Streamsong(R) Resort - A One-of-a-Kind Golf Destination
An unexpected place far from the crowds and chaos often associated with Central Florida, Streamsong® Resort is a one-of-a-kind golf destination intentionally designed in harmony with its natural surroundings.
Nestled amid 16,000 pristine acres of hushed seclusion, there’s a purposeful calm. A place defined by what is found here as much as by what is not. No traffic, no condos, no theme parks.
A cool breeze begins to nudge the native grasses, the water’s silent surface is momentarily broken by the belly flop of a largemouth bass; a wood stork’s wings whip the air just above the tree line and gracefully soars into a brilliant orange sunset. Nature’s serenade – here, it’s called a Streamsong.
The luxury resort is the only place in the world to experience three distinct golf courses designed by the legendary architecture foursome of Coore/Crenshaw, Doak, and Hanse, and all in the Top 100 in the U.S.
Golf at Streamsong is pure, the way the game was meant to be. Thanks to seamless integration of indigenous and awe-inspiring terrain, Streamsong’s 54 holes stretch across a landscape that contradicts their locale in the heart of the Sunshine State.
Instead of flatland, towering sand dunes and surprising contours reign here. All three courses were designed with walking in mind to enjoy the dramatic elevations and distinct nuances of the unique course architecture. This philosophy encourages living in the moment, taking in the sights, sounds and settings of each round.
Streamsong® Red is a lake-dotted layout with striking landforms, rolling terrain and open savannah designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw. Streamsong® Blue, a course revered for its elevation changes, wild grass-lined fairways, and enormous bunkers that spill off towering sand dunes was designed by Tom Doak. Both courses recently converted their greens to the revolutionary, new ultradwarf Bermudagrass known as Mach 1, and reopened in October 2020. Recognized as one of the purest turfs in the industry, Mach 1 is a genetically strong and high-performing putting surface conducive to the state’s elements.
Rounding out the group, Gil Hanse designed Streamsong® Black. The big, bold par-73 layout offers breathtaking views of the vast landscape, which includes the largest greens at Streamsong, flowing elevation, sand ridges and deep bunkering akin to the Sand Belt Region of Melbourne, Australia. Unlike Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue’s creatively and expertly intertwined layouts, Streamsong Black stands alone as a proper complement. The highly anticipated course was revealed to the world in September 2017, earning top honors including GOLF Magazine’s “Best New Course of the Year.”
The newest addition also features The Gauntlet, a dynamic two-acre putting course, and The Roundabout, a free-flowing seven-hole practice area.
Golf is experiencing a resurgence due to the pandemic, courtesy of its wide-open spaces ideal for natural social distancing. Streamsong offers three of the most highly acclaimed and widely pursued courses in the game today.
The remarkable golf is complemented by equally accomplished offerings beyond the fairways. Juxtaposed against the fauna are ultra-modern lakeside lodge accommodations featuring a grotto-style spa, and five unique restaurants and bars.
Streamsong’s guestrooms and suites are as soothing as they are inspiring, featuring floor-to-ceiling glass to showcase the spectacular water views that extend to the natural Florida horizon. In each of the rooms, architect and designer Alberto Alfonso – an established artist in his own right – created paintings to reflect the natural surroundings.
Each guest room also presents a thoughtfully curated library including a copy of Patrick Smith’s novel, A Land Remembered. The classic was selected by Alfonso to encourage guests to get lost in Florida’s rich and rugged history. The immersive resort – built as a reclamation project – tells a similar story of land preservation, situated atop the remnants of a region of former mining land known as the “Bone Valley.”
For the ultimate outdoorsman (or woman), pursuits atypical at a traditional Florida resort include a 12-station sporting clay course and archery targets. Serene lakes and streams offer best-in-class bass fishing, and nature trails introduce guests to the “locals” – alligators, turtles, rabbits and more.
After a day on the links or the lake, true relaxation and rejuvenation are achieved at AcquaPietra™, the inspiring spa with six thermal pool experiences; sauna and steam room; and nine treatment rooms.
Streamsong is home to multiple dining experiences to delight every discerning palate. The elegant steak- and seafood-centric Restaurant Fifty-Nine serves all-day dining, prepared with the level of finesse required by the elusive golf score for which the restaurant is named.
The newest venue, the casual Bone Valley Tavern is named as another ode to the resort foundation. Land and sea converge here on the new menu as they once did here in prehistoric times to provide a perfectly balanced epicurean experience. Bone Valley Tavern is the window to the region's origins, boasting 360-degree views, fresh sustainable seafood, small plates and local craft cocktails.
Other tastebud-tempting options include the fine dining SottaTerra serving contemporary Italian cuisine, the Florida-forward P2O5™ and rooftop Fragmentary Blue lounge mixing up hand-crafted cocktails.
The resort is accessible via two international airports – Orlando (MCO) and Tampa (TPA) – each a 75-minute, distraction-free drive away. Six nearby regional airports accommodate private aircraft, including Bartow Municipal and Lakeland Linder Regional.