Black Diamond Ranch & Golf Club

2600 W. Black Diamond Circle,

Lecanto, Florida 34461

  • Office

    +1 (352) 746 7400
  • Pro shop

    +1 (352) 746 3446
  • Fax

    +1 (352) 746 5745
  • Golf pro

    Dave McQuad (PGA, Director of Golf).

About the course

  • The Course:

    18 holes. Tree-lined & open parkland. Undulating terrain.

  • Surroundings:

    Woodland, residential and holes around a former quarry.

  • Designer:

    Original design by Tom Fazio (1988); modifications by David Whelchel (2012).

SSS or slope

At the same location:

Above distances are for the Quarry course. Also at Black Diamond are the 18-hole Ranch course (par-72, 6921 yds from back tees, rating 74.2) and 9-hole Highlands course (par-36; 3500 yards).






How to get there:

4 mi N of Lecanto / 77 mi N of Tampa / 79 mi NW of Orlando.

Black Diamond Ranch & Golf Club

5-star: Fabulous – courses don’t get much better than this.

Est. 1988

Black Diamond Ranch & Golf Club: Dramatic, exciting and exclusive, the fabulous Quarry Course at Black Diamond has regularly featured in the definitive list of America's Top 100 Greatest Courses. The Quarry represents 18 of the 45 holes available to members and invited guests of Black Diamond. The also Fazio designed 18-hole Ranch course and 9-hole Highlands course make up the full 45.

Barely noticeable as you play round this spectacular layout is the upscale housing that flanks some of the course. Many "signature" holes make stunning use of impressive limestone cliffs, conferring a ruggedness and variety of golfing challenge on this beautifully crafted and immaculately maintained Tom Fazio design. Significant elevation changes, classic bunkering, and fairways framed with live oaks, dogwoods, myrtles, and magnolias are all part of the Quarry's make-up.

On the front-nine two wonderful par-5s, the 5th and 9th vie for top honours. On the back-nine the spectacular 14th, 15th and 16th holes are tightly wrapped alongside limestone cliffs that skirt a good-sized lake, the centre of the former quarry workings.

The fabulous closing stretch culminates with the long par-3 17th that drops down into a smaller quarry and a green guarded left and rear by 30-feet cliffs. A breathtaking golf outing awaits at Black Diamond, should you be lucky enough to be invited!

Limited access: this private course is generally playable only by members and their invited guests. Stay&Play opportunities also possible.

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Who can play and when?

Black Diamond is a private club. Typically, guests may only play if hosted by a member. The club also offers a 2 rounds of golf, 1 night luxury accommodation package, which allows play on the Quarry and Ranch courses. Outside visitors should contact the club to enquire about this opportunity.

Green fees

Contact club for information about Stay&Play possibilities.

Practice facilities


Did you know?

Black Diamond is a member of the upscale Escalante Golf Group. Founded in 1991, the company is a boutique owner and operator of many high-end golf properties across the United States.

Published ranking

Quarry course:
Florida's 18th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).
World's former 100th best course (GOLF magazine, 2001; not in subsequent editions of this ranking).
Ranch course:
Florida's 50th best course (Golf Digest, 2023/24).


  • Black Diamond Ranch

    3125 W. Black Diamond Circle, Lecanto, FL 34461.

    +1 (352) 746 3440

    Visit website

    Black Diamond Ranch offers Stay&Play packages in one of their luxury rental homes. You'll have the opportinuty to play all 45 holes of the award-winning Tom Fazio golf courses.

    • Golf at this hotel:

      Black Diamond (Quarry and Ranch courses)

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      Cabot Citrus Farms (Barrens and Oaks courses)

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