Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Tampa may be known for the Copperhead Course, but what most golfers do not know is that Copperhead is not the only thing there is about this golf vacation destination. There is an equally challenging golf course in the resort that many critics and golfers contend to be even more beautiful than its more famous sibling course: The Island Course.
With a length of 7,310 yards, the Island Course is one of the longer courses in the Innisbrook Resort and features the same beautifully challenging features there is everywhere in the facility. Tight fairways, difficult water hazards, numerous bunkers, and elevation changes not common to Florida topography. What makes this course extra special is the variety in its layout that whilst other courses are characterized by nines, this course has three notable and distinct features. The opening 6 holes has the Lake Innisbrook and several lateral water hazards bordering, the middle 6 is on a rolling hill terrain and some overgrowth of pines and cypresses, while the last set of holes are some of the most picturesque in the state, with the 18th being among Florida’s most photographed hole.This course makes it to the Favorites not only for golf vacations but for important golf tournaments as well.
The Island Course has been the host of such prestigious competitions as US Open Qualifiers, NCAA Championships, and has been the first site of the LPGA Legends Tour Open Championships. Likewise, this course is a favorite recipient of countless recognitions including being one of Golf Digest’s Top 50 courses in America, and 14th in Travel and Leisure Golf’s Top 50 in Florida. This sure is something to discover on the next golf trip to the Innisbrook.