Southern Hills Plantation

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4.6
72
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
95.5%
Recommend this course
71 out of 72 reviews
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4.4
7
5 Stars
6
4 Stars
0
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.7
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
85.7%
Recommend this course
6 out of 7 reviews
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4.6
13
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
1
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
92.3%
Recommend this course
12 out of 13 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7557
Slope 138
Rating 77.2
Type Private
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Southern Hills Plantation Club
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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
Scorecard for Southern
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Championship M: 76.7/145 434 422 238 421 541 478 618 212 330 3694 463 491 564 170 507 390 609 188 481 3863 7557
Oak M: 73.7/140 392 372 197 388 505 452 567 187 321 3381 410 471 538 148 447 373 563 167 464 3581 6962
Pine M: 71.7/135 373 342 171 372 492 419 531 154 300 3154 387 399 490 136 419 358 533 156 423 3301 6455
Magnolia M: 69.1/129 W: 75.0/139 344 312 149 358 474 356 476 138 272 2879 350 356 477 125 381 346 498 138 376 3047 5926
Palm M: 65.5/123 W: 70.5/122 300 283 121 320 423 320 396 121 204 2488 321 304 433 114 341 327 437 115 331 2723 5211
Dye W: 65.8/112 230 245 118 232 348 251 391 118 200 2133 255 248 360 112 280 270 351 112 280 2268 4401
Handicap 7 9 15 5 3 11 1 17 13 12 8 4 18 6 14 2 16 10
Par 4 4 3 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 4 4 5 3 4 4 5 3 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 7 13 1 3 11 5 17 15 16 14 2 18 12 8 4 10 6

Course Details

Year Built 2006
Fairways 419 Bermuda Grass
Greens Tif-Dwarf
Golf Season Year round
Architect Pete Dye (2006)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire is required.

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Reviews

4.6
72

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
19th Hole Scenic Views 9
Amazing Food 6
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 21
Bunkers 19
Undulating Greens 18
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 16
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 11
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 18
In the 'Burbs 6

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Premium Price Poor Condition

No mention when we booked or came to play that the greens had been recently plugged and sanded. The fairways were also in bad shape due to a combination of being plugged and thick / too tall grass. At best we got a little roll. Many tee shots plugged, all ended up with some mud on the ball. First time I've ever played where I wasn't made aware of the poor condition, but especially the plugged greens.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course

The course was very very wet... Cart paths only... Greens where slow due to airfication about a month ago.... Tee time at 11 am got off early but was shortened do to rain... But was given a rain check to come play again since I drove 1:45 minutes to play.... Will definitely go again!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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hamptongolf
Commented On 08/01/2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to post this positive review. At Hampton Golf, we place a premium on customer satisfaction. Receiving positive feedback like yours reinforces the investments we are proud to make in our phenomenal people and systems that we hope ensure the best possible experience for our guests. Thank you again, and we look forward to you visiting us again in the future.

Warmest Regards,

Hampton Golf Management

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

WOW

Had never played this course. Just driving in you know you are going to play something special. Having said that, the golf course is firm, fast and very demanding. You really need to know where to hit it as the fairways and greens are contoured.

If you like a challenge and want to play a Pete Dye course this is really good.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Unbelievable

Great layout. I have to say this course beats world woods and the greens were perfect, lightning fast never played on greens as fast as this. I give this course an A++++++

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great layout. Tough but fair.

Played on Friday at 2pm. Very scenic. Tee boxes were good to excellent. Fairways and rough very good to excellent. Greens were excellent. Hard and fast. Played shorter than yardage stated due to tight fairways. Partnered up with another single for a very enjoyable round. I would definitely recommend and I will be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I highly recommend playing this course. It is a beautiful course in great shape with a friendly staff. I will definitely play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Stunning

A top-notch experience in every way. The course is beautifully maintained and the layout is diverse and scenic - just visually stunning. We were paired with members and they were so very friendly and fun. All of the staff is very friendly and professional. The clubhouse and facilities are very nice. They added another set of forward tees that were very enjoyable for the ladies in the group - enabling scoring in the low 80's. The Pete Dye greens were perfect and very challenging. We can't wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best course

Love this course. Although it's super challenging for my novice knowledge I love everything about it. The course is gorgeous and the staff is second to none. We rent an Airbnb condo while here and waking up to see the course out the back window makes me want to never leave. The greens are impeccable as is the clubhouse. They really outdid themselves on this one. You won't be disappointed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best course in the Tampa area. We love playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great time on the links

The course is everything you read about. Play the proper tees and you will have a challenging but rewarding experience. Pete Dye masterpiece!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Best Semi-Private golf in Brooksville

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.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Southern Hills Plantation Golf Club

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazed

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

One best I've ever played.

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very wet due to the rain

The rough is brutal..

The greens are punched for aireation very very bumpy..

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

A players course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wow!

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

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid fair test

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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