Details remain unclear, but it appears that a Canadian company recently purchased the Sugarmill Woods and Southern Woods golf courses in Homosassa, as well as the World Wood golf course in Brooksville.
The courses have fallen into disrepair and some residents hope the new owner can restore them to their former glory.
Toronto-based Cabot SMW OPCO LLC purchased all three courses, according to a published report. The company also operates Cabot Links in Nova Scotia.
The courses were previously owned by Japan-based Interfive Florida Corporation. The seller listed on the deed is Suntacc and Company Inc., based in Homosassa, owned by Interfive.
The Chronicle has reached out to stakeholders in the sale, but they declined to comment pending an official announcement expected next week.
The Sugarmill and Southern Woods courses in Homosassa – as well as the World Woods golf course in Brooksville – were sold to Sugarmill Woods, which owned three 9-hole golf courses: Cypress, Pine and Oak. The Oak course closed in 2019.
The 18-hole golf courses at Sugarmill and Southern Woods Golf Club opened in 1992. World Woods is off US 98 in Brooksville, but close to the Citrus County border. It opened in 1991 and features two 9-hole courses and has been rated one of the top 10 golf courses in the state, according to Golfer’s Digest.