“The operative word is fun"

Bradley Klein on the opening of Streamsong in Florida, home to Coore/Crenshaw and Doak designs.

The much anticipated 36 opened Saturday.

At an opening press conference Jan. 26, Coore said that three years ago, when and his design partner, Crenshaw, were first approached about the project, they were reluctant to build in a state that didn’t seem to need another golf course. But they were enamored with the land. Doak said it best about his first visit to the site: “Florida would have been about my 47th guess as to what state we were in.”

The routing of the two courses emerged collaboratively, and they ended up carving this wild, weird, strangely un-Florida-like landscape into a classically inspired tract with lots of width and many shotmaking options.