We can honestly say that this year’s final will be like nothing we have ever done before. We are heading to Central Florida, but not the hustle and bustle of Orlando. No, we are heading south into a world far removed from theme parks and high rise hotels.
Welcome to Florida’s finest golfing retreat - Streamsong, set in the beautiful Florida wilderness. Ultra modern and sophisticated, with five star service, five star comfort and five star golf. Streamsong is a golfer’s paradise and here’s your chance to discover it now as it continues its journey to becoming the no.1 resort in the United States.
Modern and sophisticated, with water views extending into the natural horizon, the beauty of the lakeside Lodge and Clubhouse is as dramatic as the surrounding environment. Guest rooms are private sanctuaries, spacious retreats. Days spent by the pool, followed by evenings on the rooftop verandah for dramatic sunsets and stargazing: Bustling urban centers and themed parks are miles away from Streamsong, worlds away from your mind.
The 216-room Lodge and its custom-built guest rooms and suites has amazing views of the surrounding lakes and wildlife habitat. The hotel also features four casual and fine dining restaurants, plus multiple bars including a rooftop lounge. There is also a state of the art fitness center and outdoor lakeside pool, as well as a quiet loft/lounge area and even retail stores and outfitters.
Visit the uniquely designed grotto-style full-service spa featuring eight treatment rooms, six unique pool experiences and a hair and nail salon.
The guestrooms and suites at Streamsong are as soothing as they are inspiring, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass with custom louvers and hardware to control light, and the majority of rooms have spectacular water views that extend to the natural Florida horizon. Queen and king-size beds with sumptuous linens, plush robes, and boutique amenities ensures that no detail is overlooked…every expectation is met.
While golf may be the centerpiece at Streamsong, the resort features a range of services sure to please every guest. Some of the many offerings include custom personal enrichment programming such as collaborative culinary and wine classes, writing and other skill enhancement courses, as well as a performing and cultural arts series. There is also a special heritage area where visitors can learn more about the rich history of this part of Florida.
The courses at Streamsong Resort
Forget about any shot you’ve ever played, any course you’ve ever visited. When it comes to golf at Streamsong, there is no comparison. Because for the first time in their considerable careers, renowned golf architects Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw, and Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, worked side by side simultaneously to create two extraordinary 18-hole golf masterpieces—both of which were specifically designed to be walked and offer the ultimate golfing experience, the likes of which Florida has never seen.
The driving force behind Streamsong is The Mosaic Company and its visionary use of land recovered from a former phosphate mine. Through the land recovery process, sand dunes were created throughout the property, which made for dramatic rises in elevation and the perfect base for fairways and greens with a stunning variety in contour. This inspired combination of indigenous and man-made terrain—coupled with the imaginations of three of the finest golf course architects in the world - set the stage for two of the best links-style golf courses ever to be played.
And that’s not all, by the time our finalists embark on Streamsong, the highly anticpated Streamsong Black will be in play and in peak condition. This is rumoured to soon become the finest course in Florida, and possibly the US and our finalists will be one of the very first groups to have the honour of playing it.
Prepare yourself for an entirely new walking golf experience.
Our final would start with foursomes on the Streamsong Blue.
With its multiple elevation changes, fairways navigating wild grasses and deep-water ponds, and huge bunkers that roll off of towering sand dunes, Streamsong Blue seems designed by discovery rather than by intention. Created by Renaissance Golf Design’s renowned architect Tom Doak—who already has four designs ranked among the top 100 in the world—Streamsong Blue is equally destined for golfing greatness. It features spectacular terrain, with rises and falls in elevation, and contours that undulate.
Known for his design philosophy of routing around the natural features of the land, Doak noted, “Now we get to use these dramatic changes as the centerpiece to our golf holes.” All together, they combine to offer some of the most stimulating holes in golf.
By Day two, we are upping the challenge with our fourballs on Streamsong Red.
Simply put, Streamsong Red is like nothing you’ve ever played. Designed by the legendary team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw—architects of five designs in the Top 100 in the United States—Streamsong Red is an 18-hole masterpiece. With its 419 Bermuda Grass fairways winding through decades-old sand dunes, lakes, and natural bunkers, Streamsong “is naturally conducive to uncovering great golf holes,” says Crenshaw, who himself is a two-time PGA Masters Champion. “It is going to be spectacular.”
With its striking landforms, expansive lakes, rolling terrain and stretches of open savannah, Streamsong Red brings drama and strategy into play on each spectacular hole.
And for our final round singles we are lucky enough to be one of the first groups to play the highly anticpated Streamsong Black, effectively ready for play 12 months in advance, but kept in prestine tournament condition for its unveiling this autumn.
Streamsong Black is designed by acclaimed golf course architect Gil Hanse, designer of the 2016 OIympic Course in Rio de Janeiro, Castle Stuart Golf Links in Inverness, Scotland (host of the Scottish Open), Los Angeles Country Club (North and South), and one of the most entrusted architects in the game to restore many of America’s most prominent private clubs. Streamsong Black, Par 73, is an expansive, strategic and eye-popping layout with rolling terrain, sand and vistas which are reminiscent of the Sand Belt of Australia.
With so much on offer, it promises to be a trip of a life time! To find out more about Streamsong, click here
Please note the S14 Final will be a walking final with no carts.