Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club – Ranch Course


Tampa Bay,fl

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Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club – Ranch Course

“At Black Diamond Ranch Golf Club – Ranch Course, you will find the rustle of pines and oak in the breeze. The splash of waterfowl on placid ponds. The faint “click” of a golf ball in the distance. Welcome to the Ranch Course at Black Diamond. While the Quarry Course is one of America’s favorites, the Ranch may very well be the members’ favorite. Lush fairways. Rolling meadows. Stands of oak and pine rising up to meet the bluest sky. Completed in 1997 The Ranch was carefully crafted to gently blend into its natural surroundings. Reminiscent of Pine Valley, the Ranch Course sports rolling fairways and dramatic elevation changes of over 100 feet. Strategy rules, with numerous two-tiered greens placing a premium on distance control for approach shots, and par is guarded by numerous sand traps, waste bunkers, and two pristine lakes. The front nine is pure golf—no tricks, no blind shots, no hidden greens. The 445-yard par-4 second hole is a classic; only a long draw off the tee followed by a crisp long iron shot will allow you to putt for birdie on this elevated green. The picturesque par-3 eighth hole brings water into play from tee to green, and on the back-to-back par-5 ninth and tenth holes, you’ll find more sand than most courses have on l8 holes. The Ranch’s 16th, 17th and 18th holes “represent the three best finishing holes I’ve ever designed,” according to Architect Tom Fazio.” – Black Diamond Ranch