Florida Golf, Reimagined
With a natural landscape destined for golf and unlike any other in the sunshine state, Cabot Citrus Farms features sandy soil, 80-foot elevation changes, and expansive natural waste bunkers. Generous rolling fairways are flanked by a unique mix of palm trees, towering sand pines, and century-old moss-covered oaks draped in enchanting Spanish moss.
Currently known as World Woods Golf Club, the property is home to two championship courses, Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks, as well as a par-3 course, and unparalleled practice facilities. Pine Barrens was previously a mainstay on the World Top 100 list, while Rolling Oaks remains one of the top courses in the state. The development will operate as World Woods in the near term and begin renovations in the spring of 2022. Cabot Citrus Farms will open in 2023 with world-class amenities including two revitalized 18-hole courses, a par-3 course, a new 9-hole course, a new clubhouse and vibrant village center, and practice facilities with a putting course and driving range.
“The property is a nature lover’s paradise that rivals the most spectacular sites I’ve seen across the world.”
– Ben Cowan-Dewar
Kyle Franz Golf Design
Kyle Franz will lead the renovation of Pine Barrens, a previous mainstay on the World Top 100 list. Kyle is an accomplished golf course architect, consultant, builder, and project manager with over 20 years of experience. Another familiar face to Cabot, Kyle worked with Rod Whitman to bring Cabot Links at Cabot Cape Breton to life. He has played a key role creating several of the most innovative and acclaimed courses featured in American and World Top 100 rankings, including Pacific Dunes in Bandon, Oregon and Barnbougle Dunes in Australia. Kyle acted as an onsite representative throughout the building of the 2016 Olympics Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for Hanse Golf Design. Kyle’s project as architect at Mid Pines Inn & Golf Club won the 2013 Golf Magazine Resort Renovation of the Year Award.
Nuzzo Course Design
Mike Nuzzo will lead the re-design of the current short course and practice facilities, as well as the design of a new 9-hole course at Cabot Citrus Farms. With the goal of creating enjoyable courses that inspire people to play, Nuzzo is best known as the designer of Wolf Point Club in Port Lavacca – the number one golf course in Texas. Mike has also been involved in renovating and improving a 100-year-old club in Long Island and an exclusive private club in Houston. Additionally, he led the redesign of Memorial Park with Tom Doak, a municipal course in Houston that is the current host of the Houston Open.
Nuzzo favors original and interesting golf holes unlike any he’s seen before, especially when they blend into the environment. As a former aerospace design engineer who launched satellite antennas to Mars and into geosynchronous orbits, Nuzzo has spent the past 20 years bringing a rigorous perspective to the efficiency and creativity of golf course design.