Lost Marsh Golf Course

4.2079823529 4.2 stars from 5 (134)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6803 yards
  • Slope: 132
  • Rating: 73.6
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tournament 72 6803 yards 73.6 132
Championship 72 6370 yards 71.6 127
Player 72 5859 yards 69.2 122
Player (W) 72 5859 yards 74.2 127
Regular (W) 72 4972 yards 69.3 117

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.3 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 134 Reviews
5 stars:
51
4 stars:
60
3 stars:
15
2 stars:
5
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

116 out of 134 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include water hazards forced carries thick rough   Great for 19th hole scenic views drinks patio dining  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 08/14/2017:

Hello, Michael. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us 5-stars. We will inform the entire team so they know their hard work is paying off.

"Pace of play ruins experience"


18notenough's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Played course three weeks ago. 5 hour, 42 minute round. As it was a 90+ degree day, chalked it up to the warm day and an anamoly.

Gave course another chance yesterday. 5 hour, 36 minute round in high 70s, low 80s temps.

Despite reading management's responses that they are addressing pace of play concerns, it would appear that nothing is being done to correct the situation. If the course wants to keep the two rangers on payroll, then it may be better served having them do something else to earn their keep because they are certainly not doing what they are supposed to be doing, which is to keep groups on track in accordance with the course's suggested pace of play. On the two days that I played, the rangers seemed more interested in keeping their carts moving in pursuit of AVOIDING any groups than to approach groups needing a little nudge.

Lost Marsh is a fun course with its fair share of challenges. Unfortunately, until it TRULY cleans up its act on pace of play, there is very little value in what they ask the public to pay and is a recommended stay-away.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 08/15/2017:

Hello, Jon. Thank you for taking the time to review the course. We apologize that the pace of play during both of your visits was less than ideal. We are working hard to make these changes. Teaching our loyal league of golfers, who consistently visit during the good weather, to move faster is easier said than done. You noticed that we now have two Rangers, which we have increased from the single one we used before. This change, along with others, helps us better the pace. We appreciate you giving us a second chance and can assure you that we will correct this issue. Thanks for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we hope to see you again.

"Lost Marsh on windless day"


rdober237's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course when there was hardly any wind. This is a great course but due to its closeness to Lake Michigan it can get fairly windy. This is a pretty tough track and combining it with the wind factor it magnifies the difficulty. Got to truly enjoy it yesterday. Course is in great condition. First 5 holes are a true test of your ability. You gotta play it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 08/03/2017:

Hello, Russell. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 5-stars and are going to notify the teams responsible so they know their hard work is paying off. We hope to see you for another round soon. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Lost Balls"


Rickfiore1's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/29/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course has potential. Too many tricked up holes that need to be changed. Some holes after going around the lake were more classic and a good combination of links and wooded holes. Several holes were difficult because you can't see where to hit your drive and sometimes second shot. This really slows down play.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 08/02/2017:

Hi, Ricardo. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Lost Marsh Golf Course, we hope to see you again in the future.

"Fantastic value for money"


Thomas2969536's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

Absolute gem of a course and great value for money. If you like to pull the driver out on each tee you may want to think again... I was told to play target golf, if only it was that easy.

This course for me is on a par with harbourside but much cheaper.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 07/26/2017:

Hello, Thomas. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"A hidden gem"


u00000760482's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Playing Lost Marsh is a great experience. The senior rate for the course is very fair and appreciated. The staff was friendly and appreciated having us there. The clubhouse is a wonderful and beautiful building that also houses a great restaurant.

The course is tough with challenging holes - especially the first five which are all bordered or affected by water.

The greens were in great shape and both held, and rolled, well. Be sure to use your course map to help avoid hidden dangers like tight fairways and water hazards.

I look forward to my next visit to this superb course!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 07/24/2017:

Hello, Tim. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Beautiful but very challenging"


Rob9117570's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My wife and I played this course on a Sunday afternoon after a Saturday night at Wrigley Field. The first 5 holes are a run of the most challenging you will find anywhere......water, narrow, long, etc...Very nice layout....highly recommended!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 08/01/2017:

Hi, Rob. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. 4-stars is great and we will let the team know their hard work is paying off. We are glad you and your wife enjoyed your round with us. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Really enjoyed it-"


u000003067713's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Hot weather

Reviewed on

Very interesting challenging course with lots of water.-clubhouse food and drink great-easy to get to-just off Skyway-will play again


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 07/10/2017:

Hello, Nickolas. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon!


duoyouliu's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 07/31/2017:

Hello, Lucy. Thank you so much for the spectacular review. 4-star feedback is great to see. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon.

"Not enough course info for the weird layout"


u8963562's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

There are way too many blind hazards and random patches of long grass that just serve to be "gotchas." Lots of water and hazards are fair, but you can't leave players guessing on virtually half of their full shots over 150 yards.

If you hit the ball anywhere close to 250+, this course has a dumb layout with a design that tries to trick you rather than providing fair challenges. If they want to keep the layout, they really need to put GPS in the cart that points these things out. I had a rangefinder and still had no idea what was out there.

Cool course if you're looking for a novelty or don't hit the ball very far. Otherwise, it's the classic case of overzealous greenskeepers trying to be cute.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Poor

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 07/27/2017:

Hello, Christopher. We want to apologize that you did not find the course to be an enjoyable challenge. Your feedback that you would like more clarity on the course layout and suggest GPS in the cart is important to us. We will escalate it to the teams in charge. You rated the staff, pace of play, and value all below great and we would be interested in learning what we can do to improve in these aspects as well. A 2-star review is serious for us and we encourage golfers to provide us with comments that we can use to make changes. You are welcome to update this review with further feedback or reach out to us in the golf shop. We look forward to hearing from you and thanks for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Terrible pace of play"


Ronseliga's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

5 and a half hour round, waiting every hole. Rangers doing nothing about slow groups. Recommended pace of play not enforced.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 06/12/2017:

Hi, Ron. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we hope to see you again soon.

Commented on 08/03/2017

I really think this could be solved with GPS in the carts and getting rid of the random patches of long grass (e.g. randomly surrounding the 9th green). Way fewer lost balls and general frustration after hitting intended shots.


"Definitely worth a visit"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/06/2017
Previously played Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Fun course that I enjoy more and more each round, mostly because it takes a few rounds to really learn how to play certain holes. I don't care for a couple of tee box placements on the back nine (trees right in the line of fire), as well as just in front of the backside of a green as well, but otherwise it's a challenging layout for a good golfer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 06/12/2017:

Hi, Gary. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn 5-stars next time. We are glad to hear you found the course to be an enjoyable challenge. Your feedback about the tee box placement will be escalated to our team in charge. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Good value"


dbolo10's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Lost Marsh is a fun golf course, and has some beautiful holes. It can play tough if you don't hit me the ball straight or know the course. I'd like to see them put GPS on their carts. It's definitely worth playing. Also they have a beautiful clubhouse that sits high on the property and has some beautiful views off the deck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 06/08/2017:

Hi, David. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us 5-stars! We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. It is great to hear that the efforts we have put in helped provided a memorable and enjoyable experience for you. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon!

"Lost marsh gem"


drewsg's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Love this course- for value it doesnt get much better.

Greens are in great shape and fast. Has a great mix of challenging holes and then some easier ones.

Not sure why more folks don't play this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 07/07/2017:

Hi, Drews. Thank you for reviewing the course. We appreciate the 5-stars and are going to notify the teams responsible so they know their hard work is paying off. We hope to see you for another round soon. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Quirky. Skip it"


jdbelko's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

Golf course is overpriced. It's a $55 course on the weekends, tops. They get away with charging what they do because of the proximity to Chicago. So many better layouts in Northern Indiana that are much less expensive that LM.

So many courses that if your a long to medium length hitter (250+) off the tee you can't hit driver. A few more that you shouldn't hit even 3-wood. A lot of this is because was built on old landfill. Don't get me wrong, the course condition wise is very good, but the layout is not my favorite. I like LM even less than Aberdeen in Valparaiso, which is a much less expensive track.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 05/30/2017:

Hi, Jeremy. We are sorry to hear you believe the value for the course is less than the current rate being charged. We are going to escalate your feedback to the team responsible so they can make adjustments before your next round. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the course conditions during your game. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Course very scenic"


tczarnina's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather

Reviewed on

Played here numerous times each season since it opened. Can be brutal when the wind is blowing. Pace of play is biggest negative. Seems it keeps taking longer to play each time. Noticed big drop in pace when they swapped the front and back 9's several seasons ago. Good mix of hard and easy holes with a few silly ones thrown in( #4, the green on #6) but #9 or #18 late in the day into the sun and a west wind...killer! Bring your A-game or lots of balls. Not a place for beginners.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 06/22/2017:

Hello, Tom. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the staff and value to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we hope to see you again soon.

"Great Track"


kelso48's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great track...but don't go during the week because I don't want to see big crowds so I can continue to enjoy this tremendous facility without too many players. A true gem... in my view better than Harborside.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 06/01/2017:

Hello, Gary! Thank you for taking the time to review us and rate the course 5-stars! We always like to hear when our hard work pays off and a golfer has a memorable experience. We are going to pass on your feedback to our team so they know their hard work is not going unnoticed. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"nearly a six hour round!"


Scott9617139's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

They stack up the tee times and there were generally two groups on every tee box. Yes, it's always windy here and yes, there's lots of water. But the delays on the course were simply unacceptable.

If you aren't an Indiana resident, you pay about 50% more to play here as well.

Clean it up, Lost Marsh!


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 05/23/2017:

Hi, Scott. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the delay of play during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next game. We are glad to see you rated the course conditions to be great during your game. We will continue to work towards an excellent review by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we hope to see you again soon.


Grant5105102's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/18/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 05/23/2017:

Hi, Grant. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We appreciate the 4-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to earn 5-stars after your next visit. You are welcome to comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop. We always appreciate the feedback. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.


Junghoon5444327's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/17/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 06/01/2017:

Hi, Junghoon. Thank you so much for the spectacular review. 5-star feedback is what we strive to achieve. We are glad you had an incredible time and hope to see you again soon.


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