Members of Sugarmill Woods Country Club and Southern Woods Golf Club have access to 45 holes of golf in Sugarmill Woods, a golfing community on the West Coast of Florida. Located in Homosassa, Florida, the club also offers members, for a limited time, access to 45 holes of golf at World Woods Golf Club a few miles away in Hernando County. In addition, membership and greens fees are a much better value than those at any golf or country club in the vicinity. For those who fancy other forms of physical activity, the Oak Village Sports Complex offers tennis, along with pool and fitness. Residents of all ages and all walks of life are welcome in Sugarmill Woods and all are eligible to become members and avail themselves of these amenities.
Situated in Citrus County three miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Sugarmill Woods is a piece of Old Florida in a rural community, with a deed-restricted, open-age community comprised of three villages populated by more than 9,000 residents. There are more than 4,000 homes and an additional 4,000 site-ready lots available for people seeking refuge from the cold and snow of the North or those seeking a new home in an area rich with Southern hospitality. People who live here call Sugarmill Woods a best place to retire, as well as a best place to raise a family.
Each village has a Property Owner’s Association, which has responsibility for internal affairs such as resident adherence to deed restrictions. Membership in the POAs is mandatory, but the annual fee is minimal: $150 or less. There is also a civic association, which represents the three villages in external affairs and interacts with county and state officials on matters that affect the community, such as proposed new roadways, water regulations, etc. Membership in this group is optional, but the annual fee is only $15.00.
The natural greenbelts that back up to nearly every home, and the rural setting of this suburban-type community are just two of the many things that draw people to this little slice of Paradise. Property taxes are a fraction of what they are in northern states and there is no state income tax. Here, they find some of the best-value homes and best-value golf in the country.
And when they’re not golfing, swimming, playing tennis, or at the fitness center, residents have the option of fishing, boating or kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico or any of the seven rivers nearby, as well as many other outdoor activities along the Nature Coast. For their cultural, fine-dining, sports, and entertainment desires, the one- or two-hour drive to Tampa or Orlando can satisfy the most discriminating tastes. In Sugarmill Woods they’ll have the best of both worlds: a community in a rural setting with close access to many parts of Florida that reflect a time reminiscent of the 20th Century that boasts low crime, low taxes, and comparatively low living expenses, as well as easy access to big-city amenities.