Central Florida has a new hotspot for golfers – with 36 holes from the top course designers in the business. If you’re ready to leave winter behind, Streamsong Golf & Spa Resort is playing your tune.
Streamsong is being built on approximately 16,000 acres of former phosphate mining land, including the extraordinarily unique terrain where Coore & Crenshaw and Renaissance Golf Design (Tom Doak) leveraged their visionary talents to create two unparalleled, intersecting golf courses that are unlike anything else in the state of Florida. Streamsong is the first venue in the world where these renowned architects have collaborated to design 36 holes, and only the third containing layouts from both design firms.
“Streamsong is a powerful site, and Mosaic is excited to introduce this venue to the world’s golf community as a world-class model for economic and environmental sustainability,” said Rich Mack, development company Mosaic’s executive vice president and general counsel. “We are honored by the reception Streamsong has received. With the opening of the main lodge and other nature-based amenities later this year, we will have created more than 200 permanent jobs and a very unexpected, but special golf, conference and luxury resort destination.”
Streamsong Red, designed by Coore & Crenshaw (Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw), was recently named “Best New U.S. Course You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine. The par-72 course plays to 7,148 yards, features striking landforms, large lakes and rolling terrain.
Streamsong Blue, designed by Renaissance Golf Design (Tom Doak), received Honorable Mention as the “Best New U.S. Course You Can Play” by GOLF Magazine. The par-72 course plays to 7,164 yards, features wide fairways, massive bunkers and extreme elevation changes.
Both courses feature MiniVerde™ Ultra Dwarf Bermudagrass on greens with 419 bermudagrass on fairways and tees. Walking is encouraged with caddies available – but golf carts are also available.
“This property has some of the most unusual, interesting and dramatic land forms we have ever encountered,” said Coore. “The landscape is different than anything we’ve worked with before.”
“The land at Streamsong was naturally conducive to uncovering great golf holes,” added Crenshaw.
“This is such a good piece of land for golf,” said Doak. “The variety of contours created by the mining process allowed us to create a layout unlike any other.”
The golf clubhouse, designed by Alfonso Architects, features 12 guest rooms (designed to accommodate 16 guests); 4,500 square-feet of meeting space, a steakhouse with private dining, lounge and golf shop.
Online tee-times and stay and play packages are now available to the general public via www.streamsongresort.com. The online service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers tee times on both Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue.
The main lodge, opening in fall 2013, will include 216 luxury guest rooms, a conference center, full-service spa, lakeside pool, casual and fine dining, hiking and birding trails, tennis, guided bass fishing and a sporting clays range.