World Woods Golf Club - Pine Barrens Course
We enjoy this course very much and everytime we are in the area we make sure to set up a tee time. The course is very enjoyable in in great condition.
Definiatly a must play
April 4, 2013
Great Fabulous Most Enjoyable. The best golf round ever paled in 10 years
April 4, 2013
The staff was SUPER friendly and the course was in fantastic shape. I think that the $120 that we paid per person was WAY too high - so that was a little disappointing considering we drove 1.5 hours to get there. All and all though it was a great time, great course, and great staff. I just expect a little different course when playing in excess of $100.
March 26, 2013
Great practice facility.
Very good course but didn't get the wow factor i was expecting of beng ranked 63rd in the US.
March 24, 2013
What a golf course!!! The fairways and greens were pristine, I thoroughly enjoyed the many different holes, even though I ended up playing from the sand alot of the day. The whole course is simply amazing from start to finish and it is easy to see why it is widely acclaimed. My 2 favorite holes would have to be #4 and #15.
March 22, 2013
What a way to start the new year of golf.
Played this course on a Friday afternoon. Was a present from my wife for my birthday what a treat. Was a single with my wife riding along they allowed me to go by myself and we had a great time. The course is a great test of golf. Played the black tees and it requires lenght off the tees and some thinking around the greens. On a few greens it was best to miss short other wise the ball would roll out off the green in some spots when coimg back to hole. I would love to play both course with a group some time
March 20, 2013
pine barrens is visually stunning & a great challenge
all your tee shots are very demanding as are your layups & shots to the greens which are fairly fast.
March 16, 2013
played in cold and vindy conditions, bur still is was a pleasure to play so beatiful a course
March 5, 2013
This place is a must play for any golfer! We played Rolling Oaks on Friday and Pine Barrens twice on Saturday.
Practice facilities are the best I have ever seen...without question. For a practice junkie like me, I spent at least 7 hours over the two days I was at world woods on the practice facilities.
Putting and chipping area do not seem to be as large as advertised (there was surely not 36 pins ), but its larger than anything else I have ever seen and it gave many different opportunities to practice chipping, flopping, and pitching. Trying to make puts from one end to the other was very exhilarating. Both days in the morning it was pretty busy, and on Saturday it got a little difficult to share with some of the other players. In the late morning/ afternoon it opened up more and was a lot more enjoyable.
Range Balls are not included in the greens fees, and they give you 35 balls for what was about six dollars I believe. The range is divided up into 4 quadrants (North, South, East, and West) . On our two days we could only hit off the East range. That was a tad disappointing, as again it didn't seem to be as advertised. Regardless of that, we didn't spend all that much time on the range anyways.
There is a 3 hole practice course that I believe also cost six dollars. It starts off with a par 5, than a par 4, and closes with a par 3. We played it twice on the first day. It was a great way to get warmed up and get the wiggles out. More courses should do this.
The iron range that is near hole 1 for both courses was closed. No explanation was given.
Both courses were very enjoyable and very scenic. There were many times I would look back at the tee boxes from the fairway and focus on taking it all in. It surely is an experience I will always remember.
Our only issues came with a bit of slow play on both days. On the first day we had a twilight time, and started to worry we might not finish before dark as we were stuck behind a group of hackers.
On the second day we started off at noon and immediately got behind a slow group. At 10 the ranger pushed us through onto 11 and we got stuck behind another slow group of old men shortly after that. It seemed like the makeup of most people playing were 60+ so take that into consideration when booking a twilight time. The ranger the second day (and the starter for that fact) were great and very accommodating.
After playing pine barrens in about 4.5 hours the first time around, we played it again finishing right at dark in about 2 hours and 40 minutes. I had never played 36 holes in one day before, and with no one in front of us at the end of the day it was some of the most enjoyable golf I have ever played.
In the end this is one of my favorite golf complexes. Both courses are great and I would recommend both without hesitation. Practice facilities are out of this world and worth the trip alone.
February 25, 2013
Terrrific golf venue-well worth the trip
This golf course has one of the best practice facilities you will find anywhere. Driving range, practice holes, short course and all at very reasonable prices. Pine Barrens golf course is difficult but playable from the right tees. Very pretty courses.
February 25, 2013
Nice elevation changes you won't find in most Florida courses.
Course was in perfect condition and gave you a very secluded feel. Great experience and would recommend it to anyone.
February 18, 2013
Excellent course that is well maintained in natural setting.
Enjoyed my round very much. I wish they had told me the greens had been micro punched that morning. Made challenging greens more difficult. Surprised there were no ball washers. Must be a Florida thing. There are very interesting holes and several risk/reward opportunities. As a single, I was paired up with 3 very nice golfers whose skills were similar to mine.
February 17, 2013
well maintained , good service, challenging course
Both courses are wil maintained and the course layouts are fun and challenging. Great practice area
February 16, 2013
B E A utiful
Very challenging, especially for the high handicappers. This course is very humbling even for the good golfers. Shot making is a must if you want to make par, if not then settle for boggie or worse. This course will have you talking to your self.
February 15, 2013
I have played these courses every year since they opened. They are currently in better condition than they have been in years. The greens on Pine Barrens could have been a little quicker. The new putting surface at Rolling Oaks is a huge improvement. The greens on both courses ousted very true. These courses are a great test. Pace of play was reasonable, not fast. Staff was professional. Overall, it was a wonderful day of golf on two spectacular golf courses.
February 10, 2013
Fairways are in very good conditions. The Greens should be faster.
February 7, 2013
Beautiful course and well worth the drive
I played both courses last year and forgot how much fun and how beautiful it is. The layout is rewarding and the greens are fabulous. We played the 9 hole short course for $10 then went to the big course after lunch. Our only complaint is the woman behind the counter was rude when we tried to shock in for the big course 15 min earlier than she thought was acceptable. If she gets a customer service lesson, it's a full 10.
February 2, 2013
A must play.
Was on vacation in Tampa and decided to try World Woods. Everything they say about the course is true. If you are in the area, it is a must play. One of the best courses I have ever played.
February 2, 2013
Not like typical Florida courses due to the lack of houses along fairways.
Challenging course in great condition. Not a lot of water on the course, but stay out of the pine trees that line the fairways.
January 31, 2013
Great course and conditions.
Sand bunkers are on every hole. Practice facilities are the best I have ever seen. They even have 3 full size practice holes. Will go back
January 30, 2013
Outstanding environment and maintenance
One of the best courses in Florida, 5 stars no doubt.
Customer support cordial but clueless about organizing starting times. Signed up for Pine Barrens, but when we got to the first tee there was no starter and 2 threesomes waiting to tee off, apparently playing their second 18 holes. Had to select Rolling Oaks, few on that course, but probably as good as Pine Barrens.
'Laid back' is the best description for the pro shop and service.
'Pristine and beautiful' is the best description of the courses.
January 26, 2013
I play a lot of courses through out the states and this is a Great Place to Play. Value for money is great. Greens were rolling medium speed. You need to be in the right spot on the greens because they are slanted and if they are rolling fast look out. I was not used to the Waste Areas so make sure you practice on the range. I did not and took me awhile to get used to hitting out of them.
January 21, 2013
World Woods continues to be the gold standard for Tampa Bay area courses. Challenging, but fair, with a tee box for every level of player. The course is always in impeccable condition, and the staff is always friendly and helpful.
January 17, 2013
Only 1 negative....
First I have to say that I consider these 2 courses at World Woods to the best available public golf in the southeast. Both of these courses are REALLY good. From tee to green it just doesn't get any better than this. This place is, always was, and will be all about pure golf. Phenominal. Untill you get to the greens. Perfect in every way, except one BIG way. These are the slowest greens I've ever seen on a course anywhere near as good as these. I can't for the life of me understand why they are kept so long and slow. I know they're fairly new, but I was here just over a year ago and the greens were the best i ever saw them. And this year they're rediculously slow. SUPER slow, like "ruin your round" slow. To the point where I didn't want to learn the speed, as it would ruin my putting for the rest of the week while I was playing normal greens. I'm sure if they had a stimpmeter reading it would not be any higher than 5 or 6. Everywhere else I played last week was at a 10 or better. I LOVE this course. I will play and recommend this course to everyone I talk to, but this slow was absolutely rediculous. I can't say that enough. And when i asked several employees about it, they all just acted and said it was pretty much normal for this time of year. I PRAY NOT!!!! Here's hoping that the Super had some real reason in mind. This is too good a place for these speeds.
January 16, 2013
Best Public facility in the state!
Best value in entire state of Florida. They GET IT!!! No price gouging during peak season. Pine Barrens probably even better than TPC Sawgrass.
January 15, 2013
Challenging, but Beautiful!!
This course has some beautiful holes, very clean well maintained and friendly staff. We were surprised that there were no ball cleaners along the course.
January 14, 2013
Reminds us of the Northeastern golf courses
Brought my wife for her birthday. Believe the hype - beautiful challenging golf course. We come from Massachusetts and were so happy to see that the course reminds of of that area. We traveled 2 hours to get there and my GPS lost its bearings so make sure you print out a set of directions. Played Pine Barrens and was very impressed. Worth the ride.
January 10, 2013
A premium course well worth the drive. Not one house anywhere on the property.
No water but bunkers and waste areas everywhere just waiting for your shots. Greens very well protected in the fazio way. Difficult rolling greens are in great shape.....2 putts are a bonus. Fazio did a terrific job with the terrain and plentiful pine trees.
January 8, 2013
One of the best in FL!
Both the Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks courses are truly unique designs by Tom Fazio. The course is interestingly challenging, but still fair. The serene natural beauty and quiet makes this facility almost like noneother in FL! Well worth a long drive! No houses, roads, or noise on this course...just pure golf.
January 7, 2013
greens condition makes it difficult to give good review
Played yesterday, the course was in great shape, the greens had been top-dressed that morning, for that reason, it was a disappointment, feels that golfers should be given an option to play at a later date when this occurs.
January 3, 2013