Often referred to as the "Golf Coast" Citrus County Florida offers over twenty local area golf courses all within minutes away. Thousands of golfers from all over the nation visit Florida annually and many make sure Citrus County is one of their stops. Residents and visitors alike know that the sunny weather along with the warm Gulf breezes make winter golfing in Citrus County a year round pleasure.
Citrus County offers some of the highest rated golf courses in the country. In fact, four have been consistently ranked in the top 100 by Golf Digest magazine. They are Southern Woods Golf and Country Club located at Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa Florida, Black Diamond in Lecanto Florida, and World Woods in Brooksville Florida with two top 100 ranked golf courses.
In 1993, Southern Woods Golf and Country Club was nominated the Best New Private Course by Golf Digest Magazine. The Southern Woods Golf Course offers wide fairways, thick rough, and large challenging greens.
Black Diamond is arguably one of the most famous golf courses in Florida with its unique and top ranked Quarry Golf Course. The Quarry golf course at Black Diamond is carved into the remains of a limestone quarry and was designed by Tom Fazio. With three golf courses and 45 holes, Black Diamond will leave a memorable impression.
As mentioned, World Woods occupies two spots in the top 100 nationwide. The Rolling Oaks Golf Course was recently ranked 63rd and the Pine Barrens Golf Course was recently ranked 9th. World Woods is well known for its practice facility and was nominated by Sports Illustrated magazine as "the best range in the world."
Other notable golf courses in Citrus County Florida include El Diablo in Citrus Springs, Sugarmill Woods in Homosassa Florida with its three course, the Cypress Golf Course, the Oaks Golf Course, and the Pines Golf Course, and the Dunes Golf Course at Seville, located just south of the Citrus County line in Hernando County.
More golf courses in the Citrus County Florida area include Skyview at Terra Vista. This newest golf course joins the existing Meadows Golf Course at Citrus Hills and the Oaks Golf Course at Citrus Hills.
Additionally, there is the Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club, Lakeside Golf and Country Club in Inverness Florida, Pine Ridge Golf and Country Club in Beverly Hills Florida, the Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Crystal River Florida, Point O’ Woods Golf Course in Inverness Florida as well as the Inverness Golf and Country Club, Rainbow Springs Golf and Country Club in Dunnellon Florida, Seven Rivers Golf and Country Club in Crystal River Florida, and Twisted Oaks Golf Club in Beverly Hills Florida.