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Awards & Accolades

TripAdvisor

2015 Winner Certificate of Excellence Award

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, 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)

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

Introducing the Salamander Golf Collection

Friday, August 28, 2015 9:00 AM
North 5Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel management company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, today unveiled its new Salamander Golf Collection, featuring a “Perfect 10” lineup.  

Introducing the Salamander Golf Collection

Thursday, August 27, 2015 6:18 AM - WorldGolf.com
With stunning Signature Designs by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Larry Packard, Salamander's 180 holes span the states of Virginia and Florida, where the company is the state's largest independent golf course operator.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts unveils Golf Collection with "Perfect 10'' lineup

Wednesday, August 26, 2015 6:05 AM - Examiner.com
Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the luxury hotel management company founded by Sheila C. Johnson, has unveiled its new Salamander Golf Collection, featuring what it calls a “Perfect 10” lineup. I can’t argue.

Stay: Hotels and Resorts for You and Your Dog

Monday, August 10, 2015 8:28 AM - WHIO.com
Throughout the Sunshine State there are plenty of pet-friendly accommodations, including rustic campgrounds, budget hotels, and resorts that offer extra pampering, including massages and turndown services for your furry friends.

Stay: Hotels and Resorts for You and Your Dog

Monday, August 10, 2015 8:24 AM - Palm Beach Post Online
Throughout the Sunshine State there are plenty of pet-friendly accommodations, including rustic campgrounds, budget hotels, and resorts that offer extra pampering, including massages and turndown services for your furry friends.

Packard's Steakhouse at Innisbrook Golf Resort

Tuesday, August 04, 2015 8:30 AM - I Run For Wine
We had a family getaway over the weekend to Innisbrook Golf Resort, home of the PGA Tour Valspar Championship. I was first introduced to Innisbrook earlier in the year when I came out for a press trip prior to the tournament. We sampled food from many of their restaurants and I left impressed, looking for an excuse to go back. Innisbrook Golf Resort is located in Palm Harbor, an easy 40 minute minute drive from Downtown Tampa.

Innisbrook's Copperhead Course gets a major sprucing up

Monday, July 20, 2015 8:09 AM - Tampa Bay Times
When Jordan Spieth returns to Innisbrook's Copperhead Course in March to defend his Valspar Championship title, he'll do it on a course that looks much like the one he played in 2015. At least that's what Innisbrook officials hope.

Renovation work on schedule for Innisbrook's famed Copperhead Course

Monday, July 20, 2015 8:04 AM - Examiner.com
The renovation work on Innisbrook Resort and Club’s famed Copperhead Course (one of my Florida favorites) is progressing on schedule, according to Bubby Barnes, the resort’s director of golf. That means plans to call for the Copperhead – host of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Classic – to officially re-open Nov. 1.

Copperhead golf course under restoration at Innisbrook

Thursday, July 09, 2015 8:06 AM - WTSP-TV
The famed Copperhead golf course at Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is undergoing restoration of grasses and updating its irrigation system.

Innisbrook’s Copperhead undergoing 6-month facelift

Tuesday, July 07, 2015 12:14 PM - The Suncaost News
The lush fairways and undulating, emerald greens are no more. Innisbrook’s famous Copperhead Course is stripped bare. It looks more like X Games dirt bike track than an annual stop for the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship.

5 Beautiful Golf Courses the Pros Love to Play

Wednesday, July 01, 2015 12:09 PM - The United States of Great Outdoors
Less than 20 kilometers north of the vacation hub of Clearwater, Florida, Innisbrook boasts four spectacular 18-hole championship golf courses and one beautiful nine-hole course — each promising a challenging game with beautiful views. Every year, this expansive golf destination hosts the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship. Come March, the pros descend on Innisbrook’s beautiful Copperhead Course.

Elegant Spring Wedding at Innisbrook Resort

Friday, June 26, 2015 6:59 AM - Style Me Pretty
We first met the couple during their adorable engagement shoot in Tampa Bay area.

Stay: Hotels and Resorts for You and Your Dog

Friday, June 05, 2015 9:00 PM - PalmBeachPost.com
So you’re planning your Florida vacation, and you need to find the right place to stay that also caters to your VIP – Very Important Pet. Throughout the Sunshine State there are plenty of pet-friendly accommodations, including rustic campgrounds, budget hotels, and resorts that offer extra pampering, including massages and turndown services for your furry friends.

Stay: Hotels and Resorts for You and Your Dog

Thursday, June 04, 2015 9:00 PM - WHIO.com
Throughout the Sunshine State there are plenty of pet-friendly accommodations, including rustic campgrounds, budget hotels, and resorts that offer extra pampering, including massages and turndown services for your furry friends.

Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women

Monday, June 01, 2015 7:11 AM - Gotta Go Golf
Here, we announce the Top 10 U.S. Golf Resorts for Women as selected by GottaGoGolf Magazine’s expert panel of women. And, yes, it’s a little different. Be sure to take the one-question poll at the bottom.

Top 10 Top 10

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 7:26 AM - LINKS Magazine
Of all of David Letterman's recurring comedy bits, perhaps none is more adored than his Top Ten lists, which began in 1985 with the "Top Ten Words That Almost Rhyme With Peas." In honor of his final show tonight, here are LINKS Insider newsletter's most popular top 10 lists over the last year and a half.

People on the Move: Nancy Murphy

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 10:27 AM - Orlando Business Journal
Nancy Murphy joined Salamander Hotels & Resorts as regional sales manager and is responsible for selling Salamander’s resort collection to key accounts in Georgia and North Carolina.

People on the Move

Friday, May 15, 2015 10:12 AM - HOTELS Magazine
Salamander Hotels & Resorts appointed Eric Gavin chief sales and marketing officer, and Tania Lynn, Nancy Murphy and Wendy Wade regional sales managers.

Salamander Hotels & Resorts Appoints New Regional Sales Managers for its Expanding Resort Collection

Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:00 PM
Tania Lynn  FLORIDA – Salamander Hotels & Resorts has appointed Tania Lynn, Nancy Murphy and Wendy Wade as regional sales managers for Salamander’s growing resort collection.  

Innisbrook's classic Copperhead Course undergoing renovation

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 12:06 PM - Examiner.com
Even the best golf courses need a makeover from time to time. The great Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., is no exception. The masterwork of architect Larry Packard – one of the more unheralded architects of his time despite his work on more than 600 projects - the Copperhead closed earlier this month for a six-month renovation. When it re-opens Nov. 1, the course will feature a new drainage system, new Celebration Bermudagrass turf on its tee boxes and fairways, and a new strain of TifEagle on the greens.