Designed by PGA Champion Mark Brooks, Southern Oaks Golf Club was inspired by the simple elegance of early American courses and the time-honored links of Scotland. This spectacular daily-fee course combines timeless, classic golf course architecture with modern facilities and amenities. Encompassing 300 acres, the land's natural features are artfully modified and arranged to produce an intriguing and visually striking golf course that assimilates the scenic beauty of the local terrain. The course is built on softly rolling landscape that is beautifully framed by centuries-old trees and intermittently intersected by Village Creek. Mark Brooks' skillful design blends these elements to create a course of exceptional character with a wonderful balance of long and short holes. The traditional architecture of Southern Oaks allows the course to be as enjoyable for the player of average skill as it is for the player with a more advanced game. Wayward shots are not overly penalized, as water hazards and out-of-bounds are not an integral part of play. However, thoughtful shotmaking and intelligent club selection are necessary to successfully avoid the strategically placed bunkers that await players on nearly every hole. The yardage for Southern Oaks ranges between 5,350 and 6,650 from the front and middle tee boxes. From the back tees, the course stretches to 7,100 yards, and for professional and top amateur events the course yardage can play to over 7,300 on this challenging par-71 layout. Southern Oaks is the direct result of Mark Brooks' 16 years of tournament experience on the PGA Tour. During his professional career he has played and won on many of the world's most demanding courses, and has had the opportunity to study in detail the features and characteristics that identify these courses as among the world's best. His ability to distinguish the extraordinary from the ordinary has been incorporated into Southern Oaks and has resulted in a truly memorable golf experience.