Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

4.4794058824 4.5 stars from 5 (341)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.4 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 341 Reviews
5 stars:
174
4 stars:
142
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
10
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

319 out of 341 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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rjhgraff's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Generous fairways. Greens roll true Tiki bar well positioned next to driving range. My favourite course in the area although getting harder to find a reasonable rate.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/15/2018
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Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u459652565's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/13/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect 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


"Great course, horrible guest service"


golfer2530's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

We arrived at the course and the bag drop attendant informed us we were parked in the member area. That is ok for him to tell us that, but he was very rude about it. I guess he was rude as we didn't allow him to take our bags, which meant no tip. The assistant pro, Stacy, was extremely rude. Chewing gum with his mouth wide open. Actually chewing would be ok, he was chomping. I know this is nit picking but a premier course should act like a premier course. Stacy was not friendly , just took my money and looked right pass me. Not a great start. The only thing that keeps me coming back to the course is the course. The conditions are great and the layout is very fair. The starter should know better to pair two twosomes together, instead of sending them out apart. There were nothing but four packs in front of us, so we would be waiting on every shot. The group behind us was a two pack, so I had to suggest that we pair up. Again, small issues, but a course that is trying to be elite should know this. I know I said this, but the course is amazing and the greens are true.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 02/14/2018

Thank you for the review of your round at Esplanade G & CC @ Lakewood Ranch. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations. We appreciate your comments both good and bad. We will endeavor to meet your expectations on your next visit by using your comments as a learning tool for our staff.

Regards



u4807852's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/06/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course



tiffany45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
Previously played Walked Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



RG805BF4807843D7038F's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/05/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u614664169's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/02/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Esplanade wide open Florida golf"


john3455724's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/01/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

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First time playing the esplanade and was a little surprised at the wide open somewhat boring layout. Not a bad course at all but with the $100 price tag I thought it would be more memorable. . We did get a great deal on golf now for $40 each. Played the back tee and at just under 6800 it's a good test. Flat and open some water in play but if you get off tees and hit the large greens you can score well. A fun day at the esplanade


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
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What a wonderful golf course. Greens were in great condition. Over seeded everywhere. Bunkers were well maintained, loved the sand. Houses are set back enough. Loved the course and facility. Will definitely return.


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


"Guys golf trip,, day one."


u000002627728's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
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Reviewed on

We has a great time. The course was in great condition and the pace of play was very good. We will be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Very good new course."


u259179391's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/31/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is only in its 4th year, but already well-established and in very good condition.

Staff could use some training in people skills, but overall a great experience.

Good practice facilities and a beautiful course design.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/29/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Excellent player friendly course!"


dg6023's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a fairly new course with very wide fairways. The course is in pristeen shape. The greens are smooth and putt true. The amenities are A+. I am an 11 handicapper and I needed to parr last two holes for a 78. I doubled and bogeyed for an 81. Loved the course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/16/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course is always in great shape. Only down side was greens were a little slow, but they !! rolled really nice and true. top notch practice area. Love this course!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000001066536's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course!"


Mark8397387's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played on a cold windy day. Course was in excellent condition. We played gold tees at 6200 which was enough for the weather conditions. Greens were excellent and the fairways were pretty well grown in from over-seed. Would play again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Luxurious Fun."


logicalposition's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/01/2018
First time playing Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I jumped on the opportunity to play a rather expensive course at a big discount. I certainly wasn't disappointed or surprised by the quality of the facilities or the amenities.

The weather was cold and windy, but I've played in much worse conditions. The course was very impressive, gorgeous tee boxes, fairways, landscaping, cart paths, and greens. I had never before seen the frog hair extended for so many feet off the greens.

I can honestly say this course took 5-10 strokes off of my usual game. Not that it was easy, there was plenty of H2O, sand, undulating greens and long carries, but almost every lie was playable. This was the most FUN round I've ever played, because I felt like I was able to play MY game to the best of my ability.

I could get used to playing here regularly, but it IS pricey. The staff could not have been nicer, and the 19th hole was accommodating despite the bad weather/lack of customers. If you wanted a special event round, or wanted to gift someone special a round of golf, I can tell you the recipient(s) will thank you for a great round.

If you have not played this course, you need to. I cannot imagine anyone at any lever of play that wouldn't appreciate this facility.

FWIW, the facility is not on a GPS map, so call for directions, AND, you may need to program the course itself into a GPS(GolfBuddy) device before you visit.


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


"A little Pricy but always in good shape"


JasonQ's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/26/2017
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Course is in great shape. Wide open off the tee. Fun course to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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