Lost Marsh Golf Course

4.1290000000 4.1 stars from 5 (124)
  • 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

Average Rating 4.1 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: 4.3 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.0 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 124 Reviews
5 stars:
46
4 stars:
58
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
4
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

109 out of 124 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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Reviews


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"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
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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.

"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


"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


"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.


jfcross111's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/15/2017
Previously played 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 05/18/2017:

Hi, James. 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!


u338874085's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/14/2017
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 05/18/2017:

Hi, Cody. 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!

"Amazing course"


J2364259's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

One of the finest courses in the Chicago area, at a great price. As good or better to Harborside at 1/3 the price.

Lake winds always makes this course more challenging, it would be nice if holes 1 and 3 were later in the round.

Staff is very cordial and customer oriented.


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 05/02/2017:

Hello, John. 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. It is also nice to be told that the course was an enjoyable challenge! Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.


u235841462's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

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 04/26/2017:

Hi Thomas,<br/> 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.

"Great counsel"


u000005707947's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a must play course the front nine is the most challenging .


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 04/13/2017:

Hi, Mike. Thanks for reviewing the course. We agree that our front nine is an enjoyable challenge and are glad you had a good time. We see you rated the pace of play to be less than ideal, so we are going to escalate your feedback to our team so we can make improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon.

"very solid greens"


u608456185's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is no joke. I play from the tips and with the wind at this place being near the lake, over 6800 yards can seem like 7100 or 6500 depending on direction. Some really fun par 4s (around the 300 mark), some long tough par 3s, and overall really nice design. There are a few holes that aren't really "fair" starting with the 1st. they require some near perfect shots. other than that, great course for the money and a close drive from chicago. well worth every dollar.


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 03/27/2017:

Good morning, Chris. We are happy you had such an excellent time at our course. We are proud of our layout and are glad to hear you found it to be a fun challenge. Thanks for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we can't wait to see you on the course again!

"Challenging"


mbertman's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I love playing this course but it is deceptively difficult. Bring extra balls.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Golf Course on 03/27/2017:

Hi, Mark. Thank you for taking the time to review us! We see you gave us an overall 5-star rating which is awesome! You have off-course amenities and pace of pace as the weakest parts of your visit. We are going to escalate your feedback to the teams in charge so we can make the necessary improvements before your next round. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

"Loved this course"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I have always looked for a chance to play Lost Marsh. Nephews have almost adopted this course as their Go To Course. Now I know why. The course is beautiful, layout great and conditions were out of this world. Only drawback was the pace on the back nine which caused my threesome to jump past 12 and get away from them. Rangers could have assisted but I did not see any of them on the back nine. Even with this, I would have to say that Lost Marsh is a Diamond in the Rough.

The clubhouse crew was fantastic. Stuck around for a few cocktails on the balcony and service was right on the money.

Final verdict - To quote Arnold, "I'll be back"

Bill G.


Pace of Play: Good

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 Tee Times on 11/07/2016:

Happy to hear you loved the course and the service that was provided! We can't wait to see you on your next round!

"challenging course"


saadman85's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/06/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very challenging course. First five holes require accuracy off the tee. I had a hot deal so the value was great. Not sure I'd pay full price. Pace of play was horrendous.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from Lost Marsh Tee Times on 11/08/2016:

We are happy to hear you enjoyed the course and challenge it presented. Sorry to hear the pace of play was not up to par on your round. Come back and see us soon!

"Outstanding"


CLScott3rd's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We had an outstanding time. Weather was perfect. Course was in great shape. Got a good deal with GolfNow!!


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 Tee Times on 11/07/2016:

So glad you had an excellent experience at Lost Marsh!


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