The Pine Barrens Course at World Woods Golf Club is currently ranked in the "Top 100 Courses in the U.S." (#74) by Golf Magazine and is a visually stunning blend of native terrain and golf course design. The Tom Fazio- designed masterpiece is sculpted from an expansive pine forest and barren sandhills with surprising and dramatic changes in elevation. The large manicured fairways framed by tall pines and expansive untamed waste bunkering have challenged amateurs and professionals alike. Playing to a total length of 7,250 yards, the par-71 course features four sets of tees and requires some waste area carries, as well as precise shot placement that can be well rewarded. The Pine Barrens layout and sytle-of-play can be characterized by the 330 yard par-4 15th hole, where precise shot-making and "go for it" decisions will continuously challenge players. On this particular hole, a single group recorded scores of 1,2,3,4!
The layout and style of Pine Barrens has often been compared to Pine Valley in New Jersey - perennially ranked the best golf course in America. Pine Barrens has been awarded Golf Digest's 5-Star Rating, which is defined as "Golf at its Absolute Best", joining elite public courses such as Pebble Beach Golf Links, Bethpage Black, Kiawah Island Ocean Course and Whistling Straits (The Straits) as courses that have achieved this coveted rating.
To round out the World Woods golf experience, guests can warm-up, or hone skills at the nationally-ranked practice facility. Fazio created a rare opportunity for golfers by designing the practice facility, complete with a 22-acre circular range, chipping area, 2-acre putting green, three practice holes and a 9-hole short course.