124th U.S. Open

Pinehurst No. 2



Streamsong Resort: Blue

Bowling Green, FL, United States Public

Overview

Although congenial rivals, Tom Doak and Bill Coore actually collaborated on Streamsong’s original 36-hole routing, walking the site and mentally weaving holes around stunning mounds, lagoons, sand spits, savannahs and swamp, all elements left after a strip-mining operation. Coore then gave Doak first choice on which 18 he wanted to build, so Doak’s Blue Course includes a few holes routed by Coore. (Coore and Crenshaw’s Red, ranked No. 127, contains some holes originally envisioned by Doak.) The Blue starts a bit more dramatically, with the back tee on hole one atop a 75-foot sand dune. It has more water carries off the tee, and it’s also a bit more compact, since it sits in the center with the Red Course looping around its outside edges. The Blue definitely has the bolder set of greens, some with massive shelves and dips. The new addition of No. 178 Streamsong (Black) by Gil Hanse only adds to the spirited competition among designers. The theme song at Streamsong seems to be: “Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better.”

About

Holes 18
Length 7276
Slope 131
Price $330
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2011
Designer Tom Doak

Awards

100 Greatest the Second 100
100 Greatest Public
Best Courses in Every State

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2015.
2023-'24 ranking: 151st.
Previous ranking: 148th.
Highest ranking: 120th, 2015-'16.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2015.
2023-'24 ranking: 24th.
Previous ranking: 26th.
Highest ranking: 22nd, 2017-'18.

Best in State: Ranked fifth, 2017-'18. Ranked sixth, 2015-'16. Ranked seventh, 2019-'22.
2023-'24 ranking: 8th.
Previous ranking: 7th.

Golf Digest Logo Panelists

Ratings from our panel of 1,900 course-ranking panelists

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.3607
Character
7.5048
Challenge
7.2618
Layout Variety
7.4772
Fun
7.4561
Aesthetics
7.4559
Conditioning
7.414

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