Teeming with nature’s goodness, the River Hills Country Club is considered to be among the most beautiful courses in the greater Tampa area. It is backdropped by the hues and views of Tampa Bay, and is laden with natural wildlife that is more than comfortable with sharing the course with the golfers. But not to be mistaken as a wildlife park, the golf course is a true blue golf vacation destination with a superb layout making good use of the natural terrain features in this 200 acre inland countryside just a little outside Brandon.
The 18-hole course was designed by Joe Lee, measuring 7,007 yards from the longest tees and plays for a par of 72. It has a dominantly rolling terrain, accentuated by creeks and lakes and an overgrowth of native vegetation. The River Hills Country Club opens with a beautiful 400-yard par-4 that gives a sneak peek of what’s ahead – both in beauty and in layout, and closes with what is perhaps its most beautiful hole: a 422-yard par 4 that is guarded by an old oak, brushed by the wind. It takes quite a lot of patience, the right amount of wise judgment on metal choice, and a stash of risk-taking attitude just for those difficult holes. But not to worry, though. It never runs low on fun and beauty, a most perfect ingredient for the best golf vacations.
The unmatched quality of the layout is only complemented by the amenities on the River Hills Country Club. Its 15,000 square foot clubhouse styled a la Aspen Lodge is a perfect example. The rest of the course are enough an assurance too that this offers nothing but the best for golf trips.