Dinner and Gala Permalink for New Year’s Eve Dinner and Gala
You don’t want to miss the party of the year! Celebrate in grand style at Innisbrook’s City Nights New Year’s Eve Gala event. Make your reservations before December 1st and save $10!
New Year’s Eve Kid’s Night Out Permalink for New Year’s Eve Kid’s Night Out
Kids come party at Camp Innisbrook for a night of fun activities. Noisemakers, party hats, crafts and pizza are included. 7pm – 1am
$60 per child
10% off each additional child
Preferred Golf Package
Rates from only $149*
Our most popular Florida golf package includes one round of golf per guest per day, including arrival day. Best of all, there are no surcharges to play our championship courses.
Rates from $149 per person
*based on availability
This golf package includes:
Spacious deluxe accommodations
One round of golf per night of stay from check-in until check-out PLUS an extra bonus round (including at least one round on the famed Copperhead based on availability)
Full breakfast daily in our 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
Unlimited fitness center access
*All rates are per golfer, per night based on double occupancy. Taxes are not included. Certain restrictions may apply. Any unused package elements are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Only 20 miles from Tampa International Airport, the Resort appeals to visitors seeking the ultimate golf resort experience in a locale that is easily accessible, and is within minutes of the beaches on the Gulf of Mexico.
Innisbrook’s collection of four championship golf courses is among the finest in America, and is proud to host the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T every March. With 609 spacious guest rooms and suites, 65,000 square feet of newly renovated conference facilities and the luxurious Indaba Spa, Innisbrook is the perfect place for leisurely getaways and group meetings.
Tee off near Tampa this winter.
More at www.innisbrookgolfresort.com