The historic town of Brooksville, Florida, is located about 45 minutes north of Tampa. Its origins are traced back to 1845 (then known as Melendez) when it was first inhabited. Downtown Brooksville features a number of restaurants on its cobblestoned streets, as well as many artisan storefronts. Brooksville has spread in size over the years. It now encompasses a much larger area than it did originally, but the city of Brooksville itself is still very small.
Step back in time and wander up and down the streets admiring the history of this beautiful place. The trees arch over the streets and the southern-style homes stand proud as a reminder of a previous time. It has been voted “Outstanding Rural Community of the Year” several times, and a visit here will show you why.
Brooksville is also home to the Pasco-Hernando State College campus on the edge of the city. The college began offering 4-year degree courses as of January 2014. Brooksville even has its own public airport, six miles south of the main town. There are also 3 beautiful parks in Brooksville for everyone to enjoy, featuring walking trails, picnic facilities, sports facilities, children’s play areas, and more. “Art in the Park” and the “Brooksville Blueberry Festival” are large annual events hosted in the downtown area. “Friday Night Live” and “The Night Market” are part of a fun monthly concert series that features live music, local vendors, food trucks, and more. There are also movie nights in the park on the big screen for families to enjoy.
Brooksville Country Club features a magnificent golf course that has been sculpted from an old quarry. It offers stunning views and tricky golf for players of all skill levels. It is a true one-of-a-kind course that every golfer should experience. Southern Hills Plantation is the only Pete Dye golf course in the area and, as the name suggests, features rolling terrain and wonderful scenery.