Laurence Lambrecht


The wild, rumpled fairways recall a Scottish links, but the towering white dunes suggest the sand hills of Nebraska. Welcome to STREAMSONG, the most un-Florida of Florida resorts. Located on a former phosphate mine between Tampa and Orlando, the resort is home to two world-class courses, both on Golf Magazine’s Top 100 list, and it now boasts a luxe new lodge, set against a rolling, otherworldly landscape. With 216 spacious rooms and suites, four restaurants, a spa, a lakeside pool and a stargazing terrace, as well as yoga, Pilates and other personal enrichment classes, the lodge abounds in relaxing lifestyle options. But it also encourages adventure and exertion, with tennis, sporting clays, guided bass-fishing excursions and miles of hiking on winding nature trails. And with nearly 25,000 square feet of meeting space — ideal for business powwows — if you absolutely, positively have to work, you can. From $359, www.streamsongresort.com