World Woods Golf Club was developed in 1991 by World Woods Corporation and opened on April 1, 1993. World Woods Corporation purchased its land from Florida Crush Stone, Punta Gorda Isles and several privately held properties for a total accumulation of 2,100 acres. The pristine forestry with ample vegetation was a natural setting for two World Class Championship Golf Courses accompanied by the finest practice facility in the world.
World Woods' name came from the concept of providing world class golf available for all to play. Yukihisa Inoue, World Woods Corporation President, traveled throughout the world viewing the top ranked golf courses in search of the golf course architect that possessed the distinctive ability to design a masterpiece at World Woods Golf Club. Tom Fazio's unique style of utilizing the land's natural layout, character and beauty was most appealing to Inoue. "This is my best work," said Fazio in a recent conversation with Joe Black, past President of the PGA of America, who has had the opportunity to play many of the best golf courses worldwide. Mr. Black stated, "This is like having Pine Valley and Augusta, plus the best practice facility in the world - in the same location."
The first phase of World Woods Golf Club includes Two World Class Championship Golf Courses ( Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks), a Nine Hole Short Course featuring seven par 3's and two par 4's, Three Hole Practice Course ( par 5, par 4 and a par 3), the Practice Park featuring the circular 23 Acre Practice Range, a 36 hole Two Acre Putting Course and an Iron Range and Putting Greens strategically located near the #1 tee of each Championship Course for last minute warm up shots.
Plans for phase two include a Third 18 Hole Championship Golf Course and On-Site Accommodations and Corporate Meetings Rooms that compliment the current facility.
Throughout World Woods' existence, the mission statement has been "to provide the greatest experience that our guests have ever encountered at a golf facility in regard to golf course conditioning, service, professionalism and overall staff knowledge and to thereby become the #1 golf facility in Florida. Recently, the mission statement has been revised from "Florida" to the "USA".
Clearly, this is a "must play" and "must see to believe" golf facility.