Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (North course)


3+ (3 gold): one of our top-rated 3-star courses, worthy of 3½ stars.
   Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (North course) Est. 1997

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Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (North course): Although the shortest of the four layouts at Innisbrook, the North course (formerly Highlands North and more recently Osprey North) is a wonderfully testing shot-makers' layout. On this relatively tight out-and-back design, frequent water hazards, sandy waste areas and densely tree- and bush-lined holes are much in evidence.

With nine holes taken from the original Copperhead layout and nine from the former Sandpiper course, Innisbrook's North course provides a pleasant mix of flatter terrain (where most of the water threatens), and more undulating woodland stretches. In this delightfully natural housing-free environment, it's no surprise to find plenty of ospreys nesting in the tree-tops and diving into the ponds for their take-away fish supper.

Among many attractive holes, the good-length par-3 12th would grace the front of any picture-postcard, with its large sandy waste area fronting a tree-framed green. Two other par-3s bring water into play, while the par-4 3rd, 5th and 14th holes all require approach shots over water to find the safety of their subtly-sloping top-quality greens.

Good course management and accuracy from the tee will be rewarded, and hopefully keep you on the often doglegging and not overly wide fairways. When water is not present the holes are predominantly tree-lined. This provides a less than welcoming reception for stray tee shots, but a great habitat for the fox-squirrels that live on the course. The North course may lack the distance of its Innisbrook stablemates, but for a golfing challenge in a natural environment it's a gem.

Stay&Play: luxury onsite accommodation is available at Innisbrook (see Where2Stay section below).

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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: Wetlands and woodland.
 
Designer: Lawrence (Larry) Packard
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6085 5703 4817
Par 70 70 70
SSS or Slope 69.9 68.0 68.6
 
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:
Contact Innisbrook for information on Stay&Play packages. 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 in high season. Walking permitted at certain times in low season.

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: (28.112152)
Longitude: (-82.756504)
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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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