Red Course (Coore/Crenshaw design) Round 2
It had been 2 years since I played the Red Course at Streamsong resort, yet I had fond memories of this round. At that time I was torn which of the 2 courses at Streamsong I liked better, but after this round, it was clear to me that the Red is the slightly better course. Starting on hole 1 this time really gave me a little better sense of how the holes were strung together. As I mentioned after my first round here and only confirming it with the 2nd round, Streamsong Red is the best course in FL.
Yes, Streamsong is in the middle of nowhere FL, but it isn’t that hard to find or that terribly far from Orlando or Tampa. Once you drive onto the property you can see how the remains of the mining industry really shaped the property. Driving past the hotel and toward the clubhouse raises the heart rate with anticipation. We arrived way early so I could properly warm up and take some aerial photos with my GoPro and DJI Phantom Drone. (pics below) After all the pre-golf fun, it was off for a warm winter round on the Red Course.
The back 9 is much longer and it feels that way as you play it and are constantly grabbing a longer club to reach the green. The 12th hole is an absolute monster of a par 4; 2 bombs are required just to reach the monstrous green which could leave you needing to bomb a long putt too. The 14th is an incredible par 3 with its biarritz green that is some 75 yards long front to back. The final hole is another good risk/reward par 5 that i reached in two, yet still only got a par to finish.
Streamsong Red is a must play. I don’t care where you live, this is one of those courses worthy of the trip, you won’t be disappointed. It also will be fun for any skill level, provided you pick the right tee. Add the Blue Course and your trip just became a 36 hole adventure. If you have to wait a little while before you can make arrangement for this trip, the Black will be opening in a couple years, so the resort will be getting even better with more golf.
For more information: www.streamsongresort.com
+Links style golf-firm and fast
+Fun for all ability levels
+Amazing variety of holes
+Excellent course conditions
–Middle of nowhere FL
Red Course (Coore/Crenshaw design) Round 1