Streamsong Resort is a resort 54-hole golf facility located in Streamsong, Florida. This somewhat remote Polk County location is conveniently located about 50 miles Southeast of Tampa, 27 miles South of Lakeland and 85 miles Southwest of Orlando. The facility has two 18-hole championship golf courses, and they are The Red Course. The Blue Course and The Black Course.
Streamsong Resort opened for play in 2012. The Red Course and The Blue Course were jointly designed by Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design and Bill Doak of Renaissance Golf Design and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw. The noted designers were intrigued by the opportunity to utilize mined land and to work side-by-side on their two courses at Streamsong Resort, a 16,000-acre project being developed by The Mosaic Company, the world's leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients. The courses were built on reclaimed mine land. The designers moved little to no dirt in building the course as they liked the pits and sand dunes that were left over from the mining days.
The Black Course, designed by Gil Hanse opened at the end of September 2017.
The Red Course __________________
Like the Blue Course, The Red Curse has a very raw look with the dunes, wild native grasses, and sand waste areas. Everything is understated and blends into the surrounding land. You stand on the dunes and look around and see nothing but natural land for miles, and you do not hear a sound.
There is a bit of Scottish links feel to both courses. Tall grasses and dunes off the fairways, deep bunkers with natural sand from the site (nothing trucked in). Almost constant breeze/winds will greatly affect shots because there are few trees and no buildings to block the wind. No fringe or transition cuts around the greens, so a lot of bump and run strategy.
A big change from most Florida courses where you are surrounded by houses. No palms, no primping, no flower beds, definitely not your average Florida golf courses. But at (according to their web site) a day of golf at $399, this is also not priced like your average Florida golf course. This is a definite destination course complex.
$61 (cart not included), played on Friday, September 2013 at 2pm
We played blue course in a.m. and red course in p.m.. the replay rate was fantastic.the courses are so well layed out and a lot of fun to play. You probably want a caddie to show you the lay of the land. Conditions couldn't have been better. A must destination.
$201 (cart included), played on Friday, December 2012 at 10am
Great course, worth the money. Won't get to play it often, but will enjoy it when I do. Had a forecaddie, who was excellent, but could have saved that $30.....not sure if they are required or not. Would be nice to walk this course- just to savor the experience. Wind was not a real factor the day we played, but I could see that it would be quite a track in the wind.......
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