Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead course)


5-star : simply the best - golf courses don’t get much better than this.
   Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead course) Est. 1972

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Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Copperhead course): Innisbrook's fabulous foursome, all designed by Larry Packard, is crowned by the traditional and wonderfully challenging Copperhead course. This golf leviathan has tested the best on the PGA Tour, every year for many years. It still commands their full respect and requires great shot-making before the winner's trophy can be lifted.

A beautiful opening par-5 sets the scene on the Copperhead. Played from a significantly elevated tee, the well-bunkered rolling fairway doglegs to the right before leading you to a large and sloping green. There is more undulation here than you'll find on most Florida courses. The layout also exudes a more tree-lined parkland feel than is often the case with the Sunshine State's big-name tournament courses. More of a Carolina feel, many would say.

Water puts in a brief but telling appearance on the front-nine, with the fairway of the aptly named par-4 3rd (Narrow Neck) flanked on both sides by good-sized ponds. You'll see much more water on the flatter back-nine, not least at the long and testing par-3 13th and 15th holes. The par-3 17th also features water, although on this occasion its located behind the tee-boxes rather than in front of them.

With almost no real estate in view, the Copperhead has a wonderfully natural persona, which the local population of "diving" ospreys, fox-squirrels and 'gators entertainingly underline. The finishing hole on the Copperhead is a wonderfully testing long uphill par-4, played to a prodigiously bunkered green. A fitting finish to a thoroughly impressive tournament golf course.

Stay & Play at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club: luxury onsite accommodations available see Where2Stay section below.

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Making Contact

Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club
36750 US Hwy 19 North,
Palm Harbor, Florida FL 34684
USA
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Office   +1 (727) 942 2000
Pro Shop   +1 (800) 456 2000 (toll free)
Fax

  +1 (727) 942 5576

Email  
Website   www.innisbrookgolfresort.com
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Golf Pro
 
Dawn Mercer (Director of Instruction)
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Academy
 
Innisbrook Golf Institute
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About the course

The course: 18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland.
Gently undulating terrain
 
Surroundings: Woodland.
 
Designer: Lawrence (Larry) Packard
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7209 5767 5530
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 75.9 69.2 73.4
 
At the Same Location:
The four 18-hole championship courses at Innisbrook are: COPPERHEAD course (par-71, 7209 yds from the back tees); ISLAND course (par-72, 7194 yds); SOUTH course (par-71, 6642 yds); NORTH course (par-70, 6085 yds). Also at the resort is the 9-hole Fox Squirrel course (par-36, 1236 yds).
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How2Get There?

25 miles NW of downtown Tampa
From the Veterans Expressway (589) alongside Tampa Intl Airport, take exit 4 and go west on W Hillsborough Ave (580). After 8 mls continue straight ahead, on Tampa Rd (584); do not continue on the 580. After 2 mls bear left onto Curlew Rd (586). After 2.8 mls turn right onto Hwy 19, and go north. After 4 mls, at traffic lights, turn left into Olde Post Rd. After o.3 mls cross straight over N Belcher Rd. After 300 yds stop at Innisbrook gatehouse; then follow signs.

Essential information

Green Fees:
2017 resort guest fee, 18-holes, peak rate in high season: $325. [Contact club for full details, discounts and packages, etc]. Credit cards accepted.
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Who can play and When?
Innisbrook Resort guests can book to play on weekdays and weekends.  No outside visitor play available.
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Other Information
Golf carts compulsory.

Practice facilities
Excellent
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Did you know?

Innisbrook's Copperhead course has staged many top-level competitions, including the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship (originally the Tampa Bay Classic). (See our Tournaments section >by Venue >Innisbrook Resort).

Copperhead is named after a North American viper (agkistrodon contortrix), which also goes by the names of death adder or mocassin snake. Although venomous, these snakes are generally not aggressive and bites are almost never fatal. Innisbrook is a member of the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection, which is owned by Salamander Hotels & Resorts.

Salamander was founded by Sheila C. Johnson, an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose accomplishments span the areas of hospitality, sports, TV/film, the arts, education, women’s empowerment and community development. Ms. Johnson became the first female African-American billionaire.

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Published Ranking
2017-18 Golf Digest rating: 28th best course in Florida.
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Location

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Latitude: (28.114515)
Longitude: (-82.753315)
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Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club 4-star
36750 US Hwy 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684
+1 (727) 942 2000
www.innisbrookgolfresort.com

Nestled on 900 pristine acres of Florida’s Gulf Coast in Palm Harbor, Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club is one of America’s premier golf destinations. This top-quality resort is also ideal for truly memorable family vacations, special events and inspirational group meetings. Whether you choose a deluxe guestroom or a spacious suite with full kitchen and private patio or balcony, as an Innisbrook Resort guest you awake each morning in comfortable accommodations looking forward to a new adventure in this Tampa luxury hotel. Innisbrook is a Salamander Resort and member of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts collection.

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