Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (South course)


4-star: generally an excellent standard golf course, well worth visiting.
   Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (South course) Est. 1971

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Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club (South course): Many would say Innisbrook's South course (formerly Highlands South and more recently Osprey South) is the easiest going of the resort's "Perfect Four" layouts. The South's opening and closing sections were inherited from the former Sandpiper course. These holes display many of the tight tree-lined and water-defended characteristics found on the front-nine of Innisbrook's North course (which was the other half of the old Sandpiper layout).

The South's middle section, from the par-3 5th to the long doglegging par-5 13th, comprises nine newer holes, opened in 1998. Here you will enjoy considerably more room from the tee, even though one or two of the holes are flanked by large residential properties. This more open and linksy environment is accompanied by rolling mounded terrain, where pot bunkers join forces with more expansive sand traps to create the principal line of defence.

Both the old and new sections of the course contain pleasant and gentle elevation changes. At the snaking par-5 2nd you'll play up and over a small ridge, while the terrific uphill par-4 11th most exuberantly showcases the layout's excellent bunkering. On this out-and-back layout, the "turn" comes at the good-length par-3 9th. Here the green and its attendant bunkering jut precariously out into a pond, water lurking on three sides of the target area.

Although overshadowed by the more renowned Copperhead and Island courses, the South is another admired member of Innisbrook's quartet of championship layouts. From its short opening par-4 through to the testing carry over water at the par-3 18th, it lays down a wonderfully absorbing and natural challenge. And arguably a bit more variety than its siblings.

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: Residential and woodland.
 
Designer: Lawrence (Larry) Packard
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  Men Back Men Front Women Front
Yards 6442 5562 4925
Par 71 71 71
SSS or Slope 71.2 66.7 68.2
 
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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