Location: Tampa Bay
Courses: Copperhead, North, South, Island
Located just 20 miles from the top-rated Tampa International Airport, Innisbrook Resort sits on 900 wooded acres just five miles east of Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast beaches. As you drive through the resort gates you enter a tranquil, private setting with lush landscape and rolling hills – very uncharacteristic of Florida. This 500-room all-suite property plays host to the nationally televised PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship, luring the country’s top players who rave about the resort’s signature course, Copperhead, as one of the top courses they love to play. Innisbrook offers 4 championship golf courses and is a veritable golf paradise with each course just a few minutes from your suite, and each demanding a different strategy to score well. What you may love most about this beautiful resort is a staff that is committed to exceeding each guest’s needs, both on the course and off. For the golfer, you will never need to touch your clubs in between rounds as the resort has mastered the art of making sure your cart awaits you on each course, complete with your clubs which have been cleaned between rounds and are awaiting your arrival. Should you need a little work on your game you will also find a staff of talented professionals available for lessons at your leisure, as well as complimentary clinics each weekend, and an intensive year-round golf school known as the Golf Institute under the direction of highly regarded Director of Golf Instruction, Dawn Mercer. Anything you may need from a golf merchandise or equipment standpoint is covered in the resort’s 3 clubhouses with the finest in logo golf and resort wear for men, women and juniors.
For the non-golfer Innisbrook offers plenty to do, beginning with the beautiful Salamander Spa. With 12 treatment rooms, fitness center, a complete hair and nail salon, separate men’s and ladies lounges with Eucalyptus Steam Room, plunge pool and relaxing areas to enjoy a good book between services, or perhaps a spa lunch, glass of wine or champagne, or the private views of the golf course. There’s also a beautiful yoga and special event terrace for outdoor classes of all kinds.
Additionally, Innisbrook’s guests enjoy six pools (including the Loch Ness Pool with winding waterslides, sandy beach areas, and a 15-foot waterfall), and 11 Har-tru surfaced tennis courts for private lessons, custom clinics, and kids’ programs. Speaking of the kids, mom and dad have the option of enjoying some private time for golf, spa or maybe dinner for two, while the kids are having plenty of fun on their own in Camp Nessie with trained, energetic staff attending to all their needs while leading them thru a day of activities and fun.
Accommodations at Innisbrook are a real treat with spacious condo-style suites that offer ample room to spread out with the whole family – and each includes a complete kitchen and private patio or balcony overlooking the golf courses and resort grounds. It’s also nice to know a car is never needed once you arrive on-site as the resort makes it exceptionally easy to hop on and off complimentary shuttles that will take wherever you like to go around the resort, as well as to nearby beaches and the Greek fishing village of Tarpon Springs.
Dining at Innisbrook is another treat with 4 restaurants and 3 bars — the very popular Packard’s Steakhouse that serves exceptional steaks and seafood specialties in a comfortable setting overlooking the signature Copperhead Golf Course; the Market Salamander Grille offering wholesome, chef-prepared and specialty foods; and Turnberry Pub for a casual dining experience overlooking the scenic Island Course. If you want to dine poolside, the resort has The Grill at Loch Ness. There’s also a convenient gourmet market offering fresh prepared foods and beverages and a convenient coffee bar for grab and go beginnings to your day, and not to be forgotten…triple churned ice cream – the perfect cool down after a day outdoors. Guests especially love the Osprey Sports Bar – the perfect place to eat and enjoy a cocktail with live weekend entertainment each weekend and outdoor dining as well that overlooks the South Golf Course.
Innisbrook is also a destination for corporate meetings and large events with three conference centers offering up to 100,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space. The resort has the advantage of being able to host a large conference that never impacts their golf and leisure guests as the entire event, including housing and meals, is conveniently located around the conference centers. This is the advantage of their spacious, natural setting and the resort has carefully planned how to take advantage of their unique setting for their guest’s comfort and convenience.
Nearby top-rated beaches, endless shopping, the Busch Gardens Amusement Park, ferry rides to Caladesi Island, The Clearwater Marina and so much more round out this perfect west coast Florida golf destination.
For more information check out VisitInnisbrook.com.