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4.5
540 Reviews (540)
5 Stars
297
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
12
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
95.4%
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510 out of 540 reviews
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4.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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4.5
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Semi-Private
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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Course Details

Year Built 2014
Golf Season Year round
Architect Chris Wilczynski (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
Walking Allowed Yes, after 4 pm, members only
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Available Activities

Billiards

Reviews

4.5
540 Reviews (540)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 46
Patio Dining 11
Brunch 6
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 78
Water Hazards 77
Undulating Greens 60
This course/club is great for:
Locals 65
Advanced Golfers 54
Entertaining Clients 43
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 58
Convenient to the City 44
In the 'Burbs 35

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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course!

Played for the first time...Course was in excellent condition! Greens were punched 3 weeks prior but ball still rolled well on the greens. Staff was great all around from the bag drop, the pro shop, the starter, and the grill. Pace of play was awesome as well. I come down to Siesta Key every June for vacation and we have a big group that plays a ton of golf...this course will be in our permanent rotation going forward.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First time playing they didn’t say anything about the greens being punched but I got out there for 30 bucks and the course was great besides the greens I’d say another atleast week or 2 on them before there pure again nice track though

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Aerating greens!

Great track, 1st timers, wide open, will play again. Would consider moving here if homes weren't so closely spaced. Originally from Chicago, so used to big greens fees, but should be aware greens are being aerated before you pay the freight. Greens held few shots & had exceptionally slow/unreadable roll. After 2nd hole, when on green, we imposed auto-2putt rule and moved on.
TEEOFF should make playing-conditions known on website. With that info in hand (aeration), this venue should be offered @ $45-50... rather than the $64 advertised.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 215
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Golf Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Above-average residential community golf

There are a lot of mediocre and frustrating courses in Florida's many gated communities. Esplanade Lakewood Ranch is more thoughtful than the norm in several ways.

First, developer Taylor Morrison provided wide enough corridors so that the holes don't feel cramped. Second, architect Chris Wilczynski's respect for classic golf courses shines through his strategic bunkering schemes and clever green contours. Most telling is how playable the course was for the two ladies I was paired with. There are no significant forced carries and greens are open in front, enabling shorter hitters to run shots up onto the greens, which were pleasingly firm in the mid-late winter.

Conditions Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 44
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging golf time

Wonderful layout and fast greens—totally a fun golf experience!! Wish to have more opportunities to play at a reasonable rate for non members through golf now rates! Loved the great golfing conditions and practice before tee time to warm up with ball hitting, chipping, and putting practice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Terrific course and in wonderful shape. Well managed and the staff is great.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track. Challenging and fun, Good shape. I would definitely play again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 131
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

A pretty penny

My son and I have played Esplanade about 10 times. We frequently comment that it is expensive, but the course is always nice and pace of play pretty good. Today was the worst shape I've ever seen the course in. It is Feb and perhaps that's part of the issue, but having played a few other area courses, it just didn't seem like there was a lot of grass on the course. After playing the 3rd hole - a par 3 - a ranger drove up and asked us to pick up our pace of play....errr, that would be fine except we waited about 3 min to tee off on that VERY hole. I don't mind being told to keep up or whatever, but at least be aware of what's going on in front of us. If the green fees were $40 less, I would give a higher rating. I should also add one other thing: they have put GPS maps in the carts; you would think that a good thing, but they are OBNOXIOUS. Limits are placed on where you can drive around the greens (which is truly fine, but these are pretty expansive limits) and they chime at you about everything including a few advertisements. We got to where when the dumb thing chimed, we didn't even look at it.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

mr. T

Enjoyed playing the course, somewhat challenging. Very nice facility overall, would recommend.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 7
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very good experience

Played on a cold very windy day with a couple of locals Course was in great shape and everyone (including my playing partners) could not have been nicer. Would love to play again in more mild conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 33
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Outstanding

Excellent conditions. Don't need to touch the ball anywhere on the course. Best I have played through Golfnow this year.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Trouble checking in to Pro shop

The course did not have any record of my reservation. Luckily I had a print out of my confirmation. As a result I had to take a later tee time than my reservation. The person checking me in said that GlofNow had failed to inform them of the reservation. The course was in good condition. Driving range uses floating balls and there is a good putting and chipping practice area.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Another great course in the Lakewood Ranch area

1st time playing this course. Terrific layout and the course was in great condition. Greens still recovering from punching, but still rolled true.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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