The little town of Brooksville, Fla. located just north of Tampa, may be small, but is one of the top pound-for-pound golf cities in Florida. Consider the World Woods complex, as well as Black Diamond Ranch.
Nice elevation changes and a quiet pace set Brooksville apart. And among these top courses is the Pete Dye-designed Southern Hills Plantation, a private club that has been offering limited public tee time windows, and the word has apparently gotten out among Gulf Coast and central Florida golfers.
Opened in 2006, the course can play over 7,500 yards, and it's been a popular qualifying host for such events as the U.S. Amateur and U.S. Open, as well as PGA Tour and Canadian Tour Q School stages.
"Southern Hills is a definite 'must play' if visiting or living in Florida," FEBJR73156 wrote. "It's a first-rate track, excellent condition, fast greens, great practice facilities with lots of tee box options for all levels of play.
You know a course is great when I have talked about it with friends 10 times in the last 2 days."
You can view the full top 10 below, as well as the most active courses of the week on Golf Advisor.
Top 10 overall courses of the week
1. Southern Hills Plantation, Brooksville, Fla.
2. Links at Challedon Golf Course, Mount Airy, Md.
3. Hills Course at LPGA International, Daytona Beach, Fla.
4. Los Caballeros Golf Club, Wickenburg, Ariz.
5. Bali Hai Golf Club, Las Vegas
6. The Club at Eaglebrooke, Lakeland, Fla.
7. Waterlefe Golf & River Club, Bradenton, Fla.
8. Aguila Golf Course, Laveen, Ariz.
9. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
10. Dolphin Head Golf Course, Hilton Head Island, S.C.
Most active courses of the week
1. The Golf Club At Johnson Ranch, Queen Creek, Ariz.
2. Harmony Golf Preserve, Harmony, Fla.
3. The Foothills Golf Club, Phoenix
4. Crooked Cat at Orange County National, Winter Garden, Fla.
5. Badlands Golf Club, Las Vegas
6. Palm Beach National, Lake Worth, Fla.
7. Cathedral Canyon Golf Club, Cathedral City, Calif.
8. Highlands Golf Course, Sarasota, Fla.
9. Club West Golf Club, Phoenix
10. Stonecreek Golf Club, Phoenix