Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla., has started renovation of the putting surfaces on each of the greens on its South Course – one of four golf courses at the resort that located just north of Tampa Bay.
The five-month renovation process is expected to be completed by early Fall, and will use a no-till method of turf replacement resulting in a firmer, more consistent playing surface. The greens will be planted with TifEagle Bermuda Grass – the same putting surface the as Innisbrook’s famed Copperhead Course. That Copperhead is host to the PGA Tour’s annual Valspar Championship.
The resort last year completed this same renovation to the North Course, known as “Little Copperhead.’’
“We couldn’t be more excited to now complete this process on the South Course – the final course at the resort to receive this superior putting surface,’’ said Innisbrook Managing Director Mike Williams. “We make it a continual practice to strive to enhance each guest experience, year over year. This has resulted in an above average rate of return for our past golf guests and groups.’’
In addition to the replacement of the greens, Williams said the renovation project also includes the expansion of the greens to their original size / design, allowing for additional pin placements; the addition of the TifEagle Bermuda Grass to the collars and fringe areas; thinning of trees and removal of intrusive tree species that have altered the original design of course architect Larry Packard; and the re-sodding and improvement of all bunker edging.