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Links Golf Buys Sugarmill Woods Country Club & Southern Woods Golf Club

Tampa-based Links Golf LLC has just acquired Sugarmill Woods Country Club, Southern Woods Golf Club and Oak Village Bath & Tennis Club from Cabot Citrus Farms of Canada, the new owner of what was World Woods Golf Club in Brooksville.

Links Golf is led by Scott Yates, a 30-year PGA Member/Club Pro, and his wife Penny Parks. Yates has served as the department head, head golf professional, and general manager at nine different properties throughout Southwest Florida, including Lake Jovita, Crescent Oaks, and River Strand.

“I am excited to lead the efforts to restore these storied golf properties and club to the high quality the membership and community deserve,” said Yates. Penny and I look forward to creating the best golf experience possible. 

Parks is the founder and President of Links Financial, which provides advisory services for businesses, ranging from start-up, finance, restructure, grow and sell companies. She is one of the founders of the Executive Women’s Golf Association, which is now the LPGA Amateur Golf Association, and a board member of the Tampa Sports Authority which manages Tampa’s municipal golf courses.

Sugarmill Woods Country Club & Southern Woods Golf Club are both located in Homosassa, Florida just off Highway 19. Sugarmill Woods is an 18-hole championship layout designed by Mr. Florida Golf-Ron Garl–with two distinctively different nines that capture the pure essence of Old Florida. Southern Woods Golf Club is a strong test of golf designed by PGA Professional Hale Irwin stretching out to 6,935 yards with 73.0/127 slope rating. Both courses are the centerpiece of residential communities named for the courses.

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