Great Turn-out Reported at Grand Opening of the New Tennis Facility at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Lakewood Ranch

(West Florida)  Beautiful weather and a brand new tennis facility served to draw a crowd to the grand opening celebration on October 25th hosted by Taylor Morrison at Esplanade Golf & Country Club of Lakewood Ranch. The day-long event began with a breakfast for residents and included tennis clinics and two public exhibitions throughout the afternoon. Food, vendor booths, giveaways and an exciting raffle rounded out the day’s activities.  During the festivities, management took a break to celebrate the day with a ribbon cutting.  Those attending the ceremony included: Ken Stokes of Taylor Morrison, Brad Compton and Jason Golden of Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, Tony Burdett of Taylor Morrison, Kathleen Gagg and Steve Hatton of Pope Golf.


“We loved having so many people come out to celebrate our new tennis facility – both our residents and people from the surrounding area,” said Cammie Longenécker, vice president of sales and marketing for Taylor Morrison West Florida “We’re very proud of the quality of the amenities that Taylor Morrison has put together for all of our Esplanade properties, and we are committed to continuing that excellence in the future as we strive towards the “play where you live” philosophy that embodies our active lifestyle neighborhood concept.” 


Located just north of State Road 70, Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch is a gated and maintenance-free community that encompasses approximately 600 acres and 1,250 detached villas and single-family homes. As the only active lifestyle community in the area, Esplanade offers residents unlimited access to a beautiful amenity center with a resort-style pool and state-of-the-art fitness center. A full-time lifestyle director is on site to plan special events, classes and programs for residents. A wide range of outdoor recreational opportunities include lap and resistance pools, pickle ball and bocce ball courts, a barbecue area and fire pit, a playground, dog park, events lawn, walking trails, and a canoe and kayak launch. The centerpiece of the neighborhood is an 18-hole championship golf course with plans for a pro shop, restaurant and practice range.

For more information about Esplanade Golf and Country Club at Lakewood Ranch, visit the sales center located at 5235 Esplanade Blvd., call 941-799-5496 or visit


About Taylor Morrison


Headquartered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Taylor Morrison Home Corporation (NYSE:TMHC) operates in the U.S. under the Taylor Morrison and Darling Homes brands and in Canada under the Monarch brand.  Taylor Morrison is a builder and developer of single-family detached and attached homes, serving a wide array of customers including first-time, move-up, luxury and 55+ or better. Taylor Morrison divisions operate in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida and Texas.  Darling Homes serves move-up and luxury homebuyers in Texas. Monarch, Canada’s oldest homebuilder, builds homes for first-time and move-up buyers in Toronto and Ottawa as well as high rise condominiums in Toronto. 


For more information about Taylor Morrison, Darling Homes or Monarch, please visit, and



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Pictured from left to right 

Ken Stokes, Taylor Morrison

Brad Compton, Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

Jason Golden, Esplanade Golf & Country Club at Lakewood Ranch

Tony Burdett, Taylor Morrison 

Kathleen Gagg, Pope Golf 

Steve Hatton, Pope Golf

For further information: Linda Gross 941-907-9507