Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Island course)


4+ (4 gold): one of our top-rated 4-star courses, worthy of 4½ stars.
   Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Island course) Est. 1970

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Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (Island course): Of the "Perfect Four" courses at Innisbrook, many would say the Island puts up an even tougher challenge than its more renowned stablemate, the Copperhead. Often tighter and more technically demanding, the Island course takes its name from the final hole - a wonderful doglegging, shortish par-4, which requires a well-judged approach shot onto an island green.

This very natural championship layout, from which real estate is rarely seen, splendidly winds its way through a scenic cypress swamp. Many tree-lined holes are complemented by others flanked by water. On the front-nine the par-4 1st, par-5 2nd, stunning par-3 4th (Lone Cypress) and long par-5 7th are all bordered by beautiful Lake Innisbrook. Most of the elevation changes (less pronounced than on Copperhead), come in the middle section of the layout, starting at the snaking uphill par-5 7th. This signature hole climbs its way past cypress and pine trees to an elevated, but not overly large green.

The back-nine loop of holes starts with the long par-4 10th, which demands a long carry over water before finding the safety of the fairway. The hole takes you all the way up to 75 feet above sea level, reputedly the highest point in western Florida. Your descent back down comes at another beautifully crafted and stylishly bunkered hole, the long par-4 11th, which measures over 500 yards from the back tees.

As you meander through a mix of woodland and wetland environments, the Island's strong credentials as a sanctuary for birdlife and other indigenous wildlife are clear to see. And as a test of golf, the layout is up there with the best in Florida.

Stay&Play: luxury onsite accommodation is available at Innisbrook (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 and lakes.
 
Designer: Lawrence (Larry) Packard
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 7194 5695 5460
Par 72 72 72
SSS or Slope 75.1 67.5 72.3
 
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: $225. [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 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, who became the first female African-American billionaire. From 1969 until their divorce in 2002, she and Robert L. Johnson established and made their fortunes through the entertainment network BET (Black Entertainment Television). Sheila Johnson is well known for her philanthropic work, and involvement in arts, education, sports, action against poverty and as CEO of Salamander Resorts.

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Location

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Latitude: (28.112869)
Longitude: (-82.756024)
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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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