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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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather

Really enjoyed it-

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not enough course info for the weird layout

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.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Terrible pace of play

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

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Response from 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.
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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.

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Definitely worth a visit

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from 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!
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

Lost marsh gem

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Quirky. Skip it

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.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Course very scenic

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.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Track

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

nearly a six hour round!

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!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
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 Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Response from 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!
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
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 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!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Amazing course

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from 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.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Response from on 04/26/2017:
Hi Thomas, 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great counsel

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from 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.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

very solid greens

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.

Response from 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!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Challenging

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Response from 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.
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