Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club

4.6686294118 4.7 stars from 5 (592)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 7237 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
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

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: 4.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 592 Reviews
5 stars:
417
4 stars:
133
3 stars:
32
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

565 out of 588 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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Reviews


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Jersey91's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/17/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth the ride"


U000006316853's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course was great, in fantastic condition, with fast greens. This course is out in the middle of nowhere with no homes on the course, so it's just you and the peace and quiet. It takes me over an hour to get to the course, but it's well well worth it!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"love this place!"


timk18's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love world woods, although it beats me up. It is golf at its finest!


Pace of Play: Excellent

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



Dan2216687's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Play Pine Barrens and no where else!!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/30/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played Pine Barrens with my sons. Outstanding experience ....... and it drizzled most of the round!!!! Amazing layout. Challenging makes you work for your score! That said, a totally fun layout. You will use many clubs. Course in great shape. One of the best courses I have ever played. I will be back very soon


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hot day for golf"


Monker2013's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Extremely hot and slow playing because of the foursome in front of us. They played some game which dragged the round out and made for a long day playing in heat in the upper 90’s. Greens were punched maybe 3 weeks ago so they were on the slow end of the spectrum and fuzzy. Other than the slow play from guys who should stay in the driving range and slow greens the course was in very nice condition.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Rain or Shine"


Wasabi32's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Frequent flyer at this course - Love everything about it. This trip, the greens recently underwent aerification, but are healing nicely and the greens are rolling moderately fast. Only suggestion - sunscreen and rain gear seem to be a must during your 18 holes.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Awsome course"


Shayne4390614's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a great layout at a great price! Greens had been punched so putting was slow and bumpy but that was the only flaw and why green fees were super cheap. Would definitely play again and recommend to friends


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Interesting"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love the course. Number 14 appears to be an easy par five. However number 14 is very challenging. Love the course


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


"Could be better"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were punched 5 days ago. Bunkers were rock hard and wet due to recent rains. Ground was pretty hard all over. I like the track and will be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Best of the Best"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/03/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

World Woods is the finest golf course on the west coast of Florida .. I could write more but why ?


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


"Gem in the woods"


u901992002's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a very peaceful course with no houses and is in great condition with a great layout.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course is perfect."



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

course Is in great shape, very challenging, with placements on the green very important for scoring, Great views without a house in site, definitely a must play. The practice facilities are also what puts this course above and beyond.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"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


"Always A Great Place To Play!"


Wasabi32's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

The course was in great condition, though some holes were cart path only due to the frequent amount of rain. It's an enjoyable course for intermediate - advanced golfers, but may be overwhelming to those just starting out. Staff has always been accommodating and friendly, as they seem to genuinely enjoy working there. The driving range is great, and there is a large putting green. The only downside is their clubhouse could use a spruce of remodeling, but their food and drink selections are up to par. Great time whether you play well or not. It's worth a 90minute commute as well.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"The best - world woods!"


timk18's avatar
Top 250 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



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