Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

4.5257117647 4.5 stars from 5 (384)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6756 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 72.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fee
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Proper golf attire.

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.5 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 384 Reviews
5 stars:
204
4 stars:
153
3 stars:
12
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

361 out of 384 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city in the 'burbs   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include bunkers water hazards undulating greens   Great for drinks patio dining brunch  

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Reviews


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NTEP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"The greens were irrated which was a little disappointing"


u794310660's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens and bunkers were being worked on so they were not what you would normally expect


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



peckhad's avatar
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Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2018
First time playing Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Putting in the Sahara Desert for almost 80 bucks"


u334598262's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2018
Previously played

Reviewed on

I have played this course many times.It is one of the most expensive but lovely courses in the area.

The cost including tax was 79 dollars and change.

The greens were so heavily sanded that putting was a lottery.

I know that regular maintenance is necessary for a good course but it is financially greedy not to mention it when booking or not to offer discounted rates for the period the greens are so heavily sanded


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



beneabegglen's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/10/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uIPKR3781IP's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course


"Fun track"


u000006818361's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is relatively easy and I like that you don’t have to hit driver off every tee. You can, but you can make smart plays to avoid danger. Pace was good for us and we tend to play very fast. It’s on our list while vacationing. Lots of roll, greens were decent,back nine has interesting layout.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Excellent Day!"


Eagleron's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Esplanade is a favorite course of mine. The course was in great shape except for the greens which had recently been aerated. I'm sure they will come back soon.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Best course we have played"


Rjmoyes's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course was challenging and fun , top conditions for chipping around the greens.

Also best greens out of eleven courses we have played this month.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Galway1969's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"I love this course"


Csreynolds's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love Esplanade. There is a but to this however. The cart attendants are very very poor and always have been. They don’t let you drive the cart anywhere near the drop off, but they don’t help you either so it is a no win situation with them. They are surly at times and lazy at other times. Not a good combination. I am sorry to say it has always been this way and is a shame for such a great course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Soxfan714's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very Challenging course .. I play there regularly and course conditions are always spectacular...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u000001783440's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/18/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Always in good condition, very nice layout with plenty of trouble. Highly recommend


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Another Great Day at Esplanade"


Eagleron's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is very well maintained from tee to green. The staff was friendly and the pace of play was very good.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u5798676's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/15/2018
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



Slape1964's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/13/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



MajorMark's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/12/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



u841637901's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Superb conditions"


Bpbp's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is pristine

Simply excellent

The practice area is terrific as well

As good as it gets in the Sarasota area

It is pricey. More expensive than any of the area courses


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Conditions are perfect"


hennybogan000001's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Played this with the wife early spring. Really have nothing negative. Big, wide, lush fairways feed into smooth, fast, receptive greens. Lots of water to add beauty but they keep it mostly aesthetic and don’t kill you with water in play every hole like most of Florida.

The whole area is very upscale and they are building the whole community up. Really nice. This is the type of place I could see myself moving to in a decade or so when I retire!

Don’t pass up the opportunity to play this one, it’s really a great day of golf. Everything you are looking for is right here.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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