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The World Woods Golf Club

A Brooksville Florida Golf Course

World Woods - A Brooksville Florida Golf Course

If you are planning a Florida golf trip, World Woods in Brooksville has just about everything you could ask for with two great Tom Fazio courses (Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks), a nine hole executive course, and perhaps the finest practice facility in the country. Pine Barrens is currently ranked among the top 100 public courses in the country by Golf Digest, and Rolling Oaks is ranked as one of the top 30 public courses in Florida.

Course Review

At just under 7,300 yards from the tips, the Pine Barrens course is a stiff test for scratch golfers with wide fairways and five sets of tee boxes to make the course enjoyable for golfers of every level. Fazio uses the natural terrain and native pines to frame each hole in a magnificent layout that is reminiscent of Pine Valley in New Jersey. The Rolling Oaks course is a very different layout, with towering oak trees covered in Spanish moss and azaleas that bring to mind Augusta National. A bit longer than Pine Barrens, Rolling Oaks also offers multiple tee boxes that make the course challenging, yet fun for expert and novice golfers alike. Take a video tour and see what awaits you at World Woods.

And the practice facilities are second to none. The World Woods Practice Park is a twenty-acre facility with target greens, target fairways, bunkers, and multiple grass teeing stations on four sides. In addition, there are 3 practice holes including a par 5.  

Accommodations

World Woods is just under an hour north of Tampa International Airport, and there is a Holiday Inn Express located just 15 minutes from the course.

GolfDay Rating

The GolfDay rating for World Woods is 98.7, the highest of any non-resort facility in the state of Florida.  

How Golf Course Ratings relate to your game

How Golf Course Ratings relate to your game

Golf Course Ratings

There is nothing worse than wasting a great day for golf on a second-rate course. And a cheap price doesn’t offer much consolation when you are on the second hole and realize that you’ve invested the next four hours on mediocrity. A great track always starts with design, and while names like Flynn, Mackenzie, Tillinghast or Ross may not be familiar, your round is guaranteed to be more enjoyable if the course was laid out by a quality architect. Conditioning and scenery are important as well, but the thought and care that went into a course design will leave the most lasting impression. When I was young my father was a member of Gardner’s Bay Country Club on Shelter Island at the east end of Long Island, NY. I always loved playing that course, but never really knew why. I had heard Seth Raynor’s name mentioned here and there, but it meant nothing to me at the time. Years later when I understood who Raynor was and why his courses are considered among the finest in the world, the reason I found Gardner’s Bay so much fun to play became clear.

The course rating given by GolfDay is based on a variety of criteria, including local and national rankings by Golf Digest, Golfweek and Links Magazine as well as USGA Course and Slope rating, general course conditioning and the scope and quality of practice facilities. But the most important aspect of rating any course is design, and we have given architecture a great deal of consideration.

We hope that our ratings will help to make your day on the links a pleasurable experience, and welcome any comments or feedback you may have.

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