Located in Lecanto Florida in the heart of Citrus County and the “Nature Coast”, Black Diamond is one of the most exclusive and unique gated communities in West Central Florida.
Black Diamond is often recognized as one of the finest golf communities in all of Florida, due in part to developer Stan Olsen and the famous Black Diamond Quarry Golf Course.
Stan Olsen set out to create the most notable golf course imaginable and he succeeded. Starting with an abandoned limestone quarry, an exclusive golfing community was built around it.
A golf course home at Black Diamond is unique from other golf course homes. The homes at Black Diamond seem to merge into the landscape and lush foliage instead of intrude on the golf course.
Most homes are surrounded by large ancient oak trees as well as aromatic long-needle pine forests. This allows the homes at Black Diamond more privacy than other communities.
Not far from the Gulf of Mexico, and with over 300 days of sunshine annually, Black Diamond is well suited for active Florida living including golf year round. Black Diamond offers the best of both worlds, an escape from the fast pace of city life, but offers up close proximity to the conveniences of large metropolitan areas like Tampa, Orlando, Gainesville and Ocala Florida.
Completed in 1987 the Black Diamond community continues to hold its place as one of the premier residential areas in Citrus County and all of Florida..
There are three outstanding golf courses within the Black Diamond community. The Quarry Course is unforgettable and will leave the most seasoned golfer awe struck.
Consistently rated among the world’s top golf courses in the nation, the Quarry Course plays right up to the edge of a limestone quarry and then plays straight down into the depths with amazing views of the 80 foot cliff walls.
Dan Jenkins, of Golf Digest has been quoted as saying that "Black Diamond's Quarry holes are the five best consecutive holes of golf in the world." Much of the credit must go to famous golf course architect Tom Fazio.The Ranch golf course at Black Diamond is also an 18-hole golf course and is characterized by rolling hills, misty meadows, mossy oaks and pines as well as lakes and numerous sand traps.
The newest addition to these two fine golf courses is the newly completed Highlands golf course at Black Diamond. The Highlands golf course sits atop the highest elevation in Black Diamond.
On a clear day the 9-hole Highlands golf course offers breathtaking twenty-five mile views from the lush fairways.
If you are looking for a unique, private, upscale community with some of the best golfing in the world, contact C21 Nature Coast today for information on the homes for sale in Black Diamond.