Black Diamond Ranch
In 1987, Tom Fazio changed the abandoned limestone quarries, with their sheer 80-foot precipices plunging into the lakes, into the Quarry Course. While he approached shaping the Quarry Course at Black Diamond Ranch into what just about each golf magazine would list at the highest point of their “America’s Best” and “World’s Greatest” courses, “Florida’s Best Golf Community” was worked around it, with luxurious yet unobtrusive homes mindfully concealed into wooded landscape.
As one of the most respected golf course architects on the planet, Tom Fazio’s achievements include the revered Course 6 at Pinehurst, Oak Hills in Rochester, N.Y., Ventana Canyon in Arizona, Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, Wild Dunes and Wild Dunes Yacht Harbor in South Carolina. Not to mention the East Course at Hershey, Coppinwood Golf Club, the National Golf Club of Canada, the Butler International and Inverness in Illinois. Also, the rundown goes on. Be that as it may, maybe his most prominent achievements lie at Black Diamond Ranch. In his own particular words, “I needed to make two distinctly unique, yet similarly challenging and memorable golf courses on a similar property, and I did. Each course is exceptional, however I figure you could state the Quarry Course was one of the milestones in my career.” Read his “Milestone” letter to Black Diamond individuals.
The Quarry Course was acknowledged promptly as one of the best courses in the country. On the Ranch Course, he built up an example for the holes to flow crosswise over and through the adjustments in elevation, creating an emotional and outstanding course. Be that as it may, which does he incline toward, the Quarry or the Ranch? Fazio rings it a hurl. All he knows is that of the more than 180 courses he has designed, the two at Black Diamond Ranch are among his top choices.