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Awards & Accolades

Leisure Travel

  • Golf.com, Silver Medal Resort (2014)

NORTH COURSE

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

ISLAND COURSE

  • 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)

SOUTH COURSE

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

Golf

  • 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)

Meetings

  • 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)

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

  • Preferred Hotels, GIFFTS Pineapple (2010)

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

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

Testimonials

  • “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
  • “BY FAR THE MOST FABULOUS GOLF RESORT IN THE UNITED STATES”

    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

Brunch Buffet with the Easter Bunny at the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida

Thursday, March 27, 2014 7:21 AM
Celebrate Easter Sunday with a choice of brunch buffets at the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida collection.

Golfweek's Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play, 2014

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 9:00 PM - Golfweek
Golfweek’s Best: State-by-State Courses You Can Play

Innisbrook Architect Larry Packard Passes Away at Age 101

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 12:31 PM - GOLF.com
Many of the usuals have gathered to compete this week at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead course for the Valspar Championship. Among them are U.S. Open champion Justin Rose, PGA Champion Jason Dufner and former world No. 1 Luke Donald, the 2012 Valspar champion. Missing, however, is Larry Packard. The face of Innisbrook and architect of its Copperhead course passed away on January 28 at the age of 101, and his loss is keenly felt.

Creativity helps PGA tournament turn around

Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 PM - Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay’s PGA tournament has made a financial turnaround after signing a title sponsorship deal with Valspar in August that has reinvigorated the event in ways that is turning heads.

Sheila Johnson: Her top advice for women business leaders

Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 PM - Tampa Bay Business Journal
The CEO of Salamander Hotels and Resorts is in Tampa Bay this week for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort. She is a globally recognized mentor, philanthropist, professional sports owner, and entrepreneur, and more.

Back breaker: Tough back nine at Innisbrook

Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 PM - Golf Channel
Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort

Rose regaining form at Innisbrook

Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 PM - PGATOUR.com
In both rounds, Rose finished with a flourish. He capped off Thursday’s round with birdies at Nos. 17 and 18 – two-thirds of the Copperhead course’s daunting “Snake Pit” – then used Friday’s chip-in to make up for a missed par save at No.8.

3-way tie for lead on tough Copperhead course

Thursday, March 13, 2014 9:00 PM - The Tampa Tribune
Even without as much wind, the Copperhead course at Innisbrook showed plenty of bite. Just ask John Daly. He took a 12 on the 16th hole, and then missed a 4-foot putt on his last hole for a 90, the highest score of his 24 years on the PGA Tour.

Photos from the Valspar Championship

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 PM - Golf WRX
GolfWRX is live from the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, previously known as the Tampa Bay Championship. The title sponsor has changed, but the event is still held at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla. Copperhead is best known for its three-hole finishing stretch called “The Snake Pit,” which bring hazards and high scores into play.

2014 Valspar Championship | Local Knowledge

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 PM - PGA.com
The PGA Tour's recent string of brutally difficult courses continues this week with the Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla.

A look at the legacy of Innisbrook architect Larry Packard

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:00 PM - GolfChannel.com
Few people in the golf industry can boast a resume quite like the late Larry Packard, who passed away in January at the age of 101. Architect of the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook as well as 600 others in the U.S., his lasting imprint on the game should stand the test of time. While other architects of his era like Robert Trent Jones Sr. built more higher profile courses, Packard instead catered towards efficient architecture that afforded golfers of all walks of life a chance to play the game.

Entrepreneur Sheila Johnson Scores Big On and Off the Course

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 11:54 AM - Back 9 Network
In 2005, Johnson founded Salamander Hospitality, a privately-owned and operated hotel management entity based in Middleburg, Va. before becoming the first African-American owner of a major golf resort in the country two years later by acquiring Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course. For over 20 years, the Palm Harbor, Florida course has served as the site of the tour’s Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T, which tees off Thursday and continues through Sunday.

Going the Distance: Par-4 16th at Innisbrook

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:00 PM - Golf Channel
Callaway Golf's 'Going the Distance' feature focuses on the 475-yard, par-4 16th on the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook, site of this week's Valspar Championship.

Valspar Championship: Golfers to watch, holes to watch

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:00 PM - Tampa Bay Times
Five players to keep an eye on at the Valspar Championship, which begins today at Innisbrook's Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor.

Innisbrook special place for Jordan Spieth

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:00 PM - Tampa Bay Times
Judging by past performances and expert's opinions, Jordan Spieth could have a long and distinguished PGA Tour career. Spieth, 20, has been a phenom since his junior golf days. But he will always look back at last year's Tampa Bay Championship at Innisbrook as when his professional career really got started. "It's a special place for me," said Spieth, who returns for this year's tour event at Innisbrook, the Valspar Championship, which begins today on the Copperhead Course.

Featured Hole: Copperhead's No. 8

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 9:00 PM - PGATOUR.com
Players who typically hit a draw off the tee might find a little more breathing room this week when they get to the Valspar Championship’s par-3 eighth hole. Over the years, a large tree has gradually pinched in along the right side of the launch zone at the 235-yard hole, longest of the five par-3s scattered throughout Innisbrook Resort’s venerable Copperhead layout.

Valspar Champs Guide

Monday, March 10, 2014 9:00 PM - Sky Sports
But the lightbulbs of recognition flash on when we realise that this is the Florida event played at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor.

PGA Tour Golf: Preview The Valspar Championship And Field

Monday, March 10, 2014 9:00 PM - progolfnow.com
The Valspar Open was formerly known as The Tampa Bay Championship, but will tee-off at the familiar Copperhead Golf Course at The Innisbrook Resort in the Tampa area of North Central Florida. The 7340 yard layout plays to a par of 71 for the pros, and features the “Snake Pit”

Fantasy Golf Picks: Valspar Championship 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014 9:00 PM - Fansided
The PGA Tour continues its stay in F-L-A with a trip to Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida this week as the field deals with Copperhead a week after trying to tame the Blue Monster.

5 Things You Need to Know: Valspar Championship

Monday, March 10, 2014 9:00 PM - Back 9 Network
With the PGA Tour swinging over to the Gulf Coast side of Florida this week for the Valspar Championship at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., a few of the big names are taking the week off. But plenty high-profile guys are working this week, such as two of last year's majors winners, Justin Rose and Jason Dufner.