Idylwild GCIdylwild Golf Club

Idylwild Golf Club
1100 Pine Shadows Dr
Sour Lake, Texas 77659
Hardin County

Phone(s): (409) 753-2521
Fax: (409) 753-2187

The little-known Henry Ransom turned this from a mineral lake into a 6,727-yard, par 72 layout in 1962. His tight design slinks through the tree-line fairways-it's tough because of the numerous water hazards on the bayou, which house friendly alligators.

Hole 7 doglegs right over 400 yards and involves a risky approach over the bayou. The opener on the back is another long par 4 (410 yards) that doglegs left and requires a long, accurate approach to the green.

Getting there : From I-10 east in Beaumont, find the Lufkin sign (Hwys. 96, 287, and 69), and drive north. Take Hwy. 105 west about 8 miles and the course is on the right.

Idylwild Golf Club
3.5 stars out of 5 (based on 2 reviews)
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A view of green at Idylwild Golf ClubA view of the putting green at Idylwild Golf Club

Golf course details

  • Holes: 18
  • Designed by: Leon Howard
  • Public/Private: Semi-Private
  • Year opened: 1961
  • Golf Season: Year round
  • Guest Policy: Open
  • Tee times welcomed: Yes
  • Fairways: Tiff Bermuda
  • Greens: Bermuda Grass


  • Pro in house: Yes
  • Driving range: Yes
  • Rental clubs: Yes
  • Rental carts: Yes

Green fees price ranges

  • Week days: $20
  • Weekends: $30

Course policies

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

Length, slope and rating for each tee

Tee Par Yardage Slope Rating
Championship 72 6708 127 72.2
Ladies' 72 5121 117 70
Men's 72 6251 119 70.8
Senior 72 5439 111 66.8

Reader Ratings / Reviews

  • Idylwild Golf Club
    4 stars out of 5
    by Matt F
    on June 13th, 2011 02:23
    The staff is always good. And the greens are always in good shape. Very good price and a short drive from home.
  • Idylwild Golf Club
    3 stars out of 5
    by law harmon
    on March 17th, 2011 16:30
    nice for the price greens always well kept
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