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4.9
45 Reviews (45)
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5.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.9
Friendliness
4.8
Pace
4.9
Amenities
4.7
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 73
Length 7331 yards
Slope 135
Rating 74.7

Course Details

Year Built 2017
Golf Season Year round
Architect Gil Hanse (2017) MacCurrach Golf (2017)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $35
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Caddies Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Fivesomes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Accolades

Reviews

4.9
45 Reviews (45)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
This course/club is great for:
A Bucket list/Top 100 Pick 6
Playing Multiple Courses 6

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Reviews 89
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Different, challenging, and fun

This course was one of the most fun courses I have ever played. Huge greens and fairways with bold features and lots of slope. A great change from the typical Florida course. Tons of options and gives you the ability to recover after an errant shot. I would advise to try the putting course before playing the black course. Great on course bathrooms and snack bars.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Black course challenge

What a unique course! the fairways are huge but in excellent condition. The greens demand precision .The traps are strategically placed,but fair. Our caddies Nathan And Grant were great. I strongly recommend the use of caddies . Be prepared for undulating fast putts. Approach shots are critically important

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 38
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
D C Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 54
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Delightfully Quirky

Get ready for some serious putting on this quirky and supremely fun golf course. It’s the newest course at Streamsong and it will have you wishing you would have hit at least a couple shots differently after seeing where they end up. Players who are purists might not like the design and gigantic greens. (some with sprinklers within the surface) What you will get at Streamsong Black is a big golf course spread across vast sand dunes, huge waste areas, and a few blind shots. Sound interesting?

Players at Black will hit a lot of fairways and greens. Whether you will be in good position or not is another story. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen this much grass layed out with so few penal areas like lakes, rough, and trees. You can swing away on this course for the most part and be just fine most of the time. Reaching the putting surface may not always be best for you as you could easily be putting from 100 or more feet on several of the greens out here. Hitting the right spots is key. The greens are massive and have lots of contour to them. A two putt is going to be a good stat! While Blue and Red both had the new grass installed on their greens recently, Black stayed with the original grass. The surfaces were very nice to putt on. Smooth and pretty quick.

The opening few holes of Black are a good way to start a round. Not too much difficulty. Hole 4 is a dual fairway par 5 where you must pick a side of attack or end up in the penalty area between fairways. This is a dynamic hole with lots of options and good risk reward for anyone trying to get to the green side fairway off the tee. Players are met with the first blind shot of the day on hole 5. This par 3 plays uphill to a hidden green. You’ll want to spot the hole location before hitting, and keep it left; the right side of the green is flanked by one of the deepest and largest sandy areas I have ever seen!

Hole 9 is literally a windmill hole! We did not have caddies, so we guessed on the tee shot since we had no idea whee the hole was. All of us hit our tee shots too far right into a sandy area. After thinking about it, there was a plaque that looked like a target on the tee, I think that was a guide for the tee shot. If there is a course on property where caddies would be most helpful then Black is it. There are a lot of things about the course I wish we had info on. The second shot on 9 is hit towards the windmill to a gigantic punchbowl green. The entire putting surface is concave and is surrounded by mounds. If you get your ball over the mounds then it will settle in on the green somewhere. It is super fun to watch balls fly into the punchbowl and roll around.

Make sure to stop by the halfway house on the course for a mid round snack. They specialize in a Lobster Roll, and they have good hot dogs too!

Black makes it’s way back towards the clubhouse on hole 11 before changing complexion a bit as the course tightens up a bit, but don’t worry, there is still plenty of fairway out there, the holes just don’t feel as big after hole 11. I love the finishing holes at this course. 14 is a drivable par 4 uphill to a green that rejects balls like a turtle back. 17 is a good downhill par 3 with a carry over native grass, and 18 Is a fun closing par 5 with the green framed by the contemporary clubhouse. If you hit a good drive on 18 you should feel compelled to go for the green; don’t be short though, there is a lake and deep bunkers guarding the green. You got this!

The Clubhouse at Black is the coolest building at the resort and has the best restaurant and bar. Make sure you try the food and a few beers in the awesome building, and don’t miss the putting course just outside. It’s a great place to enjoy a drink and unwind after a round.

Of the three course at Streamsong I rate Black as the funnest. There are some weird holes and crazy greens, but I love it! Gil Hanse did a great job of using this land to put his stamp on it. I hope to return soon to play this course again and see which way my ball bounces!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Streamsong Black - Lies up to the Hype

Played a company Ryder Cup style outing at the Black Course - the course was in amazing shape, greens were fast and rolled true. No bad lies even though it rained heavily overnight, and our Sunday round had a mid-round rain delay. Our forecaddie, Steve, was extremely knowledgeable and gave us great lines off the tee, and good advice on approach shots. His lines on the greens were spot on. Will definitely be back to Streamsong to play the Red and Blue courses. Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 109
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Golf Channel
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Super interesting....

Took me awhile to get down there from Orlando, and I'm glad that I finally did.

The Black Course is visually interesting and may actually frustrate some people during the first trip around. We, thankfully, took a caddie, which made the angles and aiming points much, much better. Just trust him and hit it where he tells you.

The greens are enormous, even bigger than I thought they would be. And I knew they would be huge. I'd two-putt from 80 feet, then turn around and three-putt from 30 feet. But such is life. It's interesting and was a thrill to play something so extremely different than I normally do.

Good, fun afternoon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Wild greens

We got to the course nice and early to catch the sunrise over the 18th green, Everyone from the bag drop to the pro shop to the indoor restaurant/ bar was very welcoming and helpful. The clubhouse itself is beautiful and really brings together the facilities. Conditions of the course were excellent, up to par with what you're paying for. The layout of the course isn't anything overly challenging you just better have a good around the green game or it will be a long day. They all slope pretty dramatically and have little knolls everywhere. If you aren't close to the pin and have a downhill chip/ putt good luck. That seemed to be the main architectural feature of the course was the challenging green complexes. Just go into the round knowing you're not going to out play them. If it's your first time out here I would recommend getting a caddie. Course knowledge here will definitely help you with some aiming points and where to try and not miss around the greens.
Overall a beautiful place, nothing really like it anywhere in Florida. Can't wait to play Blue and Red when they open back up.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic links track with a Stranz feel.

As I went around this amazing links track. I felt like Mike Stranz Had been raised from the dead and designed another 5 star track. Every shot had a risk reward feel. . The greens were huge, with multiple tiers. They rolled as true as any course I’ve played. 12 or 13., They were quick. The clubhouse felt like we were hanging out in the latest james bond flick. Staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. This is a bucket list destination that lives up to the hype. Ps. Make sure you stop before 10 and get the lobster roll. It was simple but perfect on a hot and humid day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

Amazing Day at Streamsong Black!

What a track - Streamsong Black gives you all the challenges and risk/reward shots you can ask for. My friends and I drove down from Orlando for the day and walked 18, grabbed a club wrap in the grill for lunch and then played the "Round-About" a couple times afterwards. Will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Very enjoyable

Super fun course with very few places to loose a golf ball. Tough to play the first time without a caddy or yardage book so take one or the other when you play. Practice facilities and bar area exceeded expectations. A great place to play golf!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 11
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Biggest Greens in the World

Streamsong Black is a one of a kind golf experience that every true golfer needs to do. The course is the 3rd at Streamsong Resort and compliments the Blue and Red perfectly. Blue and Red intertwine on the same piece of property whereas Black is about a half a mile away.

When you arrive, you are greeted by very nice attendants who shuttle you from the parking lot to the clubhouse, which is a very modern looking all glass building. The range and practice facilities are far superior to that of the Blue and Red, as is the massive putting course.

In terms of the course, be prepared for the biggest greens in the world. My caddie told me they are more than double the average size of the next biggest greens at any course in the world. I hit 16 greens on the day and had over 40 putts. As long as you are prepared for what you will face on the greens (I was) , you will have a blast.

The course is wide open with fairways the size of a airport runway. It plays firm and fast and encourages playing the ball on the ground.

Some of my favorite holes were the short (somewhat drivable) 6th with a huge thumb print green. The 9th has the biggest punchbowl I've ever played with the windmill as your target. #16 is a long par 4, but the huge sloping fairway lets you bomb one out there. Lastly the 18th is a cool risk-reward par 5 with a big lake guarding the green.

I have only played the Blue and Black at Streamsong and prefer the Blue, but I feel the Black is the perfect 3rd course for one of the best golf resorts in the world.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 123
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Florida Advisor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Golf on a different planet

After playing Streamsong Black one thing became apparent to me, this is like no other course you have ever played both visually and strategically. The course is sculpted into the sand dunes of central Florida with sand guarding each fairway and green. With wide landing spaces off the tee, open areas just off the fairways, and (as previously stated) sand everywhere it was virtually impossible to lose a ball. The far greatest challenge of the course lies in the greens, drastic undulations make putting very challenging and golfers should lower their expectations as to what would be considered a "good putt". Additionally, I would recommend a caddie as he made the day a lot more enjoyable both in company and course management. We played with a wonderful Caddie named Gio who made the day very enjoyable. I am already looking forward to my next visit to Streamsong.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Just WOW!

I loved this golf course from first sight. It is one of the best all around courses I’ve played. Everything about it is amazing. I doubt you have never played a course like this before. It’s truly one of a kind.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 284
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Birmingham Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Finally got the chance to play the Black after playing the other two courses three years ago.

Really love the front nine. Wide landing areas, but taking wrong lines off tee will allow balls to run out into waste areas.

Good use of short fours. Punch bowl green on 9 is a lot of fun. Greens were quick. Par 3s stood out, with all four offering different shot values.

Some holes on back, particularly 10, are hard to navigate without a course guide. Spend a few bucks on one.

Final three holes are good finishing stretch. Use the land to funnel balls in on all three approaches for best results.

Finally, everyone always wants to rank the three. Had I played all three in the same visit it would be easier for me to do so. I know that I preferred the a Blue to the Red on the last trip. Recency bias might place Black at top of list.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Black Course

I have played all the courses at Streamsong probably a combined 60 times. The Black while a great layout, has the worst greens I have ever played and I have played all over the world. The size of them, and they are huge, so much so that you do see sprinkler heads on them, is not the issue, The topography of them is horrendous. There are mounds, valleys, humps and bumps just to start with. A great shot into the middle of a green can end up somewhere on the green or could ricochet 40 yards in any direction. It is a shame to take a great lay-out and have greens that are so over the top. I am sure Hanse wanted to do something different and he did. Its sad that he had to trick it up so much as to ruin the rest of the course. I have played it about 6 times hoping my opinion would change and it has not. The Red and Blue are different but spectacular with the Blue having maybe the best 3 closing holes in the State of Florida. Play the Par 3 within the range at Black if you can. It is fun.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Most forgiving course at Streamsong

I found Streamsong Black to be a wonderful golf course. It was different enough from the other courses to be memorable. It was very forgiving off the tee. The course defends itself with very undulating greens. They are easy to hit, but 3 putts await if you are out of position. I also played the 7 hole par 3 course which was quite enjoyable.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 429
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Michigan Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing

Best course at Streamsong

By far my favorite course at Streamsong. I was able to get out early, beat the heat and have a blast. The greens at the Black are amazing, the 9th is one of the coolest and largest punch bowl greens anywhere. The course has it all and is worth the effort to get here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Walked

Fantastic Layout, quirky greens

The new course is an excellent addition. Many of the greens are a little "putt putt" style with too much undulation. But overall, the layout, scenery, practice facility, and staff are fantastic.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 20
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Largest Greens Ever!

We played all 3 Streamsong courses. Every one had something to recommend it as the best one on the property. The Black is designed so that you can get some whacky bounces, and the greens are are humongous. I've never seen sprinkler heads on a putting surface, but every green has them. This was a great experience. My only disappointment was the condition of the greens. They just weren't up to the quality of the Red or Blue. They were a little shaggy and the grain seemed to be more impactful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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