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4.2
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4.4
Friendliness
4.5
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4.4
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4.1
86.8%
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 6801 yards
Slope 145
Rating 73.9

Lost Key Golf Club is conveniently situated equidistant from the historic downtown area of Pensacola and the pristine white sand beaches of Orange Beach and the Gulf Shores. The Arnold Palmer-designed layout was Florida's first golf course to be certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary. It underwent a major renovation in 2006 that included the addition of 2,200 native trees, 13,000 wetland plantings, and the resurfacing of the tees, greens, fairways, and rough. The golf course now presents a formidable test for even the most seasoned golfers. The greens are large and undulating and the flat fairways are lined with trees. There are also doglegs fairways on six holes and sand bunkers on several others. Lost Key Golf Club's signature hole is the par-3 13th hole, which requires a tee shot over water to a partial island green that rolls across dramatic elevation changes.

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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6801 yards 73.9 145
Blue 72 6447 yards 72.3 141
White 72 6002 yards 70.2 129
Gold 71 5179 yards 66.8 113
Red (W) 71 4807 yards 69.6 122
Orange 71 4137 yards 62.5 102
Scorecard for Lost Key Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 73.9/145 578 208 390 324 439 524 205 436 396 3500 427 158 516 152 410 385 197 445 500 3190 6690
Blue M: 72.3/141 549 185 374 292 413 498 178 412 388 3289 415 147 501 147 373 372 166 430 492 3043 6332
White M: 70.2/129 507 171 368 276 375 488 169 384 357 3095 368 132 460 136 354 349 133 410 465 2807 5902
Gold M: 66.8/113 W: 71.5/131 459 147 333 221 362 447 144 349 310 2772 339 120 382 118 325 314 110 378 385 2471 5243
Red M: 65.0/109 W: 69.6/122 423 137 297 203 279 400 119 318 284 2460 307 101 377 107 320 314 103 336 382 2347 4807
Orange M: 62.5/102 W: 65.3/112 385 132 234 137 260 378 100 283 224 2133 246 101 345 100 235 239 100 295 343 2004 4137
Handicap 13 11 5 17 3 15 9 1 7 4 12 16 18 6 8 14 2 10
Par 5 3 4 4 4 5 3 4 4 36 4 3 5 3 4 4 3 4 5 35 71
Handicap (W) 15 9 17 3 7 11 5 1 13 4 12 10 16 18 8 6 2 14

Course Details

Year Built 1997
Greens Sea Dwarf Paspalum
Golf Season Year round
Architect Arnold Palmer (2006) Ed Seay

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
Clubs Yes
GPS Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Reviews

4.2
123 Reviews (123)
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
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Challenging.....

I'm not a consistent straight hitter. So not knowing the course didn't help. Course was in great shape. Thought greens and fairways were in excellent condition. But I found the tall grass and the water, too many times, lol. Hey that's golf sometimes. Better than setting in a beach chair listening to my wife and sister-in-law. If you hit them kinda straight, you should love his course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great round

The course was in great shape. A very challenging layout. Very accommodating staff. I loved it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

2019 August Lost Key

Excellent greens, good fairways. Very soft sand. Well manicured. Challenge is keeping the tee shot in play. Stray shot will be lost in the brush - simply can’t find it, don’t even spend time or effort looking for it. For an average player such as me, this is tough, & a good enough reason not to play this course. If the off the fairway areas could be cleaned out some way, it would be super. As it is there is no chance of recovery. But, as they say, you gotta keep it where they mow. Haha.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Excellent greens and friendly staff!

The course is in great condition and the staff is super friendly. Also got a hot deal for a full round for only $25! The course is pretty narrow but if you can keep it in the fairway you will be just fine. Driver is not needed very often if any on this course. Highly recommended! Will play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/13/2019

Hello. Let us first start by thanking you for the great review. This is the experience we strive to provide. We partnered with GolfNow because we believe in offering our golfers the best opportunities in golf, whether that be with our website or our partner’s. We will continue to work hard and create an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing @LostKeyGolfClub. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 08/13/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, Vargas. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round! Thanks for choosing @LostKeyGolfClub.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

It's nickname is well deserved.

The course is in great shape, including the greens. It is true, however, that if you're not on the fairway, your ball is unlikely to be recovered...hence the nickname: Lost Ball!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 08/13/2019

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team @LostKeyGolfClub. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

A must play golf course

As usual I was pleased playing here today... I recommend this course to any level of golf players. Just bring extra sleeves of balls for those beginners, because you definitely will lose some balls. Even low handicappers lose some balls on this golf course, but it's fun trying to cross the water or trying to cross the high bushes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Lost Key Golf Club
Commented On 08/08/2019

Hello, thank you for your kind words! We're glad you had so much fun, and we hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing @LostKeyGolfClub.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hard course

Course was in great shspe particularly the greens. They were as good as i have ever seen. If you were not in fairway or first cut you were not likely to find your ball. Beautiful clubhouse and full bar and food. Can't miss course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/26/2019

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing @LostKeyGolfClub.

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2.0
First Time Playing

Clubhouse not Friendly

Clubhouse was less than helpful in trying to get a rain check, wasn’t friendly at all. Would not recommend giving money to jerks.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Lost Key Golf Club
Commented On 07/24/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience 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, and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing Lost Key. We hope to see you again soon.

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Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Hard Course

I would recommend this course when in the area. It is a hard course though. You must hit fairways if not your ball is lost. Great greens and the grass in the fairways are awesome. You feel like your playing a Florida course not a course in the woods which is what I wanted. Maybe the hardest course I’ve ever played

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Your feedback is important to us. Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing @LostKeyGolfClub.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

A must play golf course

My overall experienced on this golf course were fantastic, except my GPS kept taking me to the old gate, which did not open upon entering, So I had to call the pro shop and re direct me to the new gate on the west side. So, make sure to go to the new gate. Hopefully your GPS take you on the right gate this time, the staff had been working on the google map.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/24/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. @LostKeyGolfClub thanks you!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Who decided the pin placements?

Several fairways and tee boxes have worsened over the past two weeks from fungus. The greens are sanded but still roll smooth. The pin placements were likes Sunday Major's tournament. They made for an interesting and unconventional day requiring a lot of creativity with putting lines and chipping strategy. However, I wouldn't call them fair for amateur play because if the ball wasn't on the low side of the hole the majority of pin placements were impossible to get near, even with lag putting; I'm talking about putting 15ft sideways on a 25ft putt just to try to reach the crest of mounds and then watching the ball turn 90° toward the hole where it would speed past the hole +/- 10ft for an uphill return putt. As I said, the placements made for an interesting round but it was to the point someone on the course was just having a good laugh when they cut the holes.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us and rate us 5 stars. Your feedback is valuable, and we're glad to hear how much you enjoyed the challenge. We look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. @LostKeyGolfClub thanks you!

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course has gone down hill.

Greens in excellent condition. Fairways and tee boxes were burnt and bare in many areas, possibly due to lack of water or infestation. Was was advised in pro shop that we had plenty of time, no rush. We were at the course 30 to 40 minutes before tee time. STARTER was extremely rude, stated that our tee time was 9:56 and we need to be back at that time. There was no one behind us for at least 4-5 holes. Only plus was the cart person was extremely courteous, she appreciated our business. Tipped her well and we only drank water and Gatorade.

Played this course a year ago and had a totally different and rewarding experience. Well worth the cost! Today was Father's Day and spent $180 for my son and myself to play, NOT WORTH THE EXSPENSE!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Lost Key Golf Club
Commented On 07/23/2019

Hello. 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 Key. We hope you'll give us another try in the future.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Previously Played

Not a very fun course

The staff could not be nicer at Lost Key. And, the course was in really great shape. The layout of the course really just makes it not fun unless you are a sub 5 handicap or have an old guy swing (short and straight). Unfortunately, this course really just isn’t very fun. However, if you’re looking for a challenge, then by all means give it a whirl - just make sure to buy a yardage book.
I really wanted to like this course because it’s so close to Perdido. But, I will not be returning to pay $100 to get my butt kicked.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing Lost Key.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging and fun

A tight layout with little room for error. Very narrow rough leads into extensive red penalty areas throughout the course. The greens roll smooth and are in perfect condition, albeit a little on the slow side. Bring extra balls; it's rightly earned the nickname Lost Balls.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed the challenge. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. @LostKeyGolfClub thanks you!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Hello. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit. We take customer feedback very serious at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind. Thank you for playing Lost Key.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Hello. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience @LostKeyGolfClub. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback and thanks for choosing Lost Key.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Beach Golf

We played this course on Friday evening. Tee off about 5pm and had the course to ourselves. Course is very tight but not long and most good golfers could get away with never hitting driver. Hazards are in play every hole and any miss has a chance to be in hazard. Greens had been punched and were almost filled back in but they were still a little bumpy. Fairways had some bad spots but nothing terrible. Can’t wait to go back and play again now that I’ve seen the course.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We're glad you enjoyed the challenge. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service soon. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect @LostKeyGolfClub.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
First Time Playing

Way over priced

Course is certainly not worth the price charged on Golfnow. Several dead spots in fairways and tee boxes. Overall not well maintained with lots of weeds. Greens very rough as they had been recently aerated and still showed the aeration holes which impacted putting. There was no indication of an aeration alert when booking. Would not play this course again especially at the ninety dollar cost.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 07/23/2019

Hello. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect @LostKeyGolfClub.

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