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Unveiling Streamsong’s Newest Gem: Exploring The Chain’s 19-Hole Adventure


Streamsong® Golf Resort has once again raised the bar in the world of golf with the grand opening of its newest attraction, The Chain.

Developed by the acclaimed duo of Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw, this 19-hole short course promises a fresh and exhilarating experience for golf enthusiasts of all levels.

The inspiration behind the name “The Chain” lies in the historical roots of the land on which Streamsong now stands.

The course’s design incorporates dragline chains, and relics from the site’s mining past, lending a unique character and charm to the layout.

Unlike traditional courses, The Chain offers players the flexibility of various loop options, including six and 13-hole circuits, or a full 19-hole round.

With hole lengths ranging from 50 to over 300 yards, each showcasing breathtaking views of Little Payne Creek, golfers are in for a treat of diverse challenges and landscapes.

One of the most intriguing aspects of The Chain is its departure from the conventional notion of par.

Instead of adhering to a predetermined par score, players are encouraged to embrace the spirit of match play, fostering a more relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere on the course.

Teeing off from locations marked by dragline chains adds an element of creativity and spontaneity to each shot.

Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw’s vision for The Chain goes beyond just shortening the holes; it’s about redefining the essence of golf.

By eliminating the emphasis on length and strength, the architects have created a playground where skill and strategy take precedence over power.

This approach allows for more imaginative design features, particularly around the greens, enhancing the overall golfing experience.

Ben Crenshaw emphasises that The Chain is not merely a pitch and putt course but a venue where players of all skill levels can test their abilities in a setting that prioritises skilful play over brute force.

The positive reception from players reaffirms the success of this innovative concept, with many praising the course for its fast-paced, enjoyable rounds.

Adding to the allure of Streamsong’s golf offerings is The Bucket, a 2.6-acre putting course situated at the heart of the resort.

Featuring two 18-hole routings centred around a massive dragline bucket, this quirky amenity adds another layer of enjoyment to the golf experience, paying homage to the area’s mining heritage.

With The Chain’s debut, Streamsong solidifies its reputation as a premier golf destination, boasting four world-class courses designed by renowned architects.

Whether you’re a seasoned golfer seeking a new challenge or a novice looking to hone your skills, The Chain promises an unforgettable journey through the scenic landscapes of Streamsong Resort.

For those eager to embark on this golfing adventure, visit Streamsong’s official website for more information and booking details.