The Valspar Championship, which took place a few weeks ago, was held at the Innisbrook Resort & Spa in Palm Harbor, FL., but before the tournament, a few of us bloggers were lucky enough to take part in the Media Day at the resort.
With accolades like including Golf Magazine’s “Top 100 You Can Play,” and Golf Digest’s “Top 75 Golf Resorts in America” I was pretty excited to visit, but wasn’t prepared for just how beautiful it would be.
For starters, the entire resort was absolutely stunning with miles of lush, green fields, crystal blue lakes and a plethora of rainbow flowers. A tour of the Indaba Spa was first on the list, and I honestly could’ve stayed there the entire day.
Each room allowed for a private, relaxing session with plenty of treatment options including: Hot Stone Massage, Heal-n-Toe Reflexology, Couples Massages, Organic Facials, Body Treatments, and more. Check out the full spa menu.
Next it was time for a chef-led al fresco lunch with Chef Coniglio, overlooking a beautiful golf course. As we were dining on delicious bacon wrapped scallops and pork belly sliders (YUM!) a few of the golfers stopped in for a quick meet and greet.
We snapped a few group photos of my fellow bloggers and I, then we were off to visit the 18th hole, which was absolutely stunning. While checking out the green, were had the opportunity to meet Innisbrook owner herself, Sheila Johnson, who talked to us about the inspiring start of Innisbrook and how with hard work and dedication, she has created an oasis that people traveling from everywhere can enjoy.
After a few minutes we were awarded another surprise… a copy of Beverly Johnson’s “A Face That Changed It All” and she was actually there to meet us and sign our copies herself!
The tour was almost coming to an end, as we continued to walk around the course, admiring the green where the Valspar Championship would soon be played. Stopping for another blogger photo before making our way back to the bus, we were pleasantly photobombed by Beverly herself.
After the photo, it was back on the bus, but this media day was one I am sure to never forget.
That’s what I call a hole-in-one!