Black Diamond Ranch is the perfect place to retreat and/or retire from the hectic everyday life, and what better way to retreat than to play 18 holes of exciting golf on our famous Quarry Course, or to experience the Ranch Course (18) and Highlands (9), two other masterpieces by Tom Fazio.

Black Diamond Ranch, Where to Live if You Live for… Golf…but golf is not the only reason our residents have chosen Citrus County and Black Diamond Ranch. I am offering you a chance to be a guest and experience the Black Diamond lifestyle in person…read on and check out what Black Diamond Residents have said:

Citrus County is the most beautiful in all of Florida. Here I play my golf in the midst of rolling hills and crystal clear lakes at Florida’s # 1 Residential Golf Community (2011) and minutes later can cruise down spring-fed rivers into the Gulf of Mexico. Off the course, we can kayak, fish, bike ride. When we need to run an errand, we do not have the traffic congestion that so many Florida cities have. We both agree that “Life is good at Black Diamond!” –Art and Linda Thomas, 14-year residents

Black Diamond Ranch is unlike any golf course community you will find. It’s a little piece of heaven right here in Central Florida.”–Pamela & Dr. Vladimir Vlcko, 15-year residents

With 45 holes of championship golf, a small par three course that my granddaughter thinks is Augusta National, a number of practice golf holes, an active driving range, a gated community with fantastic, caring neighbors and a Citrus County community that welcomes volunteers comes a quality of life that is tough to exceed. I highly recommend Black Diamond Ranch but only if you enjoy pristine golf, excellent weather with no bugs and wonderful people.”–Dave Burns, 16-year resident

Coming from a big city as Washington DC/Maryland suburbs, Citrus County is a welcome relaxed atmosphere for us. We are close enough to the arts and entertainment in Tampa and Orlando when we want to take advantage of them but our day to day living is a relaxed lifestyle. The Quarry Golf Course is a sight to behold and all the golf courses are challenging golfer’s dream come true.–Lloyd & Joan Beasley, 14-year residents

And if golf is not what you are all about, 15-year BD resident Earl Pratt can tell you…Citrus County holds many delightful surprises. Part of the Nature Coast, this area is a gold mine for people who love the outdoors. Seven rivers, readily accessible to the kayaker, canoeist and fisherman provide a myriad of opportunities to paddle and fish in spring fed rivers and lush salt marshes. There are many opportunities to participate in activities that support the environment, such as volunteering on manatee watch, joining the Audubon society in bird counts, helping the endangered whooping cranes establish a nesting colony and participating in US and Florida wildlife activities to educate people about the incredible variety of plant and animal life on our doorsteps.”

We have been here since 2005. We did not want to live where we had to fight traffic to get around and yet have the freedom to be able to get to major metro areas in a short period of time. At Black Diamond Ranch we can enjoy world class golf and the beauty of the parks and waterways of Citrus County. Yet we can enjoy Tampa, Orlando and Gainesville in just over an hour. We take a lot of one day and two day trips to enjoy the sites of Florida but enjoy coming back to the serenity of Black Diamond.-Don and Jewel Hasek

The thing that brought us here 18 years ago was a billboard on I-75 in Ocala that said ” Black Diamond Ranch, “The place to live if you live for golf”. We have never regretted coming out to see it, see the additions of the back 9 Ranch, the Highlands course, magnificent club house & Diamond Dunes par 3- where our grandkids learned the game.-
Bob & Paula Hylen

Black Diamond is unique. Great golf you might find somewhere else. Beautiful skies you might find somewhere else. Clean air you might find somewhere else. A caring community you might find somewhere else. The rivers and the Gulf of Mexico you might find somewhere else. But combine all that with NO BUGS—it is as close to nirvana as you are going to get. We are here 12 years and would move nowhere else. Marty and Louise Lowy

One more testimonial is right to the point:”No beach, no bugs, (3 cars at a stop light is a traffic jam). Black Diamond Ranch has “Greatest Golf in Florida!”–Chuck Lucas, 18-year resident

Black Diamond offers “Stay and Play Packages” so one can experience our great community. Call me for details. Summer reduced prices available. In any case, if you are looking for a relaxed, uncrowded area, love the outdoors…you ought to experience Black Diamond Ranch. Come visit us soon!

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