16 Jan '13, 9pm

Streamsong: Mining for golf gold in Central Florida

Streamsong: Mining for golf gold in Central Florida

STREAMSONG, Fla. -- Only time will tell whether Streamsong Resort, easily the most ambitious domestic golf development of 2013, will be a financial and critical success. It’s still an open question as to whether thousands of golfers will flock to a reclaimed mining site in a remote part of central Florida. It will be difficult to gauge the resort’s long-term prospects until Streamsong starts taking bookings for the 216-room lodge that is scheduled to open in late November. And it’s not yet clear whether Streamsong’s two courses, which opened Dec. 21, will find their way onto the short bucket lists of avid golfers, though early reviews have been favorable. But this much can be said with certainty: The people who conceived and built Streamsong aren’t downplaying expectations. “This can be the Sand Hills; this can be a Bandon Dunes equivalent; this would have a lot of the cha...

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