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Just took a second tour of the property and definitely have the itch to play them when the open later this month.   You really get a Scottish links feel to both courses.  Tall grasses and dunes off the fairways, deep bunkers with natural sand from the site (nothing trucked in).  Almost constant breeze/winds will greatly affect shots because there are few trees and no buildings to block the wind. No fringe or transition cuts around the greens, so a lot of bump and run...
Actually Streamsong was not a citrus grove.  It is owned by Mosaic (the phosphate mining company) and was built on reclaimed mine land.  The designers moved little to no dirt in building the course as they liked the pits and sand dunes that were left over from the mining days.   The course has a very raw look with the dunes, wild native grasses and sand waste areas.  You will need to keep it in the fairways or be in store for a very long day and a lot of lost golf...
Streamsong's two golf courses (one designed by Tom Doak and the other designed by Ben Crenshaw/Bill Coore) are currently completed and they are undergoing some of the final steps to prepare for their expected opening in December of this year.  The clubhouse (that includes a 12 room lodge) is currently under construction and will be completed and opened when the courses open for play.  I went on a tour of the courses last week and it looks great with some spectacular...
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