At eight years old, the Hernando Oaks Golf Club is still quite new, but there is something old about this golf vacation destination. And it is not a bad thing. It is not the old, outdated kind that is just awaiting demolition. This is the kind of old that could only be closely associated to classic, timeless, a graceful aging of sorts. It must be the fact that it is located in Brooksville, a part of what is known as Old Florida, or it could be the fact that it bears a semblance to golf courses of the past. It has the air of courses built at a time when large machinery have yet to exist, and there was little or no disturbance on the land’s natural terrain.
This Scott Pate design has that quality. There was a goal to keep this golf vacation haven as close to nature as possible and it was undoubtedly achieved. At 6,905 yards from the longest tees, par 72, naturalists will love the Hernando Oaks Golf Club as much as hardcore golf aficionados would. Its five sets of tees also ensure that golfers of all skill levels will have fun here. It has the right amount of natural beauty and human intervention to its layout, that the wild inhabitants of this area could stand side by side with the enthused golfer and they will both be just fine.
The Hernando Oaks Golf Club is teeming in old, stately oaks draped in Spanish moss and expansive tree-lined fairways. The layout makes optimum use of the natural rolling wooded terrain of Brooksville to create a challenging but fun quality to games here. Truly enjoying the sport never gets old hereabouts; no wonder this is becoming an old-time favorite for golf trips.