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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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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Par 27
Length 1364 yards
Slope 113
Rating 35.0

Course Details

Year Built 2000
Greens Bent Grass

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
GPS No

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No

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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Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Perfect Windy Day

It was a day that was clear enough to see the city of Chicago 20+ miles away. Very windy but perfect. One of those days where you couldn't just go to the ball and hit a shot. You had to judge the wind or get your shot off just before a gale came up.

Had a ton of fun

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/18/2019

Hi Ebeckles, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Lost Marsh Golf Course in spite of the windy conditions and hope you'll come see us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice Course. Challenging but fair

Played on a Tuesday with a GolfNow stranger. We had a great time. The course was practically empty. We finished in 3 hours. The course was in excellent shape. Greens roll true, with few ball marks. Fairways are wide. Many interesting uphill and downhill shots required. The first 5 holes are challenging and require good shotmaking with a bit of target golf. My pick-up partner was friendly and we had a great time. I’ll play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/10/2019

Thank you for reviewing the course. We're glad you found the pace of play during your round excellent. We work hard to accommodate everyone who visits our course and to best control pace allowing everyone to finish in a reasonable amount of time. We are glad to see you also rated the course conditions and our layout to be great during your game. Thank you for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2019

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, sergeantmarquez. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed from your round with us. Thanks for choosing us!

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Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/18/2019

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, pnnst1414. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The smell of a dead animal, the stench is bothersome., from the first hole to 5 th hole.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/25/2019

Hello, thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting us!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice course, close to Chicago. STANK

This is typically a solid course to play when coming from downtown Chicago. It is always in good shape, challenging (esp the first 5), and very convenient. When we played there this past Saturday, however, it smelt so bad that it was hard to play. I do not know what it was and the smell was not familiar. I thought the smell would dissipate after the first 5, once the water holes stop, but it was even rancid on the back 9 too. I don't know if I will ever play here again because it smelt like a wet dog that puked all over. Awful.

Also, the marshal was driving down the middle of the fairways. Bizarre.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Hi, STLGolfer30. 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 you'll give us another try in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track

Love playing Lost Marsh. As other reviews state, the first 5 holes are challenging (bring extra balls) but the view from the first tee is incredible. You can easily forget you are in NW Indiana because it feels like Florida golf...almost. After you get through the first five holes, the course gets a lot easier with some driveable par-4s and more of a links-feel that will make you feel like you're up the road at Harborside. Great halfway house that you pass after the 7th and 11th holes, and there is almost always a beverage cart out. My only knock on this course is the pace, it will take you at least 4.5 hours on a weekend but thats more due to the course's design than poor management. Grass driving range with a nice short game area and a very nice clubhouse. This course is only about 30 minutes from the Chicago loop and costs about $30 less than you would pay at Harborside. Lost Marsh is perfect for city golfers who are up for a challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/10/2019

ChicagoGolf3493, thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lost Marsh Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Tough track

Not too long but tough ... bring a lot of balls. Lot of fun

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

$33 Steal

I got a deal for $33. This has got to be one of the best courses in the area and to find for that price was icing on the cake. I took one of my buddies from out of town to play and the course is difficult in spots, but it’s in great shape. I’m not a great golfer, but really enjoyed myself despite the difficulties on certain holes. Highly recommend this track for pretty much any price, but it was a steal for $33.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/15/2019

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 Lost Marsh Golf Course.

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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 Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/09/2019

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

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course, fairly challenging

A couple ball divots on the green otherwise would be 5 stars. Great layout, definitely have to hit your shots here or you'll be going through a few sleeves of balls.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/02/2019

Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Over booked, Too slow

What a waste of time, waiting for backed up groups, Played 9 holes in 2:45. I asked for a refund, for 9 holes, because, I would not spend another 3 hours in the heat at Lost Marsh.
They told me to contact Golf Now, and they would call the pro shop to verify I played . Golf now would credit my account, well, Golf Now Customer service closes a 4:00 cst, that is unacceptable. Plus, the wait is forever when you call, made me feel like a real vip, what a joke!

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/31/2019

We hope you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us, edward5358981. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome Course

Beautiful course & facilities with large practice area and beautiful clubhouse. Course was very well kept. First five holes are wild and pretty challenging but a ton of fun. Only knock on the course was the on-course staff could have been a little friendlier. Clubhouse & starter were great but once we got on the course we had a ranger come and take notes on something on our cart on more than one occasion while we were putting and never spoke to us. Another employee told us to hurry up and catch up to the group in front of us who was halfway done with 2 when we teed off on 1 and a threesome behind our foursome never waited on us once so our pace of play was completely fine.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Links Type Feel

1st time playing in a while. Perfect course to get back in the swing of things. Good balance of easy and hard holes. Lots of winds at times making it feel like Scotland, but that was great.

Great clubhouse with views of the course and view of downtown Chicago on a clear day.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/09/2019

Hello, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. Book another round with us soon!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
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Commented on 04/09/2019

Thanks for the outstanding 5-star review! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you again for another round soon. Thanks for playing Lost Marsh Golf Course!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/03/2019

Thank you for visiting us at Lost Marsh Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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

Hidden gem

This is my home course and it is the best decision you’ll make to play here. Challenging yet very manageable. Right outside Chicago easy access and you wouldn’t even know you are by a large metropolitan area. The staff does a great job at the course keeping pace of play moving as well as always having beer in the cart service. There are multiple water coolers which are always full! This place is a gem and I wouldn’t want to play any where else. My first choice every weekend is lost marsh, you will not be disappointed!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2019

Hi Natale2200. We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Lost Marsh Golf Course!

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