STREAMSONG STRIDES FORWARD UNDER KEMPERSPORTS-PART 1

MISTWOOD GOLF CLUB is getting ready to open on Wednesday March 30th to start the 2021 outdoor golf season. NOT READY for outdoor golf yet, Mistwood Golf Dome in Bolingbrook on Rt. 53 is open for golf. Tee times at Mistwood Golf Club (815)-254-3333. _____________________________________________________________________

THE GOG BLOG by RORY SPEARS, Director of Content and Creation for Golfers on Golf. Follow Rory on Twitter @GogBlogGuy or friend him on Facebook/LinkedIn. On the Gauntlet putting green at Streamsong Black.

STREAMSONG STEPS UP-PART 1

At a golf facility where steps are what you get plenty of while walking the resorts three, or maybe now 4 golf courses, this entire property is taking steps forward.

Streamsong Resort opened on January 26th, 2013, and has grown ever since.

But with the addition of the lodge coming online a year after golf first opened, having new accommodations brought an entire new dynamic to Streamsong.

So the next dynamic, was bringing in dynamic golf course designer Gil Hanse to created the resorts third golf course. But the addition of Hanse’s Black Course, to the first 36 holes created by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw (Red Course) and Tom Doak (Blue Course) did raise the resort again to yet another level.

The Red and Blue Course’s Clubhouse at Streamsong.

But while the golf was driving the resort, it was becoming obvious that the resort could use a changes to enhance the guest experience.

So as of January 1st of this year. Northbrook Illinois based KemperSports Management known for it’s hospitality at golf properties across America.

Had it’s role expanded from only running golf, to overseeing the entire resort operation. So score a birdie for the owners of Streamsong, the Mosaic company. For proving they are ready to take Streamsong to yet another level.

Recent additions to Streamsong are both the new massive putting course called ‘The Gauntlet’ behind the Black Course clubhouse. But even more enjoyable for golfers was the addition of a 7-hole short course called ‘Roundabout’.

The Lodge at Streamsong.

But the overall operation was calling for changes, and now it seems those improvements are on their way.

New General Manager Kevin Kennedy who has only been at Streamsong for five weeks, is creating a punch list of things that will be improved over the next few months.

So what is on the improvement list.

Well that’s something that Kennedy can’t get fully into right now, but he was able to show off a part of the main lobby, that will be transformed into a bar area. The new lobby bar, will be located along the big glass windows that face out towards the pool, and outdoor firepits. A great place to be as the sun sets on the days activities on or off the golf course.

A Streamsong room, complete with a King sized bed, double sided television, surrounded by a full sized work area.

IF YOUR trying to plan how to get to Streamsong and enjoy all it has to offer in the best possible way. Try adding this option to your planning. No driving other than from the tee boxes after you leave your home, no matter where your flying in from.

With Streamsong strategically placed between both Tampa and Orlando Florida. Why not get picked up at the airport and let Streamsong do the driving from there.

So with no golf carts to drive either, you really can leave all the driving to Streamsong.

BUT WHETHER it’s the restaurants, the spa, the rooms, golf and other activities, or part of the reservation process,and outdoor arrival operations. The overall plan from KemperSports is to improve and streamline everything across the board.

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE INTERVIEW with Streamsong Resort General Manager Kevin Kennedy.

Recent improvements on the golf side were the re-grassing of the greens, a process that is now complete. The addition of new bunker sand has added a sparkle to all of the golf courses.

FOR MORE details on all of the Streamsong golf courses, stay clicked in for Part 2 of Streamsong Steps Up, coming up in the week ahead. Learn more about the resort at Streamsongresort.com.

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About Rory Spears

Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WCPT AM820 Chicago, he writes for both the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine, and formerly Chicagoland Golf. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, within the golf industry.