Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club

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4.7
642
5 Stars
460
4 Stars
139
3 Stars
32
2 Stars
6
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
97.3%
Recommend this course
614 out of 642 reviews
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4.8
47
5 Stars
40
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
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1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.9%
Recommend this course
46 out of 47 reviews
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4.8
99
5 Stars
84
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.7
Layout
4.9
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
98.0%
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97 out of 99 reviews
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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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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
642

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 33
Brunch 11
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 123
Undulating Greens 107
Elevation Changes 92
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 101
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 82
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 73
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 126
In the 'Burbs 32

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Handicap 10-14
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5.0
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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
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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
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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
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Play this course and have some fun.

Played again in the early afternoon with no one behind our 4some making for a leisurely 4 hour round.

Picking your landing area correctly on your tee shot will take most of the fairway bunkers out of play.

Pin placements on this day made birdies difficult.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Challenging and picturesque

Loved the course but we were disappointed that the clubhouse closed before we finished at 530 PM.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

I had heard a lot about this course and my first time playing it did not disappoint. The day was made even bettet with a good rate on golf now.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best public course in Florida

Me and my son played Pine Barrens, second time for me, first time for my son. 72 degrees. Sunny. Light winds. PERFECT! It had been 20 years since I played there. I knew it was great, but it is hard to describe to someone who has never played Pine Barrens before. Immaculate! Overseeding was in full bloom. Greens were about 10.5 on stimp. Pace of play was great having played in 4 hours and thirty minutes. Dave and Bill at the front counter and the starter and ranger staff were some of the best I have ever been greeted by. Please play here if you are in the Tampa Bay area since it is only about 55 minutes up the Suncoast Expressway from Tampa International Airport. The ladies in the snack bar were kind, considerate, and friendly. I will be back when in the Tampa area.

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

So many Ooh"s and Aaahh's

My husband and I played this course today. First time was maybe 6 years ago..but today it REALLY impressed us. Fantastic condition. Challenging without being stupid. Incredibly picturesque. Really good marshalling. Played at 1:30 and felt like we had the course to ourselves. What more could a golfer want? Getting there from south: Rt 589 best!

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

Excellent, Excellent!

Come play this #16 rated course on Golf Advisor and you won't be disappointed. I will play this track again and again!

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

Awesome track

A fantastic track that I can't wait to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

FAZIO DOES IT AGAIN!

Tom Fazio primarlily develops high end private golf clubs (The National Golf Club of Canada, Shadow Creek) so to be able to play a public facility of this caliber by arguably the best modern golf course architect of our time should not be over looked.

Course was in great shape, greens were killer, layout is incredible. Somewhat forgiving off the tee with strategic placement needed at times, the approach shots must be placed delivately. Par 5's are tight in the last 200 yards so go for it if youre hitting it straight or can control your tragectory like a pro. Pine barrens was amazing, ill have to get out to the rolling oaks next time Im down there. Practice facility was insane and the entire facility is very cool all around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great value

Still a great layout. Have played course many times over last several years. Course in great shape. Greens rolled good but not their fastest which made putting more tolerable given undulating greens. Recommend course to all.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great design

The course was in good shape.The greens were a little slower than normal but still putted true

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Almost Perfect

Everything was great except the beverage cart person who was not personable or courteous. The golf staff was awesome! Love the course & brought 2 people who have never been there. Only negative feedback was the beverage cart person. She was not nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Make the drive, it's a gem

Best layout I've played without driving South to Sarasota

Fazio did an excellent layout

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

nice day in brooksville

had good time played in 4.5 hrs course very busy,however moved along well

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Rupe73

My son and I booked a round here through the golf now app and it was worth every penny and more! The course was in very good shape has some amazing looking holes! The staff and service here was one of the best I’ve seen at a golf course and I play a lot.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Exceptional course and design

First time playing and actually played both courses . Good layout and design. Lots of undulation, and bunkers.

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