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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6222 yards
Slope 114
Rating 69.5

Course Details

Year Built 1965
Fairways Kentucky Blue/Rye Grass
Greens Pencross Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 3/01 Closed: 12/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range No
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill, Restaurant

Reviews

3.9
12 Reviews (12)
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Reviews 1
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Considering our Spring...

this should probably be a 7 star review.

The course is in good shape despite of all the rain we've had this spring. Drainage must be good because even the lowest spots weren't particularly soupy. Carts were allowed on the course and in the fairways. Many of the tee boxes need work to fill divots and reseed. The course is in the middle of farm country but there is some rolling hill terrain to the course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Lost Nation

I try to play out here a couple of times a year. I love the layout of this course, and it has some of the most challenging par 3's around. This place could be a real gem, but the greens and tee boxes are in pretty rough shape.

I always play in the evening and played 18 in just over 2 hours, so I flew around the place. All in all it's fun, but could be in better shape.

Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 5
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
1.0
First Time Playing

Awful. Won't visit again.

Tee boxes and greens were in terrible shape. Should've brought a hammer to drive the tee's into the ground. The greens were covered in ball marks. The sand traps weren't raked. Management was rude.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Friendliness Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worst Course Condition Ever

Very little grass, fairways were dry grass and dirt. They hosted an outing where most did not wear shirts. We played 9 and stopped for lunch. They did not have the staff to cook, so offered us only hot dogs or brats. With no one on the course, we started the back nine and on hole 16 we were approached by an employee asking when our tee time was. He actually said "Slow pace in golf is a disease". We golf every weekend in the area and have yet to experience a course in this bad of condition and staff this rude. Try Prairie View or Park Hills. Both are well kept and the staff are outstanding.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 15
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very nice course.

This course is a little out of the way, but we found it worth the drive. We caught it on a weekend with perfect weather. The pace of play was a slow, but acceptable. The course was in decent shape, and the staff were nice and helpful. The other folks golfing were equally pleasant. The layout is interesting, with a few tighter tee shots on the back nine. It plays through mature trees that can become interesting if you stray off the fairway. Some hills and longer par 3 holes present a challenge for the average golfer. We would like to play here again and would recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 323
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Illinois Advisor
Top 10 Contributor
First Time Playing
Fair weather
Used cart

Interesting play but not a 4 star - 3.75 stars

Enjoyed my day at Lost Nation. Some nice hills and dales and it's quite a pretty place with fall foilage. Greens were in very good shape and pretty fast. The very few sand traps weren't in good shape. Ball was sitting up on the fairways well and the rough wasn't too long. Tee boxes were very shaggy and in poor condition.
The course itself isn't too taxing (6200 yds) and kept my interest (especially the back nine). A couple of very "contrived" holes from the aspect of tree blockage -
The par 4 sixth which has a couple of large trees right in the middle of the fairway with little fairway on each side to have an unaltered approach shot to the green with a trap fronting the green.
The par 4 15th (#2 hdcp, 399 yards) plays long with a slightly uphill tee shot and then features a 35 yard "chute" for your approach shot around a huge tree with a green perched up on a hillside which features significant undulations....almost impossible to hit a tee shot without an extremely shaped 2nd shot to the dance floor....and that's from the middle of the fairway.
4 out of the 5 par 3's suffer because there's no distance variety 188/220/190/190 - they are all "different" but you are likely pulling out the same club on each of them.....
The course finishes with two very short severe dog leg rights so you play target tee shots to try to stay out the trees.

It's worth a play as it's definitely decently maintained with very nice welcoming folks....a course I would not hesitate to play again but not to take a special road trip to from Chicago.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 207
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 25 Contributor
Previously Played

Hidden Gem

One if my favorites!
Twice a year I drive 90 minutes from Hoffman Estates for a "golf day." 36 holes. I will play Silver Ridge or Timber Creek in the morning. But I ALWAYS play Lost Nation as my afternoon round.

Not particularly long or difficult, it's a fun track. Pace of play is quick. Course always in good shape. Lots of change of elevation. Inexpensive as well. And, good restaurant on first tee.

Have a look see!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Excellent weather
Used cart

Fun Course And No Crowds

I played this on a Hot Deal price during the week. While there were other golfers out, the layout provides plenty of space between holes and you rarely feel like groups are on top of one another. Great elevation changes for IL and a well maintained course. The greens were dry and played real fast but I still able to keep the ball on the green on approach shots. The fairways were kept neat and the rough easily playable. There are 4 sets of tees and open fairways without too many OBs making it a great course for beginners too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Scenic and secluded

Played May 28, 2014.

The greens were firm and moderately fast. A high approach shot will hold well. The course blends well with the natural surroundings. This course will not punish a mid to high handicapper because it isn't long and fairways are pretty generous. Distances to bends on 90 degree doglegs on 17 and 18 are not obvious making it easy to run through the fairway and into the trees. Overall great course for the money. Good sandwiches in the clubhouse...I recommend the turkey club wrap or the bacon cheeseburger.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to play. The course has tons of character.

Lost nation is in wonderful condition. Beautifully maintained, with challenging holes as well. You'll feel right at home as soon as you walk in to the proshop.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Lost Nation Dixon il

Great course. Friendly Staff. Definitely recommend.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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