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4.5
310 Reviews (310)
5 Stars
158
4 Stars
113
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.4
91.9%
Recommend this course
281 out of 310 reviews
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4.4
37 Reviews (37)
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.9%
Recommend this course
34 out of 37 reviews
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4.4
59 Reviews (59)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.6
89.8%
Recommend this course
53 out of 59 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6803 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.6
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Course Details

Year Built 2004
Golf Season Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed No walkers on weekends until 1pm.
Dress code Proper golf attire is required at all times. No tee shirts, tank tops, jerseys or denim.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Reviews

4.5
310 Reviews (310)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 17
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 14
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 39
Forced Carries 23
Thick Rough 22
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 27
Locals 21
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 17
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 32
Worth the Drive 29
In the 'Burbs 6

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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u000004469150! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course!

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Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Enjoyable frustration

A wonderful course to enjoy the picturesque layout. Well maintained and a very friendly staff. The electric carts lock up if you stray too far off the cart pass; which is the reason I didn't give the course five stars. This course is all about planning and executing your shots, don't try and overpower it or you'll be getting a second mortgage to buy more golf balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/08/2020

Thanks for the 5-star review! We hope to see you again for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tons of character

Lost marsh otherwise known as lost balls is a great course. Greens are a little beat up but not too bad. Mostly due to the amount of rounds and some inconsiderate players who don’t fix their ball marks. My only real gripe about this course is the staff. For the most part everybody’s pretty chill however on the weekends they seem to get a little uppity. Pace of play was slow which is pretty expected on a nice Sunday. Nbd, but the Rangers were aggressive /rude for no real reason because there really isn’t anywhere to go.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/01/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

This is a Country Club

The course is a real challenge. Locals are known to call this lost ball Marsh due to narrow fairways and unforgiving water hazards...oh did I mention the marsh. Some municipal courses are neglected and over crowded. Because of price $50+ a round it keeps the crowds away. Beautiful greens and clubhouse. More in line with a private club.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gorgeous, but Gimmicky

We played a morning round this past Saturday at Lost Marsh and were really impressed with the facilities and solid course conditions. The first hole is particularly striking and as reviews all mention, the first five holes are BRUTAL if you're a mid-high handicapper. The course is super interesting and fun, but as you get into the middle holes, our foursome felt that the layout becomes shockingly unfair. There are a ton of blind shots that lead to penalty outcomes for good shots, and multiple holes in a row in which great shots in the fairway are rewarded with nearly impossible lies behind multiple overhanging trees on the fairway. Greens were tricky but in excellent shape. A few of the fairways look to be in rough shape on the edges, but overall a cool place to go not far from the city. Given the pandemic, there wasn't really a way to enjoy the amenities, but the clubhouse is beautiful and looks to be a neat spot to hangout!

It's not too far from Harborside and does a very similar thing at a much lower price. That said, Harborside's course is far more accommodating to the average golfer albeit at a price. Well worth a trip, but possibly not a trip back that soon!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us AHG940. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Lost Marsh Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful Course, Poor Pace Today

This course is beautiful and challenging. Today's pace was terribly slow. 4 hours after 14. Will absolutely play again for the same rate.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/22/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Terrible Staff and Policies

Wanted to walk, they wouldn’t let us walk. Then they wouldn’t let us get our own carts (even though we were the third group off and there were TONS of carts ready to go, and we were willing to pay for them). We were trying to be cautious due to COVID and have family members who are in an at risk groups, so sharing carts with people outside my family group is not an option. Didn’t show anything on the site that said single carts aren’t allowed. Left instead of caving to policy.

Would have most likely been a multiple time customer as the course looked decent, but won’t be back again. Dumb policy and inflexible. Hope the lost greens fees and future lost greens fees were worth it for them.

Friendliness Poor
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We're sorry to hear about the confusion during your round with us and that you rated your experience 1-star. We limit the amount of single rider carts because is it so busy this time of year and we don't want to run out of carts. As far as our walking policy, we have updated our policy to allow up to 2 people in a foursome to walk if they prefer to. We appreciate your feedback to help us serve our customers better and hope you reconsider returning for another round soon. Thanks for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 59
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 500 Contributor
Indy Advisor
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Finally made the trip

I've been reading about lost marsh for several years now, and we finally played it. It was a really fun course and awesome layout especially being in the middle of the region. Deer live on the course which is pretty cool. The first 5 holes have lots water on them. Bring lots of golf balls. The rest of the course plays pretty difficult. Conditions were a little less than desirable. Lots of water damage in the fairways and the greens had tons of pock marks on them.

All and all a really nice course. I'd gladly play it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/25/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us HoosierHacker89. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Lost Marsh Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun course to play and well worth the price. Course was in great shape all around. I rank it in the top 3 public courses around. 10+ handicaps bring plenty of golf balls if you make it through the first 5 holes you're good

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 7
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/16/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging Layout, Well Maintained

Always a favorite in the Chicago area. First 4 holes are very difficult as you navigate water in every direction. Once it opens up, more opportunities to score. Be careful of the sharp doglegs and blind shots-- helps to have seen the track once or twice. Fantastic clubhouse. Highly recommend if looking for a well-maintained, challenging layout.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Awesome Course

Lost Marsh is a one and a half hour drive from home. Our group has played it twice this year and we hope to return again before winter sets in. It is challenging with a great view of the Chicago skyline.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/14/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us scwiseman1. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Lost Marsh Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/27/2020

Thanks for the 5-star review!

Played On
Reviews 12
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love / Hate Relationship with this Hidden Gem

I've played this course twice this year, the first time being in June and recently this week. This is the best course in Chicagoland for the price. The layout is amazing. The first 4 holes force you to hit great shots then it opens up to let the big dogs eat after that. Conditions were great even after heavy rain the nights before. It's a shame people don't fix their divots, if they did the conditions would easily rival harborside but with a much spicier layout. Bring some extra balls if you don't hit em straight, there's a reason "Lost" is in the name.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/01/2020

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Layout

This course has you playing every club in the bag. It has you thinking on each hole where you want to land your ball. The greens are undulating so once you are on the green you need to play the slopes. I would recommend this course to any golfer that wants a challenging course to play. It offers four tees so the beginner can play to their level all the way to the pro tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/14/2020

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/31/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/10/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course!

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