There are few companies in the world that have the vision, knowledge, and commitment to excellence to create something new and magical in golf’s great history of iconic places. In the golf development world, Ben Cowan–Dewar, CEO and co-founder of the Cabot Collection has done a remarkable job creating some of the most spectacular places where golf and lifelong experiences are created every day.
The Cabot Collection of luxury residential, resort, and golf destinations has set a new bar for world class golf destinations. Their portfolio includes Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Cabot Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, Cabot Revelstoke in British Columbia, Cabot Highlands in Scotland, and its newest and first U.S. community, Cabot Citrus Farms in Florida.
The company has created a legacy of excellence in golf, luxury residential offerings, and boutique resort lifestyle living across each unique property. Over the last two decades Cabot has created a new standard for master planned golf resort and living communities, unmatched by any in the world today.
The Cabot Collection of golf resorts and living communities are in some of the most spectacular places in the world. It is no surprise that Cabot’s first in U.S. and newest destination is in one of Florida’s most historic regions along the central-west citrus region in the Nature Coast.
The region is surrounded by numerous state and federal forests, parks and natural Florida springs and lakes. Cabot Citrus Farms is set across 1,200-acres of pristine beauty in the geographic center of the state, boasting dramatic elevation changes, sandy soil, and rolling hills canopied by towering sand pines, palmetto trees, and century-old moss-covered live oaks. The unique landscape is truly enchanting.
The region is more reflective of the “Old South” than most areas in Florida, with more traditional southern architecture, character, and style. Previously known as World Woods Golf Club, the newly acquired Cabot property will re-emerge as a vibrant destination known for incredible golf and world-class real-estate, surrounded by a serene natural landscape.
Cabot Citrus Farms is set to open in 2024 with two 18-hole golf courses, a 21-hole short course, a new clubhouse, and an unparalleled practice facility. In addition to golf, the property will offer luxury accommodations, real estate, food and beverage offerings, and amenities.
With a name that pays tribute to the region’s citrus-growing heritage and Brooksville’s status in the 1920s as the “Home of the Tangerine,” the prized destination will offer 57 holes of exceptional golf, a new clubhouse, and wellness experience. There will be unparalleled practice facilities, luxury accommodations, a thriving Resort Village with shopping and dining, town squares, and event spaces. Real estate offerings will include a limited collection of new homes and homesites celebrating a one-of-a-kind, modern-day rendition of Southern living.
The Golf at Cabot Citrus Farms
Golf Architect Mike Nuzzo has embarked to fit as many great golf holes as possible into 100 acres. The 21 features 21 holes, many of which are nontraditional half-par holes. A first for the industry, golfers will find a colorful variety of holes, layouts, lengths, strategies, shaping, and green complexes. Standout holes include the breathtaking fourth and fifth holes, with the fourth resembling greens and landforms in Ireland, and the fifth reminiscent of the Sandbelt in Australia. The 21 can also be played as two short courses in between or after full rounds.
An 18-hole dynamic and forested layout designed by Kyle Franz, Cabot Barrens will feature rugged aesthetics with wide corridors of play, multiple routes to pins, classical green contours, and unique grassing patterns. The course will include varied tee box placements to give players a fresh look at the different features each time they play the course. Thoughtfully planned, the course will reward creative short grass recovery shots around the greens.
Co-designed by Kyle Franz and Mike Nuzzo with Ran Morrissett as Golf Course Architecture Advisor, Cabot Oaks capitalizes on different environments: routing through the sandy, scrubby areas adjacent to Cabot Barrens, rolling meadows and even a 40-foot-deep sink hole. Cabot Oaks will be an 18-hole course encompassing broad fairways, flowering dogwood trees and groves of moss-draped live oaks. With plenty of variety, the course will provide a world-class golf experience for players of all skill levels. A rarity in Florida, the course includes repeated 50-foot elevation changes across the property. The design features elements inspired by Alister Mackenzie and his work at Augusta, in the Australian Sand Belt, and throughout California.
The Cottages at Citrus Farms
Cabot will be launching sales for its hotly anticipated residential offerings, The Cottages, in February 2024. The collection of 36 two and four-bedroom residences are rooted in comfort and relaxed easygoing living. Cottages will be designed to celebrate historic Floridian architectural styles, expressing a clean simple vernacular with the charm of traditional shiplap shingled roofs. The Cottages feature raised scissor-truss ceilings and expansive windows to draw in natural light. The Cottages are situated throughout the Resort Village and offer a trio of distinct orientations: homes along golf holes facing the wooded splendor of nature; homes fronting Main Street embracing the lively camaraderie of passersby; and homes on the edge of the rambling open space. Land planning and architecture has been thoughtfully curated by Hart Howerton. Prospective buyers should sign up for email updates via Cabot Citrus Farms’ website to be among the first to learn of the exclusive offerings.
The Nature Coast
Cabot Citrus Farms lies less than 50 minutes from Tampa and 80 minutes from Orlando, encompassing sandy soil and rolling hills canopied by towering sand pines and century-old moss-covered oaks. While close to urban amenities, the property is located in the central-west region of Florida aptly known as the Nature Coast. Visitors will delight in one-of-a-kind experiences including exceptional hiking, biking and nature trails at neighboring Withlacoochee State Forest, spring-fed rivers and bountiful lakes at Crystal River, and world-class fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. For more information, please visit www.cabotcitrusfarms.com.
About The Cabot Collection
The Cabot Collection is the developer and operator of a diverse collection of residential, resort, golf, and master-planned communities. Its portfolio includes the award-winning Cabot Cape Breton in Nova Scotia, Cabot Saint Lucia in the Caribbean, Cabot Revelstoke in British Columbia, Cabot Citrus Farms in Florida, and Cabot Highlands in Scotland. Cabot continues to build upon a legacy of excellence in golf, luxury residential offerings and boutique resort lifestyle across each unique property where owners and guests have exclusive access to destination-specific experiences and an unparalleled quality of service.WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?