Golf Advisor Icon
Rating Index Rating
Tooltip Information Icon
4.4
556 Reviews (556)
5 Stars
388
4 Stars
126
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
87.6%
Recommend this course
530 out of 556 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.3
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
78.6%
Recommend this course
11 out of 14 reviews
Read Reviews
Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.2
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
12
4 Stars
6
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.8%
Recommend this course
18 out of 22 reviews
Read Reviews

About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 7333 yards
Slope 132
Rating 74.8

Rolling Oaks is one of two championship courses at World Woods Golf Club. The layout offers something completely different from the renowned Pine Barrens course at the club, but it still offers the same amount of challenge and quality. The golf course is named after its landscape of rolling hills and forests of centuries old Oak trees draped with Spanish moss. Lush, rolling fairways lead to undulating greens that are protected by sharply defined, white sand bunkers. Water hazards come into play on three holes. The golf course has a traditional design but the dramatic elevation changes and picturesque landscape covered in azaleas, dogwoods, and magnolia trees really make it stand out. In addition to the two golf courses, World Woods also offers a nine-hole practice course and a circular, 20-acre driving range with target greens and practice bunkers.

Book a Tee Time at
World Woods Golf Club - Rolling Oaks
Powered by GolfNow.com

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

Food & Beverage

Snacks

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities

Accolades

Reviews

4.4
556 Reviews (556)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 39
Brunch 23
19th Hole Specials 12
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 106
Undulating Greens 102
Elevation Changes 87
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 89
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 77
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 76
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 114
In the 'Burbs 24

Numbers based on reviews tagged with attribute.

Advanced Filters
Overall Rating
Recommended
Handicap
Age
Type of Golfer
Gender
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace is too slow.

The course layout is awesome and I really love the course. My problem is that the pace is too slow. The last three times I’ve played world woods it has taken close to 5 hours to complete the round. It’s just too slow It’s very hard to enjoy a round of golf and get into a rhythm when you have to wait ten minutes between hits. That only is enough to make me not want to go back. It’s a shame. :/

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fogman

Been playing this course for 12 years and it is in the worst shape I have seen. Greens are spotty and best with sand blotches on many of them. Course littered with debris and fairways are marginal at best. The only positive thing I have to say is that the staff is always friendly and courteous. I would not recommend this course at this time. Disappointed.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wonderful golf course

I am fortunate that I get to play at World Woods regularly. I was paired with a man visiting from Iowa, and he commented several times that Rolling Oaks was a course "you could play every day and not get tired". Absolutely correct. Its a beautiful layout, and always fun to play.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Golf Heaven

World Woods is golfing heaven not a single home in sight amazing lay out challenging holes hopeful staff and just golf and its purest form

Rolling Oaks is like playing Augusta national big up-and-down track with very challenging holes that require every shot in your bag

Don’t be shocked if you have a few more strokes on your card than your normal average

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golf Heaven!

Either course at World Woods are great. No distractions! No houses. No road noise. Just golf. Driving range and putting greens are also great. Play golf. o excuse not to,

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 52
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Supe course

I have been playing this course since I moved to Florida 5 years ago. It's always great. All the people are super friendly. Course is as good as u will find. Greens, fairways , and scenery are super. Don't miss this course. U will be making a mistake if u don't play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 58
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always a good experience

I am fortunate to be close enough to play at World Woods regularly....what a treat!
Rolling Oaks was in good shape - greens were fast, fairways good.
World Woods is golf at its best! Saw 3 eagles splashing in a pond on my way in...Lots of turkeys running around - Thanksgiving is coming, sand cranes, alligator, all added to the good experience.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

World Woods - Sep-20

I had a great experience with the course. Conditions were great and weather was near perfect. Staff is very accommodating and friendly.
Great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Played On
Reviews 25
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

NOT worth the money

The greens had been punched, but no warning at booking. The overall condition was just okay, absolutely no better than many tracks you can play for FAR less. The club house & restaurant is a complete joke. They could very easily let carts in the parking lot, but don't .

To be fair you can see that if they spent the money this could be a top end club.

Too many other options in the area to over pay for this.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top 100 Course

what a course..... always beautiful and always perfect conditions. I will be back to play Pine Barrens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course

Very wide and accepting fairways, very large greens. Greens had multiple diseased areas but other than that the course was in excellent condition.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hidden Gem

Rolling Oaks is a manicured course, from the tee box to the green. The greens were a little hard to read but with playing this course more that will get better. The staff is friendly and You come first. I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Mighty Have Fallen

Had not played W.W. in 3 years and must say they have their work ahead of them as I have never seen Pine Barrens in such rough shape.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Tough course - impossible pin placements

Fairways in great shape
Tee boxes in good shape
Greens mostly good shape with some areas really bad
Perfect weather, great playing partners, should've been a good day. Pin placements seemed to be set up for a Sunday on the PGA Tour. Tucking the flags behind traps is one thing, but just about every pin was placed on a ridge so it was impossible to get a read.
At the GolfNow rate, I'm glad I played the course, but I won't be back.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Carts need attention

I have to retract a statement from a prior review of this course, unfortunately. I finally had one of the carts that other reviewers have complained about. Two of them, actually, because I changed carts at the turn after literally holding the roof in place through 9 holes on the first cart - it wasn’t attached to the plastic rear supports due to a broken-off bracket. Cart #2, not much better. The roof supports had been repaired at their base with numerous drywall screws, which meant the roof weeble-wobbled around wildly unless constantly held in place manually while driving. I’d seen a couple broken windshields on prior rounds, and thought it was a trivial thing to mention in reviews, but this wasn’t trivial. It did detract from the otherwise great pleasure of playing here. I’ve no idea what it costs to replace parts on these carts, but it’s something that needs attention, given that there’s an actual safety issue involved if one of those things were to let go while a player is driving. Course conditions were very good, though a couple greens are starting to see some brown patches. 3 hour round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 53
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Perfect weather
Used cart

CART

The course was good, but they need to do something about the bad conditioned carts. Had to wait a hour for a working cart. They gave me a hand cart , before I walk 100 yds. its fell apart.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Golf Day

Make the trip to World Woods and you will feel like you are nowhere near a world class golf facility. It is well off of the beaten path. The clubhouse is very modest with a small pro shop and snack bar. This place is not fancy at all. After checking in for our tee time(s) (booked both courses for same day) we headed to our carts which were in rough shape. Cracked windshields and bare tires. Based on the atmosphere and beaten up carts I found myself wondering if we had arrived at a once great but recently down-trodden venue. Things can't always stay top-notch, and it appeared that investment in renovating the property and upgrading carts was not an important priority here.

My initial impression of World Woods flipped quickly when I first saw the practice facility. There is a multi directional driving range and a separate "iron range" along with several putting greens including one of the largest practice greens I have ever seen.

Golfers can warm up on three full size practice practice holes or play the 9 hole Short course for a very reasonable $20. (with cart) The short course has 9 distinctly different holes with impressive and dynamic green complexes. The short course is certainly worth your time! The practice facility could keep golfers occupied for hours! While warming up there is no sign of either of the 2 Tom Fazio designed 18 hole championship courses. The whole facility is massive.

By the time our tee time arrived we headed over to Pine Barrens #1 to start the first round of the day. From there I was truly awe-struck by the golf experience that would follow. Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks are two distinctly different presentations of masterful golf architecture. If you ever wondered what an imaginative architect could do with what appears to be an unlimited amount of space you will see it at World Woods.

Rolling Oaks was our second tee time of the day and the experience on Oaks was just as good as what we enjoyed on Pine Barrens. Rolling oaks has a more traditional golf course feel. There are several large elevation changes on this course, and again no two holes are alike. Players are challenged by several different hole lengths and shapes as the course winds its way through some beautiful scenery.

There are only a few points in the round where we saw portions of the course we were not playing. There is so much space at World Woods. The entire playing environment is magnificent.

While we played the afternoon round on Rolling Oaks it felt like we had the course to ourselves. I could not believe that both courses were not booked solid throughout the day. This is what golfers dream about!

Between rounds we ate at the snack bar in the clubhouse. They have a good selection of hot and cold sandwiches, Salads and a few other items. The food was good, service was fast and friendly, and the prices were very reasonable. They had a great 2 for $6 beer special which I took advantage of a few times! A day at World Woods definitely a must for any golfer!

I loved how the club did not feel pretentious in any way. There were not a bunch of attendants seeking tips for wiping down clubs. Everyone who worked there was genuinely friendly and helpful! It is truly a place built for anyone who just loves golf.

Besides the relatively beaten up carts and modest clubhouse (which I appreciate) the only issue I had was with the greens. The putting surfaces were mowed and were smooth, but fairly slow. You just need to get used to the speed, they still rolled true. Both of the courses were in good shape overall.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Nearby Courses
Brooksville, Florida
Resort
4.5833764706
742
Brooksville, Florida
Resort
4.0
1
Homosassa, Florida
Public
4.2222
9
Brooksville, Florida
Private
0.0
0
Weeki Wachee, Florida
Private
5.0
1
Brooksville, Florida
Private
0.0
0
Brooksville, Florida
Semi-Private
4.1791529412
744
Weeki Wachee, Florida
Public
3.8347176471
11
Brooksville, Florida
Public
4.0074705882
421

Stay & Play Offers

From $489
Valid dates: Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2020
Book our Classic Golf Package, which includes a stay at the Forbes Five-Star Lodge and legendary golf.
Now Reading
New Cookie Policy
WE AND OUR PARTNERS USE COOKIES ON THIS SITE TO IMPROVE OUR SERVICE, PERFORM ANALYTICS, PERSONALIZE ADVERTISING, MEASURE ADVERTISING PERFORMANCE, AND REMEMBER WEBSITE PREFERENCES. BY USING THE SITE, YOU CONSENT TO THESE COOKIES. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON COOKIES INCLUDING HOW TO MANAGE YOUR CONSENT VISIT OUR COOKIE POLICY.
CONTINUE