Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club - Copperhead Course

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4.9
Friendliness
5.0
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4.8
Amenities
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About

Holes 18
Par 71
Length 7209
Slope 142
Rating 75.9
Type Resort
A longtime favorite among PGA Tour pros, Innisbrook's Copperhead course is the most recognizable of the resort's four courses. After all, it plays host to the world's greatest golfers during the tour's visit to the resort each spring. Paul Azinger, a 12-time winner on the PGA Tour and Captain of the 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup Team, has called Copperhead "the best course we play on tour." Meanwhile, Stewart Cink, a four-time PGA Tour winner and two-time Ryder Cup Team member said, "This course could host a U.S. Open." Tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain define Innisbrook's most famed course - a lengthy challenge for even the longest hitters at more than 7,200 yards. Striking in beauty and challenge, Copperhead is characteristic of a Carolina layout with dramatic elevation changes and tall, stately pines. Here you will find a truly breathtaking experience from tee to green.
Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 71 7209 yards 75.9 142
Green 71 6624 yards 73.1 139
White 71 6243 yards 71.1 137
White (W) 71 6243 yards 77.7 149
Gold 71 5767 yards 69.2 131
Gold (W) 71 5767 yards 74.8 140
Red (W) 71 4879 yards 73.4 138
Scorecard for Copperhead
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: 75.9/142 560 413 442 188 607 452 410 232 420 3724 441 567 373 199 590 208 458 206 443 3485 7209
Green M: 73.1/139 528 371 407 163 570 422 373 201 392 3427 410 525 357 179 561 182 412 181 390 3197 6624
White M: 71.1/137 W: 77.7/149 521 359 386 140 526 406 345 176 378 3237 374 514 343 148 532 172 376 171 376 3006 6243
Gold M: 69.2/131 W: 74.8/140 456 331 362 134 458 357 335 168 343 2944 343 503 343 144 505 160 336 161 328 2823 5767
Red M: 68.0/125 W: 73.4/138 456 291 291 95 388 304 273 124 294 2516 295 372 315 102 448 158 294 118 261 2363 4879
Handicap 5 11 7 17 1 3 13 15 9 8 6 12 18 2 14 4 16 10
Par 5 4 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 5 4 3 5 3 4 3 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 9 5 1 15 3 11 13 17 7 12 10 8 18 2 14 4 16 6

Course Details

Year Built 1974
Fairways Bermuda Grass
Greens Tiff Eagle Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Larry Packard (1974)

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.

Reviews

4.9
15

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Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 6
This Course's Location is:
At a Resort 6

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Handicap 5-9
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Pro Am Gloriousness

I had the opportunity to play the course on the Monday of the Valspar, and to say it was anything less than spectacular would be a sin. Tough yet fair, it was a course that rewards well played approach shots and I recommend staying under the hole whenever possible. You don’t have to pull driver, so think your way around the course and you can score. Enjoy!

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

Easy to see why the pros love it

I always find it a treat to play courses that host big-time golf tournaments, and for putting oneself in the shoes of the best golfers in the world, there are few more fitting venues than the Copperhead. It is the consummate "ball-striker's paradise," where a significant mix of power and accuracy are essential for survival. If you can hit fairways and greens here, you can score a little bit, but with the narrow landing areas and tough rough, any looks at birdie will have been hard earned. It's a great diagnostic for any golfer's game.

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Expensive But Worth It

Our group of 8 guys play the Copperhead Course each fall as part of a week of golf. Copperhead remains on our list of "must play" courses.

The day before we played Copperhead, we played the Island Course at Innisbrook. People say the two courses are comparable.

They are alike in difficulty. Neither course is easy. The Island Course is the more difficult of the two.

Conditions between the two courses varies greatly. Copperhead is in exceptional condition. From tees to the greens, we were not disappointed. The bunkers were raked, the greens were fast, and the fairways were wonderful. The ball sat up nicely in the fairways.

Conditions at the Island Course were much different. The greens were just as nice as Copperhead's. After that, the changes were quite appearant. The grass on the tees was more sparse. The fairways were brown and had barren areas. The bunkers were not raked.

If you're going to spend big dollars to play Innisbrook, play Copperhead.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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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

copperhead

really simple folks...if its good enough for the guys on tour its definitely good enough for the rest of us! lol

of course innisbrook cant keep tournament conditions on this course for the entire year...but it was in really good shape. layout extremely challenging yet fair..good shots are rewarded..wayward shots are penalized..plain and simple. you couple the layout of this course with the amenities of innisbrook and its a no brainer. PLAY IT!! but play the proper tees

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Couldn't ask for more

Darrell in the pro shop and Fred the starter were extremely accommodating. They provided excellent customer service. I really had a great experience and look forward to returning in the future. Keep up the good work.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Not What I Expected

First of all let me say right up front, we had a great time and the service was over the top. Our room was perfect, quiet, and overlooked the Island Course.

However the conditions of the Copperhead Course was far less than I expected. The greens were hard, and the green surrounds were bare in areas and overgrown on others. The rough was deep in com areas and others not as much. Many weeds and the bunkers were very bad, maybe not as bad as the Island Course, but bad. I thought the course conditions would be pristine, but not so, just the average course. Certainly nothing special.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Copperhead Best in Tampa Area that You can Play

As they say, "play where the pros play." If it wasn't for its place in the schedule they would probably get all the best players as this is and excellent challenging course. Often forget that you are in south FLA with the pines, lakes and elevation changes.

This course challenges every part of your game. You need all the shots as well some strategy.

Conditioning has been an issue the last few years as the reseeded to whole course and had some bad breaks with the weather. But things should be much improved this season and going forward. Can't wait to get back there.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Better than ever and ready for the PGA Tour

Having never played this course before a recent restoration that included new greens, new irrigation and bunker renovations, I really can't compare it to the old. But I can certainly understand why the PGA Tour players list this among their favorite courses. It rewards good shot-making, plain and simple. And the design, though it's less than 50 years old, is certainly classic. The finishing stretch -- the Snakepit -- is certainly memorable and challenging. And with a a few hills, bends and strategically placed water hazards, it never gets boring.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Atlanta Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

Must-Play Course and the best of the Innisbrook resort courses!

Copperhead recently re-opened after a full restoration of the course and it did not disappoint. The course layout is almost exactly the same but the course is in pristine condition right now. The greens are a bit slow on some holes but thats normal as they are new and its hard to cut down as they come in. The course itself is challenging but very fair. The greens are fairly large so GIR isn't as relative. The scenery surrounding the course is pretty amazing as its surprisingly hilly and the elevation changes/tall pines can make it feel like the carolinas which is nice in a very flat area of florida. The practice area and driving range has plenty of space to fine-tune your game. The copperhead course is the best course of the Innisbrook resort and is a must-play when in the Tampa/Palm Harbor area especially considering its an annual PGA Tour stop. The other courses here are nice but this is the one you should look forward to playing!

Conditions Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Snake Pit Awaits

This is a great golf course. Be ready for deep rough and an excellent layout. Just make sure you check the weather.....We didn't have rain for 4 days prior to our round and the course was still we and mushy in many areas. It does not drain well!!!

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

Better be on top of your game

This is a tough course,especially for a mid-to-high handicapper that isn't on top of his/her game. The pros play from the tips with less problems than someone that can not split the fairways or is intimidated by water or extremely penal rough. You should play this course if you have the chance, but be prepared to swallow your pride when you walk off it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

County Golf Association Tournament

Spectacular course for a Pinellas County Golf Association event. Flawless condition. Staff was well prepared for the event. Not nearly as difficult as other courses at Innisbrook.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

That snake will bite you

The main feature that stands about Copperhead is that you forget you are in Florida. The elevation changes and the pines make you feel like you are in North Carolina. If you like North Carolina as I do then that's a good thing. This is a big time golf course that tests every part of your game. And the only style of play that it favors is good play. Distance helps but you gotta have control. My favorite hole is the par 4 16th. Challenge the pond up the right side off the tee and you are well rewarded with a shorter approach and a better angle. Bail out to the left in the rough and you may have a play but the green slopes away so you likely won't hold the green. If you have a bucket list of the top courses to play in Florida then the Copperhead should be on it.

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

The king of Florida's PGA venues?

Reviewing the Copperhead was one of my first assignments as a golf writer back in 1999. I played the course a week after the tournament. I still remember how difficult the ankle-high rough and super-slick greens were to manage. It was a big-boy course, and I brought a beginner's game. I can't vouch for certain that the Copperhead is the best of the four Florida venues that host the PGA Tour. I haven't seen the new Doral or PGA National. But most surveys and comments show that the pros love and respect the course. You will, too.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

An entirely unique, championship course for Florida

I'm a huge fan of Copperhead at Innisbrook, if only because it's so different from your garden variety Florida golf course. There is so much elevation change here, which lends itself to great hole variety, that it feels like something more Midwestern than a property minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. This is a design dating back to the 1960s, so prepare for a traditional course design, lots of water, well-guarded greens and a good dose of length. Between here and World Woods, the Tampa area has two real knockouts for bucket list golfers to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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