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Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club’s Fall Golf Specials Include Two Extra Rounds of Golf for Free and A Personalized Golf Concierge

Play Innisbrook’s “Perfect Foursome” of Championship Courses with No Surcharge

TAMPA BAY, FL, August 12, 2008 – Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is upping the golf vacation ante this fall. In addition to offering a superb three-night, all-inclusive golf holiday, it is throwing in two free rounds.

Home to the PGA TOUR’s Transitions Championship, Innisbrook is offering an unprecedented value to golfers from October 2, 2008 – January 14, 2009. For only $269 per person, per night, Resort guests can play five rounds of golf with a cart, and enjoy three nights in spacious suite accommodations with full kitchen and private balcony or patio. The package also includes daily breakfast, a daily clinic, use of the practice facilities, club storage, and a gift pack. All rounds are reserved at the time of booking, while packages are subject to availability.

At Innisbrook, guests also have the opportunity to play the perfect foursome – the Resort’s four fabulous courses: Copperhead, Island, Highlands North and Highlands South. There are no surcharges to play at Copperhead, despite the course hosting an annual PGA TOUR stop. As an added bonus, groups of nine or more will be assigned a personal golf concierge, who will handle every last detail.

Players of all abilities have the chance to win a Dream Trip to Innisbrook by visiting and describing who would play in their “dream foursome.” The contest’s first entrant wanted to play with Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan.

“Our advantage over most golf destinations is having four courses that offer great challenge and diversity,” says Innisbrook’s Director of Golf Jay Overton. “But what keeps our guests returning year after year is the service expertise of a truly dedicated staff. Our philosophy is based on making sure our golf guests feel this is their private club away from home, and groups are provided extraordinary care and attention by their personal golf concierge.”

US Ryder Cup Captain Paul Azinger calls Copperhead “the best course we play on TOUR,” and both Copperhead and Island are ranked 4.5 stars out of 5 by Golf Digest’s “Places to Play” rankings. Copperhead is also ranked in Golfweek’s “Top 100 Resort Courses in America,” and Golf Magazine’s “America’s Top 100 You Can Play.”

To book a golf vacation, call (800) 456-2000 or visit

Innisbrook is nearing the completion of a $25 million renovation project, which includes the addition of a luxury spa. The new facility will include 12 treatment rooms, hair and nail salons outdoor relaxation and treatment areas, and a 4,000-square-foot fitness facility with workout studios overlooking the Copperhead Course. The renovation also includes all three of Innisbrook’s golf clubhouses, the Tennis Center and the Resort’s 65,000 square feet of meeting space.

“We couldn’t be more excited to watch this impressive transformation take place – all of which is scheduled for completion by January, 2009, in time for the city of Tampa Bay to host the Super Bowl,” says Chuck Pomerantz, managing director of Innisbrook. “It’s very gratifying to watch this revered property return to its place of prominence as Florida’s best golf resort.”

Situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills and 70 acres of lakes on Florida’s Gulf Coast near Tampa, Florida, Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is located just 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Innisbrook features 72 holes of championship golf, 620 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Institute, 11 tennis courts, fitness and racquetball center, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space. For additional information, call (727) 942-2000 or visit

Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club is owned and managed by Salamander Hospitality, a privately owned and operated company based in Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C. Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, the company owns, manages and develops hotels, resorts and inns that reflect the authenticity and character of their surrounding environment. The portfolio includes Woodlands Resort & Inn, near Charleston, SC, which is one of only three properties in North America to carry the Mobil Five Star and AAA Five Diamond ratings for both lodging and dining, and the luxurious Salamander Resort & Spa, located in Middleburg and scheduled to open in Spring 2010. The company also owns and operates a division of gourmet prepared food markets called Market Salamander with locations in Middleburg and Palm Beach, FL, and Salamander Touch, a fine goods and linen store in Middleburg for the luxury resort lifestyle. For additional information, call (540) 687-3710 or visit

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