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4.5
497 Reviews (497)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
95.6%
Recommend this course
468 out of 497 reviews
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4.5
30 Reviews (30)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.5
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
93.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 reviews
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4.6
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
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1
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1
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.4%
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83 out of 87 reviews
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About

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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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
497 Reviews (497)

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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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good layou. nice condition

One of the better courses in the Sarasota area. Well maintained and a decent layout.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Rude staff

Played this course several times. This time was not very good. Payed top dollar for this time of year. Pro shop staff was not friendly at all. The starter may have been the rudest individual I have ever encountered at a course in this area. Probably won’t go back here.

Greens are way to hard, would not hold even the highest shots.

Bad experience.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad shape

I have played Esplanade many times and admired the fact it has always been in good shape and the greens have been excellent.
However it’s been over 15 months since I played and it was a real disappointment today as the course conditions have deteriorated with some parts of the greens being almost unplayable.
Shame as this once was a jewel in the Lakewood raunch crown.

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

One of the best, but...

Unfortunately the greens were recently aerated, and sand was still all over the greens. No putts rolled true, and often good approach shots went off the target. This is a GREAT COURSE and facility, and the price this time of year is significantly reduced, so I know it’s my fault for not calling and checking, as many courses do this at this time of year. However I still had a great time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A very good golf course

I have played this course about ten times now and have enjoyed it more each time.
It is as challenging as you want it to be based on the tees you play from.
It has a good layout and the fairways are in good shape for this time of year.
Greens are in nice shape and are a little long right now but they can get quick when cut down further, not that you have to hit it hard to get it to your target even now.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid layout

Really good course, pretty dry for all the rain we’ve had

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

Gorgeous course excellent fairways and greens

You could not ask for a course to have better conditions
I wish my country club conditions were as good.
I would go back in a heartbeat

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

COURSE WAS GREAT, PRACTICE FACILITY IS INCREDIBLE.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent course conditions

I enjoyed playing Esplanade. The fairways were perfect, the greens nice and healthy. Not very fast but it is summertime in Florida. It is more important that they are smooth and roll true which they did. The layout is friendly even though there are water hazards. I definitely will be back to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course

Course is in great shape. Lots of good challenges and you’ll use all clubs in your bag. We will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
First Time Playing
Windy weather

Beautiful course well maintained. Greens are still a little sandy from punching but rolled pretty good. Not many trees on the course, wide fairways. Not to say I didn't lose any balls. Hit 3 into waste areas off the fairways could not find any of them. Great course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Enjoy the course

I played the course previously and enjoyed it so I came back.
Yes it is hot out and a lot less players out playing in the heat but there were still slow players in the front of me on the back nine. Played the front in 1.5 hours and the back was over 2 hours after I ran into players going slow.
The course is beautifully landscaped and just pretty!
The course is tough because of the wind which can blow hard at times and calm the next second. greens had been punch recently and had just a few areas that were still bumpy. Overall condition of the course was pretty good considering the time of year. I will plaay it again!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Still One of the Best

As this course has matured, it has maintained its open feeling even though there are many more housing units around its perimeter.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was nice staff nots so much

Nice course layout decent conditions, but staff needs some attention. Got there 30 minutes early, checked in with starter and he said he would come get us in 15 minutes to start our round early. Starter never came to get us on the putting green and never seen him again. Also at the turn stopped to get some food and the guy said they threw all the hotdogs out and there were no sandwiches to eat. Not happy!!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor

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