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         COMMUNITY OUTREACH
                     PROGRAM
         Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014, 5:00 p.m.
                  Southern Woods Golf Club
 
                     Guest Speaker
 
          Ken Cheek, Director
               Citrus County
        Water Resources Dept.
     
                
 

 

 

 

Sugarmill Woods Community

Sugarmill Woods is a uniquely developed Deed Restricted Community which is located in Southwest Citrus County. Citrus County, founded in 1887, is located 70 miles north of Tampa and 60 miles northwest of Orlando. The County is approximately 773 square miles in area and borders the Gulf of Mexico. County population is about 141,000. Within the County there are several large lakes and outstanding waterways which provide scenic beauty unique to the Nature Coast. The County also contains dozens of springs including the Three Sisters Springs.

Citrus County and Sugarmill Woods have a rich lore of Florida and American history. The area has attracted settlers and visitors since before Columbus. Heavily wooded areas of oak, pine, and cypress trees, coupled with rolling range lands, contrast to the tropical scenery of southern Florida. The Sugarmill Woods community is located on land once known as the Twin County Ranch which was part of the cattle operations of the Norin Corporation. In 1975, Punta Gorda Isles, Inc. assumed total ownership of the dvelopment and became the parent company of Sugarmill Woods, Inc.

Platting of the land began in 1972 and first ground was broken that July. A nine hole golf course, tennis courts, and a swimming pool were completed in 1975. Cypress Village of Sugarmill Woods was the first community to be developed. Oak Village of Sugarmill Woods was established next and included a second pool and tennis complex. The development of the Southern Woods community was started in the 1990s. All the recreational facilities are under private ownership and offer a number of different options for membership. Sugarmill Woods's residents enjoy membership opportunities with the Sugarmill Woods Country Club (27 hole golf course) and Southern Woods Golf Club (18 hole golf course). Within a 15 minute drive is the well known World Woods Golf Club which includes two championship 18 hole golf courses and a nine hole executive course. The same private company owns all three of the Clubs.

The design of Sugarmill Woods reflects an awareness of environmental and ecological concerns. Land use is warranted in deed covenant, assuring the community of the preservation of native flora and fauna. Government preserves to the east and west protect the area from excessive future development. No other development in Florida offers a natural environment of the size and sylvan beauty of Sugarmill Woods. The overall land mass of the Sugarmill Woods community is approximately 25 square miles and is protected by enforcement of the deed restrictions of the respective three villages; Cypress Village, Oak Village, and Southern Woods. For more information about each of the three villages, please check the Other Organizations link at the top of this page.