17590 Ponce DeLeon Blvd,
Brooksville, Florida FL 34614
18 holes. Tree-lined parkland. Gently undulating terrain - a few slopes to climb.
Rural countryside and woodland.
18-hole par-72 Rolling Oaks course (7032 yds from back tees); 9-hole par-29 Short course (1842 yds from back tees)
54 miles N of downtown Tampa
In its wonderfully natural and forested setting, World Woods is home to two excellent Tom Fazio designs. Both opened for play in 1993 with the much-admired Rolling Oaks layout complementing the stunning and highly-acclaimed Pine Barrens course.
Pine Barrens is one of the top-rated and finest championship layouts in Florida. The excellent tree-lined parkland course contains a wealth of wonderfully crafted, memorable and challenging holes. Definitely a course that will challenge your all-round game, and well worth going out of your way to play.
Visitors welcome on weekdays and weekends.
Must book in advance.
Credit cards accepted. Contact club for full details, discounts, packages, etc. [Last updated: 2018].
Perhaps uniquely in golf, a fourball group playing the drivable par-4 15th on the Pine Barrens course, recorded scores of 1, 2, 3 & 4 on this hole. The ace was followed by the eagle, then the birdie and then the par. The last player was under enormous pressure to sink his 7-foot putt for par and allow the group to record this remarkable achievement.
Pine Barrens course:
World: formerly ranked world's 83rd best course (GOLF magazine, 2003; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
USA: 82nd best public course in the USA (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
State: 27th best course in Florida (Golf Digest, 2019/20).
8551 W Miss Maggie Drive, Homosassa, FL 34448
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Known locally as the "Chaz" Hotel, the Chassahowitzka takes its name from the Timucan Indian for "Place of the Hanging Pumpkins." This comfortable old-world retreat, and anglers' paradise, provides an excellent base from which to explore the area's fine array of golf courses, including two fabulous Tom Fazio layouts at World Woods. You can relax in one of eight rooms in the main hotel or stay in the charming "Miss Maggie’s House" opposite. All rooms are tastefully decorated and centrally air conditioned.
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Golf Son Gual is home to a course frequently rated the No.1 layout on the holiday island of Mallorca. Opening for play in 2007, this Thomas Himmel design combines the openness of a links-style layout with the stylish bunkering and not infrequent water hazards more typically associated with parkland courses.
Son Gual is located just a few kilometres from Palma (Mallorca). Palma's Old City shows clear influences from the city's Arab past.
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