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4.7
658 Reviews (658)
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
97.3%
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4.7
55 Reviews (55)
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4.6
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4.5
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
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4.5
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Conditions
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Layout
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Pace
4.5
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7237 yards
Slope 133
Rating 75.3

The Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club is one of two championship golf courses at the club. Named after the numerous pine trees that cover the course especially along the fairways, it feels far removed from the Florida coasts. Tom Fazio designed the course and it is considered not only some of his best work, but one of the best courses in the state. It is a tight golf course that is notorious for its vast waste areas and bunkers. Although it has a modest length of 7,259 yards, there is plenty of length within the layout with many of the par 4s stretching past 400 yards. There are two small lakes that come into play. The fourth hole is one of the most well known, and most photographed, in the state. It is a par 5 with a treacherous waste area dominating the right side all the way to the green.

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World Woods Golf Club - Pine Barrens
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Yellow 71 7237 yards 75.3 133
Black 71 6817 yards 72.5 131
Green 71 6396 yards 70.2 125
White 71 5901 yards 68.5 118
White (W) 71 5901 yards 73.5 127
Orange 71 4983 yards 68.4 114
Orange (W) 71 4983 yards 68.4 114
Scorecard for Pine Barrens
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Yellow M: 75.3/133 427 483 174 526 382 543 207 434 419 3595 228 434 491 465 587 339 227 398 473 3642 7237
Black M: 72.5/131 401 453 157 502 382 523 207 394 419 3438 183 394 456 429 553 339 198 398 429 3379 6817
Green M: 70.2/125 371 397 136 467 361 508 176 361 407 3184 159 386 432 395 518 322 164 370 386 3132 6316
White M: 68.5/118 W: 73.5/127 352 364 111 432 324 479 156 352 394 2964 151 378 403 365 494 302 141 344 349 2927 5891
Orange M: 68.4/114 W: 68.4/114 327 307 88 407 282 438 141 296 321 2607 124 320 297 315 388 266 89 301 276 2376 4983
Handicap 16 4 18 2 8 14 12 10 6 17 15 1 7 9 13 5 11 3
Par 4 4 3 5 4 5 3 4 4 36 3 4 4 4 5 4 3 4 4 35 71
Handicap (W) 16 10 18 2 4 12 14 6 8 15 11 1 13 7 5 17 9 3

Course Details

Year Built 1993
Fairways Winter Rye
Greens Tifdwarf Grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1993) Jan Bel Jan Dennis Wise (1993)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes - 300 tees
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted MasterCard, VISA, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, collared shirt and bermuda shorts required

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4.7
658 Reviews (658)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Brunch 11
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 124
Undulating Greens 108
Elevation Changes 93
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 102
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 83
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 73
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 127
In the 'Burbs 32

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5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
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a real treat in every way

been going here for over 20 years now and it never gets old. phil mickelson and david toms played a match here and called it a quality, PGA caliber layout. college coaches know this is a great place to bring their teams for spring break training and to play top courses.

it's hard to say 'take note of' any particular hole bc they are all so good, but #15 is really a spectacular risk/reward split fairway hole that can yield anything from eagle to 'other'depending on whether you can clear the canyon or not. this hole is famous for yielding a 1, 2, 3, and 4 in the same foursome about 25 years ago!

this is pure golf - no homes, condos, or canals to speak of. it earns the name 'woods' for a reason! worth any drive from anywhere in the state.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Overall Great Day

Have played Pine Barrens a number of times and always enjoy the experience despite the lengthy drive from Largo. As usual, the course provided more than enough challenge and was the winner...again. Our group thought the greens were a tad slower than normal but the undulations and the grain made up for any speed issues. Not overly impressed with the condition of the bunkers..know there are lots to be maintained but could be better..and rakes in the carts?? Probably the main reason most have not been raked by players. Know that we had an afternoon tee time on a busy day but the carts we were given should have been retired long ago.
Still plan to return as often as possible.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

World Woods - a true golfing gem

We thoroughly enjoyed our return visit to this magnificent course near Brooksville. Although the green fees are a little on the high side, it is a beautiful layout in excellent condition. Certainly one to put on your bucket list!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging track , and 4 hrs well spent .

Pine Barrens - While the fairways may appear to be forgivng from the teebox, angles into these small and fast, undulating greens are extremely important. Placing the shot on the green is key as this is a course designed to challenge your skill and your entire bag on the approach shot. Once you get it on the dance floor, the remaining putt challenge will not disappoint. I will return for another round, (and some retribution), and I can’t wait.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Skill Advanced
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Pretty hard, stay in the fairways off the tee if you can. Tees, fairways and greens are great. Greens break like in the big practice green, which is not cut too short. Hit a few putts by the 1st tee to gauge the speed. . Fun time. Pace was quick on a Sunday afternoon. Maybe 3 1/2 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Course

Enjoyed playing this course. Course was in great condition.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

World Woods pine barrens course - outstanding

We were very fortunate to have the opportunity to play this superb layout, in excellent condition, and in perfect weather. A memorable day all round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course ....truly special

Wonderful course....a feast for the eye. Not easy but not stupid difficult either. We played the green tees.... around 6400 yds I think. Generous landing areas make most tee shots easier than they might appear at first...like any course if you can just hit it reasonably straight you will be ok. Greens were great.... yes, some of the cart paths were broken up by roots... so what, slow down. Would love to/will return ....can only imagine how beautiful it must be when everything is green/ in bloom.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best in Florida

Best course we have played in Florida. The course is very well maintain. Greens were immaculate. The staff was helpful and even cleaned my clubs after the round was complete.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pure Golf, No Frills

We played on Saturday morning, so you are going to pay full price ($120). If you get anything less than that, you are getting a good deal. the layout of both courses is awesome. some of the best layouts in the state. Not as polished as Streamsong, but just as challenging and visually pleasing. Friendly staff, and we ordered food at turn and they delivered to us on the course, which was a nice touch. the clubhouse is a dump, but the course is world class. If you are anywhere near the Tampa area, it is worth the hour drive.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course and made me want to play all over again. You have to play smart and conservative at times. If you don’t you will pay a price in strokes. The people were very friendly, helpful and willing to do that little extra. The buildings need a little up dating but I was there for the golf and there it doesn’t fail in the least.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love playing this track

Course is great shape. They fertilized the greens over a week ago and are leaving them a little longer. But they’re still tough with all the slope and if you leave it on the high side look out. One of my favorites in the area and a must play.

Value Good
Layout Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round in less than 4 hours

Played as a twosome and only waited once. Course in great shape. Only con was they were fertilizing the greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pine Valley only BETTER!

This is the second of a pair of jewels in Brooksville FL. Pine Barrens is a must play even if you are 2 hours away. Wonderful mix of holes. Tom Fazio at his best. Play it once and you'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great day

Played with 2 groups from out of town Everyone loved the course. We will be back next year for sure!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tough greens

Nice layout. Good size fairways with waste bunkers. Greens have lots of slope, ridges and are very fast. Be prepared for a 4.5 hour round. Recommend this track and will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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