The hottest new golf destination this season is Streamsong Resort in rural central Florida. There seems to be a lot of questions going around about exactly where its located, how to get there and when to go so here are some answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
When do I need to start planning?
If you want to stay in one of the 12 rooms in the clubhouse you need to call immediately! We booked about 6 months in advance to get the clubhouse rooms and that was before all the press that the resort got once they opened. If you don’t care about staying on site, tee times are fairly available and you shouldn’t have a problem securing one for your trip.
When is the best time to visit Streamsong?
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How do I get to Streamsong?
No matter where you are coming from you will have to do some driving. For those who will be flying, Sarasota (SRQ), Tampa (TPA) and Orlando (MCO) provide the shortest drives.
Tampa – 1 hour 15 minutes
Sarasota – 1 hour 20 minutes
Orlando – 1 hour 45 minutes
Naples – 2 hours 15 minutes
W. Palm Beach – 3 hours
Miami – 4 hours
Where is the best place to stay when going to Streamsong?
Right now there are only 12 rooms on site in the clubhouse. If there is no availability on-site the closest spot to find national chain hotels is in Lakeland which is about 30 miles away. This shouldn’t be an issue after the hotel opens in late 2013.
Which course(s) should I play?
There are two courses at Streamsong the Red and the Blue (click “Red” and “Blue” for photo tours). I would strongly suggest playing both of them. In fact, I would recommend playing both of them twice.
Is there anything to do besides golf?
Uh . . . NO. Until the hotel/resort opens in late 2013 there is nothing to do at Streamsong Resort except for golf.
Can I walk at Streamsong?
Yes. Streamsong allows players to walk and carry their bag in addition to offering caddies, push carts and motorized carts. They have all the options! Expect to pay a caddie roughly $100 per bag per round. Players taking motorized carts are required to take a forecaddie.
How much does it cost?
Currently there is only one rate which is $175 to walk and $200 to ride in a motorized cart. The replay rate for walking is $90 and the replay rate to ride in a cart is $115. There is some talk of having a summer rate and a Florida resident rate, but nothing has been decided yet according to the resort.
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