Layouts & Links - Sentinel July 2012

Best known for his four course creations at Innisbrook Resort in Florida, where the Copperhead Course is a favorite on the PGA TOUR, Larry Packard has designed and worked on over 600 golf courses throughout his career. Now as he plans to celebrate his 100th birthday as a resident at Innisbrook, Packard is reflecting on a fabulous career and life well lived.  More
 
 
As the Sunshine’s State official host hotel for the Republican National Convention (RNC), Innisbrook Resort is renaming the holes on its top-ranked Copperhead Course after history’s 18 U.S. Republican Presidents. The RNC will take place in Tampa from August 27-30. During the week of the event, the 18 past Republican Presidents will be recognized in the order they held office – beginning with the first hole named after Abraham Lincoln. Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course is a favorite among the PGA TOUR players that compete on its hilly terrain annually during an internationally televised tournament.  More
 
Salamander Hotels & Resorts recently created the Legends of Golf Trail as part of the new Grand Golf Resorts of Florida Collection (Innisbrook in Tampa Bay, Reunion in Orlando and Hammock Beach in Palm Coast). The new collection offers 162 holes of golf designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Larry Packard. Each of these playing and architectural legends has fashioned a total of nine Signature Designs from the Gulf to the Atlantic – including PGA TOUR, Champions Tour and LPGA Tour event venues, as well as some of Florida’s highest rated courses. The Trail also features the world’s only resort-based ANNIKA Academy, an innovative teaching facility designed and developed by Annika Sorenstam. With only 200 miles between the three resorts, it takes only a 90-minute drive between each multi-course location. More

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