Streamsong Announces “The Chain”, Its Fourth Exquisite Course
By Joel Helm
Photography provided by Streamsong Resort
The hottest golf property in Florida has had quite the year, and it’s capping it off with the exciting announcement of its fourth course.
Just months after Mosaic Company sold Streamsong Resort to Kemper Sports Management for $160 million, the addition of a fourth golf course, known as The Chain, is underway near the resort’s luxury 228-room lodge.
Despite a location that even locals couldn’t find without a GPS made after 2010, Streamsong has gone from a dream to international renown in the course of a decade. Despite a slowdown in the golf market during the Great Recession, Streamsong forged ahead on the back of warm weather and spectacular golf design. Calling in Tom Doak, as well as famed designers Ben Crenshaw and Bill Coore, Streamsong laid out two golf courses that immediately skyrocketed toward the top of what Florida offers. Named the Red and Blue courses, both enjoyed high rankings in “America’s Greatest Public Courses” by Golf Digest, Golfweek, and many other links publications.
The Red course, designed by Coore and Crenshaw, enjoyed the 21st ranking nationally for Golf Digest in 2023, and 19th in Golfweek. As such, it was no surprise the duo were tabbed with designing the property’s fourth course, which follows the opening of the Black course in the fall of 2017.
“The Chain will feature a variety of holes laid upon a landscape of parkland, live oaks, sand and lake.” – Course Designer Bill Coore
“Ben and I have wonderful memories of working with our talented associates and the Mosaic Company to create Streamsong Red and we appreciate the opportunity to return to one of America’s most sought out golfing destinations,” said Coore in an early press release. “Routed on a highly interesting site, The Chain will feature a variety of holes laid upon a landscape of parkland, live oaks, sand and lakes. Although diminutive in size, we believe The Chain, when combined with the anything-but-diminutive Bucket putting course, has the potential to complement, perhaps even enhance, Streamsong’s reputation for must-be-experienced golf.”
While ‘diminutive’ is only in relation to the giant pieces of property consisting of the Black, Red and Blue courses, the new course is completely different in more than just one way—The Chain is all sorts of unique. With holes ranging from 70 to 300 yards, and no defined tee box markers, players get to choose their own adventure. No set par, no set time frame, and not even a predetermined amount of holes make The Chain an intriguing new amenity on the 16,000 acre site. Players can choose between playing 6 holes or 19 holes, and maybe even a number in between.
Preview play on around half of the holes is currently open for resort guests, with the remainder planned to open shortly. For more information, visit the Streamsong website at https://www.streamsongresort.com/.