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Old 03-06-2013, 02:05 PM
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How long does it take to play Idlewild?

i am going to be in the area Monday night on business, but I don't have to leave the hotel to be on site until 11:00AM on Tuesday. I was thinking of going out early on Tuesday morning. The course is pretty long. Anybody know the average time to play a round? Am I looking at two or three hours or so?

I don't get to this area often (or ever really), but I really want to play this course. I will be at the course at first light if need be. Like I said, I will need to be back to the hotel in Florence around 11:00 AM. Is this going to work out for me?
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:12 PM
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:13 PM
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skip the letter holes to save time- you won't be missing much...
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:21 PM
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Yeah, you'll be pushing 3 hours if you're playing solo. A lot of the pins are blind so you will probably be walking a lot to figure out where you want to throw if you've never played there.

As Russell said, unless you have enough free time, don't bother playing the letter holes.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:26 PM
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cool, thanks guys. I may skip the letter holes depending on how the timing works out.

Problem #2, I won't have a rental car as I am being picked up for the business that I have in town. Being right next to the airport, I assume there is a cab company in the area that I can call? The course looks to be 6 or 7 miles from my hotel.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:30 PM
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T he timing of a cab could be a problem. Pay the 50 bucks a get yourself a car. Playing Idlewild and knowing you will be on time for work is worth it.
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Old 03-06-2013, 02:39 PM
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play 1-4, F, 5-18, then hit the letter holes if you have the time - you might really enjoy A, C (long) & D...
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:21 PM
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I agree with Sisyphus. Play F between 4 and 5. If you have time you can park at the shelter right near A and play A-E.

A, C long (especially), and E are pretty cool holes. Even B and D aren't bad. The letter holes are very different from the rest of the course.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:23 PM
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Shuie, tallpaul, and I hit Lincoln Ridge, Idlewild, and Boone Woods all in one day, taking our time. We almost had enough time after Idlewild to drive to Mt. Airy, but daylight was against us.

I'd say it took us about 3.5 hours playing long tees to long baskets, playing all 24.
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:43 PM
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I would get a rental, Cabs around here are very expensive compared to other parts of the country and they will cost you time. You really wont spend that much more on a rental. I also agree with skipping the letter holes, if you finish 18 you can do a quick loop of letters like others have suggested.
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