FAQ

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Southern Hills.

Is Southern Hills a gated community?
Yes, Southern Hills is a gated community with a 24-hour staffed guard gate.

What cities are nearby?
Southern Hills is located 4 miles from the brick-paved streets and quaint Victorian homes of downtown Brooksville, FL.  A few major cities nearby are:

  • Tampa – 49 miles
  • Clearwater – 60 miles
  • St. Petersburg – 65 miles
  • Orlando – 81 miles

What is a master-planned community?
A master-planned community is a large-scale residential neighborhood with a significant number of recreational and commercial amenities, such as golf courses, tennis courts, lakes, parks, playgrounds, and swimming pools.

What community amenities will I enjoy living at Southern Hills?
Southern Hills residents enjoy a number of amenities without ever having to leave the community.  Southern Hills amenities include:

  • Private 18-hole Pete Dye Signature Golf Course with elevations of 60 feet to over 250 feet
  • Practice facilities
  • Six-hole par three course
  • PGA managed Pro Shop
  • Resort-style clubhouse
  • Fine and casual dining
  • Banquet facilities
  • Aquatic Center with lagoon-edge pool, lap lanes and heated spa
  • New fitness Center with Men’s and Women’s locker rooms
  • 4 Lighted Har-Tru Tennis courts
  • On-site Tennis Pro
  • 4 Pickleball Courts
  • Dog Park for your Furry Friends
  • Interconnected paths and sidewalks in a gated community
  • Pool-side bar and café – coming Fall 2022

Is there an on-site Lifestyle Director at Southern Hills?

Yes, Southern Hills has a full-time Lifestyle Director that actively organizes social events, parties, club meetings and community gatherings throughout the year.  You can be sure that there are plenty of activities for families of all ages to enjoy.  For more details on upcoming events, please contact Ashley Hill at ahill@Hampton.golf.

Who are the builders?
AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg and Lennar WCI Collection are current home builders at Southern Hills.

AR Homes by Arthur Rutenberg offer customizable estate homes from approx. 3900 to over 4800 sqft. Lennar WCI Collection offers an impressive array of single-family homes in 2-, 3- and 4-bedroom floorplans. 

Connect with our builders today to schedule a personal tour and see what makes Southern Hills so special.

Do I need an appointment to tour the community and meet with the builders?
We recommend scheduling a personal appointment with the builders for a few of reasons: 

  • First, we want to make sure the gate attendant has your name on the arrival list.
  • Next, there’s a lot to see in this beautiful community so we want to take the time to show you around.
  • But the most important reason we encourage appointments is to ensure each visitor receives the personalized and dedicated attention they deserve when discussing their next home purchase.

What hours are the model homes open?
The Shearwater model home by AR Homes is open every day except Tuesdays.  However, we encourage each visitor to make an appointment to ensure agent will be available for your personal tour.  You may schedule by contacting AR Homes via email or by calling 813-714-9757.

WCI Lennar is by appointment only.  You may schedule by contacting WCI Lennar via email

What are the home prices in Southern Hills?
New homes in Southern Hills range from the $400s to over $1Million.  There are designs and price range to fit just about family’s style and needs.

How many acres comprise the Southern Hills community?
Southern Hills is comprised of 1,685 acres of rolling hills and elevations of over 250 ft… you can easily forget you are in Florida. 

How to I schedule a tee-time to play the course?
To schedule a tee-time at Southern Hills Plantation Club, call 352.277.5000 or visit https://www.hamptongolfportal.com/southern_hills/

Are there any state parks nearby?
Located in the heart of Florida’s Adventure Coast, Southern Hills is surrounded by naturally beautiful parks, preserves and trails. Highlights include Withlacoochee State Forest, Weeki Wachee Springs State Park and Richloam Wildlife Management Area.

Where’s the nearest hospital?
Located just 15 minutes from Southern Hills is HCA Florida Oak Hill Hospital.  With 350 licensed beds, 131 physicians and 1,696 employees, HCA Florida Oak Hill is the largest hospital in the county.

Are the famous theme parks of Florida within driving distance from Southern Hills?
Yes!  Residents of Southern Hills enjoy visiting EPCOT, Universal, SeaWorld, Disney and more in Orlando on any given weekend!  It’s only 80 miles away! And of course, in just 30 minutes the excitement of Busch Gardens, Adventure Island, ZooTampa and more await.

What sports teams are near me?
There are three pro teams that belong to the city of Tampa Bay – The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, The Lightning, and the Rays. They have collectively won 5 championships between them.  We think you’ll find Tampa an interesting sports city.

Where’s the nearest airport?
The nearest airport to Brooksville is Tampa (TPA) Airport which is about 41 miles away. Other nearby airports include St. Petersburg (PIE), Orlando (MCO), Orlando Sanford (SFB), and Sarasota/Bradenton (SRQ).