Host of the Valspar Championship during the PGA Tour's Florida swing in March, the Copperhead course at Innisbrook has been a mainstay on tour for 25 years. The Copperhead course is the most celebrated of the four tracks found at the historic Tampa area resort and certainly the most challenging. The course is characterized by rolling terrain, tree lined fairways, and several water hazards. At over 7300 from the tips, Innisbrook will challenge the longest of hitters as they navigate the doglegs, elevation changes, and sloping greens. The bunkers are borderline blah looking yet poignantly effective, the greens are subtle yet dangerous, and the approach shots are equally (or more) demanding that the tee ball.
Copperhead's most famous hole is the 14th hole, a 590 yard par 5, a double dogleg and the last par five on the course. The initial dogleg takes the hole to the left and is heavily protected on the inside corner with trees. After the hole turns back to the right players are faced with an approach shot to a slightly elevated green that features heavy bunkering left of the putting surface and a water hazard short right. For the vast majority of players this is a three-shot hole and thus positioning should be considered from shot to shot more so than length.
Wegolf Insider Tip
Very good second 9 holes, especially the combination of 16, 17 and 18 which are called the Snake Pit. Copperhead is worth playing, from Orlando it's 2:30 pm.