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Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort

Innisbrook, Florida

By Roger Cox, Editor

Innisbrook, Palm Harbor, FloridaPart of this 1,000-acre property was originally an orange and grapefruit grove. A few trees survive, including some dotting the outskirts of the tennis complex, though today the predominant features are golf fairways and neatly manicured landscape with the occasional wetland or native forest. Accommodations have been scattered though a series of lodges, with views of golf courses or the resort grounds and situated to be close to swimming pools, dining, recreation, spa, and conference center, with a free on-property shuttle to stitch everything together.

Tennis Features

Pro Shop: 727-942-5241

Originally from the United Kingdom, head pro Judi Alford played junior, high school, and college Judi Alford, Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort, Palm Harbor, Floridatennis, there, reaching the National Finals in 1992 and 1994 at the prestigious Queens Club. She brings 20 years of experience to her post at Innisbrook.

Tennis Programs. There's a solid mix of adult and junior programming, including daily adult clinics and complimentary match-arranging services, weekly mixed doubles round robin and men's and ladies drill and match play sessions, Cardio tennis, and a monthly mixed doubles social. There are also half- and full-day instruction packages that can be custom-tailored to your needs. Juniors will find everything from Quick Start introductions to tennis to advanced sessions for tournament players as well as holiday and summer junior tennis camps.
Courts & Fees. 11 Har-Tru courts, 7 with lights. Court fees: $25/court-hour.

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(6 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4-Ball Rating Instruction
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4-Ball Rating Cuisine
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Other Recreation

Beach. The nearest beach is 3½ miles west on the Gulf of Mexico.

Golf Courses. There are four 18-hole courses, all designed by Lawrence Packard, among them the highly rated Copperhead, which is the site each March of the PGA Tour's Transitions Championship.

Copperhead Course: A challenging 7,300 yards of tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain much of it through parts of the resort mostly free of residences. Par 71, 7,340 yards.
Island Course: Another long course, characterized by tight fairways, intimidating water hazards, abundant bunkers, and elevation changes. Par 72, 7,310 yards.
North Course: The shortest of the quartet but tight, with water hazards on 11 of its holes. Par 70, 6,325 yards.
South Course: Here the obstacles come in the form of fairway and waste bunkers, water hazards, and Gulf of Mexico breezes. Par 71, 6,620 yards.


Spa & Fitness Center. The newest addition to Innisbrook's amenities is Indaba Spa, a 20,000-square-foot indoor-outdoor retreat with 12 treatment rooms, meditation labyrinth, and a fully equipped fitness center.

Restaurants

There are four restaurants, variously offering sandwiches and pub fare to dry-aged steaks, and a market.

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Rates and Reservations

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Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort
36750 U.S. Hwy. 19 N
Innisbrook, FL 34684
727-942-2000
Toll-free: 800-492-6899
Web Link: Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort


Travel Essentials

Seasons. Year-round.

Travel Instructions. The resort is roughly 24 miles from Tampa International Airport (TPA).

General Tourist Information. For information about the area around Innisbrook, visit the Palm Harbor section of the VisitFlorida.com website.

©2017 Roger Cox

Ratings

(6 Reviewers)
Tennis Overall
4-Ball Rating Instruction
3½-Ball Rating Tennis Complex
4-Ball Rating Cuisine
4½-Ball Rating Dollar Value
4-Ball Rating Setting
4-Ball Rating Romance
4-Ball Rating Kids' Programs
5-Ball Rating
Tennis Staff
3½-Ball Rating Game Matching
3½-Ball Rating Junior Tennis
4-Ball Rating Lodging
4-Ball Rating Spa & Fitness
4½-Ball Rating Other Recreation
4-Ball Rating Solo Travelers
4½-Ball Rating


Newks text+graphic
The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch offers unbelievable programs for all levels and ages & unbelievable prices in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting. All inclusive Adult Vacations, World Class Junior Camps offered year-round with over 45 years of tradition and expertise & an Elite Academy program guaranteed to take your game to the next level. For more information visit, www.NewkTennis.com

Elite Tennis Travel





Your Call

Here's what others have had to say about Innisbrook, A Salamander Golf & Spa Resort.

  • 4-Ball Rating "Well maintained and relaxing resort. Easy to get around with several very good restaurant options. Excellent tennis facilities with plenty of court availability all day long."—A.M., Adv. Int., April 2017
  • 5-Ball Rating "Innisbrook, which is primarily viewed as a golf resort, is the finest tennis facility my wife and I have ever enjoyed, in the United States, Europe, or South America. The playing environment, the courts themselves and the staff are second to none. They are the primary reason we decided to purchase a vacation home (condominium) at Innisbrook. We are confident our tennis friends will come to feel the same way we do when they come to visit Innisbrook. It is a tennis paradise."—N.W., Adv., May 2015
  • 5-Ball Rating ""—D.C., Low Int., March 2012
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—L.J., Int., April 2011
  • 4½-Ball Rating ""—L.W., Adv. Int., April 2011
  • 3-Ball Rating "I just got back from a weeks stay a the Innisbrook Golf Resort in Palm Harbor FL. Though this is primarily a golf resort they do have 11 pristine har-tru tennis courts, some lighted and open till 9 at night. The rooms we stayed in were newly remodeled and the room service was much better then in other resorts. (We had a kitchen in our suite and the maid cleaned our dirty dishes from the sink in addition to the room every day!)
    spaceThe tennis programs were a little disappointing. They have a few clinics, and at night a few semi organized play groups. The match making is not so great. Will D. Rhame, the director of tennis, is a really nice guy and he goes out of his way to set something up for you. But when we went there this Christmas there didn't seem to be many other tennis players there so I don't think there was much to work with. I went to the Desert Springs, Marriott last year and Innisbrook does not compare in terms of tennis (but the rooms and service at Innisbrook are actually better).
    spaceOverall, this is a clean, beautiful resort, but there were not that many people to play tennis with when I was there."
    —J.S., Adv. Int., January 2009

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The John Newcombe Tennis Ranch offers unbelievable programs for all levels and ages & unbelievable prices in a beautiful Texas Hill Country setting. All inclusive Adult Vacations, World Class Junior Camps offered year-round with over 45 years of tradition and expertise & an Elite Academy program guaranteed to take your game to the next level. For more information visit, www.NewkTennis.com

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©2017 Roger Cox