My husband and I love staying on golf resorts. But the funny thing is, we are not golfers.
I think there is this almost limiting idea that if you don’t play golf that there will be little else for you to do.
On the contrary!
Why We Love Staying on Golf Resorts and What Innisbrook Golf Resort Did for Us
So why, out of all types of hotels and inns to choose from, my husband and I went for golf resort. In particular Innisbrook Golf Resort outside of Tampa, Florida?
The main reason we love these sorts of resorts, you are guaranteed to have gorgeous views and property. Most resorts that have golf courses know what they have.
They manage the grounds with exquisite grooming.
Nature and open spaces – we love to walk around, breath in the fresh air. We had a great surprise along the trails. A little food and beverage cart. And it wasn’t only G rated stuff, we were able to buy some beers to enjoy the sunshine and relaxed afternoon.
This particular hotel’s property led to trails long wetlands.
I’m not much of a hiker, so extra manicured, easy to navigate are my kind of walking experiences.
So before I go any further in talking about the pools. Innisbrook Resort is HUGE. Not just really big. But I mean, it’s almost like a tiny city of its own.
There are hundreds of buildings, with suites and apartments of all sizes taking up hundreds of acres of gorgeous land.
And with that, comes many options for club centers and pools.
This is the main pool where you can pick up bikes for rentals and other fun activities to do with kids.
There was also a pool close to our suite as well, but this was simply more fun. And with a waterfall.
What my hubby and I DO love is biking. And bike rentals are literally the number one thing for us to do whenever we go anywhere.
And a huge reason we are staying at the Innisbrook as well.
The trails here are fun and easy. And the bikes are in perfect condition.
This is paradise!
There is nothing more that I need on my romantic getaway. Quality time with my man and beautiful biking trails.
And, of course, a gorgeous sunset.
When you reserve a room, make sure to ask for the ones that look out on to the golf course. It truly makes a difference.
This was our porch, and we enjoyed every second of it.
We stayed in a one bedroom suite with a full kitchen, living room, dining room and king bed suite.
More Fun Facts About Innisbrook Golf Resort in Tampa, Florida and Interesting Golf Info
Its most recent Awards
- Golf.com, Silver Medal Resort (2014)
- Golf Digest, Best Places to Play Ratings: 3.5 Stars (2008)
- Copperhead Course – Par 71 • 7,209 yards – Home to the Valspar Championship Presented by BB&T and a favorite among PGA TOUR professionals.
- Island Course – Par 72 • 7,194 yards – With tight fairways, intimidating water hazards, abundant bunkers, and extraordinary elevation changes, the newly renovated and lengthened Island Course is considered by many to be as equally demanding as Copperhead.
- North Course – Par 70 • 6,085 yards – The North Course at Innisbrook is similar in terrain to the Copperhead Course. At about 6,085 yards, it remains one of our most challenging courses.
- South Course – Par 71 • 6,642 yards – At over 6,642 yards, South is reminiscent of a links-style design, both in terms of rolling terrain and numerous fairway bunkering. Ample waste bunkers, a total of 10 water hazards, undulating terrain, and the Gulf of Mexico breezes.
- Fox Squirrel Course – Par 36 • 1236 yards The Fox Squirrel family walking course was created for all ages-no skills required. This 9-hole, par 36 1236-yard walking course, opens at 4pm each afternoon.
Larry Packard – Larry Packard is best known for designing and working on over 600 golf courses, including the famed Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Resort, which is a favorite of PGA TOUR players.