SCOREGolf Spring 2014 UberFlip

scoregolf spring magazine devoted to the best of golf travel, instruction, stories and the 50 best things about golf. Plus a feature on Mike Weir 10th anniversary Masters win.

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Approximately 75 kilometres southeast of Tampa, Fla., lies Streamsong, a 36-hole golf resort boasting acclaimed designs by Tom Doak (Blue Course) and the team of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (Red Course). Since it opened in December 2012, on reclaimed land that was once a phos- phate mine, golf writer after golf writer has heaped praise on the place, mostly because it's so atypical to Florida golf. Big, wide, browned fairways winding through giant dunes to intriguing green complexes make the courses more akin to something you'd see in Ireland. It's been labelled Bandon Dunes East with merit and both courses already rank highly on best-of lists produced by American publications. As good as Streamsong is though, it's not a resort most will visit often. That is to say it's not a place most can afford to visit often. Green fees are $175 (all figures US) and a stay-and-play package that includes 36 holes of golf, breakfast and a night in the resort's lodge is $575 per person. Not astronomical, but not exactly the early bird special either. Canadian retirees — those from On- 54 | | Spring 2014 your FLorida retirement Think spending winTers living on a golf course in florida is ouT of reach? Think again. By Jason Logan

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