Lost Key Golf Club

Lost Key Golf Club, Perdido Key: Address, Phone Number, Lost Key Golf Club Reviews: 4/5

Lost Key Golf Club
Arnold Palmer signature course challenges all golfers.
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Columbia, IL82 contributions
Challenging, but playable - friendly staff
Jul 2021
First off, the started is awesome. No nonsense as a starter, but will chat you up a bit if you want.

Just what you expect out of a course in this area:
- Lots of sand
- Lots of swampland
- Interesting paspalum grass (I'm from the midwest and had honestly never heard of it)
- No masks anywhere, which I'm more than ok with

Now, my boys (8 and 11) go to the driving range, but they don't actually really play golf. I wanted them to come along and I was charged for one cart fee, allowing both boys to ride in the cart with me. A+ on accommodation there
My buddy had his 11 year old who does play a lot, and they do have a junior rate which was very nice.

Course was in good shape, good scenery and quick play.
One item to keep in mind if you are a foursome, they do allow a lot of twosomes out.
We were a threesome and had to let 3 groups play through... we were the second tee time out that Tuesday.
That being said, still played fairly quickly, just be aware of that.
Written 26 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Larry K
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Rough shape--NO MASKS in PRO SHOP & BAR!
Jan 2021
Been golfing here for last 6 winters--still in rough winter shape--and Designer Arnold Palmer would be rolling over over in his grave if he knew that they only have 3 ball washers on the entire 18 holes--although now during COVID times maybe thats a good thing--but then why do they have rakes out and water coolers!!! Of course there's only 1 rake for about every 6 sand traps on a hole.

By the way --they are the only course around that does not sanitize golf carts--they just hose them down! No staff members in the Pro Shop or bar wear masks either.

Way over priced for the quality of the course--but there are some nice holes. The BAD NEWS is the course should be called LOST BALL instead of LOST KEY as you will easily lose 6 or more balls in a round.

Usually takes 4 1/2 hours or longer to play because of all the 2-somes and singles on the course--as well as the occasional 5-some...and time spent looking for lost golf balls!

Craft Farms is a way better value for the money--especially if you buy their 6 paks!
Written 27 February 2021
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Glenda Beason
4 contributions
Perfect get away!!
Jun 2020 • Family
We stayed on property. It was ideal to avoid crowds... no elevators.. The golf course was very efficient in little or no contact!! The beach access offered social distancing. Will definitely stay here again❤️❤️
Written 24 June 2020
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Lakeland, FL360 contributions
Quality Golf in the Florida Panhandle
Apr 2020
When it comes to golf courses in the Pensacola area, Lost Key Golf Club is certainly one of the top facilities in the area. The golf course is framed by the natural beauty of Perdido Key and is ideally located between historic downtown Pensacola and the pristine sugar sand beaches of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, AL.

The course originally opened in 1997 and went through a redesign by the Arnold Palmer Design Group in 2006. Par at Lost Key is 71 and the course can play anywhere from 6,690 yards from the Black tees to 4,137 yards from the Orange tees. In all, there are five sets of tees that offer players of all skill levels a unique playing experience.

This signature-designed championship course features Sea Dwarf Paspalum grass from the tee through the green making for some of the best playing surfaces in the area. The greens are lush and roll true. Lost Key was the first golf course in the State of Florida to be certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary, a project that continues to protect the natural resources of the area while providing an outstanding golf experience.

Lost Key has several holes that you will remember for a while, but here are some of my favorites. Number 1 is a par 5 that plays 549 yards (Blue Tees). It’s the longest hole on the course and surprisingly is only handicapped #15. Number 1 is best played as a 3 shot hole and holds the key to getting your round off to a good start. This is achieved by keeping your tee shot in play; after all, there’s nothing worse than hitting three off the first tee! Play your layup shot towards the bunker on the left side of the fairway. That will leave an approach shot of around 100 yards to the middle of the green. Par is a great way to start.

Number 4 is a risk/reward par 4 that doglegs to the left. At only 292 yards, it’s reachable for longball hitters and seniors who can hit the ball 220 yards. There’s water on both sides of the fairway and behind the green so be sure to keep the ball in play. If you can’t carry your tee shot at least 240 yards, better play it safe and just put your tee shot out in the fairway. That involves laying up short of the right fairway bunker which will leave an approach shot of around 110 yards. Play your approach shot to the middle of the green and leave yourself a shot at a one-putt birdie. Standing on the Blue tees, it looks like there is nowhere to land the ball but once you play this hole a couple of times, you’ll figure it out.

Number 12 is a fun 501-yard par 5 that starts with a wide-open tee shot to a generous landing area. But don’t let that lull you into a false sense of security. Longball hitters may be able to go for the green with their second shot but must avoid the water on the left. For those of us who didn’t pummel their tee shot, play your second shot over the wetlands with a mid-iron and leave a short approach to a very large and well-undulated green that slopes back to front. Knowing where the pin is and hitting it close goes a long way in avoiding a three-putt.

The par 4, 430 yard 17th hole has a little bit of everything and for my money could very well be the toughest hole on the course. At 430 yards from the Blue tees, it’s the longest par 4 on the course. The tee shot requires the longest carry of any hole and is best played with a shot slightly right and short of the 150-marker. Find the bunker on the left just over the water and par just became that much tougher. A good tee shot will still leave a long to mid-iron approach shot into a small green with a ridge running across the middle. Keep it in the fairway on this hole and you’ll just fine.

After your round, head into the clubhouse for your favorite adult beverage and some very tasty food. The dining room serves both breakfast and lunch as well as dinner on Wednesday nights. The menu includes sandwiches and burgers and I highly recommend the club sandwich. Wednesday night dinner includes entrees such as Lemon Chicken and Truffle Shrimp. There’s a Happy Hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 7 PM, so if you plan your round accordingly, you can take advantage of $10 appetizer platters, $2 domestic drafts, $3 house wine and $4 well drinks.

Recently Lost Key unveiled their new state of the art golf clubhouse which features a full-service golf shop, men’s and ladies' locker room facilities with lounge areas, and a restaurant and bar with indoor and outdoor seating that offer panoramic views of the golf course. While Lost Key Golf Club offers all of the amenities and quality service found at the finest private clubs in the country, it is open to non-Members and resort guests. The club is a popular venue for golf outings of all sizes and the clubhouse is available for private social events. Lost Key is more than just a golf course, it’s an entire lifestyle.

Lost Key is currently accepting new members and is offering some incredible deals with membership starting as low as $100 per month! It doesn’t matter if you’re a seasoned veteran or are just taking up the game, Lost Key offers Single, Family or Transferable memberships for individuals who have a vacation home and choose to rent their home when not in town. They also offer Corporate Memberships for local businesses that may be looking to grow their image and join like-minded professionals who recognize the benefits of being a Club Member. As a member, you’ll receive
complimentary greens fees, locker and bag storage, handicapping service, seven-day preferred tee times, use of private lockers/showers/bathrooms, a Lost Key golf hat, towel, a member bag tag and much more.

The Hilton Garden in nearby Orange Beach, AL offers some reasonable and comfortable accommodations. It’s a relaxing 20-minute drive to the golf course right along the beach and HGI offers a great breakfast buffet and lots of beach amenities.

Last Word: Terra Firma Asset Management purchased Lost Key Golf Club in 2018 and the enhancements to the golf course and facility in general have been tremendous. Lost Key is destined to become one of the most desirable golf communities in the Florida panhandle and will attract golfers and residents from neighboring states. Ownership has sunk a good deal of money into the golf course and rejuvenated it to the point that it is once again a joy to play.

The bunkering at Lost Key is quite impressive and penal. There’s a lot of sand in the bunkers and if your approach shots do not find the green but instead land in a bunker, up-and-down can be a task. I had the opportunity to speak with Doug Lowell, a foreman on the grounds crew, and ask him some of the things that make Lost key such a spectacular facility. Doug said that the natural beauty and terrain of the course has withstood all of the elements Mother Nature could throw her way including torrential rains, hurricanes and oil spills. The course has withstood it all and the lush vegetation continues to survive.
Written 20 April 2020
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Bloomer, WI82 contributions
Top notch greens
Mar 2020 • Couples
Really nice course with greens that were among the best I’ve ever played. They are large, plush and roll true. It’s a very tight course with lots of waste areas, so I recommend hitting it straight or bring plenty of balls. There are 5 or 6 tee boxes, so you can pick one that fits your skill level. I’m 68 and finally put my pride aside and moved up to the senior tees, boy what a difference. Staff is friendly and helpful.
Written 6 March 2020
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Jeannie M
Perdido Key, FL11 contributions
Good burgers
Jan 2020 • Couples
We had lunch here after playing golf and were very pleasantly surprised. The hamburgers were very generous in size and perfectly cooked. Also, the French fries were very good. I had fruit as my side and that was just fair. The prices were reasonable considering the size and quality of the hamburger.
Written 18 January 2020
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Iowa23 contributions
Vacation play
Jun 2019 • Solo
Course was challenging and in great shape- especially the greens. Enjoyed the placement with another vacationer. Only disappointment was the outside service attendants didn’t approach to help with clubs and cart.
Written 29 June 2019
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Kansas City, MO5 contributions
Lost Key Condos - Feb 25, 2019
Feb 2019 • Friends
We arrived on Monday, Feb 25, 2019 for a week stay in the Condo. We were very impressed with the unit, the golf course, and overall beauty of the property! The Condo was beautifully done from the bedrooms, living room, and the kitchen! We watched the golfers from the balcony, which has a great view to sit back and enjoy! My husband brought his clubs and was able to play golf as well!
We loved staying at Lost Key and hope to come back for another stay!
Thank you!
Bill & Marie Stafford
Kansas City, MO
Written 5 March 2019
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Lake Saint Louis, MO14 contributions
Top Notch
Feb 2019 • Friends
Although the greens were a bit hard, the speed and roll was very impressive for 2/1/2019. The course has fair to generous fairways but the numerous swamps will swallow up most errant shots. The staff was great, the value was very fair. I highly recommend.
Written 1 February 2019
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Jannie L
Elm Springs, AR162 contributions
Amazing Course
Sep 2018 • Solo
Absolutely love this place. They treat you like the most important person to walk through the door every time you walk in. The greens are challenging, the scenery amazing. The Audubon habitat makes each scene an opportunity to catch images of beautiful birds. I played at 3 different courses during this trip and this is by far my favorite.
I will be back !!!
Written 13 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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