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Awards & Accolades


2014 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

The Band Perry to play concert at Tampa area PGA tournament

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 1:49 PM -
Country stars The Band Perry will play a concert at the PGA tournament held March 9 to 15 at Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor.

3 Must-Play Courses in Tampa

Thursday, October 23, 2014 1:48 PM -
Located on Florida’s west coast, Tampa is known for its world-class fishing, Latin-flavored nightclubs, and family-friendly amusement parks -- but your vacation wouldn’t be complete without a round at one of these three golf courses.

Top 30 Scenic Golf Vacation Ideas

Saturday, October 18, 2014 1:58 PM -
The best golf vacations are all about spectacular scenic courses, great service and a choice of other activities. Some of the courses on our list have spectacular views of the ocean, others offer great mountain scenery. Most of these resorts have excellent spas where you can rejuvenate and relax after your day out on the course. Don't forget to look for packages when planning your trip, including room discounts, free rounds, free replays and other offers.

Looking for a weekend spa/golf getaway?

Thursday, October 02, 2014 1:54 PM -
Here are some suggestions for the Tampa/St. Petersburg area, and I'll start with Innisbrook Resort. The primary reason is the golf, plain and simple, led by the Copperhead Course, home of the PGA Tour's Valspar Championship. Copperhead isn't your typical Florida golf course.


Tuesday, September 23, 2014 9:00 PM -
Located at 36750 Us Highway 19 N in Palm, Harbor, Fla. is Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf and Spa Resort. Innisbrook is home to not one, not two but four championship courses all in one location. These four courses were each designed by architect Lawrence Packard – including the top-rated Copperhead course, which welcomes the world’s finest players each March when the PGA TOUR visits Innisbrook for the Transitions Championship.

The Top 10 Toughest Courses on Tour This Year

Thursday, September 11, 2014 9:00 PM - Links Magazine
With the final tournament of the season on the PGA Tour underway, we look back at the 10 toughest courses faced by the pros, eight of which you can also play to see how your own game stacks up against the best players in the world.

Golf & Tennis Challenge

Monday, September 01, 2014 9:00 PM - caught up with Rodney Green, director of golf at the Innisbrook Resort & Golf.

Visit Tampa Bay CEO takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Monday, August 25, 2014 9:00 PM - Tampa Bay Newswire
Santiago Corrada took the challenge after being called out by the leadership of Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club.

9 Women Changing the Face of Golf

Sunday, August 24, 2014 9:00 PM -
As director of instruction at the Golf Academy at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., Mercer is always looking for ways to encourage participation from golf’s next generation and grow the game among niche groups. At Innisbrook, those 18 and under play free on Sundays after 2pm and there are a number of special golf clinics, camps and tournaments.

Introducing Golf To Kids: Directory Of Learning Programs

Monday, July 21, 2014 6:35 AM - Family Travel Forum
If your kids are showing signs of taking the PGA circuit by storm, follow these tips on introducing them to the world of golf. We recommend ways to to find the best Junior Camps, how to plan family golfing vacation ideas and more.

Best Golf Courses in Florida, Part 2

Wednesday, June 18, 2014 9:00 PM - 3Balls Golf Blog
There were so many great golf courses in Florida that we couldn’t fit them all into just one article, so here’s part two of the Best Golf Courses in Florida. No golf trip to Florida is complete without playing a round or two at these great courses:

On Course for a Successful Meeting

Monday, June 09, 2014 9:00 PM - cVent Blog
When holding a meeting, it’s easy to become consumed with conducting business inside and overlook the natural canvas and opportunities that the golf course affords. With a round of golf lasting from four to five hours, our Grand Golf Resorts Collection in Florida can provide everything from fresh air and exercise to significant deal-closing opportunities. Here are five reasons why you should incorporate golf into your next meeting.

Mother's Day Specials, Brunches & Events 2014

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:48 PM -
Mother's Day specials in the Clearwater area.

The Grand Bargain Meetings Package at the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida

Friday, May 23, 2014 11:09 AM
Inverness Hall FoyerMeetings are always brighter in the Sunshine State; especially with the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida's Grand Bargain Meetings package. The new meeting package includes no attrition, a one-hour beer and wine reception with chef’s choice of two appetizers, 20% discount on audio visual, 20% discount on banquet food & beverage menus, three VIP suite upgrades and much more. For more information about the Grand Bargain Meetings package, visit

Enjoy Sunshine State sports on a Grand scale

Monday, May 19, 2014 9:56 AM
Copperhead 14 at SunriseThe Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a Salamander Collection, is offering sports lovers an exciting new package by which to enjoy the Sunshine State. The “Ultimate Sportsman’s Package” combines luxurious surroundings, world-class golf and tickets to some of Florida’s most exciting sporting events.

Decorate Your Cart for the Innisbrook Golf Cart Parade

Sunday, May 18, 2014 9:00 PM -
The Fourth of July is around the corner, and this year is the year your family should enjoy fireworks in the Sunshine State. Plenty of resorts are offering holiday packages, but my favorite destination suggestion is Innisbrook Resort.

Love at First Sight: Sheila C. Johnson’s Innisbrook

Thursday, May 15, 2014 9:00 PM - Destination Tampa Bay
“I fell in love with the place the first time I saw it.” That’s what Innisbrook’s owner Sheila C. Johnson had to say about her decision to buy one of Florida’s best known resorts in 2007. Located in Palm Harbor, the 900-acre Innisbrook Resort site includes four championship golf courses, including the famed Copperhead Course that has hosted PGA events for many years.

Mother's Day Weekend Adventures and Getaways

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 9:00 PM -
Mother's Day — May 11 — will be here sooner than you think. If you can't decide what to get Mom, there's nothing wrong with flowers and chocolate... but why not give her something a little different? Here are some suggestions for great Mother's day adventures and getaways that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Salamander’s Legends of Golf Trail

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 9:00 PM - New England Golf Monthly
Blaze the Legends of Golf Trail over The Salamander Collection of nine courses at three Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, so named for the tour greats who have played them and their legendary designers.

15 Amazing Family Vacation Ideas

Sunday, April 13, 2014 9:00 PM -
Florida offers many family beach resorts and amusement parks. Innisbrook Resort will let you combine a family vacation with championship golf, tennis, spa, and playtime in six swimming pools.