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What is the origin of the name Idlewild Golf Course?

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2011-09-14 11:57:15

Without specifying the native American tribe, Southeast Queens

Press (website) explains that "the golf course acquired its name

from an old Indian name for the area - "Idalwilde" - or peaceful

and savage."


It's unclear whether similar names, like Idylwilde, CO or

Idyllwilde, CA have a common etiology from a Native American


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