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Streamsong Resort: Black Course

Bowling Green, FL Public

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284 Reviews

Overview

Gil Hanse’s Black Course at Streamsong, Golf Digest’s Best New Public Course of 2018, sits a mile south of the resort’s Red and Blue Courses, with its own clubhouse and its own personality. Reshaped from a decades-old phosphate strip mine that lacking tall spoil mounds, Hanse provided strategic character by building a hidden punchbowl green at nine, dual putting surfaces at 13, incorporating a meandering creek on the par-5 fourth and a lagoon cove to guard the 18th green. Both the putting surfaces and the chipping areas surrounding them were grassed in MiniVerde, and today both are mowed at a single height, resulting in the biggest, most complex greens found on our national ranking. One Streamsong insider calls the Black greens “polarizing;” we call them tremendous fun.

About

Holes 18
Length 7331
Slope 135
Price $164
Facility Type Public
Designer Gil Hanse

Awards

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

Second 100 Greatest: Ranked 169th, 2019-'22.

100 Greatest Public: Ranked 32nd, 2019-'20. Ranked 34th, 2021-'22.

Best in State: Ranked ninth, 2019-'22.

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

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100 GREATEST/BEST IN STATE SCORES

Character
7.42
Challenge
7.26
Distinctiveness
7.38
Layout Variety
7.43
Fun
7.32
Aesthetics
7.31
Conditioning
7.44