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4.4
207 Reviews (207)
5 Stars
89
4 Stars
89
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.5
96.0%
Recommend this course
186 out of 207 reviews
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4.5
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.7%
Recommend this course
18 out of 19 reviews
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4.5
24 Reviews (24)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
95.8%
Recommend this course
23 out of 24 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6803 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.6
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Lost Marsh Golf Course
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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.

Reviews

4.4
207 Reviews (207)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
19th Hole Scenic Views 14
Drinks 14
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Water Hazards 35
Forced Carries 21
Thick Rough 19
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 24
Locals 19
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 15
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 29
Worth the Drive 26

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Intimidating front nine

You better hit your ball straight on the front nine or you will need more golf balls.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 10/02/2017:
We appreciate the 4-star review. Your feedback will be used to notify our team so they can continue to provide an enjoyable experience but also make changes to hopefully earn 5-stars next time. Thanks for playing with us!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Spot!

Lots of water! Play target golf. Very good conditions throughout! Worth the stop.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 10/02/2017:
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.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course but staff doesnt know what they are doing....

Great course but staff doesn't know what they are doing. No starter when we teed off so there were multiple twosomes that were slowed by extremely slow foursomes. Called into the shop 3 times first time we were told to go in front of them, second time ranger came out and had a group in front of us play through them. Finally the ranger came back out so we were told to skip around the last 5 holes. Very disappointing they would allow bad habits on the course.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/27/2017:
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 layout 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lost Marsh is a Refreshing Challenge

I was pleasantly surprised with the playability, condition, and overall fun of the layout at lost marsh. The diversity of the holes and the shots required was what I really enjoyed about the course. There are two to three risk-reward short par 4s that are driveable for longer players. The few longer par 4s are relatively open off the tee, but demand a strong approach shot. Again, the par 5s offer a great risk-reward set up both off the tee and into the green. Hole 4 is one of the tougher holes in the area. The par 3s could use some mixing up (all played between 135 and 170 the day I played from silver tees). Really other than that, I have no complaints; the greens rolled fairly true, rough was appropriately long, and the pace of play was great despite every tee time being booked with foursomes.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/26/2017:
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.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/27/2017:
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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Worth the Drive!

Greeted by the friendliest pro shop ever.
What a gem! Played in under 4 hours and waited to hit on the first five holes. Had a great time! Layout was a little strange but excellent conditions!what a deal on golfnow! Definate replay even with the traffic (dan ryan expressway).
Well worth it! Won't get lost in my favorite courses to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/22/2017:
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. Our staff works hard to start your experience off right when you walk into the shop. We hope to see you for another round soon. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

I recommend this track!

If you want a unique golf experience then I recommend playing here. It's certainly lived up to its billing as a target course, as opposed to the wide-open links courses that I typically prefer. This brings out a whole new mental part to the game and ensures that only a strategic hitter is successful. For me I found this to be refreshing and a whole lot of fun! The fairways and greens were really well maintained. Oh, and the beer is cheap! I'd play this course again any day!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from on 09/20/2017:
Hello. 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!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

course is in great condition.

really helps using GNow GPS on this course especially for the first few holes where water comes into play often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/18/2017:
Thanks for the review! We are glad you enjoyed your round and that the GolfNow App provided you with a helpful GPS during your game. We look forward to seeing you at Lost Marsh again soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from on 09/18/2017:
Thanks for taking the time to review us 5-stars! We are glad you had a memorable and enjoyable experience. See you again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Play

Course is great. Pace of play sucks. It would have taken over 5 hours to get a round in. Will not go again

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Response from on 09/05/2017:
Hello, Dennis. 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 layout 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 Club, we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser

Course

A great course to play, the only criticism is that the carts need gps due to all the water in front and the sides especially the first 4 holes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from on 09/05/2017:
Hi, Mark. 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. We are also going to escalate your comment about the GPS in the cart to our team in charge to see what changes can be made before your next round.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

2nd try - Too Crowded

2nd try in a few years at this course. Staff was friendly enough and the clubhouse is spectacular. Skipped the range. Knew first 4 holes were murder and while somewhat interesting they create a real log jam right out of the gate with the par 3 second hole. Why courses make the second hole a three makes no sense. So many hazards and chances for lost balls on those first four the group just loses its enthusiasm for playing. After that it gets more enjoyable but what really bothers me is how close the greens and tee boxes are. It's actually scary. Teeing off on 10 you have groups firing rockets off one almost right at you. Italian beef at the 8/12 snack shack made up for a lot. The last 4-5 holes are well designed despite the ugly storage tanks and make you enjoy the course overall. I can put up with the crazy starting 4 but my group said they're done with this course. Waited in every single tee, but still finished in 4h30m starting at 7:30 on a Sunday. Don't see how they can ever speed up play with trouble on almost 100% of shots on the first 9. Back far more playable.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from on 08/29/2017:
Hi, Jason. Let us first say that we are so glad to hear you enjoyed the back 9, overall course conditions, and the snack shake. These are all things we work hard to create a seamless experience with so you can focus on enjoying yourself and let us do the rest. We also want to thank you for your honest and constructive criticism of the course. As you can tell from past reviews, not all feedback is created equal. Your comments about our front 9 and pace of play are presented in a way we can incorporate them into actual change. We are going to escalate your review to our team in charge and do everything we can to improve before your next game. Thank you for visiting and playing at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Target golf course in excellent condition

Lost Marsh may be in the best course condition shape in years. This is a target-oriented golf course that plays tough from the back 2 tee boxes (Silver - 6370 & Black - 6803 yds). The yardage is not long but the tightness of the course makes it play longer. The course's defenses are hazards (water & marshes), the wind, and the layout with strategic tree locations. Couples of tips - 1) Do not use driver off the tee at holes 1, 4, 5, and 15: not necessary and brings more hazards into trouble without any good reward. 2) Holes 7 & 12 have strategic tree lines to avoid on the drive or they make your 2nd shot impossible. OTHER STUFF: The snack shack is very convenient as you can visit after holes 8, 11, or 13. The clubhouse is beautiful with a good bar, restaurant, and locker room. The bar also has an outdoor patio area overlooking the course and the Chicago skyline. Good course that tests your accuracy of your shots. Good Luck!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 09/05/2017:
Hello, Theodore. 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. We also appreciate your in-depth overview of the course so that new golfers reading your review can truly get a grasp on what they can expect. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course, we look forward to seeing you again soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Pace of play ruins experience

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.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Lost Marsh on windless day

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lost Balls

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic value for money

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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!
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A hidden gem

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from 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!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Beautiful but very challenging

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!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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.
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