After Tom Fazio transformed the abandoned limestone quarries, with their sheer 80-foot cliffs plunging into the lakes, into the Quarry Course, just about every golf magazine listed it at the top of their “America’s Best” and “World’s Greatest” courses. As he designed the Ranch Course, he developed a pattern for the holes to flow across and through the changes in elevation, creating another dramatic and outstanding course.
But which does he prefer, the Quarry or the Ranch? Fazio calls it a toss-up. In his own words, “I had to create two distinctly different, yet equally challenging and memorable golf courses on the same property, and I did." Then came the Highland course for a total of 45 spectacular golf holes.
As lovely homes were thoughtfully tucked away into wooded landscape, Black Diamond Ranch became known as an exceptional residential golf development. Rated the #1 Golf Community in Florida by both Golf Week and Florida Golf Magazine, Black Diamond Ranch is a sanctuary for those looking for a special community unlike anything else in Florida.