Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

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4.5
448
5 Stars
239
4 Stars
178
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
94.8%
Recommend this course
421 out of 448 reviews
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Average Rating
4.6
48
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 48 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
90
5 Stars
53
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.6%
Recommend this course
86 out of 90 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Resort
Par 72
Length 6756 yards
Slope 132
Rating 72.1
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Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch
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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
Scorecard for Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 72.1/132 396 532 443 181 530 341 426 204 421 3474 388 401 178 538 353 149 328 557 390 3282 6756
Gold M: 69.4/121 359 499 411 152 486 307 374 173 376 3137 342 372 168 489 324 141 300 529 355 3020 6157
Silver M: 68.6/119 W: 74.0/127 347 489 399 146 475 297 368 160 366 3047 331 360 158 482 313 127 289 517 343 2920 5967
Copper M: 65.3/109 W: 70.3/119 309 444 341 125 432 271 324 139 339 2724 291 318 137 424 275 116 245 461 304 2571 5295
Jade M: 62.4/102 W: 66.3/113 265 405 289 97 394 213 285 127 294 2369 252 266 125 384 211 94 210 415 271 2228 4597
Handicap 11 9 1 17 5 13 3 15 7 12 8 16 4 6 18 14 2 10
Par 4 5 4 3 5 4 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 11 3 5 17 1 13 7 15 9 10 6 16 4 12 18 14 2 8

Course Details

Year Built 2014
Golf Season Year round
Architect C.W. Golf Architecture (2014)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Reviews

4.5
448

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 45
Patio Dining 10
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 77
Water Hazards 76
Undulating Greens 59
This course/club is great for:
Locals 64
Advanced Golfers 54
Entertaining Clients 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 58
Convenient to the City 44
In the 'Burbs 34

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course but Slow

This was our second time playing the course and there is a significant difference morning to afternoon. When we played it in the morning there was a starter to walk through pace of play, local rules etc and a ranger out on course to keep things moving. This time playing at 2:50, what a difference. No starter and no ranger. We arrived at the tee to watch the group in front of us just teeing off. 8 minutes after our tee time we finally started. 4 hours and 45 minutes later we finished after waiting on almost every hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

As good as ever

Played the course for the first time this year.. played it twice last winter and thought it was one of the best tracks in the area.
The experience today did not disappoint.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Tee off at Esplanade

Great course, beautiful shape lots of bunkers- you will love it. Club house almost ready. One prob was no rangers. Wow. A twosome help up our foursome for the entire round with no one in front of them. Not nice.
I will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Cloudy, breezy, blustery on the back 9

Nice layout, good condition
Enjoyed our round!
Would have preferred a warmer day.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice course, overpriced in March

This is a fun course, forgiving, very good conditions but The greens are too slow. We will be back but for the price the greens could be better. Staff is excellent!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Never play on Sunday

This course was fine but surrounded by houses and at times, construction. The pace of play was slow but it’s probably because of playin on Sunday. The greens were actually slower than they looked but for the most part they were in good shape. They put the tee times too close together and it took around four and a half hours, again don’t play on Sunday. For some reason there’s no GPS in the carts so beware...

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Excellent Cours

Great greens good layout.
A little slow pace. Very nice 197h hole.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

First Class

While I don’t normally pay this much to play a round, it was a nice treat. Exquisitely maintained and a good test of all aspects of the game. Some greens were on the smallish size, and some huge, but all required a good read and a deft touch. The greens were a lot slower than they looked, requiring some adjustment in thinking. The foursome ahead of us kept a good pace and we were done 18 in a little over 3.5 hours. Probably on a par with the best courses in this area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

This is one of a hand full of courses in this area that are head and shoulders above all the others. The fairways are better than a lot of their greens. truly a pleasure to hit off. There are not too many places around here that play closer to courses further north that have better grass and a firmer base. I live near and have played many of the local courses. I treasure every opportunity that I can afford to play here. I will cry when this one goes private and believe me, it will soon. Thank you golfnow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Forgiving layout, medium fast greens, very busy this time of year but always a good place to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Esplanade

Have played here several times. Always fun playing it. Challenging course, real good greens and the course has holes that you need to set up to score. I'm from up North so I enjoy playing the Bent grass course. They keep the course and surroundings beautifully manicured even though there is construction everywhere

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Very nice

This course is well worth the stop if you have not played here. Course is in great shape and fun to play. I definitely recommend !

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Grass

The grasss in the fairways and the rough is amazing!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A steady performer

Esplanade is well maintained and fair to all levels of golfers. Back tees are challenging and forward tees are forgiving. Greens are well maintained and contoured to make you plan your leaves. Traps are quality sand and well maintained. Fairways are generous and well maintained as well. Water and hazards do come into play on about one third of the holes but are obvious to the player. I enjoy this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Development Course

This course offers a nice layout with generous fairways until the last few holes. There is lots of water although it does not come into play often unless you hit your shots far offline. The greens were very fast and firm making it difficult to putt if you are above the hole. Lots of bunkers to catch errant shots. The course is somewhat typical of Florida housing developments with homes built adjacent many of he fairways. Overall, it is a nice course and they work actively to try and keep the pace of play to an acceptable level.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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