A third golf course opened on Sept. 29 at the Streamsong Resort in Bowling Green, Fla.
Designed by Gil Hanse, architect of the 2016 Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Streamsong Black features natural, flowing elevation changes with rolls, tumbles and ridges that differ from the resort's first two designs, Streamsong Blue and Streamsong Red. Streamsong Black is a par-73 course with five par-five holes, each with sizeable differences in length.
Said Hanse, "The scale and shape of this property and the creative design features we were able to incorporate into this layout make Streamsong Black a fun and strategic course to play. We're excited to take the veil off and welcome players."
Also new is the Roundabout, a free-flowing practice facility offering several green complexes and practice holes that can be used in any configuration to serve players' differing needs. Designed by Hanse's team, it also includes an alternate ninth green, providing a play-in option for guests looking to play a shorter, nine-hole loop back to the Clubhouse.
Completing the golf expansion of Streamsong Black is a two-acre putting green called the Gauntlet, directly outside of the new Streamsong Black Clubhouse, where the gastropub Bone Valley Tavern has also just opened.
Hanse joins a roster of A-list architects at Streamsong: Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw designed Streamsong Red, while Tom Doak was the mastermind behind Streamsong Blue.
"From this expansive sandy site, Gil and his team have uncovered a dramatic course that fits its bold landscape and flows as if it has been here for years," said Rich Mack, executive vice president of the Mosaic Co., which owns Streamsong. "We are ready to introduce Streamsong Black to the public and elevate our golf experience with three must-play courses that will rival the best golf venues in the world."
The resort, located about an hour southeast of Tampa, is operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts, and the golf courses are managed by KemperSports. For more information, visit streamsongresort.com.