Idlewild Golf Course

4.0849647059 4.1 stars from 5 (22)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 6876 yards
  • Slope: 129
  • Rating: 72.3
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.1 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 4.6 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.8 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 22 Reviews
5 stars:
3
4 stars:
18
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
0
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

22 out of 22 reviews


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Reviews


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"Good layout"


imand344's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Family Golf Outing"


dfenendael's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/08/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Good, fun course."


pirate46fb's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Snotty Desk person"


Gimmesomegolf's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u604778355's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

great course friendly staff beautiful day perfect


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great chaleng"


u3980114's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



uCALJ1672CA's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Don6125631's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



SMills27's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/11/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Water every where"


marvin10035's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/23/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice time"


stever921's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/17/2016
First time playing

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Get rid of the geese"


bblandford's avatar
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/01/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Great layout"


ae3169mw's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/28/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Course in great condition"



4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/23/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Very nice course. Nice clubhouse


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Pirate46"


pirate46fb's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"A Hidden Course to Play"


gkoeppen's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/12/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice friendly layout that allows for a few mistakes, but a mistake in the wrong place, you pay for it. Excellent course for the mid handicapper.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Good value"


u000002377694's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/09/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I recently moved to the area and have played this course 4 times. On this date the course was very well maintained with a little standing water on a couple of holes. The sand traps were a little stiff but were not too challenging to get up and down. The tees were well maintained and the green played at a moderate pace. This is a challenging course for a 14 handicap but is manageable. Just enough traps and hazards to keep you on your toes but an extremely enjoyable experience with my two sons and father. I recommend you ask for a ranger to push play along considering we had a dad coaching his son and daughter the entire 18 in front of us. But for a Sunday morning the pace wasn't too terribly bad. Overall I thoroughly enjoyed this challenging course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great value"


Mark8850136's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/14/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I've been playing this course ever since it opened as Lost Creek Golf Course over 20 years ago. I come up here on vacation every year from Chicago and am used to some pretty nice courses. For the money you pay, idlewild is excellent. Challenging track, really good greens and overall very well kept, I recommend it for anyone wanting a good golf experience.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"fun"


jprussva56's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/04/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

fun course little slow that day, was very busy. greens really fast. lost a few more than usual, but had a good time.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


tntofgb's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/28/2014
Previously played Used cart

Reviewed on

Enjoyable course especially when on vacation, because sometimes the pace can be slow. Greens were very fast and pin placements were not on flat ground which made this very challenging. It's an excellent course and gets better each year. The many times we've golfed here, the one thing that is consistent is the wind and sometimes very windy. This makes many holes play longer and adds to the challenge. We enjoy the management and would like to compliment Dick for his hospitality and humor. We'll be back...


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



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