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Grand Golf Resorts of Florida

A feature from the IAGTO Directory 2013


Grand Golf Resorts of Florida

Grand Golf Resorts of Florida Play your way across the Sunshine State on a new collection of some of Florida’s finest golf resorts Three of Florida’s grandest golf resorts have united to create the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, a Salamander Hotels & Resorts collection. This powerful new collection features Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, Reunion Resort in Orlando and Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast. From the Gulf to the Atlantic, Grand Golf Resorts of Florida features a total of 1,200 spacious villas and homes, numerous family-oriented activities, world-class spas and top-notch golf. Florida is the world’s greatest yearround and most accessible golf destination, and Grand Golf Resorts of Florida provides the ultimate getaway for families, couples and, of course, golfers in any season.

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Copperhead Course

Innisbrook Resort

Celebrating more than 40 years of excellence, Innisbrook Resort is situated on 900 wooded acres of rolling hills in the St. Petersburg/Clearwater area on Florida’s Gulf Coast, and is located just 25 minutes from Tampa International Airport. Recently and completely renovated, the resort features four courses of championship golf designed by living legend Larry Packard. It also features 550 spacious guest suites and rooms, four restaurants and three bars, the Innisbrook Golf Academy, 11 tennis courts, the new luxury Indaba Spa with 12 treatment rooms and state-of-the-art fitness centre, six heated swimming pool complexes, a nature preserve, and three conference halls with 65,000 square feet of meeting space. The resort hosts the PGA TOUR at its famed Copperhead Course, and the LPGA-supported Legends Tour Open Championship, held annually at the equally-challenging Island Course. Innisbrook Resort golf courses Copperhead Course Par 71, 7,340 yards Island Course Par 72, 7,310 yards North Course Par 70, 6,325 yards South Course Par 71, 6,620 yards 36750 US Highway 19 North, Palm Harbor, FL 34684-1239 www.innisbrookgolfresort.com

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Reunion’s Eagles villa neighbourhood pool pavilion

Reunion Resort

Located in Orlando, Reunion Resort features 330 accommodation units, including luxury condominiums, private villas and deluxe vacation homes surrounded by 2,300 acres of lush landscape and nature preserve. Accommodations are highlighted by the 82-suite Reunion Grande, an 11-story hotel complete with stunning lobby and bar, exquisite décor, elegantly-appointed meeting space, and two restaurants — including the hip Eleven, which features a rooftop pool and nightly views of the fireworks from nearby Walt Disney World.

The Eleven Restaurant

The resort is the only location in the United States with golf courses designed by golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson, and it also features the exclusive ANNIKA Academy by Annika Sorenstam. Additional facilities include a boutique spa, multiple pools, slides, water playgrounds and a 1,000-foot lazy river.

Reunion Resort golf courses Palmer Course Par 72, 6,916 yards Watson Course Par 72, 7,257 yards Nicklaus Course Par 72, 7,244 yards 7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34747 www.reunionresort.com

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THE LEGENDS

OF GOLF TRAIL

3 RESORTS, 9 COURSES, ENDLESS CHALLENGES

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Hammock Beach Resort

Hammock Beach Resort

Located along 2.4 miles of pristine Atlantic beach on Florida’s Palm Coast, the AAA Four Diamond-rated Hammock Beach Resort features 320 accommodation units, including a 12-story tower of ocean view luxury suites, and an intimate 20-room lodge that features spectacular ocean and golf course views. Conservatory Course

Hammock Beach is famed for its two spectacular golf courses. The Ocean Course, designed by Jack Nicklaus, is one of Florida’s highest rated and plays six holes directly along the Atlantic Ocean as well as winding along pristine wetlands and sparkling lakes. The Conservatory Course was designed by Tom Watson and is one of Florida’s longest layouts, characterised by waterfalls, babbling brooks and field stone work. The resort also features countless amenities for families and groups, including a multilevel water and swim pavilion, indoor atrium pool, spa and fitness centre, oceanfront meeting and function space, and numerous dining choices, including the oceanfront Atlantic Grille restaurant.

Hammock Beach golf courses Ocean Course Par 72, 7,201 yards Conservatory Course Par 72, 7,776 yards 200 Ocean Crest Drive, Palm Coast, FL 32137 www.hammockbeach.com

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Ocean Course at Hammock Beach


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Reunion Resort

Legends of Golf Trail In addition to stellar accommodation, the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida features its main attraction: the Legends of Golf Trail. Golfers can play their way from coast to coast on the golf trail designed by golf greats Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Larry Packard. The Legends of Golf Trail boasts 162 holes that traverse 200 miles between the resorts. The Grand Golf Resorts of Florida’s courses are consistently ranked among some of the best in Florida, the nation and the world. Innisbrook Resort’s famous Copperhead Course has been ranked as one of the top 100 golf courses in the world in 2008 and 2009 and is currently rated number three among the best courses to play in Florida. The Copperhead Course, a PGA TOUR location, is a favourite among PGA TOUR professional players and the most recognisable of Innisbrook’s four courses. Tree-lined fairways and rolling terrain define the more than 7,300-yard course providing a challenge for even the longest hitters.

Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course

Reunion Resort’s Watson Course has been ranked among the nation’s top 100 resort courses and is currently rated the 18th best golf course to play in Florida. The 7,100-yard Watson signature design course is Tom Watson’s first design in Florida. Hammock Beach’s Ocean Course has been ranked among the top 100 courses to play in the USA and is currently rated as the 10th best course to play in Florida. The Hammock Beach Resort course is lauded for its uniqueness, charm and beauty. The “Bear’s Claw”, the Ocean Course’s final four signature holes bordering the Atlantic, creates a challenging yet picturesque finish to a game of golf. For more information about the Grand Golf Resorts of Florida, visit www.GrandGolfResorts.com or call +1 540 687 3710. Copy supplied by Salamander Hotels & Resorts

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Cover Photo: Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort***** • www.terre-blanche.com

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