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Streamsong to add Fourth Course

By: Christopher Follenus

One of America’s most acclaimed golf resorts confirms its adding a much anticipated new course. This will be a shorter 18-hole course to complement the existing award-winning courses.

Hopes Confirmed as Streamsong to add Fourth Golf Course

 

 

If you have been one of those golfers aching to play at Streamsong Resort, or you’re an old friend of the resort, you’ll be happy to learn the popular resort is expanding. The resort has just announced it will be adding a fourth golf course to its already highly acclaimed slate of course offerings. The new course, as yet to be named, will be designed by the iconic team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. For those familiar with the existing award-winning courses at Streamsong, this new course will be shorter, with early routings that incorporate a six- and 12-hole loop, as well as a large putting course.

Coore and Crenshaw are intimately familiar with Streamsong, and were the team behind Streamsong Red. Streamsong Red opened in 2012, with ‘Best New U.S. Course’ honors, and is perennially ranked among the top 30 courses in the U.S. by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine, and Golf Weekly.

A Site ‘Dramatically Gifted for Golf’

The first tees of the new course will be located just a short walk from the Lodge at Streamsong. In a statement Bill Coore described the land where the course will occupy as being “a site dramatically gifted for golf”.

The course will wind through Streamsong’s famously unique-to-Florida topography, passing centuries old native oaks, mine cuts, and along the banks of Little Payne Creek. Dramatic elevation changes exist on the land to bring excitement and drama to the play. Streamsong has been noted for its fascinating setting, once an old phosphate mine. It offers golf more akin to the best links courses of Scotland or Ireland. And while the new course will be shorter and somewhat different in nature, it promises to perfectly complement the existing courses, while keeping the to the beloved, unique character of Streamsong.

A Fun and Accessible Course

The course will be designed as a walking course, where a full set of clubs will not be required. This will allow golfers (and speed golfers!) to play more quickly than on a larger or longer 18-hole course, without specified tee markers, and without a score relative to par. Holes are expected to range in length from 70 to 100 yards.

One of America’s Top Golf Resorts, and now Culinary Destinations

This announcement comes as Streamsong approaches it’s 10th anniversary, marking a decade of great play and accolades. The Polk County resort continues to add to its impressive list of honors. This is illustrated by the resort’s recent listing by the UK’s Golf World as the #6 ranked golf resort in the world, and the Robb Report placed it in the Top 15 in the U.S. But this all encompassing golf resort and spa is also winning acclaim for its culinary offerings. John Mariani at Forbes Magazine recently stated that Streamsong has four of Florida’s top restaurants. SottoTerra, Fin & Feather, Restaurant 59, and Bone Valley Tavern have each been listed among Florida’s best. The addition of the highly anticipated new course will only further add to the lure and appeal.

Watch this space for updates, and visit streamsongresort.com for more details.

Streamsong Resort is located in Bowling Green, in Polk County, Central Florida.

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