Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club

4.5515294118 4.6 stars from 5 (514)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7259 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 75.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes - 300 tees
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Practice hole: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required
Credit cards accepted: MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Championship 71 7259 yards 75.3 133
Mens 71 6458 yards 70.2 125
Womens 71 5301 yards 73.5 127

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 514 Reviews
5 stars:
352
4 stars:
124
3 stars:
28
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

488 out of 510 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for advanced golfers a bucket list/top 100 pick wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"Great course"


u4130926's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course out in the middle of nowhere! Great shape and not very crowded.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Pine Barrens"


dzl8u2's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played here on Sat 11/18 for $35 hot deal. Normal price is $69. Course in great shape. Greens slow....I mean slow. It's because of the overseeding. If they were running 8 I'd be surprised. When will they finally make this course world class and add Champions turf to the Pine Barrens greens like the Rolling Oaks. I've played here at least 4 times this year, and always, the Pine Barrens greens are slow or slower than the Rolling Oaks. You come to this facility expecting greatness and these greens on the PB are just not great. I love this place but with these greens on the PB, it ain't world class.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Enjoyable Round of Golf"


smitht's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Although the greens were "shaggy" today and didn't roll as well as I remember from prior rounds, it was an enjoyable day at Pine Barrens. The quality of the shot values on this layout make it so. Not sure if my recollection is wrong, but I seem to recall that these greens were smoother and ran faster in previous years. One of my playing partners (who I met at the first tee and has played here a lot before) agreed with this perspective.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"just flat love the place!"


timk18's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I listed this review as avg for course conditions because there was still a bit of sand on the greens from their winterizing....still a fantastic golf experience! I play here often and enjoy it EVERY time!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Disappointed today"


smitht's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/14/2017
Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

One of my favourite courses, but the reasons for my lower rating this time are:

1. Greens had been top-dressed and didn't roll well.

2. A large burn of trees & scrub brush was done that day and created very unpleasant condition for eyes and lungs.

Solution:World Woods should advise GolfNow in advance so that the Warning icon can be posted on the website for those considering booking it.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Beautiful Challenge"


Hillbillygolfbum's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

With two high handicapers in tow, t47his hot deal tee time did not allow us enough sunlight to finish. But what a treat! Only hope to be able to return some day.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding"


Josh6743032's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful layout, more than friendly staff, only problem we had was the overseeding of the fairways resulting in cart path only. Made for a long day after a long drive. Would recommend this place any day of the week. Can’t wait to play again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



whitetees's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Pine Barrens"


u000004702499's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/27/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of my favorite courses anywhere. It's just about golf. It fits my eye about how a course should be. It lets you choose how much you want to bite off, with many holes offering different avenues to the hole. Not a bunch of houses around. a great warm-up / practice facility. We always try to arrive early enough to take advantage of this. The course is near perfect for me. If you hit it well you'll be rewarded. If not, pay the price


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u000003209733's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"A great course"


KingOsi's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

From the time I pulled up until I left, I have nothing bad to say about the course. The course is in great shape although the greens are slow, but that does not take away how the rest of the course plays. I'll be back to reclaim my dignity.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average


I recommend this course


"Great golf"


gentlegolfer's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a premium course, very enjoyable, with plenty of trouble to keep you trying to hitting your best shots. Not easy but great challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Every hole is a post card"


Barry2937054's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time in Florida, and while this is not your typical Florida course, it sure set the bar for the rest of my weekend.

Secluded country location really was nice - there are no houses or buildings in site other than the club house to distract from the beauty of this course. Played the 'must play' Pine Barrens and was not disappointed, challenging and well kept for a that gets this much traffic. Greens were rolling 9-10. With only a few holes where some repair was going on but it did not affect play much.

Super value!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Bliss"


gerryhyde's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/12/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This has to be the best test of golf in this area, it took over an hour to get there but was worth it.

A fantastic layout in prime condition.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course, pathetic staff"


kyletheidol's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Just finished a round there. Had a great time through the front 9, beautiful day, love playing this course. Me and my 4some just wanted to enjoy our time playing and hanging out. The cart girl came around a couple times, we didn't need or want anything. Once we passed her going to hole 12, the cart girl said something very sarcastic to us that put a real sour taste in our mouths. It came across that she was angry at us that we didn't want or need anything from her today. It made the back 9 for us VERY unenjoyable to where we almost didn't even continue. of this is a representation of how this place is run then I will never come back. Which is a shame because I love this course. very disappointed and actually insulted at how we were treated just because a cart girl didn't like that we didn't need anything from her.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


"Great layout"


seaysons's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A great layout. Course is extremely challenging and beautiful. Just top dressed the greens, a little to.slow for me but that is all a part of maintenance. Looking forward to playing again when greens are normal. A must play. This is pure golf, no homes, just peace and quiet and fun. Go play


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Poor


I recommend this course


"World Woods Golf Club - Pine Barrens"


extennisnowgolfer's avatar
Top 10 Contributor
Florida Advisor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

2:30 pm tee time w/ wife for $22.36/ea thru Golfnow Hot Deal. This is a gorgeous course. No houses on course. Very serene & quiet. Every hole is spectacular to look at. Challenging but fair course. Fairways were decent, have played more carpeted fairways, but very playable. Course has elevation changes. Tee boxes in good condition. Greens are elevated, rolling true & fairly fast. Pro shop well stocked & in same building as eatery. Employees were friendly. They let us tee up a good 45 minutes prior to actual tee time. Recently other places won't let Golfnow payers tee off before actual tee time purchased. Well worth the 1 hour 45 minute ride. Will definitely return.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




cupkisser's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Dan3602551's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/22/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

As usual, the course was in very good condition despite the downed trees from Irma. The bunkers, understandably, need some work as it has taken on lots of rain.

The layout is spectacular. Not sure why, but 17 gets me every time. Need accurate tee shots.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Playable Despite Irma"


SJH4158's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/19/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

World Woods - Pine Barrens remains one of the top courses in Central Florida. Irma had a significant impact on the course with many trees down, wet conditions, and all bunkers in rough shape. Most of the trees affecting play have been removed, and they had begun the process of refurbishing the enormous amount waste bunker areas on the course, but it will take time. Recommend you play lift clean and place everywhere for some time to come. Greens were smooth but like the last two times I've played the course this year, the speed is estimated at only 7-8 on the stimpmeter. Too slow, and a too grainy. To remain a top course the green speed need to be at minimum 9-10, and verticut frequently enough to reduce the grain influence on very undulating greens. The greens are all somewhat elevated, fall off on all sides and historically drain better than any course I have ever played, so why the slow speed?

Look forward to playing here many times in the future, as it's one of my favorites, and it expect it back to its top form shortly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



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