Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club - Island Course

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4.0
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Conditions
4.0
Value
3.5
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.3
63.7%
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5.0
Value
4.0
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4.0
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5.0
Amenities
5.0
StaffFriendliness
5.0
100.0%
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5.0
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4.0
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4.0
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5.0
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5.0
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5.0
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7194
Slope 144
Rating 75.1
Type Resort
With abundant bunkers, intimidating water hazards and tight fairways, Innisbrook's recently renovated and lengthened Island course is considered by many to be no less demanding than the Copperhead. The Island has played host to numerous U.S. Open qualifiers, NCAA Championships and has been ranked among the country's top 50 resort courses by Golf Digest and No. 14 in Travel & Leisure Golf's "Fifty Finest in Florida." The Island's first six holes are bordered by Lake Innisbrook and lateral water hazards that require pinpoint accuracy on tee shots and approaches. The middle six holes feature rolling hills dominated by cypress and pine trees. The final third of this course boasts a mixture of holes designed to reward the bold and penalize the errant golf shot. Your round will end at a finishing hole that's withstood the test of the world's most skilled players and is one of the most photographed in Florida.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7194 yards 75.1 144
Green 72 6686 yards 72.7 140
White 72 6139 yards 69.7 130
White (W) 72 6139 yards 76.1 141
Gold 72 5695 yards 67.5 124
Gold (W) 72 5695 yards 73.6 136
Red 72 5460 yards 66.3 123
Red (W) 72 5460 yards 72.3 134
Scorecard for Island
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 75.1/144 396 523 449 202 384 431 565 225 434 3609 464 511 355 201 442 562 455 222 373 3585 7194
Green M: 72.7/140 366 485 426 184 350 397 538 201 390 3337 421 487 340 183 427 518 439 181 353 3349 6686
White M: 69.7/130 W: 76.1/141 337 462 396 157 331 370 510 154 361 3078 390 426 319 156 399 473 416 158 324 3061 6139
Gold M: 67.5/124 W: 73.6/136 311 462 340 130 331 333 457 154 327 2845 297 426 319 156 375 442 393 158 284 2850 5695
Red M: 66.3/123 W: 72.3/134 311 430 340 130 312 333 457 132 327 2772 297 366 298 126 375 442 393 107 284 2688 5460
Handicap 13 5 3 17 11 7 1 15 9 6 4 14 18 10 8 2 16 12
Par 4 5 4 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 4 5 4 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 7 5 15 13 9 3 17 1 10 2 14 16 6 8 12 18 4

Course Details

Year Built 1970
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tiff Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Packard (1970) Wadsworth Golf Construction (1970)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

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4.0
11
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Handicap 10-14
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11

11. That's how many balls went in the water. Am I upset? Absolutely. Why? Because I want redemption. The Island Course, as the legend goes, was supposed to be the Professional course, not Copperhead. But when the TV networks showed up they realized something. There is nowhere to put anything. Towers or stands. The course is tight, has lots of water hazard and tree/shrub area. After you go in the trees on hole #4, you start praying for water. The roots stick out of the ground like knobs. Almost impossible to get a good swing on a ball if you go in these kinds of areas on the course.

As with all the Innisbrook courses, stay on site because that is how you get the best rate to play. In addition, the resort is beautiful and children friendly.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Innisbrook's toughest test?

The Copperhead Course may be the PGA Tour host, but it might just be the case that the Island Course is the resort's toughest layout. Narrow fairways, plenty of length and a healthy amount of water all conspire against the golfer, with the uphill, par-4 10th being the resort's toughest single hole not just for its sheer length, but an incredibly scary pitched back-to-front green. If you can play to your handicap here, you can do it anywhere.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Over Rated

I'm part of a group of 8 guys who come to Tampa to play a week of golf each fall. We've always included the Copperhead course in our list. This year, at the urging of others, we added the Island Course.

We had been told by many people that the Island Course is every bit as nice and challenging as the Copperhead course. The starter talked the course up big time. Challenging it is!

The course itself is not easy. It's playable and fair. One or two holes are a bit tricked up, but overall, the course had good flow. The routing was nice. That's where the comparison to Copperhead ends.

Innisbrook charges a premium to play the Island Course. Quite a bit more than area courses. To a man, we were disappointed in the condition of the Island Course. The tees were average, the bunkers were not raked at all and the sand was rock hard, the fairways were brown. The greens had good grass coverage and good speed. Needless to say, we were disappointed that such an expensive course was in his condition.

We played Copperhead the next day. Copperhead was great in every way. The conditions were perfect.

If you're going to play one premium course, make it Copperhead. It may not be as difficult as the Island Course but the conditions are much better.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

island

Wow...pretty much sums up my experience on island. had played copperhead the day before and kinda knew what to expect after watching the valspar all these years on tv. went into island a lil blind...but boy what an amazing track. good elevation changes, good variety of holes..i actually thought island was more difficult than copperhead. def must play if you are staying at innisbrook. Greens were superb..less grain and more speed than copperhead the day we played

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Conditions

Of all the accolarions I was told about greatness of this courses, I was mostly disappointed by the conditions of most or all of their fairways. They are spotty brown and super dried. Not many players fixed their divots. Greens are fine. It was a hot and humid day when we played yesterday but was also surprised that they dotnt have ice machines on the courses. Unless you stocked your knee in the first hole, you are in tough luck. Good things that they have a die hard beverage cart gal on the course. This course is not worth the $175 rate.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
Previously Played
Used cart

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

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.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Slow play

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Had about as much bite as Copperhead

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Atlanta Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Extremely Difficult and very tight!

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!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Must Play Golf Course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Must bring your "A" game

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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