The Loop

Deal of the Week: Be a sports junkie in Tampa

January 15, 2015

Theoretically, golf should be enough to keep you entertained on that three-day golf weekend. But there's a reason Las Vegas is a popular destination.


Off-course entertainment matters, and Florida's Innisbrook Resort is betting that its combination of PGA Tour-caliber golf and extracurriculars will entice groups looking for a blended experience.

Innisbrook's Sportsman's Package offers villa lodging, a daily round on one of the four championship courses on property (including the Copperhead, home of the PGA Tour's Valspar Classic) and a choice of ticket to one of four Tampa-area sporting events -- the NFL Buccaneers, NHL Lighting, the Richard Petty Driving Experience or deep-water fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Rates start at $279 per night, per person.

Chances are you already know which ticket you'd pick. But if you're torn, consider how often you'll get the chance back home to ride along at 180 miles per hour a few feet from the wall and a certain, fiery death. If feels like your stomach is getting stapled to your spine. But in a good way.