Innisbrook resort - Island golf course
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course
The Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club features a mixture of topography, including cypress trees and low-lying wetlands. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 2
The second hole on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club is a par 5 with water on the right. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Island golf course at Innisbrook
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Island golf course at Innisbrook
Larry Packard designed the Island Course at Innisbrook Resort & Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Innisbrook resort - Island GC
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Innisbrook resort - Island GC
Playing to more than 7,100 yards from the tips, the Island Course is every bit as challenging as Innisbrook Resort & Club's Copperhead. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 6
The sixth hole on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club is one of the most difficult, thanks to a narrow fairway lined on each side by cypress trees. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - 7th hole
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - 7th hole
A panoramic view from the par-5 seventh elevated green on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 7
The par-5 seventh hole on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club culminates with an uphill shot into an elevated green. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 9
It's a thrilling -- but tough -- approach-shot on the par-4 ninth hole on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club in Palm Harbor, Florida. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - 9th green
A view from behind the ninth green of the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club near Tampa, Florida. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 11
The most elevated drive on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club is from the back tees on the par-5 11th hole. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - back nine
There's a stretch of holes on the back nine of the Innisbrook's Island golf course with a little more room off the tee than some of the more narrow holes on the front side. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 17
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Innisbrook resort - Island golf course - No. 17
The 17th hole on the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club is a par 3 protected by sand bunkers. Brandon Tucker/Golf Advisor
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Tour the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club near Tampa, Florida

PALM HARBOR, Fla. -- At the four-course Innisbrook Resort & Club, the Island Course is widely considered the second fiddle to the PGA Tour host course, the Copperhead.

But the Island is every bit of a championship examination. Playing to nearly 7,200 yards, it has hosted top NCAA events, U.S. Open qualifying and LPGA events.

The golf course was recently renovated and lengthened to remain a relevant test to today's players.

Like Innisbrook's Copperhead Course, there is a great deal of rolling hills, a rarity for this part of Florida, which really aides in the hole variety.

The first six holes are more low lying and play through a mix of wetlands and Cypress trees. The sixth hole, named "Cypress Tunnel," plays through a narrow opening of Cypress trees. From here, the course then creeps in to the most elevation change on the property, with elevated tee shots and greens. The par-4 ninth hole is particularly notable for it's dogleg left followed by a downhill shot over water to the green.

To play any of the four Innisbrook courses, golfers must stay at this Salamander-brand property. Each of the four courses have their own clubhouse and the Island also has its own driving range a short shuttle-ride away.

Brandon Tucker is the Sr. Managing Editor for GolfPass and was the founding editor of Golf Advisor in 2014, he was the managing editor for Golf Channel Digital's Courses & Travel. To date, his golf travels have taken him to over two dozen countries and nearly 600 golf courses worldwide. While he's played some of the most prestigious courses in the world, Tucker's favorite way to play the game is on a great muni in under three hours. Follow Brandon on Twitter at @BrandonTucker and on Instagram at @btuck34.
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Tour the Island golf course at Innisbrook Resort & Club near Tampa, Florida