The premier golf resort in the Tampa Bay area, as well one of the top resorts in the nation, is back to full strength.
The Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, officially reopened the North Course with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Nov. 3, at a news conference/luncheon under brilliant sunny skies and 80 degrees.
“The North Course is re-opening with an exceptional putting surface that our guests and members will truly enjoy playing,” remarked Innisbrook Managing Director Mike Williams. “We never rest on our success as a nationally recognized PGA TOUR venue, and the popularity of the North Course offers yet another championship golf venue that attracts golfers from all over the world.”
The North was shut down for six months beginning in June, for the installation of TifEagle Bermuda Grass on the greens.. the same surface already installed on the Copperhead and the Island, the two signature courses at Innisbrook.
The project also included the conditioning of the bunkers, general maintenance, and clearing of all storm canals. In addition, groundskeepers trimmed and pruned landscaping to reduce shading and create access to the greens, as originally designed by Larry Packard.
The new greens lifts Innisbrook to full operational strength, as the winter season nears its peak here in Florida.
Innisbrook boasts four championship golf courses, which is operated by Salamander Hotels & Resorts. The famed Copperhead Course hosts the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship in early March.
Also announced, Innisbrook’s South Course will shut down in the summer of 2018 for a similar improvement project, as just experienced by the North.