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Colonial Country Club



Streamsong Resort: Red

Bowling Green, FL Public

Overview

Coore and Crenshaw’s Red Course is part of a resort triple-header that gives golfers a rare opportunity to compare and contrast the differences in styles and philosophies of arguably the three of top design firms in America, including Streamsong Blue, a Tom Doak design, and Streamsong Black, from Gil Hanse and Jim Wagner. The Red, like the Blue, was built from sand spoils created by a massive phosphate strip mine, with some piles forming dunes reaching 75 feet into the air. But there was only room for 31 holes, so Coore and Crenshaw had to take a section of less desirable, stripped-down land and create five holes that looked like the rest of the site, Red's holes one through five. The course has a wonderful mix of bump-and-run links holes and target-like water holes. Some greens are perched like those at Pinehurst, others are massive with multi-levels like those at St. Andrews. The turf is firm and bouncy, and while the routing is sprawling, it’s easily walkable. The Red has consistently comes out on top in this survey, but the Blue and Black are within just about a point.

About

Holes 18
Length 7148
Slope 137
Price $330
Facility Type Public
Year Opened 2012
Designer Bill Coore, ASGCA/Ben Crenshaw

Awards

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

Ranking history:

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked since 2017.
2023-'24 ranking: 127th.
Previous ranking: 118th.

100 Greatest: No. 100, 2015-'16 (highest rank).

100 Greatest Public: Ranked since 2015.
2023-'24 ranking: 21st.
Previous ranking: 20th.
Highest ranking: No. 17, 2017-'18.

Best in State: Ranked fourth, 2015-'20. Ranked fifth, 2021 to current.
2023-'24 ranking (and previously): 5th.

Panelists

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

4.5

100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Shot Options
7.4801
Character
7.5155
Challenge
7.3811
Layout Variety
7.5123
Fun
7.4232
Aesthetics
7.5152
Conditioning
7.4461

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