Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples
Named Best New Golf Course by Golf Digest
Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Naples is the centerpiece of a luxury resort-style community, stretching across nearly 1,800 acres, 1,000 of which consist of natural preserves and wetlands as well as more than 170 acres of lakes. The golf course creatively incorporates all the natural features of the terrain.
There is plenty of water throughout the course as well as strategically placed bunkers. The layout features short, risk-reward par 4s, the most notable being the 5th and 14th holes. The immaculately groomed course is just shy of 7,000 yards, offering holes that are wide open for the long hitters, but challenging on the greens. There are very few forced carries, the greens are medium to large typically with open fronts that will allow golfers to run the ball onto the green. Aesthetics and playability are the two priorities on this championship course with 5 sets of tees for every ability. Easily accessible for golfers along the coast, it is situated just three miles east of I-75 exit 111 off Immokalee Road.