Just east of Interstate 75 and north of State Road 70, this new gated golf community of maintenance-free villas and single-family homes is the only active-lifestyle all-ages community at Lakewood Ranch, an established master-planned residential and commercial community in the Sarasota-Bradenton area of west-central Florida.
Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch combines California Tuscan architecture and conservation-oriented green building practices with a range of resort-style amenities and easy access to shopping, dining, medical care, outdoor recreation and excellent public schools. Golf, tennis, polo, cricket and other athletic facilities are located within Lakewood Ranch, with beaches, nature reserves and the many cultural attractions of Sarasota and Tampa Bay less than an hour away.
Future plans for Esplanade Golf and Country Club include the development of a proposed 18-hole championship golf course, Club Esplanade, fine dining, poolside bar and grill, tennis and racquet sports, wellness and fitness center, professional instruction and much more. Send me information now!
Acreage: 600 acres (240 hectares)
Gatehouse: Two gated entries; one manned.
Club Structure: Non-equity; All homeowners will have unrestricted use of on-site amenities.
Golf: An 18-hole championship golf course designed by C.W. Golf Architecture is planned for the community. Two private golf clubs are located within the Lakewood Ranch community – the Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club (54 holes) and the 18-hole Ritz-Carlton Members Club – as well as the non-membership Legacy Golf Club, an 18-hole Arnold Palmer signature course.
Clubhouse: Community clubhouse with a grand ballroom, card and craft room, media room, a catering kitchen, a billiard room, library and other amenities. Club Esplanade coming soon.
Swimming and Fitness: Heated lagoon-style and lap pool, spa, resistance pool, and a community aerobics and fitness center located in the community center. More resort-style pools and a wellness & fitness center are coming soon.
Recreation: Additional neighborhood recreational amenities will include walking trails with gazebos, a formal events lawn, fitness lawn, canoe and kayak launch, bocce and pickleball courts, adventure playground, outdoor barbeque space, fire pit and a fenced pet park, with a full-time lifestyle director on-site.
Tennis: Community offers its own tennis courts, plus a full-service tennis center with 18 lighted Har-Tru courts at the private Lakewood Golf and Country Club.
Polo: The Sarasota Polo Club at Lakewood Ranch has nine outdoor polo fields, a regulation-size outdoor arena, a covered open-air pavilion, a ¾-mile exercise track and three 24-stall barns.
Cricket: Lakewood Ranch is home to the Sarasota International Cricket Club.
Shopping and Dining: Various retail and commercial centers are available within the Lakewood Ranch community, with additional shopping and fine dining options throughout the Sarasota-Bradenton area.
Area Attractions: Quick access to State Road 70 and I-75 makes Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch convenient to miles of beautiful Gulf Coast beaches and a wide range of cultural attractions, performing arts and sporting events from Sarasota north to Tampa. The property is close to the beach, Orlando-area theme parks and Fort Myers.
Health Care: Lakewood Ranch Medical Center is a 120-bed hospital with a 24-hour emergency room. A 60,000-square-foot medical building adjacent to the hospital houses physician offices and diagnostic and laboratory facilities.
Schools: Seven top-ranked public schools are located at Lakewood Ranch, along with a K-5 charter school and two private academies.
Courtyard/Patio/Villas For Sale: Maintenance-free villas at Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch are priced from the $200,000s.
Homes For Sale: Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch offers three collections of designs ranging from 1,686 to over 3,000 square feet. Single-family homes are priced from the mid $200,000s.