Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club - Island Course

4.0000000000 4.0 stars from 5 (6)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7310 yards
  • Slope: 143
  • Rating: 76.4
  • Layout

  • 36750 US Hwy 19 No, Palm Harbor, Florida 34684, Pinellas County
  • (800) 456-2000, (727) 942-2000
  • (727) 942-5576
  • www.innisbrookgolfresort.com
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Year built: 1970
Architect(s): Larry & Roger Packard
Type: Resort
Greens: Tiff Eagle grass
Fairways: Bermuda Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7310 yards 76.4 143
Green 72 6816 yards 73.9 141
White 72 6280 yards 70.9 135
White (W) 72 6280 yards 77.1 144
Red 72 5515 yards 67.6 126
Red (W) 72 5515 yards 72.9 128

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.0 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 3.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 6 Reviews
5 stars:
1
4 stars:
4
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

5 out of 6 reviews


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"At Innisbrook, Island is 1b to Copperhead's 1a"


BrandonTuckerGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/16/2016
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Of the four courses at Innisbrook, the Copperhead is certainly the most well known of the bunch, thanks to the fact it's a long-standing host of the PGA Tour. But the Island is every bit as challenging, and is home to some of the neatest holes and greatest elevation change on the property. I love the par-5 7th, which is a severe dogleg left off the tee and then trudges uphill to the green. The par-5 11th has a great elevated tee shot, while there are some other holes that are more narrow, like the 6th, and requires nothing but your finest (and straightest) drive. It would be silly to only play the Copperhead during your stay at Innisbrook; be sure to play the Island as well. I had the chance to play the course first-off on a warm September morning, which really added to the appeal of the round. Try and do the same.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Slow play"


Stpetegolfguy's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
Previously played

Reviewed on

Overall, golf course was in fair shape for our summer climate and the volume of rounds they get. However pace of play was horrendous and the staff made no effort in trying to speed up play. For a famous resort course I expected a better course and staff experience.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I don't recommend this course


"Had about as much bite as Copperhead"


MikeBaileyGA's avatar
Golf Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2016
First time playing Used cart Excellent weather

Reviewed on

If they grew the rough on the Island Course, it might be even more difficult than the course that the PGA Tour plays on -- Copperhead. It's certainly tighter, and if you played at more than 7,300 yards, it'd be a pretty incredible challenge. I didn't tackle it from there, but it was plenty difficult from 6,700 yards. Water everywhere, plenty of bunkers and pretty tight fairways means you need to be on your game. Plus some of these holes, like the par-4 10th that plays back uphill, play pretty long.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Extremely Difficult and very tight!"


zbuechner4's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Atlanta Advisor
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2015
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Island course at innisbrook is definitely a well-kept course but it definitely takes second place to the PGA tour stop and sister course, Copperhead. This course is extremely tight and can play quite difficult. Some might use the term "unfair" but straight shots are rewarded here and if you are not in the fairway, you most likely will be in trouble and probably have to punch-out or take a drop. I would have preferred to see some of the trees and overhanging limbs cleared out a bit to give the average golf a bit more forgiveness but Island is a course where hitting it straight and long is a MUST. This course is not for the play-once-a-year golfer but if you like challenges, this is a great course to test out your game. But be warned, this course will make you swallow your pride!


Player Tip: There's really no need to hit driver on the front 9 at all.

Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must Play Golf Course"


wcfullerjr's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

The course is a great layout. As good as Copperhead but surprisingly more difficult. The rough is deep and water is in play on many holes. When there is no water there was OB or trees (or both). My only issue with the course is that it doesn't drain well and although we had no rain in previous 4 days it was still mushy in many areas. Some areas around greens lacked consistency in terms of the amount of grass, some thick, some bare areas which make chipping an unknown adventure.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Must bring your "A" game"


IrishYank's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2014
First time playing Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played in the Golf Channel Am Tour event and truly my score reflected poor play versus the difficulty of the course. It is a fair but challenging course, and bring along a few extra balls if you are not playing well. Hope to get a second shot at this course some day.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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