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

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

By Brian Weis

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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About: Brian Weis

Brian Weis Brian Weis is the Publisher of, a network of golf travel and directory sites including,,,, etc. Professionally, Brian is a member of the Golf Writers Association of America (GWAA), International Network of Golf (ING), Golf Travel Writers of America (GTWA), International Golf Travel Writers Association (IGTWA) and The Society of Hickory Golfers (SoHG). In 2016, Brian won The Shaheen Cup, an award given to a golf travel writer by his peers.

All of his life, Brian has been around the game of golf. As a youngster, Brian competed at all levels in junior and high school golf. Brian had a zero chance for a college golf scholarship, so he worked on the grounds crew at West Bend Country Club to pay for his University of Wisconsin education. In his adult years, his passion for the game collided with his entrepreneurial spirit and in 2004 launched In 2007, the idea for a network of local golf directory sites formed and was born. Today, the network consists of a site in all 50 states supported by national sites like, and It is an understatement to say, Brian is passionate about promoting golf and golf travel on a local, regional, national and international level.

On the golf course, Brian is known as a fierce weekend warrior that fluctuates between a 5-9 handicap. With a soft fade, known as "The Weis Slice", and booming 300+ drives, he can blast it out of bounds with the best of them.

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