Southern Hills Plantation

4.6812352941 4.7 stars from 5 (60)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7557 yards
  • Slope: 138
  • Rating: 77.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Yes

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7557 yards 77.2 138
Gold 72 6962 yards 74.1 134
Orange 72 6664 yards 72.4 131
Platinum 72 6114 yards 69.4 125
White 72 5926 yards 68.5 123
White (W) 72 5926 yards 74.2 134
Red (W) 72 5211 yards 70.0 121
Red 72 5211 yards 65.3 109

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.4 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.5 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.7 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 60 Reviews
5 stars:
47
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

60 out of 60 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers wildlife/ scenic views a bucket list/top 100 pick   Challenges include elevation changes bunkers undulating greens   Great for drinks 19th hole scenic views amazing food  

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"Best Semi-Private golf in Brooksville"


Ryan6384405's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/12/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Great Pete Dye design with plenty of visual deception and rolling terrain. You won’t find many flat lies but the design flows well and the course was in good shape considering this is a transition time of year for this area. There is space off the fairways and lots of mounds that will help keep you in play. Bring your A+ short game as you will need it and be sure to hit the putting green to get a good gauge of the speed. Range balls come with the greens fee and everyone from the starter to the lot attendants are nice people. Bottom line if you haven’t played it I recommend taking the drive to enjoy this great golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club"


u000001934012's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is one of the best in the area which is evidenced by the number of PGA/Web.com qualifiers that have been there. It is always in excellent shape and the staff is very friendly. Well worth the drive from Tampa.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



"Amazed"


Phillip4903508's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Met a college buddy coming down from Georgia. From the moment entered to every single hole, couldn't have asked for better. Greens rolled very nicely even in this summer heat (and sunk a couple long ones too). They are true. The beauty of this course is while it is challenging layout, you get what you see so it is overall fair. Absolutely in love with this course and consider it at the best level of all courses I've played (comparable to copperhead, etc.) after living in Tampa Bay area for 2 years. Staff is exceptional


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"One best I've ever played."


turfking's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a $49 hot deal due to greens aeration about 5 days before. All I can say is WOW! What a nice golf course. Pete Dye design and you won't be disappointed. Attention to deal abounds everywhere. I sadly played behind some hackers who would have been better off using their green fees for lessons.

If you love golf you'll love this course. I'd play it more often but it is $$$$, so this will remain on my special occasion list only. If was just a bit more moderately priced I'd play there regularly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"very wet due to the rain"


JTD8's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The rough is brutal..

The greens are punched for aireation very very bumpy..


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A players course"


u000006457759's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

This is a fabulous course. Challenging and beautiful, I would recommend this course to anyone that appreciates a well designed golf course and isn't afraid of a challenge.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


Francis2975474's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Still the best course that everyone can play in the Tampa area. Greens are true, fairways wide, cut close and never a bad lie.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Solid fair test"


parshooter01's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For a Pete Dye course this is a very fair test. Everything is straightforward. Pace of play was abysmal considering an afternoon round during the week (over 4 1/2 hours). Greens were the best part of the course. Lightning fast and true.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


Joewinkel's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/19/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great layout. Many undulations and elevation changes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great elevation changes"


u000001519862's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn't expect to find this many holes with so much elevation differences. The course was in great shape too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"What a Golf Course"


shaunessey's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Southern Hills is one of the best tracks I've played. This was our third time playing it and it is always challenging and in excellent shape. Playing during the week was a treat as we had a great pace of play and no one pushing us. The greens are true, the course is tough but fair and the staff were all very friendly. I'll be back here to play again next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Walter8814684's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Still a great course"


tjfrancis1's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We play this course every year on our annual golf vacation in January. It is one of our favorites in the area. The course was is great shape. Greens putted very nice. If you haven't played here, you should try it. It is challenging but fair. Big fairways, but some tough greens to hit. Not many holes next to each other, so it seems like you're out there by yourself.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Southern Hills is a must play..."


JJVas1's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/15/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pete Dye championship track. The "tour" tees go back to 7600, but the tips play at 6950 and are more than enough to handle. Perfect conditions, perfect firmness and tremendous setup overall. A ton of elevation changes for Florida, and definitely a course worth driving over an hour to play. My only minor criticism is Pete Dye's constant need to over-contour greens. There's plenty of that and you'll get some unfair breaks, but the course is so nice that you won't really care.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great Course, just one thing"


Ken8656229's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have been wanting to play this course for almost two years and was not disappointed with any aspect of the golf. My only constructive criticism would be is we were told there would be beverage service on the course. We did see the beverage cart on the 6th hole. Spent $60 on food and beverage. Asked if there would still be service while we played the back 9. We were assured yes. We never saw the beverage cart again. Not a big deal or a deal breaker, as the course was GREAT. Just gotta stuff the bags with food and beverage next time. Easily would have spent another $100 if we had the opportunity.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"GREAT LAYOUT"


JIM3931913's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

1ST time playing. Was in great condition. Thought the fairways would be tougher than they were. Greens were hard as a rock,you have to have a high flight ball to stop the on greens. Some greens were more grainy than others. They were rolling very true. Bunkers were just right, not too soft, not too hard. Didn't play my best game but, was a very nice course. Will play again. ..........


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


algib2003's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I played here as a single on Thanksgving and next to Steamsong courses it was the most enjoyable round I have had in Florida for years.

Beautiful condition, excellent layout and minimal intrusion from houses.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Must Play!"


jbaje's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/19/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

I am responsible for booking a golf trip for myself and seven friends each year. I spoke with some people and Southern Hills was highly recommended. Last year, I passed on this course. I'm glad I didn't pass on Southern Hills this year. Southern Hills is now on our yearly "must play" list.

From the moment you pull in, you know you're at somewhere special. When you pull in, the guard gives you a printed sheet that tells you that shirts must be tucked in and caps must face forward. When in the dining room, gentlemen are expected to take their hats off. When you pull up to the bag drop, the staff is welcoming and cordial.

The staff in the golf shop was very nice as well. We were told where the range was and that range balls are included in our greens fee. The range was very nice and had plenty of target to hit to.

The putting green was good sized (there are two) and was quick. Chipping is allowed and highly recommended.

We teed off on time. The first tee was as nice as some greens that I have played at other courses. The course was in phenomenal shape. The tees were perfect. The fairways were tight and full. The traps were freshly raked and had a layer of sand over a solid base. Perfect for spinning the ball out of bunkers. The greens were some of the best I've ever played on. Fast and true! The greens surfaces had been replaced earlier this year. You'd never know it by looking at the greens.

The course offers a variety of lengths of holes. There are some shorter holes and some longer holes. The par threes are playable. There are uphill and downhill holes. The greens have some nice undulations in them. Hit the ball above the hole, good luck stopping your putt.

The holes are interesting. I'd recommend getting a yardage book. I didn't have one and had to rely on a course map I found on my phone. The yardage book would have been a welcome aid.

I've never been a Dye fan. This course is not a normal Dye design. This course is special! I can absolutely say that Southern Hills is a must play and will be a course we play yearly.

Just know that the course is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Public players can only tee it up after 11:00. Southern Hills is worth the wait!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Ooooh My Goodness!"


Kurt63's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Like Bulle Rock in Md...This course is awesome! I'm an decent player and this course is eye candy! The reviews stated the greens were suspect. Well they are putting new ones in and were killing the old ones! Like they do...I have no clue!! All I know this is a tour caliber course is great shape and, yes the greens were brown; yet they were fast and putted true!!

If they were not closing the course I would play it every week!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"First timer.....Hooked"


u000004930520's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/22/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome. I checked first and Dillon told me of some brown on greens in prep for green maintenance. Was assured roll was still good, and it was. Great course..can't wait to take it on again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course



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