It takes little time to realize this is a unique place. Larger-than-life fescue covered dunes, massive bunkers and a natural feeling landscape that coaxes you into believe this place has been around forever.
Welcome to Streamsong Resort.
That feeling of discovery doesn’t dissipate as you work your way through the Tom Doak designed Blue Course and Coore & Crenshaw designed Red Course.
The Blue starts off with a bang, taking you atop a 75-foot dune (I mentioned these things are larger than life, didn’t I?) for the opening tee shot.
Be sure to make the climb up the hill with your camera – it’s one of the best views on the entire property. Panoramic views don’t stop there as the course routing and layout lends itself to wide-open views of much of the golf course.
The Red Course winds it’s way around the perimeter of the property, setting every hole apart from the next, each demanding your undivided attention.
One of the coolest parts of the property is a large quarry surrounded by towering grass covered dunes. It presents itself immediately behind the clubhouse, and hole 7 on the Blue and 16 on the Red share this impressive piece of man-made nature.
Take a moment to pause and soak in the breathtaking views from both tees.
Blue vs. Red
So which course is better you wonder? I’d probably lean slightly toward the Red, but after surveying some golfers on the property after our rounds, I’d say it’s too close to call.
Perhaps the Black Course, scheduled to open in late 2017, can mix things up and take the crown.
One thing’s for sure, I’ll certainly make the trip back to Streamsong to find out.