Driving up to Streamsong you will surely be taken back by this massive secluded modern edifice nestled in Bowling Green Florida. A unique and picturesque landscape, a luxury remote golf paradise, a land with inherent beauty that creates an unparalleled luxury resort; are some of the ways the Streamsong Resort has been described. Expert architects Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design, Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw, and Gil Hanse of Hanse Golf Course Design collectively created what are considered to be three of the top 200 golf courses in 2019, Streamsong Red (#14), Streamsong Black (#15) and Streamsong Blue (#19) by Golfweek. And, Streamsong has become a hot course for celebrity bros, father and son outings, and many women a demographic that is growing in the golf community. Whatever you are looking for there are numerous existing and customizable packages.
When you are golfing at Streamsong you literally feel like you are in the middle of nowhere, and the nature surrounding the resort makes you feel like you are anywhere but Florida. A lot of the resort’s uniqueness is attributed to the fact that Streamsong is the former site of a phosphate mine. The Mosaic Company, the company who brought Streamsong to life, touts itself as the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients—and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources.
The Lodge features 216 guestrooms, a state of the art fitness center, superb restaurants, a pool, and a rooftop lounge with stunning sunset views. Additionally, Streamsong offers sporting clay shooting, bass fishing, archery, hiking, and bird watching. The spa is a destination all on its own, you are greeted by friendly and professional therapists who walk you into a room with several grottos of heated water and a cold plunge. The spa menu is extensive and, a relaxation treatment is necessary for both men and woman. Especially, after a day of intense physical activity.
I had a chance to sit down with Jim Bullock, the Director of Sales & Marketing to learn more about the golf resort:
How did the developers decide that this former mining site would be a great location for a golf course? The visionary behind the project grew up around golf, playing many elite courses, and upon surveying the land for potential reclamation, realized the topography and sand base were unique and unexpected. The sense of tranquility and isolation available at the site was the inspiration to create the destination golf experience at Streamsong. It was thoughtfully and intentionally created to preserve the story of the land and honor the natural surroundings.
What was the land used to create Streamsong like before the project was started?
Very similar to what you see today – this is intentional.
What contributed to Streamsong’s success?
Far from the concrete, crowds, and chaos that cover much of central Florida, Streamsong’s success is linked to a variety of interrelated attributes all of which have one thing in common –authenticity and originality. From the one-of-a-kind modern architecture of the lakeside lodge and custom accents throughout, to the rich and rare confluence of amenities facilities and services not found together anywhere else in Florida — including a grotto-style spa, sporting clays, guided bass fishing, archery, four fine and casual restaurants and, of course, three internationally acclaimed golf courses that envelop the resort where the tradition of the game is honored by walking with caddies.
What differentiates Streamsong from other golf courses in Florida?
Simply put, everything — there is nowhere else in Florida like Streamsong Resort. It is the only place in the world to experience four world-renowned golf course architects’ three internationally acclaimed links-style courses. A true bucket list golf experience, Streamsong Blue, Streamsong Red, and Streamsong Black celebrate the legacy of traditional Scottish links. Undulating fairways navigating through wild grasses and deep-water ponds, huge bunkers rolling from towering sand dunes and deep greenside pot bunkers define the unexpected experience of playing golf at Streamsong. Streamsong is home to Florida’s highest rated golf collection.
Last year the PGA launched a campaign to attract more women to golf, how is Streamsong reaching this demographic?
Streamsong Resort has seen an increase in female golfers and guests visiting the resort and are confident the trend will continue. All travelers, but even more women, are seeking authenticity, intention, and enrichment; Streamsong encourages guests to explore and experience in an awe-inspiring, distraction-free setting, with packages that incorporate all the resort has to offer both on and off the courses. Most of our golfers – male and female – choose to relax post-round at the grotto-style spa or infinity pool with cabanas. Multiple restaurants offer casual to fine dining options without ever needing to leave the resort grounds, including a rooftop bar with striking 360-degree views. And for the more outdoorsy traveler or curious adventurer, they can choose to experience our guided bass fishing, archery, and sporting clays.
Are there any plans to grow Streamsong?
Streamsong resides on 16,000 acres and at this time only 1/3 of the land is being used. While there are no expansion plans currently being discussed, our significant success in just six short years leaves the door open for future growth opportunities.
Streamsong’s owners have an admiration and respect for the classic golf courses and the “Golden Age of Architecture” which is what makes the resort what it is. The sweeping hills, dramatic dunes, lovely lakes, hidden but very present wildlife, and vast greenery make the resort one of many golfers’ must go to courses in the world. One thing is certain Streamsong offers a golfing experience like none other.