Pine Barrens at World Woods Golf Club

4.5773117647 4.6 stars from 5 (535)
  • 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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.8 stars from 5
Value: 4.5 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 535 Reviews
5 stars:
369
4 stars:
127
3 stars:
29
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
4

recommend this course

509 out of 531 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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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
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



u1558953150's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/12/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"An absolutely stunning golf course!"


cf3968032's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/08/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Got a last minute hot deal rate for $10 @ 12:47, had a $10 credit, so the round was free! Was back in my car at 3:30, a 2 hr. 40 min. Conditions were great, just a perfect day.


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



u000003872199's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
Previously played Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Chris2180782's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
First time playing 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: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Always a Favorite"


SJH4158's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  0-4

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

World Woods - Pine Barrens remains one of the best golf courses in the Tampa market, and has always been one one of my favorite courses. The course was in excellent condition, with the overseed taking well, and consistent throughout the course. The bunkers, that took a beating with the hurricane, have been retuned to good condition. The greens were very consistent and very smooth. My only negative comment would be that the green speeds, maybe 8 on the stimpmeter. They need to be around 10. The last two times I have played here this has been the case, and to be a 5 star facility, the green speeds need to be faster in my opinion.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Fantastic course"


Anthony7983977's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played Pine barrens for the second time and certainly not disappointed. The only slight negative was the overseeding that had been done about a week before but this did not detract from what is a truly beautiful golf course or our enjoyment of it.

In my opinion there is something wrong with you if you do not love this place. I have played and caddied at many golf courses in the states and europe and this is the course i look forward to returning to more than any other. The design is brilliant for both high handicapper and scratch player and you want to photograph every hole when standing on the tee and thenonce more when you look back from behind the greens.

Playing here is one of those experiences you will always remember whether you play well or not so well.


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


"World Woods is world class"


Andrew3669554's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

No question, these two tracks are among the best in the world. Not a weak hole on the property. Even the shorter holes require your concentration and attention. The green complexes sit on the earth naturally and perfectly. Superb subtleties in contours along with intense "swoops" make putting a mental exercise.

Probably Fazio's best work.


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


"sand"


Ceasar3427158's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course but if you don't like to play out of the sand, choose the other 18!


Pace of Play: Average

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



uIZUV3888IZ's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
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: Average


I recommend this course



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