Innisbrook Golf Resort

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Innisbrook; Copperhead: Designed by master architect E. Lawrence Packard, Copperhead has been crowned by some as Florida's number one course. This par-71, 7,031 yard course is the most difficult of three located on a thousand acres of gently rolling hills and lush pine forest of Tarpon Springs near Tampa. Despite its location on Florida's west central coast, the landscape is reminiscent of the Carolinas. The narrow fairways snake through tall pines dripping with moss, but also sliver through murky dark waters of the kind of swamp found only in Florida. It is this still passive water that gives the course its character and lies innocently waiting to swallow the errant shots of the overly aggressive challenger, especially on the back side. Water on the front nine is, with the exception of number Three, benign. It is merely a prelude to the back where the par-4 Twelfth demands a lay-up drive before crossing the water to the green. The Thirteenth, a mid-length Par-3, is all carry over water to a two-tiered green. Club selection there can be critical, especially when the wind is up. The double-dogleg Fourteenth, a 572 yard par-5, tests a players fortitude on the second shot; play the fairway or through the trees over the marsh for a possible birdie or even a rare eagle. The par-4 Sixteenth skirts water danger on the drive and approach. With the addition of testy bunkers, a trek through Copperhead is a beautiful, but treacherous adventure where intelligent and skillful play can bring just rewards. Teams of players combining a PGA and LPGA member played in an annual December event for many years. Since the year 2000 the course has hosted a regular tour event in the fall, which will move to the spring in 2007..


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