POLK COUNTY, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--More than 16,000 acres of formerly mined phosphate land in Polk County, Fla., located between Tampa and Orlando, are being transformed into Streamsong, a resort and conference center being developed by The Mosaic Company, the world’s leading producer and marketer of phosphate-based crop nutrients.
One of Central Florida’s largest landowners, with approximately 250,000 acres under direct ownership, Mosaic is launching its first-ever venture into real estate development. The company had a unique opportunity to take a large parcel in Florida’s heartland and develop the property to maximize the vast natural attributes of the land. It is taking advantage of the undulating hills, dunes, dramatic contours and lakes created during the mining process to build two highly distinctive 18-hole golf courses. The goal is to offer an authentic Central Florida experience along with the amenities that meeting planners and tourists expect in a first-class resort.
According to Tom Sunnarborg, vice president of land development and management at Mosaic, “Many of our former mining areas have been reclaimed for public recreational or environmental uses in the past. But now we plan to extend our land stewardship into building a world-class resort that showcases the environmental beauty as well as the commercial viability of reclaimed land. From a real estate development perspective, Streamsong is a very unique resort, being built at the right time and in the right location.”
Streamsong’s plans include approximately 140 guest rooms (with the potential to expand to more than 200 rooms), five villas (each with four private guest rooms adjoining a common gathering area), more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space, three restaurants and two lounge areas, a full-service spa, and two golf courses designed by renowned architects Tom Doak of Renaissance Golf Design and Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw of Coore & Crenshaw. This will be only the third location in the world boasting golf course designs by both the Coore-Crenshaw and Doak teams, following highly acclaimed projects in Oregon and Tasmania, Australia.
Guests will enjoy personal enrichment classes and programs, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, unparalleled Florida bass fishing and other outdoor activities such as croquet, birding tours, hiking and nature trails, and a sporting clays range.
For more information, go to www.streamsongresort.com.
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