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The Gog Blog by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation, Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and on Linkedin, Facebook and now Instagram. At the entrance to Innisbrook, a resort that knows how to welcome it’s guests.

THE WORK Continues at Innisbrook Resort where the 50th Anniversary is quickly approaching at the resort that opened in 1970.

The credit for the continued improvements falls in different directions, but it starts at the top with owner Sheila Johnson. Credit should also be shared with the resorts suite owners and board who approved the renovations to allow the resort to move forward.

With a PGA Tour event on property now for 29 years, plus the other improvements that have been taking place on property, Innisbrook is one of the countries most popular golf destinations.

Innisbrook guest room updated look.

With the announcement that the resort will remodel the interiors of all it’s guest accommodations by the end of this year, and work will be completed this fall on the resorts South Course, it is nothing but a great winter season ahead, especially during holiday season as guests from up north begin to arrive.

“Our suites have long been favorites of golfers, families and conference groups. The transformation of our guest experience will provide fresher, more attractive and consistent accommodations,” says Innisbrook Managing Director Mike Williams. “We are excited to further improve the quality of each an every stay, while the renovation of the South Course’s greens will give golfers another firm and consistent surface on which to play.”

The South Course is undergoing a renovation, that will be completed this fall.

In the rooms the improvements will include, all new furniture, furnishings, flooring, stainless-steel appliances, quartz counters, cabinets, lighting, draperies and other decor.

The resorts buildings nestle into the 900 acres of woodlands, which offer guests some seclusion and privacy when needed. The remodeling project will begin next month and will be completed before the end of the year. The South Course renovation has been underway for five months and is near completion and will open again this fall. The new greens have been reseeded with the TifEagle Bermuda grass that is the same surfaces found on the resorts Copperhead course. In addition the South Course project includes having the greens restored to original size, while bunkers will get edged and re-sodded.

Recent improvements have included a restoration of Copperhead, renovations at the Island Course, Expansion of the Osprey Clubhouse, and the Salamander Grille and Bar, the opening of the Salamander Spa and fitness area, 65,000 feet of conference space was updated, improvements at the Loch Ness pool, and new greens installed on the North Course.

Currently through September 30th, the resort is offering a 25% savings and $50 dollar resort credit on any stay two nights or more. The package includes complimentary golf for juniors under 17 with a paying adult, and complimentary breakfast for children under 12 with a paying adult. For details and further terms and conditions, please visit Innisbrook is 30 minutes from from the Tampa International Airport, you can call the resort at 727-942-2000.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 460 courses in 37 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.