Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club

4.6042000000 4.6 stars from 5 (544)
  • 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

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.

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 544 Reviews
5 stars:
377
4 stars:
128
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

518 out of 540 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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"One of the best courses in the Tampa area"


Avidgrinder's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Every time I come to Tampa (2-3 times per year) I make a point of playing at this course. It has a great layout, one can get a good rate on golf now and the course maintains a good pace of play. That is really appreciated this time of year when so many Florida courses pack in the out-of-towners - charge them an arm and a leg and then forget them altogether so they can suffer through excruciatingly long rounds. World Woods has figured out how to stack tee times so this does not occur.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"This was a beautiful course"


dncnkate's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was extremely challenging with so many waste sand bunkers. The course is in the best condition I've ever played on. Their driving range is like no other...your have to see to believe. I will return to play next year.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great day"


bogey90's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is in fantastic condition. The staff were very friendly.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Difficult but fun course. The course was beautiful.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a great course"


Maderia708's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My friend and I have played both courses before and todays round was just as enjoyable as the other times we have played at World Woods Keep up the good work its a great place to play ! its a tad far 85 miles but well worth it !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Awesome course with challenging layout"


raymond48's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was our first time playing this course upon recommendation from friends . It lived up to there hype. The only small negative was the greens were a bit slower than other course that we have. Even playing since we have been here in Florida for past month, made it brutal as the greens are tuff enough. Would go bac.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"great views"


cableguy00001's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/28/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course will make you feel like you're on a vacation at a resort.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



davidjrawlinson's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/27/2018
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Course condition"


Charles1296560's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't say enough about the staff. Great ! Got a great deal through golf now, but(maybe because of the time of the year) not worth around the $100 there asking otherwise. Would pay $50-$60 though. Some of the greens needs some work. Overall I had a great experience. Would come back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



33387890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a year

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/12/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"It's the course, NOT the clubhouse"


davidhumer's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Okay, the entry drive and the clubhouse might be a bit off putting, but DO NOT let this deter you from playing this facility!

Only had time to play the Pine Barrens course, but the driving range and putting course, for warm-up, are gigantic and are fantastic.

The Pine Barrens course was the only one that we had time to play and this is definitely a DO NOT MISS!!

I've played many great courses in the US, Ireland, and Scotland, and this course has some of the most interesting holes that I've had the pleasure to play. Many times, course designers make the holes "goofy", in order to be "interesting." This ISN'T the case here. Many of the par 5's, 4's, and to a lesser extent the 3's are constructed in such a fashion to be REALLY interesting, but extremely fair, at the same time.

If you can find your way here, it is a MUST PLAY. I would like to have had the time to play the companion long course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Unique golfing experience"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/11/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Probably one of the best golf courses in Florida. Excellent design by Tom Fazio. Course is in great shape. Golf course with no homes on the course - an eye candy!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Excellent"


Brand's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We played Pine Barrens, excellent condition in fact it could not have been better. However, the service in the clubhouse bar area was not good. One of the lady servers was quite infererrnt.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Always a great track"


deegel's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/07/2018
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was chilly and a bit wet so the course was playing long but the conditions were excellent. Kudos to the management team for keep the conditions so nice. The greens were soft yet very fast. Fairways were in perfect condition. Amazing work guys! Will always keep both courses at WorldWoods on my must play list.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great course"


1golfergal's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pine Barrens is in great shape. Really enjoyed playing a few rounds here.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"The course layout is phenomenal."


Thomas6151270's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Both courses at World Woods are fantastic. The fairways and greens were in great shape. These courses are a must play if you are in the area.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Pine Valley of the South"


grandslamsam92's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/20/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

This is the second time I’ve played this course. From tee to green this course is in magnificent condition. The fairways give a fairly good amount of run-out off the drive. Off the tee, this course is very much a position course. Unfortunately, it takes playing the course a few times to know where to put it off the tee because if you’re off the fairway just a little and roll into waste”bunker” you are out of position. If you ever find yourself in a waste area here, think about getting out over being heroic and going for the green. Trying to go for too much can backfire and kill your score. These greens are superb - they run true and fast - and these are my favorite greens I’ve played so far. I highly recommend this course to all golfers!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The coruse was in good shape."


neilipovitz's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/19/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The Pine Barron course was in good shape. The greens were true and fast. The fairways were green and slightly fluffy. It was a real treat to play the course for the first time. Would recommend this course to anyone.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


vmaxcycle's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were nice and undulating greens Fairways in great condition and the layout was very good. enjoyed it


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"This is a nice course."


Erick1984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I really enjoyed the course but it lacked some basic amenities for a course of its hype. No ball cleaners or hole layout plaques at the tee boxes. It was still a great course with plenty of room and scenery and well maintained greens.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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