Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

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4.5
420
5 Stars
221
4 Stars
169
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
11
1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
95.0%
Recommend this course
394 out of 420 reviews
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4.4
36
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
33 out of 36 reviews
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Average Rating
4.5
103
5 Stars
61
4 Stars
37
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.4
95.1%
Recommend this course
98 out of 103 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6756
Slope 132
Rating 72.1
Type Resort
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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
420

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 Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Esplanade

Great course that is being over run by houses. To bad but the course is still great.

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

Great Course

If you are going to play a course this is definitely one that should be on the top of your list. Tees, fairways were in great shape and the greens were like putting on a pool table. Fast, true and roll out was scary. Challenging holes but good landing areas. Hazards creep up on you and the wind can be 2-3 club different. Nice practice facility, range, chipping area and practice green that ran like the course greens. A lot of construction around but it doesn't" effect the course. Can't wait to play it again..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Track

Good condition and nice amenities all around. Some holes are a little too wide open, ,but overall has nice character and is an enjoyable play.

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

Esplanade

Nice course. I can’t believe all the houses that have been built.

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
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Golf Course

Absolutely love this course. It is one of our favorites for playing. We play several times during our time in Florida. Wonderful layout.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Poor
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very very nice

Nice course, excellent conditions. Layout seemed pretty average. No holes really stuck out as truly memorable. I did enjoy the range of green sizes, slopes, etc. Was in one bunker today which was fluffy on top inch but very firm under making shot difficult.

Recommend it but a little overpriced—not best available in county in my opinion—but very very nice and would happily play there any time.

Staff was very very friendly, ranger on course, great conditions and very nice practice area.

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

Esplanade

Course was great, but they should have had rangers out there moving groups along. We waited on almost every shot

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Track

One of the best courses in the area. Has a great practice area, if you have time for food and drinks the tiki bar is a most. I’m sad to say it but I have a feeling once all the homes are finished this will be a private members only course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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
Hot weather
Used cart

One of the best in Sarasota

No question that this is one of the best courses in Sarasota

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

One Of The Best Courses In The Area

Used promo plus "Hot Deal" which made teeing off around 2:00 PM on a 90 degree day more than tolerable. However, course could not have been in better condition for this time of year and we finished in just under 3.5 hours. Esplanade is one of the better maintained courses in the Bradenton/Sarasota area and should be enjoyed now while it's still open to the public.

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

Good course and facility

Played Esplanade with a friend and had a good day. Course is pretty open off the tee and the greens were rolling very well. Course is always in great shape and a nice practice area for a good warm up so arrive early to enjoy it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course & great place to practice putting, chipping, pitching, sand shots and driving on a driving range. I like that range balls were included.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice course but way over priced

Course overall is nice. But for the money, it doesn't hold a candle to courses like Sarasota National or Riverwood which you can get at a much better price. For the same price you can play Lakewood National which is much better value and course.

On another note the course Marshall thought that playing at a 4 hour 10 minutes pace was too slow.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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