Copperhead Course overview
The Copperhead Course at Innisbrook Golf Resort is the most recognizable of the four courses as it hosts the annual Valspar Championship on the PGA TOUR. A favorite among the world’s best players, the Copperhead Course winds its way through natural forest and surrounding lakes, encompassing all that nature has to offer. Wildlife is abundant here and during 18 holes you are likely to see bald eagles, blue herons, fox squirrels and the occasional alligator.
The golf course is a lengthy test from the championship tees at 7209 yards, but several sets of tees will make it a pleasure for all handicap levels. The rolling terrain, changes in elevation and fantastic scenery are more reminiscent of the Carolina Sandhills and Georgia Foothills than the typical Florida landscape.
The signature hole at the Copperhead Course is the double dogleg par-5 14th hole. One of designer Larry Packard’s favorite hole designs, the initial dogleg turns left but it heavily guarded by trees on that corner, forcing either a safe shot to the right or a carry over the trees. After that, the hole turns right to a heavily guarded green and water to the right. Players tend to focus on positioning rather than length on this hole.
Otherwise, holes 16 – 18 are known as the “Snake Pit” and are widely regarded as three of the toughest finishing holes on the PGA TOUR.
Accommodation near Copperhead Course
Innisbrook Golf Resort
Innisbrook Golf Resort situated just outside of Tampa, is a popular choice thanks to the four onsite courses, multiple dining options, modern and spacious accommodations, and location.