Golf Courses

Best New Courses | 2013

December 2013
It wasn't a boom, but it wasn't a bust either. The year in golf design started with a Streamsong splash and finishes with a Trump two-step. Along the way, several courses with, shall we say, long gestation periods finally opened for play. Quantity is still down, but quality has never been better.
Read: Best New Courses: Ground Game
1. Streamsong Resort (Red Course), Streamsong, Fla.

The par-5 18th on the Coore and Crenshaw Red course.

Streamsong Resort (Red Course), Streamsong, Fla.

Public course, 7,148 yards par 72 | Bill Coore & Ben Crenshaw, designers
Streamsong is the golf destination of the year, maybe the decade, and as the site is a reclaimed phosphate strip mine, a great example of how golf can also serve a higher purpose. The Red is practically the Best of Coore/Crenshaw, with the chasm-like bunkers of Sand Hills, the edgy water hazards of Cuscowilla and the diabolic angles of Talking Stick.
Photo: Stephen Szurlej
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