Changing The Landscape: North of Tampa Golf Course Development

“[tag]North of Tampa[/tag]” is suddenly one of the hottest phrases in [tag]golf course development[/tag] circles. Not only have [tag]Pasco[/tag] and [tag]Hernando[/tag] counties been discovered, but there are strong indications that within five years the once sleepy, overlooked home of pastureland will be a member of the golf course big leagues. The Ultimate Golf Learning Experience

[tag]Southern Hills Plantation[/tag], designed by celebrated course architect [tag]Pete Dye[/tag], opened earlier this year in [tag]Brooksville[/tag] as part of a LandMar Group development, and early reviews of the course have been nothing short of glowing. A project by Avila developer Bob Sierra to be known as [tag]Hickory Hills[/tag] is moving forward on a tract of Hernando ranchland and anticipates a Jack Nicklaus course design. Just down S.R. 52 from Lake Jovita, which boasts 36 holes and has attracted national attention since it opened seven years ago, an [tag]Arnold Palmer[/tag] signature design will be part of a planned community to be called [tag]Bella Verde[/tag]. Going further north into Hernando, where World Woods’ Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks courses designed by [tag]Tom Fazio[/tag] rank among the top public courses in the country, developers are studying property that was once the site of the Florida Rock and Stone Quarry.

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