NewsUSA — The traditional golf resort is going through a major transformation.
While golf is still at the core, the newest properties increasingly offer activities and immersive experiences that appeal to golfers and non-golfers alike — changing the way guests view and book their getaways. Central Florida’s Streamsong Resort is one of the destinations on the forefront of this trend.
Set on 16,000 acres, Streamsong emerged on the site of a former phosphate mine. With towering sand dunes and extreme elevation changes, its land is more reminiscent of Scotland than central Florida. In just a few years, its two intersecting golf courses — Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue — have earned a place on some of the industry’s most prestigious rankings, including GOLF Magazine’s Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the U.S. A third course, Streamsong Black, will open in late 2017.
“Today’s golfer wants a broader experience,” said Richard Mogensen, Streamsong’s general manager. “Streamsong is designed with this guest in mind.”
Beyond its two golf courses, the resort features many options to enjoy the outdoors or just relax. Home to some of the best bass fishing in the United States, Streamsong offers guided catch-and-release fishing expeditions on its prolific lakes. The picturesque sporting clays course, located 10 minutes from the lodge but still on property, is the perfect spot for beginners to learn and pros to refine their shots with guidance from certified instructors. The grotto-style AcquaPietra Spa, infinity lakeside pool, nature trail and tennis courts provide additional opportunities to unwind and enjoy the setting. Dining options, like the award-winning contemporary Italian restaurant SottoTerra, tempt the palate with fresh, innovative fare in spectacular settings.
Streamsong even looks different from the traditional golf resort. Its modern 216-room lodge and intimate 12-room clubhouse have captured architectural accolades for their design, which pays homage to the property’s surroundings.
“Golf is absolutely in our DNA, but our eye is also always on delivering that complete experience,” Mogensen said.
For more information, visit www.streamsongresort.com or call 1-863-428-1000.