Southern Hills Plantation

4.7735941176 4.8 stars from 5 (69)
  • 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 4.8 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.6 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 69 Reviews
5 stars:
56
4 stars:
11
3 stars:
2
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

69 out of 69 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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Reviews


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"WOW"


squantum57's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Unbelievable"


charliegp1's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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++++++


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


"Great layout. Tough but fair."


ChrisW5226'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 04/27/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


Chuck3588's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/17/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Stunning"


u000005957974's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Best course"


Swhite72's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Another great time on the links"


u000005614318's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/01/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"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 100 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



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