Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

4.4525647059 4.5 stars from 5 (313)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6756 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6756 yards 72.1 132
Gold 72 6157 yards 69.4 121
Silver 72 5967 yards 68.6 119
Silver (W) 72 5967 yards 74.1 127
Copper 72 5295 yards 65.3 109
Copper (W) 72 5295 yards 70.3 119
Jade 72 4597 yards 62.4 102
Jade (W) 72 4597 yards 66.3 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 313 Reviews
5 stars:
158
4 stars:
130
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

292 out of 313 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining  

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Reviews


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"Best course we played this year in US !"


alfobrittinger's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good pace under four houres. Very friendly Staff. Exellent fairwaysand greens. Me and my wife would like to Come back to this course.

Very much constructionwork around the course made the round a little noicy


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"A great course close to home."


Mariner's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
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Reviewed on

Overall course conditions were excellent. Greens were true to slow but overall in great condition.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Gerard4515865's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2017
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Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good layout...Fair course"


JasonQ's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
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Reviewed on

We had a great day for golf and the course was in excellent condition. Staff is friendly and lunch afterward at the tiki bar is a must. Definitely will be back


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course in great condition"


mreeves7's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2017
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I️ would recommend this course to play. I️ am a 4 handicap and the course was in excellent condition and the staff was great. Pace of play was just right.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice day/nice people"


Robert6371917's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good course and fun to play. Get a good rate on golfnow and go play. We played with two really fun to play with locals and had a great day. Greens were slow but putted true. Not a lot of trouble out there but somewhat challenging. Some insect damage on greens which they were dealing with.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



richardix's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course



Hakon's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



u000004058349's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/31/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



kirkfisher's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun, nothing tricky"


Duggarb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2017
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Had a lot fun playing the course again. It's my go to course playing with my wife who is new to the game. It would have been a better value if it were a hot deal. I stilled enjoyed the conditions. Pace of play was great for 11 of 18 holes. Threesome in front of us had no etiquette would not let us play through even though they had a few holes open in front of them.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Worth a look !"


Sean1976's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Given the relatively new state of the course, it plays well with fairways and greens in a decent state. Key considerations when playing are obviously with thought to the young age of the course (fairly open), that aside, it’s an enjoyable course that does offer challenges. Won’t lose anything by giving it a go. Staff friendly, with good practice facilities.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000005060850's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course



rkg12optonline's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Fun track"


aaronkalban1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great condition. Fun layout. Large landing areas but water can come into play on many holes if you stray from the fairways. Will definitely play this one again. With course knowledge you can shoot a good round


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Worth the trip"


edworm's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition. The only negative is that the markers leading to various holes are poorly placed, easy to get lost.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Esplanade golf"


phil0311's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played 4 courses around Venice this week .. this was the best !


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



ICGREEN's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/03/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Fun course with wide open fairways."


RobHuelskamp's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/29/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Ok, over three days I played Sarasota National, Lakewood National, and Esplanade. Really, if you blindfolded me and set me down at random on one I couldn't tell which it is. All have wide open fairways, massive greens and the same very nice landscaping. And all are set in huge brand new gated communities with tons of cookie cutter (and rather unattractive) homes being built all around.

But no matter. They are all fun to play and in excellent condition. So just take the one with the best internet rate and you won't go wrong.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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