Great Golfing Abounds in Citrus County | Discover Crystal River

Great Golfing Abounds in Citrus County

The stunning natural beauty and outdoor appeal of City County includes a wide variety of options for golfers of every skill level and budget.

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Ideal for year-round play, the area is renowned for the quality and scenic splendor of its courses, where players often spot native wildlife during their rounds. Home to highly rated public courses, semi private and private courses and clubs, Citrus County invites visitors to add a round or two to their travel itinerary to complete their vacation.

Public Courses

Lakeside Country Club in Inverness is a sprawling 18-hole championship course, with wide fairways lined by sprawling oaks and towering pine trees. Featuring large, undulating greens guarded by 51 sand traps, the course has long par 5’s and is known for the unique “Amen Corner,” four holes that play around an abandoned phosphate mine. Voted among the PGA’s Top 10 World’s Most Beautiful Courses, the nearby World Woods Golf Club is a “must-play” for golfers. World Woods is home to two of the top 10 public golf courses in Florida – Pine Barrens and Rolling Oaks, both designed by the highly acclaimed Tom Fazio.

Semi-Private Golf Courses

A collection of semi-private courses in Citrus County welcome guests to enjoy their picturesque settings. Twisted Oaks Golf Club offers quality golf at an affordable price, with fairways, water hazards and bunkers to challenge and improve your game. Skyview at Terra Vista is a premium 18-hole course, and the highest elevated golf course in Florida, with rolling hills that offer beautiful views of the Nature Coast. Point ‘O Woods Golf Club, Highland Hills Country Club and Citrus Springs Golf & Country Club also welcome travelers to spend some time on their greens.

Private Golf Courses

Respected private courses and clubs are woven into the fabric of Citrus County’s golf community. Black Diamond Ranch consists of three courses, including the abandoned limestone quarries of Quarry Course, the dramatic Ranch Course, and the shifting elevations of Highlands Course. Inverness Golf & Country Club, Southern Woods Golf & Country Club, and Sugarmill Woods Golf & Country Club round out the impressive array of private courses in the area. Visit and start planning your Citrus County golf getaway today.

About Crystal River, Florida

Widely known as the Manatee Capital of the World, Crystal River, Florida, allows visitors the very unique opportunity to experience the up-close encounter of swimming with these gentle giants. Located on Central Florida’s Gulf Coast, Crystal River and the surrounding cities of Old Homosassa, Inverness and Floral City are an authentic showcase of outdoor adventure and scenic beauty. Within tens of thousands of acres of protected state parks, forests and wildlife refuges, visitors can explore miles of bicycling,walking, birding, horseback riding and hiking trails to unlock a wild and wonderful world of natural,recreational and archaeological treasures. Pristine swimmable springs and a shimmering network of rivers, lakes, marshlands and mangroves make Crystal River perfect for kayaking, paddle boarding,canoeing, boating, fishing, scalloping and floating. Feeding the fun is a creative collection of restaurants, pubs, bistros and bars serving up freshly caught seafood and other seasonal favorites all year long. Begin your adventure at or call (800) 587-6667.


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The Inverness golf course is an 18-hole fairly level layout that is rated 69.4 from the white tees and 71.3 from the reds. It is nestled in a setting of large oak trees, pines, palms and a few cedars...

For those who enjoy golf, World Woods must be on your list of courses to play. With two of the ‘top 10’ public access golf courses in Florida on the same property, it is a ‘golfers paradise’.

This 18-hole championship course has wide oak and pine tree-lined fairways and large undulating greens, guarded by 51 sand traps. Lakeside Country Club has four holes playing around an abandoned...

Point O’ Woods Golf Club may be a little tricky to find; but once you do you feel like you’ve found a hidden treasure! Point O’ Woods Golf Club is a challenging executive 9-hole (par 30) public golf...

The layout and rolling terrain of the course is reminiscent of North Carolina courses. Although the course is not extremely tight, allowing you to swing away, an errant shot may be caught among...

Pine ridge Golf Club is nestled in the middle of the 4800 acre Pine Ridge Equestrian and golf community, in Citrus County Florida. The greens are 161 feet above sea level and feature gently rolling...

This 18-hole Bermuda Grass course with water in play was designed by Hale Irwin and Dick Phelps, and stretches 6,900 yards at par 72.

Situated in Homosassa Springs, three miles from the Gulf of Mexico, Sugarmill Woods is a piece of Old Florida . Sugarmill Woods Country Club features a 45 hole course.

Welcome to Skyview at Terra Vista, the highest elevation of any Florida golf course. Enjoy picturesque vistas among the rolling hills of the Nature Coast. This premium course offers 18 Holes of...

Challenge youself amidst the relaxing, picturesque backdrop of Twisted Oaks Golf Club. Test your accuracy with our fairways, water hazards and bunkers; we have everything you need to challenge you...