Home of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship
A favorite among PGA Tour professionals, the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook features pine tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain, and at more than 7,200 yards, it poses a lengthy challenge for even the longest hitters.
A combination of beauty and challenge, the surrounding lakes and ponds are home to abundant wildlife, including fox squirrels, bald eagles, alligators, blue herons and many other types of waterfowl. Copperhead provides the opportunity to enjoy golf the way nature intended.
Because of its famous “Snake Pit” finish, most people think the Copperhead Course takes its name from the venomous viper. But while the twisty layout can quickly strike, the name actually comes from the numerous copper pennies the crew found while building the Larry Packard design in the early 1970s (no one is sure why they were there).
With marked elevation changes and tight corridors of trees, the Copperhead is a shotmaker’s course. Holes of note include the dogleg sixth, which requires a left-to-right shot off the tee then the opposite to the green, and the par-5 14th, a double dogleg. Then there’s “the Snake Pit,” composed of the tough 16th doglegs around a lake, the long uphill No. 17 and the 18th, which is strewn with bunkers.