It would not be easy for any golf course to be in the position of the Highlands North Course of the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club. Not surprisingly so, the course stands in a 900-acre grand golf resort with world class facilities to boot, and three other 18-hole championship courses that do not come short of excellence. How it would fit in to the standards set by the rest of the golf vacation destination is no easy feat. But the course, manages. Even beyond that, it excels.
Even at a shorter yardage of 6,235 yards from the Championship tees, the Highlands North Course of the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club never lacks on fun, layout, and scenery. And no golfer would probably mind the length of this course. The series of par 3s alone would keep the players occupied. The water hazards all over the golf trip favorite are another thing too: 11 of its 18 holes have water guarding on one or both sides of the greens. The signature 3rd hole, for example, is the beginning of the 7-water hole stretch in the course, with water on both sides of the fairways. And it does not get any easier from there.
The Highlands North Course of the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is made up of tight fairways, dramatic bunkering , the abundance of pine and oak trees, and a set of some of the most difficult par 3s Florida has ever seen. This may not exactly be the easiest answer for golfers who want their golf vacations to be made of no-brainer rounds of golf. But this golf course in Palm Harbor in Tampa Bay may be the best retreat for those who are looking for truly challenging games.