Streamsong Golf Resort Announces Date for all 19 Holes Open at The Chain Fourth Course

The Chain photo Scott Powers

Streamsong, FL, March 12, 2024 – Streamsong® Golf Resort is pleased to announce the opening of all 19 holes on its fourth golf course, The Chain, for preview play effective March 31, 2024. The 3,000-yard Coore and Crenshaw Design short course opened 13 holes in November 2023, and with fairer March temperatures, can now offer the entire 19-hole routing for guests.

The Chain brings the world-renowned duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw back to Streamsong for their second act after designing the award-winning Streamsong Red in 2012. The Chain moniker originates from decades old dragline chains found on site during the course routing process that were used to mine the land where Streamsong now sits. 

11th green on The Chainphoto Scott powers

The 19-hole short course brings a new concept to the golf offerings at Streamsong with options for six and 13-hole loops or a 19-hole round. Holes vary in length from 50 to over 300 yards and incorporate a mix of centuries old oaks, mining cuts and views of Little Payne Creek to create an exhilarating experience. Match play is the preferred format as there is no suggested par on the scorecard and each hole will be devoid of tee markers. Players will instead be encouraged to tee off from a location of their choosing designated by dragline chains marking the beginning and end of each teeing area. 

The 3rd green (foreground) 2nd green (left) and 4th (far left)photo Bill Hornstein

“We’re quite fond of these shorter courses,” Bill Coore said. “When you take strength and length out of the equation, golf becomes much more fun for a vastly expanded group of players. And from an architectural perspective we can do more quirky and interesting things with short holes because we’ve removed the strength and length equation from play. We can do more interesting things on the greens and around the greens and build some greens you might not feel comfortable building on long regulation length holes.”

“We’re going to be very happy to present it to everyone,” said Ben Crenshaw. “Length is on everyone’s mind and a lot of people have a misnomer in assessing a golf course in terms of hardship to par. These holes, you have to be skillful and there are all sorts of holes of shorter length. This is not like a pitch and putt, there’s some real golf over there and we think it’s going to be a great amenity here.”

The 4th green photo Bill Hornstein

“Our goal with The Chain was to do something new at Streamsong and we think Ben and Bill have done just that,” said KemperSports CEO Steve Skinner. “We have three highly ranked courses that stretch well over 7,000 yards each so we thought a short course would be a perfect complement. So far, people have loved The Chain. It’s all about playing fast and having fun.”

The Bucket Putting Coursephoto Scott Powers

In addition to The Chain’s 19-hole layout, a 2.6 acre putting course, deemed The Bucket, is centrally located to further dial up the fun factor. The Bucket incorporates two 18-hole routings around a 22,000-pound dragline bucket serving as a reminder of the mining history that preceded Streamsong at this site.

The Chain 6th holePhoto Matt Hahn

Streamsong is home to the only warm weather destination with three courses in the “Top 40 You Can Play” in the United States as recognized by Golf Digest, Golf Magazine and Golfweek, and the only destination in the world with four golf courses designed by legendary architects Coore/Crenshaw, Tom Doak, and Gil Hanse/Jim Wagner.

For more information on Streamsong, visit www.streamsongresort.com.

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