Members and their guests
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.