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4.3
889 Reviews (889)
5 Stars
587
4 Stars
235
3 Stars
43
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
92.1%
Recommend this course
843 out of 889 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.0
64 Reviews (64)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
34
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
2
Conditions
3.6
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
87.5%
Recommend this course
56 out of 64 reviews
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4.2
143 Reviews (143)
5 Stars
57
4 Stars
66
3 Stars
10
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.2%
Recommend this course
129 out of 143 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 71
Length 7237 yards
Slope 133
Rating 75.3

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.

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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

4.3
889 Reviews (889)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 34
Brunch 11
Patio Dining 9
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 128
Undulating Greens 109
Elevation Changes 96
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 105
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 87
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 75
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 130
In the 'Burbs 33
Convenient to the City 6

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Reviews 56
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Perfect weather
Used cart

Golfers Paradise

This piece of ground is an amazing layout to drive to for a special golf paradise experience. Course has been there for 30+ yrs and it shows in certain places and it will be a travesty if the new owners come in and tear it apart!
The tranquility among the hundreds of Oak trees with the hanging air moss makes this golf experience like no other public golf place. Its about the golf, not the clubhouse which it should be. Its about meeting golfers of all ages and locations enjoying this special layout using every club in your golf bag. Check it out soon before the new owners come and potentially screw up this special expereince.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Play it before it closes for 18 months!

Driving up the entrance you can see that they have not maintained the property as the asphalt was buckling and the gate house was unoccupied. Very friendly inside at check in and starter at first tee very knowledgeable. Fairways were green and almost looked like bent grass. Greens were in excellent shape and on the smallish side. Lots of workers cutting and blowing leaves off course. This was best course I have played in the area. Would I pay $100 to play here? No but at $50-$60 is an excellent value. Course has been purchased by Cabot Links out of Nova Scotia Canada. They are going to close it down this summer for 18 months and redo both courses, clubhouse, etc. Going to be a destination spot in 2023.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 64
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Getting Better

Been a couple months since I played at World Woods...Pine Barrens was "healing" in nice shape. Greens were overall good and the rest of the course in fine shape. Always a treat to play at World Woods!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Best public course in Florida

Fantastic layout and conditions. Worth the 2.5 hour drive from my home. Played the Pine Barrens course and the par three course. Extraordinary practice areas, as well.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth the money, doesnt feel like

Great layout, course in good shape. I would go 4.5/5. Playing this course makes you feel like you are not in Florida. Greens not super fast but rolled well. Few greens had small dead spots, but doesn't change my opinion of the course. Staff was very friendly. 4 hours & 10 minutes to finish our round as foursome. Will definitely return in the future.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times 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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Pine Baron

Greens could have been better. Live course layout but bummed about green conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Past hype is just that.

As many accolades as this course got previously, the reviews lately are accurate. The greens are struggling. Infrastructure is dated. The layout is fantastic, which makes the putting surfaces so much more disappointing. The rest of the course is still quite well maintained. Patchy grass over black algae/disease on the greens and far more damp than they should be given the season, allowing the disease to thrive. It may not be as simple as a bake out, but there's nothing being done to improve the greens other than a few spots with old holes used to plug some repairs. Depressing, but I had to see if the reviews were true for myself. I probably would have been better off not seeing how poor the conditions are, and just how great of a design it is. I'd deal with broken cart paths for good putting surfaces.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Amazing design, could trim a few trees

The layout and design of this course is truly special in the state of Florida and a joy to navigate, even in spite of its difficulty for a higher handicapper like myself. That said, the cart paths are in serious need of redoing and some trees have clearly overgrown their intended design, so it could overall use a little upkeep. Greens were also a bit patchy. Pace of play was a bit slow, 4 1/2 hours to finish as a twosome. Overall though, I still would greatly recommend this beautiful track, and also as the slightly more interesting of the two over Rolling Oaks. Sand was in great shape, which is especially impressive with how much of it this track boasts.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Gotta love it

The clubhouse may not be the Taj Mahal or the oaths the smoothest but the courses are well kept and beautiful to play!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth the trip there or the $$ spent !!!

Arrived and was told cart path only due to overseeding !! Nothing on website to indicate that ! Fairways were like hitting out the rough ! Traps were terrible no maintenance done in awhile . Rakes were unavailable on most holes Greens were in terrible condition! Have played this course numerous times over a 20 year period & sorry to say it will be my last time . Rumor has it that it’s to sold & hopefully the new owner will return the course adequate condition. Talked to person in pro & was treated like they don’t care at all ! My advice would be to play elsewhere until under new management!!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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