5 Reasons to Visit Streamsong Resort in Florida
February 11, 2016
Walking down the fairways at Streamsong, you’ll swear you’re not in Florida. Instead of palm trees and flat lies you’re seeing huge mounds similar to those at Ballybunion in Ireland.
Located near Lakeland, Streamsong Resort is a 36-hole complex that’s worthy of a visit, especially for those who love to play links-style golf with a caddie. It’s situated 48 miles from Tampa and 86 miles from Orlando.
Here are 5 reasons why you should plan a golf vacation to Streamsong:
- Spectacular Terrain–Streamsong’s courses are routed through wild, exotic looking sand mounds. The two 18-hole championship layouts (Red and Blue) are set on terrain that was previously used as a phosphate strip mine. While the miners have packed up and departed, what they left behind is soaring sand mounds, striking landforms, lakes, open fields and vegetation that are something to behold.
- Exceptional Course Designers–Two of the most respected design teams in the world transformed the unique land into world-class golf courses. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw built the Red Course and Tom Doak’s Renaissance Golf Design group did the Blue Course. The Red Course has several large green complexes offering opportunities for bump and run shots. On the Blue, the first thing you’ll notice is the gargantuan elevated first tee, the highest point on the property. There’s also an extra “Bye” hole near the clubhouse, which is great for settling bets. Set to debut in Fall 2017 is a third course, Streamsong Black designed by Gil Hanse.
- Professional Caddies–Streamsong’s courses (especially if you’re a first-timer) are best appreciated with a caddie. Streamsong has a roster of 130 professional caddies. Many of them have caddied at clubs like Baltusrol, Pine Valley and Shinnecock Hills and resorts such as Bandon Dunes and Kiawah Island.
- Avant Garde Clubhouse and Excellent Restaurant–The sleek, minimalist design clubhouse has the hip appearance of something you might find in Southern California, not the wilds of Central Florida. Appointed with plush leather chairs, design carpeting and rich wood fixtures, the ambiance of the clubhouse is decidedly upscale. Restaurant Fifty-Nine at the clubhouse has an impressive menu dotted with grilled aged steaks, double-cut lamb chops and seared Ahi tuna. The 14 oz. New York Strip or Grilled Lobster Tails are great choices to celebrate a round.
- Luxe Multi-Amenity Hotel–Looking like a trendy, urban hotel that’s been air-dropped into Central Florida, the 216-room lakeside lodge is great place to luxuriate between rounds of golf. Heading the list of amenities are four casual and fine dining restaurants, multiple bars, full-service spa, fitness center, and outdoor lakeside pool and fireplaces. Enhancing your stay are services like bass fishing with a guide, sporting clay range, wine and culinary classes and trails for hiking and bird watching.