Lost Marsh Golf Course
|Player (W)||72||5859 yards||74.2||127|
|Regular (W)||72||4972 yards||69.3||117|
|Tournament M: 73.6/132||340||189||474||510||266||402||497||180||445||3303||554||171||386||393||507||404||404||212||469||3500||6803|
|Championship M: 71.6/127||330||177||430||476||266||397||460||150||420||3106||527||161||369||383||445||398||330||202||449||3264||6370|
|Player M: 69.2/122||312||150||430||454||240||295||437||127||400||2845||498||150||357||365||417||357||325||138||407||3014||5859|
|Regular W: 69.3/117||245||125||292||345||200||275||420||108||380||2390||467||134||331||277||360||311||269||111||322||2582||4972|
wet/wild - great course
We played lost marsh on a golf trip in mid July - it was 65deg, pouring rain and 25MPH winds for the first 10-12 holes. I would recommend this course for anyone playing - the weather made the signature first 4-5 holes, extremely challenging and would kill to play them again in perfect weather but that doesn't take away from the course itself. The course was in perfect shape given the circumstances. Front desk staff wasn't too helpful in any details about our round but the 2-3 rangers we ran into during the round made the staff elite - great guys! Wish I could return to this golf when it's 80 and sunny and not lose 4 balls on first 5 holes - but I still think any level golfer in the area needs to give it a try!
HORRIBLE PACE ON WEEKEND MORNING
Lost Marsh is in nice shape and well maintained. Driving Range, locker room showers and restaurant on the 2nd floor of the clubhouse. Proper nurse service and water jugs on course. Greens had good speed were holding but had to repair a lot of ball marks. Traps surprisingly were maintained to some decency.
Paying top dollar to tee off at 9am on Sunday morning you'd anticipate to complete your round in well under 5 hours. Wasn't the case. Waited on virtually every tee and every shot. A completely unacceptable 5 plus hour round. Downgrading by 1 1/2 stars....pace of play has always been an issue every time I've played here and regardless of when I've played it. I've experienced afternoon rounds here just short of SIX HOURS. Lots of water and trouble everywhere on the 1st 5 holes if you're not a decent player. I really like and enjoy the design of this track but I'm sick and tired of not being able to just play the course - easy to lose interest standing around watching others spray balls into the water/woods and marshes. Reluctantly recommend.....try playing early on a weekday or not at all. Cost also can be an issue. $40 value at most...3.5 stars all due to pace of play.
Greens need work
I play here at least 8-10 rounds a year and the greens are starting to look bad here. Too many golfers playing here are not being mindful of fixing their own ball marks or any at all. As a rule of thumb, I am always mindful and fix any ball marks within a 5ft radius of where my mark is. I wish more golfers at Lost Marsh would practice this. Course is very challenging nonetheless and in overall pretty good shape. Was disappointed to pay $63 given the green conditions.
Friendly and helpful staff but mediocre carts
When I got there, after talking to Will on the phone I was immediately impressed by the cleaniness of the overall course and the pro shop. However when I got to the carts I was disappointed. The glove boxes and cup holders looked liked they haven't been cleaned in years. When I was done with my round me and my partner drove the cart back to the cart return. I stopped one of the young men to ask why the glove box and cup holders were so dirty. He told me that it was because when he was trained a few weeks ago that the manager who trained him told him to avoid the key area. He was polite and courteous and told me that he would clean the carts fully. Other than that the course was fantastic and I will definitely be back in the future.
Greens were very true, No tricky greens,
Lots of challenging shots,and beautiful
Father's Day Golf
Played with my two sons---a great, but hot day. Lost Marsh is an "in between" course we can all comfortably travel to. We've played the course several times in the past---always enjoyable---always challenging---always a fun round. Course in good shape---holes varied---some quite easy, some VERY challenging---a nice mix. Give it a try!
Very good value
Course was in great shape, couldn’t ask for a friendlier staff. Lots of cottonwood trees surround the course so be prepared to hunt for your ball. Even in the fairway
Great value & challenging course for all skill levels. Wind is ALWAYS a factor, so take an extra club when in doubt.
Great course, great layout, great conditions = great day.
Some unique holes and challenging course. I recommend playing often.
We showed up as kind of a last-minute decision, but always wanted to play here. It was pretty late in the day and the man working the clubhouse was not shy about showing his displeasure about our arrival. We decided to let his rudeness go because of us showing up when we did. He told us we only had time for 9, which was fine with us. We paid and went out to play the round. We played the front nine and it is a gorgeous course. There is sand and water everywhere so you have to be pretty accurate with your Club selection especially on the first four holes. No complaints at all about the course, it is awesome. Later that night, we found out that we were charged the full 18-hole price per person. I'm assuming it was just an oversight by the clubhouse guy and not him trying to stick it to us for showing up late in the day. Hopefully this can still be rectified.
Hoping to take advantage of 70 degree temps for the first time this spring so we booked a Friday tee time. Temperature at the course was more than 20 degrees colder than where we travelled from (about 50 miles south) and the wind off the lake was freezing cold! This has happened to us before at this course and we didn't learn. Spent the turn shopping for extra clothes in the pro shop. They did have some decent deals. Staff was very friendly. Course was in great shape. They have GPS on the carts now which can be helpful. Just wish the GPS gave the distance to the water hazards. Also you cantadvance the GPS to a specific hole. On the tee box for hole 4 it was still giving the distance to the green on hole 3. Still a very fun course with a challenging layout.
Some good, some not so good
First of all, let me start by stating that Lost Marsh is one of the nicest courses in the Region, a great layout, with fine conditions. When we arrived, we found out that all of the carts were out on the course, so the lady gave each of us a ticket for a small bucket of balls. Classy! We finally loaded our carts up and teed off (slightly late), due to the massive no. of people playing that day. Course was in great shape, but several of the greens were saturated with leaves, making putting pretty difficult, if not unfair. My cart began to lose its charge, and when I called, someone came out and switched me into another cart on the 6th hole. Pace of play was terrible. After 4 and 1/2 hours, we had only played 15 holes, and decided to quit. Also, the 2nd cart I had was also losing steam, and would not have made it through another 3 holes. I love the course and will return, but never again on a week end.
Fantastic Layout but pace of play bad
I love the layout of this course and been playing it since the clubhouse was a small trailer on the hill. I try and take friends from out of town there and always advise them to bring extra balls because so much water is in play on the front nine. It's often a bit slow but the pace of play this time was so bad we had to skip around and eventually only got in 14 holes, and this was a week day. The other issue is during my last few visits, they had the actual tight grass driving range area closed and they set up practice tees on the end in the high grass that wasn't cut very low. Basically, you practice in the heavy rough. Over the years, the only time I found the real range open was during an outing. Great course but need to fix the pace of play and the range issue or those in Chicago may as well go to Harborside. With the tolls, it's cheaper, with great practice areas and two courses. Lost Marsh needs an on course ranger and let us beat up the range a bit. I go there less for these two reasons alone.
Great Course but pace of play ridiculous
I played this course a week ago and it was in great shape but a little soft. Heavy rains meant a couple of balls plugged in the fairway on a good drive. That happens. I honestly love this course and the facility is beautiful. However, we never saw a marshal and the pace of play was fine until we got to #9. We watched a single tee off followed by a twosome, then my twosome. We waited for 10 minutes there on for the tee shot and the approach. It got unbearable, my scores started to suffer and we skipped four holes, played #18 and left. A morning weekday round should not have taken that much time. I will hold off on going back until I hear they are doing a better job keeping guys moving.