Streamsong Red---Streamsong, FL
This course was not ranked as of 1/12/2013
Streamsong is a new golf-only resort located in between Tampa and Orlando, Florida. The club is owned by
Mosaic Corporation, which is a large mining company. In fact, the course is built on top of a reclaimed mining site
and yields unique turf, terrain, and views relative to almost anything else is the golfing world.
The Red Course at Streamsong was designed by the dynamic duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Combining
Coore/Crenshaw’s penchant for building naturalistic golf courses by using what the land provides rather than
creating their own landforms and features with the uniqueness of the reclaimed mining site upon which the course
is built, provided the foundation for one of the world’s most unique golf courses. This uniqueness is centered on
the stunning beauty of the course, but the beauty is not like anything I’d ever seen before. It was natural beauty,
but it wasn’t the natural beauty of a mountain setting. It wasn’t the natural beauty of a lake setting, or a meadow,
or anything most people are accustom to. Rather contradictory, it was a natural beauty that manifested itself from
an old mining property.
In addition to this odd natural beauty, the course was very strategic with some severe bite. It made for a peaceful
serene walk, but with a dash of “rise up and hit the tough shot.”
Additionally, I think Coore and Crenshaw took some fairly big risks with the uniqueness of their hazard creation.
During the course of your round, you’ll see concave bunkers;
Semi-large dunes blocking greens;
And angular shots into Biarritz greens.
Streamsong Red is a very good golf course with some must see features that commonly asks the golfer to hit some
tough shots in order to post a decent score.