When putting together the package, Your Golf Travel worked with me to reduce the advertised cost by about £200 by switching the flights from Tampa to Orlando. In my eyes this was reassuring as they clearly had my interests at heart rather than going after the big bucks.
I stayed at Innisbrook which is home to four stunning golf courses, three clubhouses all with their own golf shop, swimming pool and bar/restaurant, and about 20 residential lodges housing about 70 suites in each; all in all a stunning development that is simply perfect for a USA golf holiday.
The suite we had on the third floor was massive, with a balcony overlooking the 18th green on the Island Course. Absolutely stunning views were on offer and this was the best accommodation I have ever had on a golf holiday.
They run a free tram service which ferries you from wherever you are to wherever you want to be on the complex, all you have to do is pick up a phone and dial zero. The longest we ever waited was about a minute!
All the staff, from the receptionist, through to the waiters and bar staff, to the starters, marshals and golf shop attendants, were the most friendly and welcoming I have ever met. All four courses were very good, very different, and well worth playing. The Island Course was the pick of the bunch with a couple of spectacular holes with blind drives, followed by tough second shots over water.
Our clubs were cleaned and stored overnight for us and appeared on the buggy the following morning at the course we were playing – excellent service.
We ate on site most nights, the food was top quality and relatively inexpensive, with a varied menu, and a good bottle of wine could be had for $25. The ribeye steaks we had at the Osprey Clubhouse on the last night were up there with the best we have ever had.
Innisbrook is simply amazing and we would recommend it to anyone going to the US to play golf. We will definitely be back in the years to come.