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4.5
580 Reviews (580)
5 Stars
326
4 Stars
214
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
8
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
94.3%
Recommend this course
545 out of 580 reviews
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4.5
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
90.0%
Recommend this course
45 out of 50 reviews
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4.5
78 Reviews (78)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.4
92.3%
Recommend this course
72 out of 78 reviews
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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
580 Reviews (580)

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
3.0
Previously Played

Shared cart for golfnow

Was super surprised to be told that I had to share a cart with a stranger during check in. And the shared cart seems to be applied to golfnow booking only. Most people had that their cart. The last time I played, I had my own cart. Won’t return until the pandemic is over. There are plenty other courses in the area that don’t force you to share cart wit stranger.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Wonderful Course

Very enjoyable. Greens in great condition .. smooth and fast. Very fair layout with lots of room to recover from missed shots

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice day out

well maintained course with some interesting and picturesque holes. only negative is poor signage between holes and lots of distance from one to the next.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
1.0
First Time Playing

Extremely Disappointed.

Extremely disappointed with Esplanade. From the start this was very poor experience. The staff were extremely rude, as were the members. The starter was not friendly or welcoming at all. Rather, he was commenting about my playing partners shirt not being tucked in...?

The course was fairly wet from the previous days rain and was cart path only. Completely understandable. However, packing in as many groups as possible made the pace of play absolutely terrible. We were waiting 15-20 minutes per shot. We politely called the course Marshall who told us “it is what it is..” It took us over 2.5 hours to play a nine.

The course was decent, it was a fair layout. Greens were very slick and the pin positions were in ridiculous locations. There was no need for them to be this challenging.

Overall there are many other courses I’ve played and enjoyed here in this area. Very doubtful I’ll return.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Poor
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

Discrimination for golfnow guest

Course is good but not excellent. Green is getting bad and not doing good job on maintaining it.

I checked with golfnow regarding in sharing cart with strangers, they said no, it's not mandatory if cart fee is included.
However, I was forced to share a cart a couple minutes before tee time and divider isn't installed, we had to do that which wasn't installed properly.

Not friendly staffs!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
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 13
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Members Rude, Staff worse, course decent, layout unoriginal, and the greens were good.

Rude staff, particularly the starter. It seems to be a common issue for many Florida courses that unfortunately this course follows suit with. The starter acts as the face of your course and sets the tone for a golfers round, having rude/clueless staff is not the hallmark of a top tier course, take it from someone thats played across the country and the globe. Its hard to recommend or come back and play a course where your treated rudely. Having played Esplanade at Azario the previous day, I had positive expectation for the course, needless to say, this was a let down. As for the course, it was in good conditions, the green speed was good, the layout was unoriginal and posed little challenge from the tips. At the end of the day, for those who have chosen to read this, flip a coin, your odds of picking the outcome are about equal with whether you will have a positive experience. My recommendation would be to play Esplanade at Azario or another course, there are plenty of course at this price point within the area that offer more original layout, more beautiful layout, and while its hard to find, better staff. This course could simply fire their poor staff, but I wouldn't hold my breath.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable Afternoon Round

Course was in very good shape. Wide open layout that lets you hit the driver. Played in 3-1/2 hours as a twosome on Monday afternoon.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 25+
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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 26
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

Great shape, so happy with pace of play and the conditions of the course from top to bottom. "Super fast" greens fairways w/real grass "AWESOME" course will return soon.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wide open but not easy.

Forgiving fairways are wide but you better be on the proper side of the pin. My partner said that the person who made these greens was angry. Smooth and very fast.

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

Enjoyed the round

Nice layout in great condition. Greens are hard and fast. There's some water but it doesn't come into play on more than 5-6 holes. Wide fairways which is great for mid-high handicaps. Ill be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Premiere Golf Experience

I have been told that this was a top notch facility and it lived up to the hype. Even with it being Cart Path Only due to wet conditions the course still played perfectly. The GREENS were rolling! Layout is challenging from any box! I will be back because I left a few strokes on the course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 17
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fast Greens, lovely layout. Don’t know why I haven’t been here before!

With all this rain the conditions here were PHENOMENAL! Greens were fast, and even got faster as we avoided rain today. Love the layout, carts, staff and the snacks on the turn. Was an absolute steal of a hot deal, if I was closer I’d become a member. Loved it! It was cart part only, but only a few bunkers with standing water. I wasn’t in a lie all day that was bad because of conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 47
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It's pretty good.....

Nothing spectacular but ok.....great practice range.....beverage cart woman was great.....!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 16
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite courses!

I love Esplanade! It’s always in pristine condition! Wide open fairways, but somewhat challenging. Friendly staff nice practice area. I love the Tiki bar it’s always one of my favorite places. My husband and I used to be able to play this course with our Paradise card, but I’m not sure what happened? I was happy to find it on Golfnow though.

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