By Katelyn Massarelli
Nestled amongst the natural terrain of the seemingly untouched Central Florida wilds lies a surprise slice of award-winning golfer’s paradise nestled amongst 16,000 acres of reclaimed Mosaic property, called Streamsong. The Resort, a new 216-room, resort and spa with world class accommodations and two of the top golf courses in the state, was also the host of the 2016 U.S.
Women’s Amateur Four-Ball tournament hosted by the USGA in May.
Streamsong is described as a retreat that is the ultimate escape for relaxation, enrichment and rejuvenation and is developed by The Mosaic Company—the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients. Recognized the world over as an innovator in its field, Mosaic embraces its mission of helping the world grow the food it needs.
With more than 280,000 acres under direct ownership, Mosaic is also one of Florida’s largest landowners, and has owned Streamsong’s 16,000 acres of land in Polk County for more than 50 years. In keeping with its commitment to land stewardship, Mosaic has reclaimed many of its former mining areas for public recreational or environmental uses.
Located in Central Florida, 90 minutes from Orlando and 60 minutes from Tampa, and just 40 minutes from the Brandon area, Streamsong Resort offers a unique secluded escape that does not include the usual crowds Floridians know all too well.
The minute guests enter the resort, senses are met by a specially-designed lemon-grass scent, unique to Streamsong Resort.
“By our very nature, we offer guests a completely different experience from any other resort in the state – and our guests love it,” said Marketing Manager, Jacqueline Bohmer de Garcia.
The resort was designed by Alfonso Architects, Inc. who was involved in designing Tampa International Airport, and is now working on the Museum of American Arts and Crafts Movement in Ste Petersburg that is expected to open in 2017. The golf courses were designed by Coore & Crenshaw, who designed Streamsong Red, and Renaissance Golf Design, who designed Streamsong Blue. Hanse Golf Course Design will unveil designs for Streamsong Black, the third golf course on the resort, in late 2017, which will be designed by Gil Hanse, architect who designed The Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Golf is a major attraction for many Streamsong guests. The resort can host small intimate groups and world-class tournaments, events, and outings with PGA-certified staff, and can handle up to 300 golfers.
According to Bohmer de Garcia, the resort also offers much for the non-golfer, including guided bass fishing excursions, sporting clays and archery, walking trails, and the grotto style spa, AcquaPietra, which gives a higher level of relaxation. The spa includes many different services like therapeutic water treatments with unique pool experiences and a relaxation water treatment and treatment rooms dedicated to personalized services like massages and facials. Services also include pedicures, manicures, and hair.
“The resort also features a lakeside infinity pool, hiking trail, and tennis courts as well as special seasonal dining events like bourbon pairing dinners,” said Bohmer de Garcia, “Non-golfers will not be bored at Streamsong.”
Businesses are offered space for meetings and the resort offers space for events ranging from business to wedding. The resort also offers beautiful and modern accommodations for guests that include suites and guestrooms in the Lodge and Clubhouse. Four dining options are offered at Restaurant Fifty-Nine, Sotto Terra, P2O5, and Fragmentary Blue, a top floor restaurant with resort overlook patio. All restaurants are overseen by Executive Chef Michael Ford with four other chefs to run each restaurant and add their own flair to different food items they serve.
“Guests know they can truly relax at Streamsong and that our team will go out of their way to make sure they get the most out of their time with us,” said Bohmer de Garcia.
To book a getaway or event at Streamsong Resort, visit www.streamsongresort.com or call (888)-294-6322.