Golf News for Thursday, December 20, 2012 | Courses

Florida's Streamsong Resort golf courses honored by Golf Magazine

STREAMSONG, Fla. -- Streamsong Resort, a development from The Mosaic Company, is proud to announce that both Streamsong Red and Streamsong Blue have been recognized by GOLF Magazine in the publication's "Best New Courses 2012" list.

Streamsong® Red, designed by Coore & Crenshaw, was named the "Best New U.S. Course You Can Play" while Streamsong® Blue, designed by Renaissance Golf Design (Tom Doak), received the "Best New U.S. Course You Can Play" Honorable Mention. Streamsong® Resort is the first venue in the world where both architectural firms have collaborated to design 36 holes.

"It's an honor to have Streamsong® Red and Streamsong® Blue recognized by such an influential publication," said Scott Wilson, Director of Golf at Streamsong® Resort. "This is a true testament to the superb design and collaboration of Bill Coore, Ben Crenshaw and Tom Doak, as well as the months of hard work and dedication put in by our crew on the ground at Streamsong®."

Streamsong® Resort, built on approximately 16,000 acres of former phosphate mine land, allowed both architectural firms to leverage their visionary talents and experience working with exceptional sand sites to create two unparalleled, intersecting golf courses. The extraordinary topography of the land -- featuring towering sand dunes, dramatic contours, lakes and native vegetation left from the mining process -- make Streamsong® Red and Streamsong® Blue a challenging and visually fulfilling golf experience unlike any other in Florida.

Both Streamsong® Red and Streamsong® Blue are scheduled to open to the public on Dec. 21, 2012. The golf clubhouse, featuring 4,500 square-feet of meeting space, a steakhouse with private dining, lounge and golf shop will open on Dec. 21 as well. The 12 guest rooms (designed to accommodate 16 guests) located in the golf clubhouse will open on Dec. 30.

Tee times and stay and play packages are now available for booking via http://www.streamsongresort.com/.

"We are excited about this distinction from GOLF Magazine just prior to our scheduled opening to the public in late December," said Mike Speicher, General Manager at Streamsong® Resort. "Our team at Streamsong® Resort is ready to provide an outstanding experience for each and every guest."

KemperSports is responsible for management of golf operations at Streamsong® Resort. Interstate Hotels & Resorts has overall management responsibility for the resort including a new 200-plus room lodge, conference center and spa that will open on the property in late 2013.

About Interstate Hotels & Resorts
Interstate Hotels & Resorts, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of a 50/50 joint venture between subsidiaries of Thayer Lodging Group and Jin Jiang Hotels, is the leading U.S.-based global hotel management company, operating branded full- and select-service hotels, resorts, convention centers and independent hotels worldwide. Interstate and its affiliates manage 370 hotels with nearly 70,000 rooms in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific, including seven wholly owned hotels. In addition, Interstate has executed agreements to manage 37 hotels with 7,200 rooms under construction or development throughout the world. For more information, please visit www.interstatehotels.com. Connect with Interstate at www.linkedin.com/company/interstate-hotels-resorts, www.facebook.com/InterstateHotels, and http://jobs.interstatehotels.com.

About KemperSports
Northbrook, Ill.-based KemperSports operates golf facilities as well as athletic clubs, lodging venues and major sporting events, including nationally ranked courses and tournament venues such as Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, The Glen Club, Desert Willow Golf Resort and Chambers Bay, host of the 2010 U.S. Amateur and the 2015 U.S. Open. For more information about KemperSports, please visit http://www.kempersports.com.

About Streamsong® Resort
Located between Tampa and Orlando, Streamsong® Resort has been developed by The Mosaic Company and is founded on a commitment to its surrounding resources. Protecting the land and water will be paramount to the resort's development. From awe-inspiring golf courses and enchanting nature trails to sumptuous dining and ethereal spa experiences, Streamsong® will operate in concert with its environment. This appreciation for the land's inherent beauty creates an unparalleled luxury resort. For more information, visit www.Streamsongresort.com.

About Mosaic
Mosaic, the world's leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients and a major landowner in Central Florida, is developing the resort, golf and conference center destination on approximately 16,000 acres of formerly mined phosphate land in rural Polk County between Tampa and Orlando. For more information, visit www.mosaicco.com.

Contact:
Simon Landon
KemperLesnik
p: 312.320.0756
simon.landon@kemperlesnik.com