Aerial view of the 17th green from Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch
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4.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
95.7%
Recommend this course
67 out of 70 reviews
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4.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
95.7%
Recommend this course
67 out of 70 reviews
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4.7
70 Reviews (70)
5 Stars
58
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.8
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.6
Amenities
3.8
95.7%
Recommend this course
67 out of 70 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Private/Community
Par 72
Length 7007 yards
Slope 128
Rating 73.1
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Esplanade at Azario Lakewood Ranch
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Course Details

Year Built 2020
Architect Chris Wilczynski (2020)

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code Proper golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Reviews

4.7
70 Reviews (70)
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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent

Among the best courses in the area. What makes this somewhat unique is the undulating greens which dictate what side of the fairway to favor as well as the green target. Big fairways and big greens are very forgiving for the average golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Really nice course

Great course nice layout. Some greens have bigs hills and pin placements can be almost unfair. But definitely a great course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent

Among if not the best course around. It’s all about the greens and approach shots.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent condition

Beautiful new golf course. Fairway is well maintained. GPS system is more advanced. Easy to track the course and ball distance. Enjoyed playing there.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

great day

from the moment i got there class A service. staff at the bag drop were very helpful and assisted with everything i needed. golf shop was well stocked and staff was on point with a couple of questions i asked. this is a must play track with a variety of holes, generous landing areas and some greens with mounds and black diamond moguls. practice area is very good. this track done by the designer is better then his previous one at Esplanade.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Reviews 4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course

Our first time there today. Course in top notch shape. Greens nice roll and medium speed. Very beautiful layout. Fair and some challenging holes. Will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

BAKER REVIEW

Played in 2:45

Excellent condition

No CPO

Good weather

Home by 10:30

Doesn't get much better!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Easy
Played On
Reviews 14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Title

Great course Great shape a little hard to find to new for GOS

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/27/2020

John:

Thank you for taking the time to offer a review. We are still working with different outlets in order for them to update their search engines. The Waze App currently is updated and will lead you right to the community entrance. Anyone can also contact the Pro Shoppe at 941-253-2901 and we will be happy to assist with directions.

Yosvani Barreiro
General Manager

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Love this track

I personally feel that this is the premier course in this area. I have played Lakewood National both course and Esplanade. those courses are in good shape and highly rated, but Azario I place above all the rest. Friendly staff, lady in Pro Shop make you feel welcome as soon as you step in the door. Highly recommend this course!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Father and son outing

I played this course about two weeks ago and found it to be in pristine condition. Right now I would say this course is the best in the area....even Esplanade. Greens are true and big - with wide fairways. The only drawback is being able to carry snacks or water on course. I'm a diabetic and need to have special snacks other than junk food. I also use Crystal Light drinks and have a diabetic pin to inject myself incase my blood sugar drop to low. However, today I didn't bother to take any of these items on the course. I was allowed to carry a banana. I'm a 28 year Marine Veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam from which my diabetes was contracted. I understand why the course has these regulations, but I think consideration should be given to golfers with underlying medical conditions. If not, that will not keep me from going back. As long as I can have one snack--such as a banana. Staff is friendly and courteous really make you feel welcome. First rate service from cart girl who has a bubbling smile. Love this track and hope to play it many more times in the near future. Also, price is right for this top notch golf course! Keep up the good work on the fairways and greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Thank you for your service to our country. We appreciate you taking the time to offer some feedback. Although we do have certain policies and procedures, we also understand that some of our guest encounter medical conditions. We have taken that into consideration and treat each guest on a case by case basis. Please speak to someone in the Pro Shoppe and we will accommodate medical request within reason.

Yosvani Barreiro
General Manager

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Very wet round

This was my 3rd time out to this course and the first time I've run into where it was cart path only. The course was pretty soaked from an overnight rain the night before. It must drain pretty well because the only really unplayable lies were if were within 8-10 feet of a drain. Tee boxes fairways and rough were all still in excellent shape and bunkers still playable even after all the rain. I wrote about them in my last review but the greens here are not your normal Florida greens. Different tiers and pretty undulating and they've gotten slightly faster every time we've played. Word is come October they'll be able to mow them pretty tight and have them running fast. They've gotten noticeably harder every time we've played and with the wind howling this round it was a little hard to hold some of the greens. I enjoy the challenge, just hope they get some consistency in that aspect so you know what to play for. The staff was friendly as usual, my only knock with this course is how pricey food and beverage is. With the Ice/water machines barely working (not to mention the bugs that come out of the machines in the water sometimes) it seems a little off how much they're charging for drinks and snacks from the cart girl. Still a great track, awesome layout and excellent conditions.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Cullen:

Thank you for being a continued patron of Azario. In the little over 3 months we have been open, the course has been designated cart path only 4 times. That speaks volumes to our staff and drainage capabilities. Unfortunately, 5 inches of rain over 2 days will negate all the hard work and proper drainage. Although the water component of our ice/water machines work just fine, we have found it a challenge to maintain a proper level of ice for our guest. Recognizing that will be a challenge, we have a placed an order for 4 new machines that will correct the ice production challenge we are facing. Our vendor has indicated that we should receive delivery of the new machines by middle of September at the latest.

Thank you again for the kind words regarding our professional staff as they work hard daily to offer an amazing experience.

Yosvani Barreiro
General Manager

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best of the 2

I personally think of the 2 Espalanade courses that this is the best. It’s beautiful and the holes are challenging enough. Greens have sped up but still a little slow. Cart girl is efficient and available. Ice and water available which is a plus in the heat. When the amenities open will be great!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 41
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great shape good warm up area

Course is fair and the greens are a challenge. Staff friendly but with Covid 19 should have alternative of having to go inside get a receipt for prepaid rounds. Then handing receipt to starter. Pro shop small and would rather not enter. You have to get close to starter to hand him the receipt, no social distance. And he hands you a scorecard. Would rather not have to get near anyone, no offense just what to take as few chances and maintain social distancing at all times. Cart guys, pro shop wearing mask but starter not wearing, I wore mine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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