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Strut your putt in Citrus County. This golfer’s paradise offers over 20 golf courses all within a 30 minute drive of each other. Citrus County has been referred to by many as a golfer’s candy store. Among these several beautiful courses, four have been ranked in the top 100 in the nation by Golf Digest magazine.
Some of the most popular courses in the area are the Dunes Golf Club at Seville, Sugarmill Woods Golf and Country Club, Skyview at Terra Vista, and El Diablo Golf Club. The Dunes weaves through the naturally beautiful, densely wooded terrain. Using the naturally sandy soil and other features, this course challenges the accuracy and consistency of the golfer. With numerous over sized bunkers, your shot better be right on, if not, you’ll be spending much of your time in the beach-like sand. Traveling a little bit further north, Sugarmill Woods offers not one or two, but three golf courses. The first is the Cypress Course, which offers narrow fairways and is heavily bunkered. Second is the Oaks Course. For those golfer’s who fret water, no fear here! This course is water free and is more open. Finally, there is the Pine Course. This is the longest of the three courses in Sugarmill Woods, which includes the need for accurate drives due to the many out-of-bounds areas. Next along the way is Skyview at Terra Vista. This beautiful, mountainous terrain is the 2nd highest elevation in Central Florida. It has been said that Skyview may be the best “hidden secret” on the Nature Coast. Last but not least in Citrus Springs, you’ll find yourself being lured into El Diablo’s pits. Forcing you to bring your best game, this challenging course snakes through majestic oaks, forests thick with pines and rolling hills.
Other courses in the area include Citrus Hills Golf and Country Club, which offers two challenging courses (The Meadows and The Oaks), Citrus Springs Golf and Country Club, Lakeside Golf and Country Club, Pine Ridge Golf and Country Club, which also offers two courses (an 18-hole and a 9-hole), the Plantation Inn and Golf Resort, Point O’ Woods, Rainbow Springs, Seven Rivers, and Twisted Oaks Golf Club.
Now for the four top ranked courses in the area. To lead off the list, Southern Woods Golf and Country Club was nominated by Golf Digest magazine at the Best New Private Course in 1993. Offering flat, wide fairways, thick rough, and large challenging greens, Southern Woods is located within a deed restricted community providing a picturesque backdrop.
Next on the list is World Woods, providing two of the most challenging 18-hole golf courses in the country. World Woods also offers a world class practice facility that was nominated by Sports Illustrated magazine as “the best range in the world.” Along side this practice facility lays two courses both ranked in the Top 100. Rolling Oaks was ranked 63rd in 1999 and Pine Barrens was ranked 9th in 1999. World Woods is truly one of the most rewarding golfing experiences you will ever have.
Finally we delve into the world of Black Diamond, offering 45 of the most amazing and challenging holes of golf you will ever experience. These Tom Fazio designed courses are carved into what once was a limestone quarry providing some of the most breathtaking views and stunning landscaping a golfer could ever hope for. With this, Black Diamond has emerged as one of the top-ranked courses in the world.
So if you think you are up to the challenge of staring the devil in the eyes at the pits of El Diablo or if you want to tee it up on one of the best and most challenging facilities in the world at World Woods; then you have come to the right place. Citrus County, offering top ranked courses and more, is truly a golfer’s paradise. And don't forget Plantation Realty can find you that perfect new home right on the golf course at any one of these fine country clubs.
For more information about homes for sale on a golf course in Citrus County, contact Plantation Realty today!