With towering pines and 80-foot elevation changes a short drive north of Tampa, Innisbrook, situated two miles inland from the Gulf of Mexico, defies the state’s reputation as a dead-flat gator habitat. The flagship track at this landmark complex is the Copperhead Course, its rolling fairways carved from a forest of tall longleaf pines. The Island Course, newly renovated and lengthened, is routed among citrus groves, cypress swamps, and water hazards and has a championship pedigree of its own. The resort’s sportier North and South course are perfect for rusty snowbirds, while the nine-hole Fox Squirrel walking course is ideal for families. Updated accommodations, in low-rise lodges sprinkled among the pines, are excellent, as is the new 18,000-square-foot Indaba Spa and Loch Ness Monster Pool with water slides.