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 three 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 Black Course __________________
Unlike Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue's intertwined layouts, Streamsong Black stands alone, stretching across a much larger landscape with far-reaching sightlines across the property. Players will marvel at the natural, flowing elevation changes with rolls, tumbles, and ridges that differ from the resort's first two designs.
Streamsong Black plays to a par-73 with five par-5s, each with sizeable differences in length, to give players plenty of scoring opportunities. The walk up the ninth fairway will provide a sense of anticipation as players approach the hole's massive punchbowl green, protected by an elevated ridge. On the back nine, Hanse introduces dual green complexes on hole 13 and an infinity green on 17, creating a scenic view from the tee box of the course's closing par-3.
One of the most noticeable design features that distinguish Streamsong Black from Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue is its bunkering. The lines of the bunkers are sharper, more defined, on Streamsong Black and feature a revetted style that is akin to the course in the sand belt region of Melbourne, Australia.
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