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Awards & Accolades


2015 Winner Certificate of Excellence Award

Leisure Travel

  •, Silver Medal Resort (2014)


  • Golf Digest, Best Places to Play Ratings: 3.5 Stars (2008)


  • Host of the Legends Tour Open Championship

  • Golf Digest, Best Places to Play Ratings: 4.5 Stars (2008)

COPPERHEAD COURSE – 11 major awards & honors, including:

  • Host of the annual PGA TOUR Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T

  • Golfweek, Best Resort Courses - No. 47 (2014)

  • Golfweek, Best Courses You Can Play - No. 6 in Florida (2013)

  • Golfweek, Best Courses You Can Play – No. 3 in Florida (2012)

  • Golfweek, Best Courses You Can Play (2011)

  • Golf Digest, Top 100 You Can Play (2011)

  • 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses #93 – only one of five in Florida (2011)

  • Best Places to Play Ratings: Copperhead 4.5 Stars (2008)

  • Golf Magazine, Top 100 Courses You Can Play (2008)

  • GolfLink, Top 100 Golf Courses in the World – No. 16 (2008, 2009)

  • Golf World, Reader’s Choice Awards, One of the Top 50 Golf Facilities in the U.S. (2009, 2010)


  • Golf Digest, Best Places to Play Ratings: 3.5 Stars (2008)


  • Rolling Out the Green Carpet™ Certification - National Women’s Golf Alliance (2013)

  • Golf Magazine, Silver Medal Resort (2010)

  • Golf World, Readers’ Choice Top 50 Golf Resorts (2009)


  • Corporate & Incentive Travel, Greens of Distinction (2009, 2012, 2013)

  • Meetings & Conventions Hall of Fame Inductee, Gold Key

  • Corporate & Incentive Travel, Award of Excellence (2008, 2010)

  • Successful Meetings, Pinnacle Award (2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)

  • Meetings & Conventions, Gold Key Award (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013)

  • Preferred Hotels, GIFFTS Pineapple (2010)

  • Meetings & Conventions Gold Tee (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2014)

  • Meeting News Planners’ Choice Awards (2009, 2010)


  • “Service, Sun and Style”

    5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013
    My husband and I visited Innisbrook for our 10th wedding Anniversary in April. As we drove in we were impressed by the gardens and lushness of the landscape. Entering the lobby to check in, we were welcomed with open arms and absolutely awesome customer service which continued throughout our entire 5 day stay. Truly exceptional customer service at every single turn. We loved the food in all the establishments. LOVED Packards steak house (exceptional service, wine menu and food) and dining on the deck fireside with live music at the main clubhouse and restaurant. The spa is high quality and elegant. I loved my massage and facial. I want to come visit again with all my girl friends for a spa and relaxation get away. It was one of the nicest vacations I have ever spent.

    - Trip Advisor Review

    5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013
    Our room was simply beautiful and immaculate. The grounds are landscaped like a paradise. The golf courses were pristine and green yet not too Southern Feeling. They felt like northern courses with tropical beauty. We loved the food and outdoor entertainment up at the lounge and restaurant. We enjoyed eating breakfast overlooking the gorgeous greens. My husband and his golf friends said all the courses were beautifully maintained and challenging. There are several swimming pools to select from. There is one that has a water slide and waterfall and mini beach… The fitness center is well equipped with classy touches like coffee in the a.m. and cold water. The spa is high quality and elegant. I loved my massage and facial. I want to come visit again with all my girl friends for a spa and relaxation get away. It was one of the nicest vacations I have ever spent.

    - Trip Advisor Review
  • “A great golf and spa getaway”

    5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013
    Very nice resort. Our accommodation was a king suite, living room, dining are, kitchen and bedroom with king bed, patio. Fully equipped unit. Very clean and decorated nicely. Arrival was pleasant, staff very welcoming and professional, we arrived early and were able to check in. Our spa appointments were wonderful, all the staff was friendly and professional as well. Had tee time at South Course and pro shop staff was accommodating and made you feel special. Also had tee time on our last day at Copperhead Course and again were treated special. Overall a great experience and look forward to a return visit!

    - Trip Advisor Review

In the News

Florida golf vacation deal: Stay and play like a pro with Innisbrook's Classic Package

Friday, January 15, 2016 7:28 AM -
The Classic Package lets you enjoy spacious accommodations at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club near Tampa, and one round of golf per night of stay! Rounds include the famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook (where the PGA Tour stops each March), plus the Island Course, North Course, and South Course.

After winning at Innisbrook, Spieth became golf’s new main attraction

Thursday, January 14, 2016 8:39 AM - The Tampa Tribune
In March, the Valspar Championship will welcome its defending champion to Innisbrook’s challenging Copperhead course. Of course, a few things have happened since Spieth won the Valspar with a long putt on the third hole of a playoff. Just a few.

Spieth to return to Palm Harbor to defend Valspar title

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 8:28 AM - Tampa Bay Business Journal
The tournament, held at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course in mid-March in Palm Harbor, generated $1.8 million in charitable contributions last year. Copperheads Charities Inc. is the nonprofit host organization for the PGA Tour event.

World No. 1 Spieth commits to defend Valspar Championship

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:35 AM - Sun Times
He confirmed as much in a conference call with local media and tournament sponsors this afternoon. The Copperhead is looking better every day.

Jordan Spieth eager to defend Valspar Championship title

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:33 AM - Tampa Bay Times
Jordan Spieth entered last year's Valspar Championship at Innisbrook as a promising 22-year-old entering his second full season on the PGA Tour. When he drained a 30-foot putt on the third playoff hole to defeat Patrick Reed and Sean O'Hair, Spieth was off and running in what turned out to be one of the most successful seasons since Tiger Woods was in his prime.

Spieth to defend title at Valspar Championship

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 8:31 AM -
Jordan Spieth will defend Valspar title.

Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Gets Its Bite Back

Friday, January 08, 2016 10:48 AM - eSouthern Golfzine
I recently had the opportunity to visit the magnificent Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Florida to learn firsthand about the restoration of the Resort’s “Crown Jewel”, the Copperhead golf course. It was time to sharpen the fangs and get ‘Its Bite Back’.

Old Man Winter is Here: Four Sunshine State Stay and Play Deals

Monday, January 04, 2016 8:52 AM - World's Best Golf Destinations
Birds and golfers have a lot in common, they head south for the winter to get away from snow, sleet and ice. It’s common for the folks from the Midwest in states such as Michigan, Illinois and Minnesota take I-75 and end up on Florida’s West Coast in cities such as Tampa, Sarasota and Naples (Innisbrook and Saddlebrook).

Holiday Season Is Great Time To Reconnect With “Old And New” Family And Friends

Sunday, December 27, 2015 9:00 PM - Harrison County News & Journal
Every year, I am privileged to go on a golf trip to Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Florida and it is what I call my “end of season excursion.” We have a motley crew of guys from all parts of the USA. From Boston, Dallas, Cincinnati and Florida, we all gather for a few days of golf and to play catch-up over the last 11 months.

Copperhead Course Renovation Completed at Innisbrook

Thursday, December 10, 2015 7:18 AM - The Ledger
Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course reopened Tuesday after a restoration project during the spring and summer. The Copperhead, where the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship is played in March, has been closed for six months.

Golfweek’s Best: Resort Courses, 2016

Thursday, December 10, 2015 5:54 AM - Golfweek
Golfweek staff ranks top resort courses.


Wednesday, December 09, 2015 10:45 AM - Golf Coast Magazine
When Jordan Spieth returns to Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course this March to defend his Valspar Championship title, he’ll see a course with a few surprises. Shortly after the 2015 tournament, Salamander Hotels and Resorts closed the course for a six-month comprehensive restorative enhancement honoring the guiding principles of the original course architect, Larry Packard.

Innisbrook’s famed Copperhead course is back in action

Wednesday, December 09, 2015 9:47 AM - Len Ziehm on Golf
The Copperhead, one of the most popular courses on the PGA Tour, is taking on all golfers again – and this is a big, big deal.

Innisbrook Resort & GC Completes $4.5M Copperhead Course Restoration

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:00 PM - Club & Resort Business
The par 71 course at the Palm Harbor, Fla., resort was closed for six months to regrass all fairways and rough, rebuild each green, install a new irrigation system, and reshape the bunkers back to Larry Packard’s original design.


Tuesday, December 08, 2015 11:05 AM - Golf Scene
Salamander Hotels & Resorts today re-opened its famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort after a comprehensive six-month restorative enhancement honoring the guiding principles of Architect Larry Packard.

Innisbrook's famed Copperhead Course reclaims its bite

Tuesday, December 08, 2015 9:51 AM -
The Bite is back! Salamander Hotels & Resorts today re-opened the famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., after a six-month restorative enhancement honoring the guiding principles of legendary course architect Larry Packard (

The Copperhead Course Bites Back

Monday, December 07, 2015 9:00 PM
Sheila Johnson - Copperhead ReopeningPALM HARBOR, FL (December 8, 2015) – Salamander Hotels & Resorts today re-opened its famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort after a comprehensive six-month restorative enhancement honoring the guiding principles of legendary Course Architect Larry...

53 Professional Golf Courses You Can Play

Tuesday, December 01, 2015 1:18 PM - Golf Vacation Insider
We get emails from subscribers all the time, telling us how much more fun it is to watch a professional golf tournament on TV at a course they’ve played. I totally agree – not only is it an extra thrill to see a course I know on TV, but when I get to play a course that’s hosted televised golf before, I always find myself thinking about shots I’ve seen over the years from that course’s particular tournament.

Cyber Monday travel deals across Florida

Monday, November 30, 2015 1:01 PM - Orlando Sentinel
Hotels and resorts across the state are offering deals and discounts to help travelers save a buck or two during their winter vacations. Below is a list of some of the Cyber Monday deals being offered at hotels and resorts across Florida. Be sure to check with each specific property for additional terms and conditions.


Monday, November 30, 2015 9:47 AM - Her Mind Magazine
A weekend at Innisbrook Resort in Tampa. “Look for a three-day package. I always leave Thursday morning and come home on Sunday night.”