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4.6
797 Reviews (797)
5 Stars
576
4 Stars
173
3 Stars
33
2 Stars
9
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
94.6%
Recommend this course
755 out of 797 reviews
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4.6
58 Reviews (58)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.3%
Recommend this course
57 out of 58 reviews
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4.6
151 Reviews (151)
5 Stars
104
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.4%
Recommend this course
144 out of 151 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

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in Florida (2023 #19) (2021 #20) (2020 #18)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Courses for Pace of Play in the U.S. (2020 #25)
  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 Course Conditions in the U.S. (2020 #18)

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4.6
797 Reviews (797)

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Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful course

The course is amazing and very well maintained. Layout was very thoughtful. Plenty of wildlife as well. Only complaint we all had was that the greens were like playing at a mini golf. Like rolling hills, and the cups placed right on the edges..so, even a soft putt that would normally land next to the hole...will just keep on rolling away down and usually off the green. Other than that...beautiful course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 72
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
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Previously Played

All things must end I guess

I have played this course 25 times in past 3 yrs but it will hard to go back
Course is looking a bit rough - I get alot of rounds but at 130$ per round expect better
And the noise and very very loud music coming from he construction sites in the course and too much
The only saving grace is I dis not buy a house here

It has fallen from an above avg course with fair value to a overpriced below average zoo of a golf course
Save ur money better course to play of u are willing to spend $125*

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome layout; greens need recovery

I’ve been playing this course the last couple years and it quickly became a favorite of ours. We played 2.13.24 and the greens are slow and chewed up. I’m not sure if people are dragging their feet on the green or if people are not repairing their ball mark or both, but the quality of their greens is currently 5/10. It’s an awesome layout, but the greens are not rolling smooth or consistently at the moment.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
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 15
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Great course, challenging greens.

One of the best public courses condition wise I’ve played in the winter in Florida. The greens are very undulated yet roll true. Depending on the pin be positions, they will challenge even the best of them. Still building the golf community all around the course. It would be a place I wouldn’t mind living and belonging to. Definitely recommend checking this course out! If I had to guess, it will eventually be private once the community is established.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 92
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Trickiest Greens I've played on!

Firstly, let me say as a visitor from the UK this is not an easy course to find. Sat Nav. took us to Esplanade gate house but, that wasn't the Azario course or entrance & despite directions from the gate keeper, it took us another half hour to find, so give yourself plenty of time!
The course itself is fairly new with lots of building works going in between some holes but do not let that put you off, the course itself was in good condition, fairways & bunkers well maintained for a new course, the greens however certainly took some getting used to.
The undulations are a real challenge & makes making par difficult. I was also convinced the surface of the greens was artificial as it felt almost mat like but that didn't stop the ball rolling very quickly & true if you got the line right.
Definitely a course I would play again as it matures and good value for the price as an afternoon tee time & the pace was the best of the 5 rounds we played whilst on holiday.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Windy weather
Used cart

Great course

Fairly easy tee to green. The greens are undulated and tough putting. But if you are good with your short game you can score.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap Don't know
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good condition - will play agaon

Enjoyed the layout of the course. Wide open for some errant shots. Bunkers were nice with sand vs dirtike other surrounding courses. Greens were fast and difficult to stop on some holes. Staff was nice. Would play again for sure. Golf pass had great deals here.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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