Bowling Green, FL
- ALSO GOOD FOR
- Four restaurants / spa / bass fishing / clay shooting
- 1000 Streamsong Dr., Bowling Green, FL 33834
TravelogueYou would be hard pressed to find a greater assembly of elite course designers all working at the same property — let alone one that was built on a former mining site. Streamsong pulled it off. The jig about its Hanse (Black course), Coore & Crenshaw (Blue course) and Doak (Red course) trio is that most guests can’t bring themselves to choose a fave. Each course is that good, and different in its own way. With a top-shelf practice facility, this is a golf resort in every sense of the term. Be sure to maximize your HPT (holes per trip) by jumping out for six-hole loops on the three offerings: the courses were designed to include a six-hole stretch that runs outward and back to the clubhouse. This means when you’ve finished first 18 (or 36) of the day, you can still squeeze in at least another half-dozen holes. Golfed out? Try your hand at bass fishing, clay shooting or even archery. The tres-modern guest rooms, designed by famed architect Alberto Alfonso, feature artwork from Alfonso that honor Streamsong’s dunes, lakes and woody surrounds.
6 things you need to know
1. Best time to go:Fall and spring (summer temperatures reach the 90s consistently).
2. Daily stay-and-plays start at:$500
3. Golf experience:Three Top-100 rated courses, designed by Tom Doak (the Blue), Coore/Crenshaw (the Red) and Gil Hanse (the Black).
4. Best non-golf amenity:Guided bass fishing.
5. While you're there:Try your hand at archery, a sport you just don’t find everywhere.
6. Insider tip:Order the grouper sandwich from Restaurant Fifty-Nine.