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4.3
939 Reviews (939)
5 Stars
614
4 Stars
252
3 Stars
46
2 Stars
17
1 Stars
10
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.6
92.0%
Recommend this course
890 out of 939 reviews
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4.4
55 Reviews (55)
5 Stars
30
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.5%
Recommend this course
52 out of 55 reviews
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4.2
120 Reviews (120)
5 Stars
50
4 Stars
54
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.8%
Recommend this course
109 out of 120 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
939 Reviews (939)

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 38
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

So Sorry To See It Go !!!!

Huge corporation swoops in and scoops up a favorite course of many golfers. They say they are going to make a "destination" for vacationers to go. I guess it is going to be a brooksville innisbrook. Shops, hotels, condos andoh yeah $250 - $300 greens fees. Good luck with that in Hernando County you filthy rich Canodians. Aye ? Good bye World Woods !!!!

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

World Woods

Golf course is a tremendous layout and in really good shape, pace of play could improve but over all fantastic venue for the rate

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 26
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

World Woods is closing for remodel/upgrade

I played this Sunday May 8th with my wife. Pine Barrens was in good shape. I have seen it in better condition but fairways and greens were perfectly fine. If you haven't played World Woods yet, your missing out! Rolling Hills and elevation changes that most FL courses don't have. The course just changed hands the end of 2021 and the new group has updates to do that I am told will take over 12 months or more. Course will be closing very shortly so make your way out there soon!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 43
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 49
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 49
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Pine Barrens

This course will close in about 1.5 most for a two year renovation along with sister course Rolling Oaks. ?It's a great layout that is very challenging.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 67
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Cost is healthy right now. 5 weeks until they close. When they reopen the average Joe won't be able to afford it. So play it now! Just 1 more round.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 39
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pine Barrons -A great layout

As always the Pine Barrons course at World Woods provided a very nice challenge. The greens were a tad slower than previous outings.
The elevation changes and contours of the holes always provide an opportunity to think thru your game and club selection.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 21
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Layout

This was probably an excellent course when it was maintained. I think probably because the course was sold
it was not keep up. I do know the company taking over this place will again make it a 5 star place to play. This
company manages top rated golf courses in Canada and other destinations in the world.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

World Woods

As always living the dream when playing World Woods. Just hope it does not change too much from the hidden gem that I have been visiting for 20 years

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 73
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 Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Pleasantly surprised!

Nice track would play again. And I played it for $45. Great value as well.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Greens are Finally Back

It was great to play on nice greens, it has been some time since they were in this good of shape. Couple with some small trouble spots, but nothing worth worrying about. Get your play in while you can because new owners are forcing out local play with the projected pricing.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Worth the drive

Great course. Interesting and challenging layout. Course has been sold and a new owner is going to close it for a minimum of 18 months so play soon. The club house and all the amenities are old and it shows, but if you don’t care, and I don’t, the course is great. Has elevation changes and all the dunes. The greens are nice. Can’t wait to play it again. I heard the sister course is nice, but Pine Barrens is the star. Reminds me of the sopranos- watch out for the interior decorator.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

You got one month to play here don't waste it

You got one month to play here, don't waste it! I'm serious!!! When this place opens back up it will cost big money!!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Oozes potential, good shape, friendly staff

From North Carolina. Played Southern Pines before Kyle Franz restored it, and this place reminds me a lot of that. Sounds like they’ve already begun to raise their rates (according to a local regular), but I expected it given the fact that it’s “in-season.” This place will earn 5 stars when they give it a little TLC and clear some trees to open the sight lines, but for now it still deserves 4 stars. Staff was incredibly friendly!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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