Overview of golf course named Black Diamond Ranch Golf and Country Club

Black Diamond Ranch Golf and Country Club

Lecanto, United States

Details

Holes

9

Par

36

Built

1999

Type

n/a

Architect

Tom Fazio

Access

By invitation only.

Designed by Tom Fazio, The Quarry Course has 13 outstanding golf holes and 5 incredible ones. The Quarry holes, Nos. 13 through 17, play across and around the rims of two canyons up to 80 feet deep, and may well be the most spectacular holes of golf this side of Pebble Beach. As with the other 13 holes, particularly 9 and 18, the Quarry holes have both beauty and bite. Included in this five-hole odyssey are two dramatic drop-shot par-threes, two awesome par-fours and one great risk-reward par-five which yields eagles and birdies, as well as double and triple bogeys. On a cool morning, the 368 yard, par-four 15th hole is a slice of heaven, with fog rising from the lake 60 feet below, lush verdant grass, bright white bunkers and long, dark shadows being cast dramatically across the fairway and green. Rarely, if ever, will you find a golf course with as much diversity as the Quarry Course, including dramatic changes to elevation, expansive natural sandy areas, bright-white bunkers, occasional water features, gnarled live oaks, magnolias, palmettos and free flowing contours throughout. It’s a course that will thrill you, challenge you and astound you every time you play it. The Ranch Course at Black Diamond is a little more natural and a little less manicured. The fairways are framed by hammocks of oaks and tawny colored sand, and dotted by native vegetation. It doesn’t so much occupy the land, as meld into it – a bit like Pine Valley, but more forgiving. In fact, the Ranch may very well be the members’ favorite. The Ranch's 16th, 17th and 18th holes “represent the three best finishing holes I've ever designed,” according to Fazio. The 9-hole Highlands Course has its own distinctive character and charm. The fairways are relatively generous, but if you don’t position your tee shots well, you will likely be left with a challenging approach to greens built on the same grade as the fairways. Many of the putting surfaces are open in the front with subtle contours and closely cut chipping areas that favor the old-fashioned bump and run shot.

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Florida golf is known for it’s cookie cutter layouts that are flat with no personality. I can only imagine the excitement when Tom Fazio first traveled to the Black Diamond property and stood in splendor at the land he was given. The private layout uses an old gravel quarry to give it a phenomenal five holes that will rival any five hole stretch in the world. There are 27 total holes for members to enjoy with a grand practice phcility that aids in your preparation. With an incredible clubhouse and restaurants to choose from this club it worth writing home about. The course is well cared for and even during the brutal summer months in the Sunshine State the greens and fairways were perfect. The last of the ‘quarry’ hole stretch the par three 17th is a memorable hole. It’s a one shot elevated green, that dives down into the lower part of the quarry. The neat part of this hole are the large grass bunkers in front protecting this green from short shots. Most golfers end up in this part of Florida to play World Woods which in itself is a must play. So don’t give up the opportunity to play at Black Diamond while in the area.
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Events

Hosting golf course for the event: Little Linksters Junior Golf
30 September 2017
Little Linksters Junior Golf
Black Diamond Ranch Golf and Country Club
Hosting golf course for the event: Little Linksters Junior Golf
30 September 2017
Little Linksters Junior Golf
Black Diamond Ranch Golf and Country Club

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