Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club

4.6549058824 4.7 stars from 5 (578)
  • 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 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 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: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 578 Reviews
5 stars:
405
4 stars:
132
3 stars:
31
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

551 out of 574 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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"A gem"


HughNaysmith's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Considering the recent rainfall, the course was in very good shape. A fantastic 36 holes, always a pleasure to visit and well worth the effort to travel that bit further, it is worth it.

My travel companion was made welcome and we enjoyed a nice meal in the clubhouse.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The best - world woods!"


timk18's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always a blast to play at World Woods. Pine Barrens was in very good shape, and its just a joy to play there!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



u598409835's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

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

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"What a treat"


olinickr's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Great day at World Woods. Make sure to spend the majority of your warmup at the putting greens NEXT to the first tee. Not the one close to the range!!

Enjoy and don’t even hesitate buying that hot deal time.


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


"Never disappointing playing here."


muniscrub's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fast greens,great conditioned fairways and a challenging layout makes it a must play again and again.Just wish I lived closer to play it more often.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not even a lone ranger"


u487355611's avatar
Gender:  Male

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

I really wanted to give this course 5 stars. I typically shoot in the low 80s on a course 6,100 yards long. We played from the whites (5,800 yards) and I worked hard for a 84. Most of the greens are difficult, canted severely and with many subtle breaks. But they were in good condition and true so I won't complain much. The concrete cart paths are crumbling and you can lose a tooth bouncing around on them if you are not careful. The course is pretty. Lots of elevation changes, twists, turns, waste areas in front of the tee box, huge bunkers in front of elevated greens--a real test. You need to play it twice to learn where to [attempt to] hit your drive. My biggest gripe: our round took 5 hours and 15 minutes!! And there was nary a ranger in site the whole round. We waited on almost every tee and sometimes we waited 10 minutes. If not for the great weather and a decent score, it would have been one of the most miserable rounds of the year.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great course"


HunterDixon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Pine Barrens was in excellent shape and we really enjoyed the course. Would recommend it to anyone.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"Pine Barrens"


triumphrick's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Another great round on a very challenging Pine Barrens course...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Top Layout"


Chris6757901's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I first played Pine Barrens 2 years ago and I was looking forward to playing the course again. This is one of the best layouts anywhere and great value through Golf Now. The staff were friendly and the course was in great condition although the greens were slower than on our last visit. The pin positions were difficult being cut on slopes on virtually every green. Our only real problem was the pace of play. There was no starter or Marshall and we were held up on every shot after the first 3 holes. This did detract from our game. If Marshall’s are not available it would help if the management stressed to players the need to wave faster groups through. That said I could not come to Florida without playing both the courses at World Woods.


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




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Pine Barons course"


u000006790612's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/20/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great course conditions, greens rolled true. Played from the blue tees, very challenging. Must play !!!!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Wow!"


bory1dav's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/19/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great conditions. Greens were perfect. They have some slope. Everywhere, so nice to hit off of. Fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"always a pleasure"


timk18's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a treat to play Pine Barrens! Course was in good shape, pace of play a bit slower than usual, but the longer to stay there, the better!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Great Track"


wlamber2's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A must play if you are in the area. It is one of the better designs and value for your money within a drive of Orlando and Tampa. Course was in better condition then the previous couple of times I have played it. Glad to see the maintenance practices have improved. This track is one of Fazio's best in my opinion. Greens were a little fuzzy. If they cut them down and trim the fairways a little course would be in great firm and fast condition.


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


"I would give 10 stars if I could !"


jxgardner'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 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Well, this is a hidden gem in the wilderness, 2 world class courses, great practice facility, and an atmosphere of true pastoral beauty. Zero houses just you and the course. Don't be fooled by the modest introduction as you drive in and register....very friendly in every way.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



33387890's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
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


"Best of the Best"


webbknight's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

every time I turn into the driveway at Worls Woods I say " I'm here" ! These are the finest golf courses in the entire Tampa Bay area (and I have played them all) . Both courses are perfect and I love to alternate between the two . No comparable course in all western Florida . World Woods is the Top and all others are rated vs World Woods .


Pace of Play: Excellent

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


"must play"


booyahskidaddy's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/22/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

pine barrens is a must play. course is a great layout, good conditions and very challenging.

The greens can be somewhat unfair though. Not a flat spot on most of them therefore cups are constantly cut on slopes and many pin placements are just unfair.

great collection of short and long holes. Put it on your list


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



fowlereron4353's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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



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