Idlewild Golf Course

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4.3
27
5 Stars
5
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.1
100.0%
Recommend this course
27 out of 27 reviews
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4.4
5
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
3
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.6
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
5 out of 5 reviews
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Average Rating
4.3
6
5 Stars
2
4 Stars
4
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.7
Layout
4.3
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.2
100.0%
Recommend this course
6 out of 6 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 6876
Slope 129
Rating 72.3
Type Public
Situated just next to Potawatomie State Park, Idewild Golf Course enjoys scenic views from almost every hole. The course itself is colored with a variety of native vegetation that complements the lush, well manicured greens and fairways. The rolling terrain provides plenty of interesting contours that range from subtle to dramatic. It is a challenging course that offers plenty of risk-reward opportunities. There is plenty of water and sand coming into play throughout the golf course. The most talked-about hole is the tough par-5 ninth where reaching the island green in two is only possible for the longest and most accurate of hitters. There are mature forests to the right, a fairway bunker, and a towering elm tree in the center and not to mention the green itself is large and undulating.
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 6876 yards 72.3 129
Blue 72 6509 yards 70.7 126
Blue/Gold 72 6052 yards 68.9 120
Gold 72 5921 yards 68.2 121
Gold (W) 72 5921 yards 73.4 128
Red 72 5254 yards 65.2 114
Red (W) 72 5254 yards 69.7 120
Scorecard for Idlewild Golf Course
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: 73.0/125 411 440 192 428 424 163 519 419 499 3495 391 521 439 143 505 347 190 438 407 3381 6876
Blue M: 71.3/122 397 412 184 400 391 151 500 400 479 3314 359 504 414 124 489 332 176 410 387 3195 6509
Gold M: 68.7/116 W: 74.0/124 384 368 176 352 354 138 465 355 469 3061 338 457 370 115 450 300 153 354 323 2860 5921
Red W: 70.3/116 302 317 168 339 336 126 428 313 401 2730 280 405 344 106 401 286 113 314 275 2524 5254
Handicap 9 11 15 13 1 17 3 7 5 14 2 4 18 8 12 16 6 10
Par 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 5 36 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 13 9 15 11 1 17 5 7 3 12 2 4 18 8 14 16 6 10

Course Details

Year Built 1978
Fairways Bluegrass
Greens Bent Grass
Golf Season Open: 4/01 Closed: 11/01

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Teaching Pro Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.3
27
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5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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5.0
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Hidden Gem

Love this course, beautiful layout and a challenge for all handicappers. Greens are superb.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Idlewild

Great staff friendliness. Course has a few tough holes, tight, water, etc. Enjoyable round, although just a little slow due to groups in front.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good layout

Good course for the money no waiting on the tee and a challenging course

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Family Golf Outing

Phil is FANTASTIC! We have been on this course a couple of times, today was a special day though we brought our 2 younger girls with us ages 11 & 7 for the first time, our 7 year old has been begging to go with us, so we decided to get her a youth set of clubs for her birthday & book a tee time, we also took my oldest daughter and fiance with and my 7 year old grandson. So 3 new golfers, & oh my what a nice course to get the kids started with a new family sport, they had a blast and it was fun for us to see the kids have fun. Golfing isnt a old person sport, its a fun challenging game that a whole family can enjoy together! Thanks Idlewild for making it a great day for us!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Used cart

Good, fun course.

Idlewild is a well kept course that offers some unique challenges. It is a bit long for my taste with 3-400 plus yard par 4s from the blue tees so I will play the yellow tees next time. It was fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Snotty Desk person

Arrived on time ( 1225) desk person chastissed ed me that the other people were looking for me. I was never told that I would be paired up with others.

Then same desk person chastised me again that I should slow down when he made it clear that I must be holding things up.

Very poor manners.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course friendly staff beautiful day perfect

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great chaleng

Great layout! Greens are awesome! Fun place! Great view from the bar! Golf here 5 or 6 times a year!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very well kept, great layout of course, very fair course

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Water every where

Would have rated course higher if the greens had not been aerated and heavily sanded. Not puttable. May not have gone if had known ahead of time.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Nice time

Nice course in good shape, considering the heavy rains they had the day before. Greens were in good shape, fairways had some standing water.

Playing for the first time, I had to guess on a few tee shots but nothing was too outrageous.

Overall a fun time and will play again

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Average weather
Used cart

Get rid of the geese

We enjoy this course very much but do not enjoy stepping in goose droppings. I would encourage the employment of a border collie on the 9th and 18th greens.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout

Found the course on golfnow

Course layout was very nice.

Pretty straightforward only had a couple of holes that required a guess as to the tee shot.

Would play it again and again.

Conditioning was good even though they had a lot of rain this summer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

Course in great condition

Very nice course. Nice clubhouse

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather
Used cart

Pirate46

First time player. Traveled 40 miles to play it. Nice course to play for the "Hot Deal" that we got. I would definitely make the drive to play it again. Narrow landing areas off the tee on the front for sure.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average

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$199 Starting price
Valid dates: Oct 19, 2018 - Dec 20, 2018
The package includes overnight accommodations, unlimited rounds of golf for two players, daily American breakfast for two at CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar and 10% savings offered at the Golf Shop.
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