Lost Woods Golf Course

Lost Woods Golf Course

Location: Theodosia

Address: 131 Lost Woods Drive, Theodosia, MO 65761

Phone: (417) 273-4877

Type: Public

Holes: 9

Par: 35

Quality/Cost Ratio (1 to 10): 7

Course Condition: 7.5

Difficulty: 7

Fairway Grass: Zoysia

Green Type: Bent

Tees: Zoysia

Stimpmeter: 8.5

Club House: Rustic lodge feel inside

Walkability: 8

Slope: 118

Yardage: 2,217 to 2,817

Overall Rating (1 to 5):


Comments: So far, this was the most difficult course to find and deep in south central Missouri. In fact, my GPS directed me to 10 miles away from the course. Hence the name of the course; little did I know that it was me who was going to be "Lost in the Woods." When playing I noticed a long 30' wide fine-gravel strip in the middle of the course. After asking the greenskeeper and manager, Matt Shockey, about it he confirmed my suspicion in that it is an old runway. Here's the story: In the early 70's a land owner divided up a large section of land adjacent to Bull Shoals Lake. He built the runway, golf course and club house. The club house was only a shell to give the impression that this was a happening place. Only on Fridays, workers would show up to work on the course and clubhouse. Also only on Friday's he would fly in prospective lot owners to the "resort" to convince them to be one of the first to get in on this "hot" real estate buying opportunity. As soon as he had amassed $6 million in deposits, he skipped town with the money. While Lost Woods is difficult to find, it is worth it once you do. It is a hidden gem. The new owner has spent a lot of money improving the course. It is not perfect, but it is a very nice, well maintained course. The fairways on the first few holes are very narrow with woods on both sides of the fairways. There is no sand and only a few water hazzards. But, the fairways and greens are great, particularly for the area. If you are in the area, it is worth seeking out this course for a quick round. For more pictures of the course go to: www.facebook.com/mogolftour

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