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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 7331 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.7

Course Details

Year Built 2017
Architect Gil Hanse (2017) MacCurrach Golf (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

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4.5
24 Reviews (24)

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Handicap 5-9
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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Largest Greens Ever!

We played all 3 Streamsong courses. Every one had something to recommend it as the best one on the property. The Black is designed so that you can get some whacky bounces, and the greens are are humongous. I've never seen sprinkler heads on a putting surface, but every green has them. This was a great experience. My only disappointment was the condition of the greens. They just weren't up to the quality of the Red or Blue. They were a little shaggy and the grain seemed to be more impactful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Georgia Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great and Very Challenging Course with Fantastic Conditions

This was my first time playing Streamsong Black. I love the course, but the greens are super challenging. I would highly recommend Streamsong Black and I would say bring your putting A game, but I have NEVER played a course with more challenging greens.

As is the Blue and Red courses, the practice facilities are great. The course is awesome. Tee to green the course is fantastic. The course has wide fairways with tons of humps, bumps, slopes and undulations. There are TONS on bunkers (booth fairway and greenside). Also, huge sandy waste areas abound on pretty much every hole.
The greens are the most challenging greens I have every played. The greens were in fantastic condition, but they are VERY challenging with mounds, slopes, hills, bumps, etc. and everything you can imagine to make them a challenge. Greens in regulation is an irrelevant stat on the Black course. even being on the green you can EASILY 3 and 4 putt. The greens are massive and with big mounds and undulations. That said, I would play this course over and over again because it is that nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

We played Black after a morning round on Blue (first time ever) that took ~4.5 hrs. We walked and hustled along. The starter on Black was not accommodating to our group (two foresomes back-to-back) when we wanted to switch up the groups for our team match which spanned 4 days of golf. We eventually switched around the groups by the 3rd hole and had a great time.
The course was different than Blue with a lot of sand along the fairways, and fairway and green side bunkers as well. There could be better indicators as to where the next tees were as you left greens which would help first timers who don't have caddies. The course was very interesting and enjoyable to play, especially given the difficulty of a few holes. Our second round on Black the next day was even more fun as we knew our way around and where to direct certain shots. Would love to return!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Pennsylvania Advisor
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

The Windmill Course

How many times have we, as golfers, said “all this course needs is a windmill”? Well give Gil Hanse kudos for having the nerve to actually put a windmill on Streamsong Black. Once you play the hole with the bowl green, you will understand the reference to a miniature golf course. You cannot see the pin from the fairway, but if you are lucky your approach shot may roll down to the hole if goes in, you win a free game). If not, it is fun to run a put up the side of the bowl and see how close you can get to the hole.

This is the newest of the Streamsong courses, and perhaps the most interesting.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Take the Black

I had the chance to play Black twice during our trip to Streamsong as part of the Golf Advisor Getaway package. Overall, the course was a lot of fun, and I would highly recommend the course to others. It plays pretty similar to the other Streamsong courses but with more extremes. The greens are MASSIVE and have plenty of undulation to them. The punchbowl (#9) was certainly a lot of fun to play. Another great addition to Streamsong!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
N Y N J Advisor

Big, bold, great course with a few terribly over-the-top greens

I very much like and would recommend all three Streamsong courses, and I rank them: 1. Red, 2. Black, 3. The Black Course is large-scale grand fun. Tee to green it is fantastic. Wide fairways (wider than Red, but they didn’t seem as wide as the Blue) with good movement and use of elevations and hazards. Big sandy waste areas abound. The course gives strategic options throughout. There are some terrific distinctive features like split fairways and some blind shots. The biggest thing everyone discussed after playing the Black was the greens. I liked the majority of them. They are massive and with big mounds and undulations. On the first 11 or so holes they are fun. They are enormous but the center sections generally are nicely sloped or mounded and then severe features are around those sections. If you are within 30-40 feet of the hole you have a challenging but normal two-putt chance. If farther you have a crazy green mound or slope to contend with. But on 4 or 5 of the greens on the back-nine, the greens are too overboard. The mounds and run-offs take up too much of the greens. You have barely any space to hit from your approach to hold the greens. Other than those 4 or 5 greens, the course is fantastic, but they are so severe that they detract from my overall score. That said, I would play this course over and over again because it is very good, nice to walk, and very fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Not for walkers.

The course design and conditions were amazing. Some some people will gripe about the crazy greens but I liked them a lot. Very unique and not something most of us play every weekend.

Streamsong advertises itself as a walkers course but we were squeezed between two groups of carts and the marshal kept rushing us along.

Ruined an otherwise amazing golf trip.

Five stars across the board if you make the carts slow down and cater to walkers like advertised.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Texas Advisor
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather

Isolation and Beauty: Black Edition

A year after visiting Streamsong for the first time (to play Red and Blue), I returned to play all three!

The Black Course certainly stands apart from the other two, both physically and architecturally. Having it's own clubhouse is a nice touch to getting a different experience.

It's a course full of unique challenges. Surely if you've done any other research on the course, the thing that comes up most often is the greens. They are no joke! They are huge and they are wild. Tetherow is the only course I recall playing with such severely contoured greens. That being said, most them had reasonable pin positions and putting on them was challenging, but not impossible.

The second hole is interesting. It's a short par 4, but the green is absolutely diabolical. The uphill slope hides the green from view... having no course knowledge our group had no idea that anything past the flag was dead. It was surprising and a little frustrating, but would have been a fun challenge if we knew what to expect. The lack of pinsheets is a bummer.

The ninth hole is probably most famous for its punchbowl green. It's certainly a novelty, that is sure to be polarizing for any group. I appreciated it, but do wish it wasn't a blind shot into it. My buddies hated it.

All of the par 3s and par 5s are pretty fun, and very playable for any skill level.

Overall, this course was sneaky hard. It's fairly open, but bad shots get punished. The greens make getting shots close pretty difficult. It's a fantastic course, but I'd put it just behind the other two. Blue remains my favorite.

Outside the clubhouse there is an 18 hole putting course that is ridiculously fun. Grab a drink and play it until dark!

Streamsong is a must visit golf destination. The resort is top notch, and the staff are all super friendly. Most importantly, all three courses are unique and fun.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

A boundary-pushing marvel

Golf's small-c conservatism can be a hindrance. Of the thousands of golf courses that exist, very few truly prod at the edges of the art form. Streamsong Black is one of them, and as a result it is one of the most fascinating golf courses anywhere.

Gil Hanse and his "Cavemen" used the Black as a platform to challenge a golfer's notions about putting - about what constitutes a green, and what sort of importance ones putting should have on one's performance in a round. When you play this course, you'll be asked to do more with your putter than at practically any American course. The slopes on and around the greens have caused many golfers to curse and spit, but I think the place is an absolute joy. With its vast, firm fairways, you'll be glad for the opportunity to air out your driver in order to approach the sensational greens with as short a club as possible. Then, the real fun begins.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Second round pluses the FUN

Had a chance to play Streamsong Black again yesterday and had a blast. The first round you play, you rely heavily on the caddie for sight lines, green reads and virtually everything. The second round had me a lot more comfortable with the blind shots (because there's a lot of room out there) and even more encouraged to take advantages of the wild green contours that distinguish the Black from the C&C's Red & Doak's Blue.

We had two weather delays (lighting) throughout our round which is typical of Florida in the summer. The difference is that the clubhouse and attached Bone Valley Tavern are a great place to wait out Mother Nature. In total, the round took us about 7 hours to complete (totally not the fault of the course or staff). I was playing with two friends who hadn't played the course before and even though we were only there for the day and had a long drive back, I would be happy to wait it out again.

I still haven't had a chance to try the short pitch-n-putt course called the "Round About", which looked like a lot of fun. I've tried it before, but this time we didn't have time to play the putting called "The Gauntlet".

All-in-all, the Black Course has taken over as my favorite at Streamsong. The course is fun and won't beat you up, the separate clubhouse and facilities are excellent (though there is no shower) and the overall vibe is one that I prefer.

Looking forward to heading back soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Texas Advisor
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Not an “Additional Course”

While the Red and the Blue receive rave reviews because they’ve been open longer, the Black course more than holds it own compared to its counterparts. You need to be prepared for absolutely wild greens that require precise iron shots or your ball can easily be ejected off of greens if you don’t appreciate the width and angles components of golf course architecture.

The best putter in your foursome will likely favor the Black course while the precision driver will like the Red and the precision iron player will like the Blue. The first five holes or so I didn’t think the course was that difficult because I was playing to the correct parts of the green and left with flat or slightly uphill putts. The second an iron shot went off line I met the wrath of Gil Hanse and Streamsong Black.

Tip: the practice putting green is the flattest out there and not at all indicative of the course. Go practice putting on the putting course to truly appreciate what you’ll be up against.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Crazy Cool Course

I have lived in Florida for some years now and this was the first time that I have been able to get down to the Streamsong Resort, all I have to say is wow.

The resort is tucked away in the middle of no where and from the front entrance to the compound to the clubhouse of the Black course is a good 3 miles.

I have heard great things about the Blue and Red courses but because the Black course was just opened I had to check it out. The course requires you to take a caddy and man do you need it. For the first time player I found it extremely difficult from the back tees due to many blind tee shots and approach shots, so in my opinion the caddy was well worth the fee.

The course layout is great and I did not get bored once on the course, it always kept you on your toes, especially the greens, they were some of the most unique greens I have ever played on, they were quick and they were challenging.

I played from the back tees and those of you who usually do, I warn you that you will have a long day. However the back tee boxes offer great views of the surrounding areas and beautiful scenery.

Other than the sweltering summer heat in Florida I can not wait to go back, the prices are reasonable in the summer months and I highly recommend the resort for a guys golf trip.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

This course is BIG!

The first of our weekend “Streamsong Triple”, the Black Course is the newest of the three tracks. The Black is set on a different piece of land that the Red and the Blue. The Black is simply a lot of fun. It’s a big golf course with a ton of fun shots. Streamsong required a forecaddie for all courses and you will get your money’s worth at the Black Course because there are a ton of blind or confusing tee shots and layups. The course plays really wide so you can be 100 yards away from your playing partner and still both be in the fairway. The now famous windmill plays as a target marker for a series of shots throughout your round.

There is a ton of variety throughout the round, so much that it’s hard to really hone in on my favorite stretch. The one tip I will give is that you need to favor the left side on #17 (Par 3) and #18 (Par 5) as everything feeds hard right. The caddie should tell you, but if he doesn’t that tip alone will save you at least few shots.

The Black Course has it’s own clubhouse with an 18 hole putting course called The Gauntlet. It’s a lot of fun post round to play a quick round with a beer or two. Take note that as of July 2018, the Black Course does not have showers, so if this is your last round before heading home, you will need to take a shuttle over to the Red/Blue to freshen up.

Of the three courses, this is the course that I would say is the most fun and unique of the three. I would definitely play it again because I'd be a lot smarter now that I've seen it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
2.0
First Time Playing

Disappointed

Layout was fun really the redeeming quality. Conditions were dissapointing, fairways were thin, greens were slow and had patches throughout all of them. Then there was the service, or lack thereof. From calling in, to checking in, to playing and after, no one have any type of service at all. No communication, no one who would answer a question, and when you finally did get an answer it was different from what the previous person said. Really unbelievable for a resort of this supposed caliber. Go for the layout, but don’t expect much else.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Expensive Walk but Great

Playing the Black course was a nice experience. The property of Streamsong is pretty unique and part of the draw. The Black has a beautiful layout and landscape. It’s a great course to walk and feel the course with your feet. Greens are firm and fast but that’s about all I have to say positive about the greens. The designs of almost all of them are extreme for even a scratch golfer. Many of the greens are runoff areas and the usable green space is extremely small for pin placements. I loved the waste bunker areas and the runoffs from green and fairway straight into the sandy areas. Reminded me of Pinehurst and other Coore Crenshaw layouts in the sand areas of the US. I haven’t played the red or blue but it sounds like they are a little more visually appealing/memorable than the black. Greens fees food and merchandise are extremely expensive. I would feel ok paying $150 for the black course but not $260 which is the same as Whistling Straights. Will be back to play red and blue and eventually the 4th course slated to break ground later this year.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Black Attack or rather Greens Attack

Really wide open fairways which offset the really large and difficult greens. It really makes for some interesting and fun putts. The options around the greens are almost limitless. Bump & Run with mid-irons, long-irons, hybrids. Chip & flop shots with wedges. Putts from almost 10 yards off the green. All are options and required for this place. Making it for a full arsenal of shots in 18 holes. You will have a great time here. A must play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor

Hanse out to make a statement

This is no doubt one of the more visually interesting courses you'll ever play. Hanse is out to make a statement on what feels like every hole. And quite a few holes here make the case for Top 5 on property. I particularly loved the par-5 18th hole, and the par-3 5th felt a bit like Florida's take on Portrush's Calamity. It's about as intimidating of a tee shot as you'll play on a par 3.

There are opportunities for birdies here, and I even had a couple make-able eagle putts. That said, I curry favor to the Red and Blue at Streamsong. I think Hanse was really trying to outdo his predecessors, and the result is a ton of sand and quirks, like blind shots and punchbowl greens. You definitely need a reliable caddie your first loop around to have any sort of idea what to do on these holes. I found Red & Blue to be a little more straightforward and comfortable off the tee, which is in my mind more appealing for a resort course.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Back in Black at Streamsong

A year after being one of the first golf writers to tour Streamsong Black, it was great to tee it up to see how it played first-hand. I loved it.
Having played so many modern courses, I'm kind of numb to wild greens. The criticism that they're over the top might be valid, especially the punchbowl green at no. 9 and the short par 4 at no. 14, but I'm okay with Hanse's overall philosophy. It sounds like the 13th green on the right will be the first to be tweaked.
The fairways extend for days, but I like the features that give the approach shots more definition - the massive waste bunker on no. 5, the deep circular trap on no. 6, the hump fronting the green on no. 8, the blind shot to the windmill on no. 9, the risk-reward pond shot on no. 18. To me, the really cool all-glass-wall clubhouse and Gauntlet putting green give the Black the edge as Streamsong's best overall experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 250 Contributor
First Time Playing

Biggest single greens you’ll ever play

The Black is quite different than its sister courses. Fairways wide enough to land a 747 on combined with greens that could double as parking lots. As the course advisor says, you’ll hit more fairways and greens than you usually do, but then the fun starts. The greens are the course’s defense with 3 and 4 putts much more common than normal. The punchbowl 9th green has to be seen to be believed. While the course had a year to grow in, the fairways are still a bit thin/tight compared to the other courses.
On the downside, it’s quite a long walk - at least 8 miles, though flatter than Red or Blue. Can lead to very long rounds. It is also not as scenic as the other courses. But it’s an interesting and imaginative change from the original pair of courses - a horse of a different color. Time will tell, but would not see this jumping into the courses ratings at the same lofty perch as the Red and Blue.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Phenomenal course

What a phenomenal course! The course layout was brilliant, staff was very friendly! Caddy Mike was great. What an absolute joy to play this course, it was definitely worth the wait! Definitely one of my favorites!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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