Idyl Wyld Golf Course

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I've golfed here for years. The staff is very friendly and is a good value. Course has really improved in the last few years, but would still say it's about average. Beer cart is hit or miss and not much offered in the club house, but a fun average course to play none the less. And you can go into the bar in front of the course if you need water,hot dogs, ect if there's no beer cart running,

He would play this course again.

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Course is in great shape, greens are harder and faster than ever!

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No comment.

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Can't believe that this is a city course that's in Livonia. Compared to the other 2 city courses (Fox Creek and Whispering Willows), this course is a shag. The fairways are not the greatest for prime time of the year.
As for the pace of play, it took 6 hours to play 18 holes, waiting at practically every hole. The concept of letting faster players play ahead is non existent and there's no ranger to speed up the pace of play.

He would not play this course again.

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I decided to try this course out on a Hot Deal. While I'm usually a solo golfer, I want to make it known here that they do group you up with other Hot Deal buyers (in my case a twosome). The two guys in my group were great, but I want to caution anyone evaluating a Hot Deal to expect to be grouped up.

Pace of Play: I golfed on a Tuesday morning/afternoon and it was PACKED. I think a league was finishing up or something along those lines. As other reviews have indicated there was some slow paced play. I didn't experience the severe wait times that other reviews have alluded to, just waiting for a log jam of groups to get moving. Once we got done with the first par 3 (Hole #3) it opened up and we hardly waited at all for the rest of the front. Once we made the turn, we had no one in front of us and no one behind us. Also something I didn't really see mentioned (and I'm not sure if it's like this all season): Carts are path only. When you have a bunch of retirees who have to walk all the way across the fairway to play their shot, you're going to experience more wait times. I also want to point out that during my round I crossed paths with a ranger no less than 4 times. When on the front they were extremely apologetic for the slow play we were experiencing and assured us they were doing what they could. In the end, I feel like the course staff did what they could to keep things moving.

Course Condition: Because it's cart path only for carts, you don't have too many areas that are torn up from driving. Bunkers are kept up fine, grass it trimmed well for the rough, fairways and greens. I'd say there were probably less unfilled divots on this course than you'd find at courses of the same price point. My big gripe was with the tee boxes. I have no idea how big chunks of earth are missing out of some of these boxes, but I had move my ball and reset a couple times to be level.

Course Layout: I think to compare to similarly priced courses, this one has an above average level of difficulty. You have your holes where you just kill the ball and get it to the green, but there also a few holes where you need to think because of the small creeks that crisscross some of the holes. Hitting a monster drive will put you in the water on a couple. This has more elevation changes than what I'm used to seeing at this kind of course, too.

To sum it up, it's a well maintained municipal course, but the first few holes really seem to set it up for a log jam. The round may take longer if it's "cart path only." It's more challenging than more courses of a similar price, and you'll likely be groups up if you're less than 4 people. Overall if you're looking to change things up it's worth a try!

He would play this course again.

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