A retired mine in the middle of nowhere in Florida might be the closest thing to the dramatic links landscapes in Ireland and Scotland. When Streamsong Resort decided to build 54 holes of golf on said retired mine — Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, Tom Doak and Gil Hanse were natural choices for the designs.
There are 228 guest rooms, a grotto-style spa, guided bass fishing on multiple lakes and streams, sporting clays, tennis, archery, nature trails, a lakeside infinity-edge pool and five fine and casual dining options. Recently the resort added The Gauntlet, a two-acre putting course, and The Roundabout, a free-flowing practice area.
Streamsong Black is a par 73 golf course, it debuted in September of last year. Black is a separate standalone golf course, unlike the interconnected Red and Blue. Rates and walking rules vary throughout the year. The Tour Package offers the chance to play all three, which is obviously the goal. The package includes three nights and rounds on all three courses.
- Three night’s luxury guestroom accommodation
- One round on Streamsong Red, Streamsong Blue and Streamsong Black
- Full breakfast daily, choice of restaurants
- $50 Streamsong Resort credit for each player
Also, be sure to notice the walk and ride schedule:
- January 1 – March 31: walking only, all times
- October 1 – December 31: walking only, prior to 11 a.m. daily
- January 1 – March 31: riding not available
- June 1 – September 30: riding available all day
- October 1 – December 31, 2017: riding available after 11 a.m. daily
If it was 75 and sunny everyday in Ireland then it wouldn’t be Ireland and tee times there would be worth more than diamonds. Rates now at Streamsong Resort are at peak, but consider this — three days of walking golf in shorts and a golf shirt for less than $2,000. Worth every penny.