LECANTO, FL – November 10, 2011 – (RealEstateRama) — Black Diamond Ranch – Florida’s No. 1 residential golf community featuring 45 holes designed by Tom Fazio – today announces its “Black Diamond Experience” stay-and-play packages, granting golfers unprecedented access to one of the U.S.’s premier private clubs.
For golfers who collect prestigious courses, the Pure Golf Getaway includes two nights’ accommodations in one of Black Diamond Ranch’s homes and two rounds of golf on its celebrated trinity of Fazio layouts; The Quarry, The Ranch and The Highlands. The package begins at $399 per person, based on quad-occupancy.
The Couples Golf Getaway, for those who want to experience the Black Diamond Ranch lifestyle, begins at $699 per couple. It also includes two nights’ accommodations and two rounds of golf.
“The Black Diamond Experience stay-and-play packages are a unique opportunity for golf lovers to sample the quality of life and membership programs the community offers its residents,” says David McDonald, president of Escalante Golf, owner and operator of Black Diamond Ranch.
Opened in 1987, The Quarry has been ranked one of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” by Golf Digest and among the “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” by GOLF Magazine. Forged through the cliffs and lakes of retired limestone quarries, it remains one of Fazio’s seminal works.
The Ranch, which members often cite as their favorite, places a premium on strategy and has drawn comparisons to Pine Valley. The Highlands is a stout 9-hole par-36 playing to almost 3,500 yards. It can be played in tandem with either of The Ranch’s nines.
Rates for both packages depend on season and day of the week. Additional nights’ accommodations and golf can be purchased. Those interested can request a Community Specialist guided tour of Black Diamond Ranch and meeting at its state-of-the-art Welcome Center (opening soon). For more information: www.blackdiamondranch.com, krosselet (at) blackdiamondranch (dot) com, (352) 453-5473.
Located in bucolic Citrus County, Black Diamond Ranch is a 1.5 hour drive from Tampa International Airport (TPA) and Orlando International Airport (MCO), both of which feature direct service from myriad markets in the U.S. and abroad.
About Black Diamond Ranch
Featuring three Tom Fazio-designed courses – The Quarry, The Ranch and The Highlands – Black Diamond Ranch has established itself as Florida’s No. 1 residential golf community since 1987.
The Quarry Course, set amongst limestone cliffs, live oak trees, dogwoods, myrtles and magnolias, has been ranked one of “America’s 100 Greatest Courses” by Golf Digest and among the “Top 100 Courses in the U.S.” by GOLF Magazine. Black Diamond Ranch has earned a place on LINKS Magazine’s list of “America’s 100 Premier Properties,” and is perennially featured on Golfweek’s “Best U.S. Residential Golf Courses” list.
Completed in 1997, The Ranch Course 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. With stunning hilltop views of up to 25 miles, the nine-hole Highlands Course (completed in 1999), is a magnificent mix of lush, rippling fairways, stands of oak and pine, pristine water features and mesmerizing natural beauty.
About Escalante Golf
Established in 1991, Escalante Golf is a boutique owner and operator of luxury golf properties nationwide, including California, Colorado, Florida, Ohio and New Mexico. Operating partners David McDonald, Elcio Silva, Robert Silva and David Matheson direct the Escalante team with offices in Fort Worth, Texas.
For more information: www.escalantegolf.com, (407) 739-8729.