INNISBROOK RESORT in Palm Harbor Florida, just 30 minutes North of Tampa Bay, is ready to celebrate it’s 50th year. New rooms and more await in 2020, Wanna Golf Away. ______________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy, and on Facebook, LinkedIn or Instagram. At the Osprey Clubhouse in Innisbrook.

50, it’s a good solid number. But for the Innisbrook Resort, it’s start of new things to come in 2020.

Innisbrook is in the final days of it’s major room renovations, just in time for the golfers in northern states to arrive for a needed break from winter.

Golfers should know that Innisbrook has not one, but four golf courses so you can always get a tee time.

The resorts famed Copperhead Course is home to the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship in March. It is a PGA Tour course that you can play. Just a few years ago, Copperhead was renovated and as part of the renovation, the bunkers were redone, and the white-tour angle sand was added. That gave the golf course a look, that is eye-popping.

Innisbrook’s room renovations have given the resorts accommodations a fresh and modern look.

Not to be lost as part of it’s 50th year celebration, are the extensive room renovations across the resort.

The one-and-two bedroom condo style suites, have added new modern style interiors. This fresh new look, has now replaced what was considered an aging charm to the rooms of the resort.

Added to the resorts suites, is brand new furniture, flooring and furnishings. Need more, how about stainless steel appliances, quartz counters, cabinets, lighting, draperies and few more small touches that will catch your eye, and make you feel right at home in Innisbrook’s spacious rooms.

The new room designs have created a more spacious floor plan. Room photo’s courtesy of Innisbrook Resort.

“Innisbrook has been a revered destination for golfers, families and conference groups for nearly 50 years, and the upgrades made to our accommodations have already received rave reviews,” said Managing Director Mike Williams. “These improvements are just another testament to our commitment on delivering a superior guest experience.”

The Innisbrook suites reside in the resorts low-rise lodge buildings, which have kept their exterior design, and continue to fit into the Innisbrook’s 900 wooded acres of Florida beauty and charm. The buildings do sit below tree-top level, to offer guests some seclusion and a relaxing stay while on property.

The Par 4, 18th hole on Copperhead, the final challenge of the famed Snake Pit series of holes.

Along with the newly renovated rooms, there is plenty more to enjoy while you stay at Innisbrook, part of the Salamander chain of hotels and resorts.

Innisbrook has four golf courses. In addition to Coppherhead, is the Island Course, and the North and South Courses. All originally designed by the late Larry Packard, a long time Innisbrook resident. The resorts steakhouse is named after Packard.

The North and South courses have also seen recent renovations, that include all new greens. In addition to golf, there are four restaurants, three bars, the Innisbrook Golf School and Institute, 11 tennis courts, the Salamander Spa, six heated pools, a nature preserve, and three conference halls for meetings and special events.

Do remember that the Valspar Championship on the PGA Tour, will be held from March 16-22. So plan your visit accordingly.

If your ready for a break from the cold winter season up north, why not get away to warm and sunny Florida. Where you can enjoy a stay and play at Innisbrook. For more information on one of Florida’s top golf properties and destinations. Please call the resort at (727)-942-2000 or see

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About Rory Spears

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 WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.