In a state known for its golf resorts, it takes a lot to stand apart from the crowd, yet Streamsong Resort
has found the formula for being distinctive.
Located in Polk County, Fla., Rich Mogensen, general manager, calls it a “relaxing and rejuvenation getaway.”
Close to both Orlando and Tampa, he adds the resort is “far enough away to feel like an inclusive getaway.”
With the recently opened 216-room lodge, guests are able extend their time at Streamsong. That is if they can tear themselves away from their rooms
. Constructed in such a way that takes advantage of its natural setting, the rooms have floor to ceiling glass with a majority of them offering views of the water.
“The lodge fits very well into the surroundings. The design pulls the outside into the building.”
However, guests won’t be disappointed when they do leave their rooms, because there is much to enjoy on the property. And for many, it all begins with the signature feature - two link-style public golf courses
similar to those found in Scotland. Opened along with the clubhouse in late 2012, the courses have received numerous accolades such as topping Golf Magazine’s list of “Best New Courses You Can Play” and ranked as the 12th and 14th best resort courses in the nation by Golfweek.com. Streamsong Red
, designed by Bill Coore and
Ben Crenshaw on rolling terrain and winds through sand dunes. Streamsong Blue
was designed by Renaissance Golf Design/Tom Doak and features wild grasses and deep-water ponds.
“These are masterpieces in the middle of Florida. The style of the courses are ones not seen in America,” he says.
For those who don’t want to take on the challenge of the courses, or want something to do
on the other days, they can try their luck with bass fishing with a guide. Work on the perfect aim and test skills at the sporting clay shooting range. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore and discover another side of central Florida along the property’s hiking trails with ample bird watching opportunities.
And for the ones looking to relax during their getaway at Streamsong, there are plenty of opportunities to do that, too. Spend a good part of the day relaxing poolside at the lakeside infinity pool. Completely indulge with a service or two at the AcquaPietra Spa
, complete with nine treatment rooms and seven pool experiences.
“A perfect day here is golf in the morning, sporting clays in the afternoon and a spa service in the early evening,” says Mogensen.
Unwind before dinner and take the sunset at Fragmentary Blue, the rooftop lounge at the lodge. Speaking of dinner and dining in general, this is another area that Streamsong doesn’t disappoint in. The resort has four restaurant
, with three at the lodge: SottoTerra, featuring Italian cuisine, P2O5 with traditional Florida dishes, and the above-mentioned Fragmentary Blue that serves more of pub-style small plates. The fourth restaurant is at the clubhouse, Restaurant Fifty-Nine that serves steak and seafood.
Whether it is an overnight trip or a long weekend, Streamsong Resort provides a different kind of getaway experience for all type of vacationers.
(photo credit: Streamsong Resort; top left, room view, top right, Streamsong Red golf course)