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Putting the Spa in Golf
Distance from St. Augustine: 160 miles
Drive time: 4 hours
36750 US Hwy 19 N ,
Palm Harbor, FL 34683
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Traveling a couple of hours west of Reunion, Innisbrook Golf and Spa Resort continues the Salamander Experience with a sprawling, bucolic 900-acre resort tucked in a hammock of trees just a short drive from the beautiful West Coast of Florida. For decades, if you said “Innisbrook” around a bunch of men who play golf, chances are they’d start drooling. Okay, that description of their reaction might be a little extreme, but without a doubt you would get some knowing smiles and nods, along with excited questions of “Have you played there?”
If you’ve had that privilege, you know that playing any one of Innisbrook’s four championship golf courses is a true joy — all immaculately groomed, challenging, but fair, layouts…one, Copperhead, which plays host to the annual PGA Tour Valspar Championship. It’s been a golf mecca since its inception and it continues to be a favorite for groups of men and women whose ideal vacation is being on the links from sunup to sundown.
But, now, with the Salamander Experience permeating every inch of the resort, it’s not just the perfect getaway for guys anymore. Golf widows…and anyone else who loves a day of pampering, step into Indaba, Innisbrook’s new 18,000 square-foot spa designed to soothe the soul, restore the body and rejuvenate the mind. According to Shelia Johnson, “Not only is Salamander Spa a place of healing and wellness, it is a destination for discovery, growth and transformation.” And it just makes you feel like a million dollars.
The spa’s extensive menu of therapeutic, healing treatments and services is designed specifically so you can tailor your experience to your individual wants, needs, and desires: detoxify, relax, invigorate, revitalize, or just indulge in the most exquisite pampering in the most exquisite surrounding found anywhere on the West Coast of Florida. To compliment your perfectly restored inner self, the Salamander Spa also has a top-rated salon to make your outer self match. Expert hair, makeup and nail stylists help you complete your transformation, Salamander Style.
So the men are covered, and so are the women. What about the family getaway? The resort’s close proximity to Tampa Bay and Clearwater also makes it the perfect family getaway. So many things to do just a short drive away — from the Sponge Docks, Tropicana Field, Raymond James Stadium, attractions like Busch Gardens and the Tampa Aquarium, white sugar-sand beaches all along the coast, and more, provide families with more fun and entertainment than they could imagine.
On-site, there’s the Lock Ness Monster Pool, daily activities and seasonal events, like summer camps and July 4th with a golf cart parade, BBQ, and, of course, a thrilling fireworks display.
Like Reunion, her sister to the east, this one has a bit of everything for everyone.
Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” and Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America”
Like Reunion, dining here is a true culinary experience like no other found on the West Coast of Florida. The resort’s expert chefs put special emphsasis on fresh, imaginative, fram-to-table fare designed to meet every palate.
Enjoy the finest steaks, sumptuous cold-water lobster tails, finished with Packard’s chef’s inspiring and creative touches; fresh day-boat Floridian fish; and wines from around the world, overlooking the signature Copperhead Golf Course.
Friendly, casual dining experience for the entire family, featuring a fabulous breakfast buffet, sirloin burgers, blackened grouper sandwiches, even a cold mugs of beer (for the adults, of course), overlooking the scenic Island course.
THE GRILLE AT LOCH NESS
Serving grilled sandwiches, salads, monster hot dogs and hamburgers, and fabulous tropic drinks poolside or at the indoor/outdoor tables.
Watch your favorite team play on one of six flat screen TVs surrounding the bar area while you enjoy fare from the Market Salamander Grille. Two fire pits and a great view of the golf course make the Osprey ideal spot for those after-round bragging sessions.
Wholesome, chef-prepared specialty foods and custom picnic baskets for your day excursions.
MARKET SALAMANDER GRILLE
Warm, friendly service, seasonallyinspired, health-conscious fare, traditional American Cuisine, and a variety of other choices saved in a casual, comfortable atmosphere.
Innisbrook Resort and Spa offers several options to choose from to meet your needs: deluxe guest rooms with two queens beds; executive suites with one king or two beds, a parlor and kitchen; one bedroom suites with separate bedroom and living room, built-in bar, full kitchen and private balcony or patio; or two bedroom suites with two full baths, a living room, built-in bar, full kitchen and patio or balcony.
The Salamander Spa. 18,000 square feet of pure relaxation and rejuvenation. A peaceful sanctuary hidden from the frenetic modern day world where you can restore harmony and balance to your mind, body, and soul.
Play where the pros do. Tee it up at the Larry Packard-designed Copperhead course — home of the annual PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship. “Comfort, convenience and familiarity are the cornerstones of our motto here at Innisbrook, assuring us as one of America’s most celebrated Florida golf resorts. I hope to personally welcome you soon.” — Mike Williams, Managing Director