The Rodney Dangerfield of Florida golf, this is a course that doesn’t get enough respect because it is public and a bit off the beaten path. Designed by Tom Fazio, the course really does remind you of playing Pine Valley due to the wide fairways and sandy terrain. Avoiding the large sandy waste areas is the key to scoring well (difficult to do, as there are many of them). The fourth is a very good long par four and the short par four 15th was one of my favorites, a sub 350-yard hole that offers the golfer a choice of two fairways off the tee with a classic reward for taking on the more demanding fairway. The greens were in great shape when I played and the price (less than $100) relative to the quality of the golf you get is one of the best in the U.S. When in Florida I would rather play the World Woods Pine Barrens course than I would the made-for-TV-too-difficult TPC Sawgrass.
Date: October 20, 2019