First Look: Cabot Citrus Farms

The first look at Cabot Citrus Farm’s is here, alongside the new names of the property’s golf courses. Once referred to as World Woods with its two Tom Fazio designs “Rolling Oaks” and “Pine Barrens,” the new courses will assume the names of “Cabot Barrens” and “Cabot Oaks”.

The renderings, released via email to Cabot’s email subscribers, feature Harris Kalinka’s stunning renderings of the once-called Pine Barrens. Tom Fazio’s old layout has been transformed by Kyle Franz, of Mid Pines, Pine Needles, and Southern Pines fame. Franz, who was on the shaping crew for Rod Whitman at Cabot Links, is also building his first solo design in South Carolina at Broomsedge. Fans of the old layout will find solace: it looks to be the same routing, but on a grander scale and likely closer to how it opened.

The par 3, 3rd

Originally, the par 3, 3rd had Redan characteristics, with a green angled around the hazard and sloping to the back left portion. A dramatic change, now seems to have the green slightly further back into the sand dunes, almost in a punchbowl fashion.

The par 5, 4th

The 4th is one of golf’s all-time great par 5’s even before the work, with a split fairway divided by sandy hazards everywhere. It looks like it will stay the same, just touched up and improved.

Why is the 4th an all-time great par 5? The hole is reachable for those who get aggressive and carry the ball to the right fairway on the tee shot, or perhaps those who are more confident on their second shot from the left fairway. They’re playing up to a beautiful green site tucked into the hillside inspired by Pine Valley.

The Par 3, 16th

A very dramatic par 3 that in recent years pre-Cabot, struggled to capture the brilliance of Fazio’s routing finding this hole. All-together, the green looks lower to let the dramatic land shine more.

The par 4, 18th

A relatively tame, boring big dogleg left closing hole before now sees the most dramatic change of any of the renderings. Three fairways with a ton of sandy wasteland awaits. Good luck!

The full video can be viewed below, and read our entire pre-Cabot Pine Barrens review here. Citrus Farms is expected to open later this year with Mike Nuzzo’s The Wedge and Cabot Oaks, as well as the previously stated Kyle Franz Cabot Barrens.

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  • Andrew Harvie

    Based in Toronto, but having lived in Alberta, British Columbia, Montana, Arizona, and Texas, I have been lucky enough to see over 400 golf courses and counting!

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