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4.3
563 Reviews (563)
5 Stars
274
4 Stars
232
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
15
1 Stars
9
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
86.7%
Recommend this course
514 out of 563 reviews
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3.2
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
3
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
2.6
Value
2.7
Layout
3.9
Pace
3.8
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.1
42.9%
Recommend this course
6 out of 14 reviews
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4.2
62 Reviews (62)
5 Stars
31
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
79.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 62 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Resort/Semi-Private
Par 72
Length 6983 yards
Slope 134
Rating 73.8
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Esplanade Golf & Country Club - Naples, FL
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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
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Available Activities

Swimming

Available Sports

Fitness, Tennis

Reviews

4.3
563 Reviews (563)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Course Challenges Include:
Undulating Greens 108
Bunkers 99
Water Hazards 74
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 62
Locals 61
Seniors 46
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 82
Worth the Drive 59
In the 'Burbs 23

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Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Disappointed

We found the greens to be in terrible shape, many were under repair. Additionally, the fairways were not marked as to where to take the cart off the course & many times had the cart turned off because we were considered too close to the green, sometimes even 75 yards out.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best so far!

This is a beautiful course set in a very attractive and well maintained golf community. The fairways are long and wide, challenging enough with bunkers and water and in prime condition. Not a weed or bare spot in sight! Yes, 3 or4 greens were under repair, but they were still rolling and the rest of them were good tests and In great shape.
Pace of okay was amazing: we were a threesome and saw no one ahead or behind us for the first 9 holes. Back 9 had a foursome ahead of us, but we hardly waited at all,, they were quick and courteous.
This is a really special course, great carts with GPS, optimal conditions and fun greens. Catch it if you can!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/09/2020

Not sure if the player drank too much, but course is in horrible condition. Last week had a meeting with residents, where more than 400 people showed to discuss condition and if it should be shut down.
Community is great, but course should be closed for a few weeks.

Played On
Reviews 107
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always enjoyed playing this course over the last 5 years. This time the greens were absolutely terrible. They lost them December-January. Golf now participants beware!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice track

Very nice golf course overall. Greens on 10, 11 and 12 were not in very good condition for some reason. Clearly under repair. Trying to bring those greens up to the quality rest of the greens and course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Previously Played

looks nice, but less filling!

Nice layout, but conditions were terrible. 3 greens your putting in sand and the rest of the greens is like putting on Velcro they are so slow. Practice range needs a lot of work and there is no straight putt on the practice green. Course needs a lot of work!!

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Experience

One of our favorite - while some of the greens were being renovated., course conditions, overall, were great. Pace of play was at 4 hours, which we enjoy, and staff was very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Ridiculous

Upon arrival, we were told that greens 10, 11 and 12 were under maintenance. Therefore, we recieved a discount at $148.00! However, ALL 18 greens were unplayable.
I have played this course many times, always happy with the conditions. I would advise everyone to avoid this course for the near future. #pathetic

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

not scenic and 3 temporary greens

We should have been told about the temporary greens when booking. They knew but never told us. Said they did not have a chance to call me. We would not have played and never would have paid that much money.

Nice course but not scenic because every fairway is lined with homes or condos

Plus floating ball driving range

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Open Spaces

Good round in 4 hours. Very nice course except for 3 temporary greens. Pace was quick & course layout was very nice.
Plenty of landing room on driving holes. Greens were slow but overall in good shape.
Had a nice time.

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

Exceptional course and very friendly staff

Everyone should take the time to play a round at Esplanade. The course is in exceptional shape with the exception of two greens. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

5 star course, 3 star greens

As always a great golf course, friendly staff on and off course. An interesting design which has grown in nicely over several years as the community has grown. 4 hour round on a Saturday morning with attentive and friendly rangers on course.
As noted before, several greens in tough shape with forced pin positions in impossible locations, and overall greens which had been fresh cut but badly in need of a good rolling. Work is clearly underway to correct damage, but still need smoothing to reach the standards of the rest of the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Never go back

Will never play again. Greens very slow. On holes 10,11 and 12 they had a green fertilizer that made the greens even slower. Way over priced for what you get

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout

Good layout, but greens are difficult to even “tricked” out. One pin placement in particular seemed miniature golf like.
Greens were slowish (9.2) on stimp. A few greens were in really rough shape, but most of course in great condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Greens in poor shape

Several of the greens on the back nine were in bad shape

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

What a nice place to play.

Really enjoyed our day. Slowed way down on the back nine. This was the only issue otherwise top notch.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Disappointing!

Played this course 5 years ago. We thought it would’ve improved in five years but it went backwards dramatically! Better shape back then than now. Greens on the back nine were in horrible condition! Greens on the front were very slow. An average course at best.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Best Public Available in SW FL

Stayed in Naples for a week at Christmas. Played the following in ascending order by value. Stoneybrook (cheapest and very good but condos are close to the course), Raptor Bay (a good track and solid value), Old Corkscrew (probably 2nd best golf but overpriced), Esplanade (best course and by far the best value). It’s a private community, but they take tee times. Heavily marshaled (which is great and you’ll get paired up, but it’ll play in 4:05 every time). Course condition couldn’t be better and it’s a fair test of golf with many tee options.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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