Central Florida’s Streamsong Resort captured the golfing world’s attention earlier this year when its third course, the Gil Hanse-designed Streamsong Black, opened for play. Connected to that new layout (we reviewed Streamsong Black proper shortly after its launch) is the Gauntlet, a 2-acre putting course, and the Roundabout, a “free-flowing practice area,” that features nine green complexes. According to Rick Mack—the executive vice president of the Mosaic Company, which sponsors the resort—the Roundabout “will be guided by players’ creativity and imagination as they pick their own teeing grounds, distances, and routings.” Think of it as cross-country golf on a small scale.
The Streamsong Black course also features an alternate ninth green, which allows players to connect to the Roundabout layout if they want to play a condensed or atypical round. “We offer our guests an opportunity to play the game in non-traditional ways,” says Mack, “with shorter loops and modified layouts to match their skills and interest.”