Back when Golf Digest's named the Pine Barrens Course at World Woods' America's Best New Resort Course of 1994, most panelists said the layout, carved from a sand-based pine plantation, compared favorably to Pine Valley, with similar belts of sand and vegetation lining each hole. Pine Barrens also has some canyons of sand that jut into fairways and pose risks and rewards. The Pine Barrens Course was ranked among America's 100 Greatest from 1999 until 2003.
100 Greatest: Ranked 75th, 1999-2000. Ranked 97th, 2001-'02.
Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 198th, 2013-'14.
100 Greatest Public: Ranked since inaugural edition in 2003. Highest ranking: No. 26, 2003-'06. 2021-'22 ranking: No. 90.
Best in State: Ranked 17th, 2011-'12. Ranked 19th, 2013-'14. Ranked 23rd, 2015-'16. Ranked 27th, 2017-'20. Ranked 29th, 2021-'22.