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4.2
370 Reviews (370)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
5
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
90.1%
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336 out of 370 reviews
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4.2
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.6
82.4%
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14 out of 17 reviews
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4.3
21 Reviews (21)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.7
85.7%
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18 out of 21 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private
Par 70
Length 6120 yards
Slope 124
Rating 70.1

The Tradition Golf Club at Wallingford is one of the most affordable rounds in the area and it has received praise as one of the best golf courses in Connecticut. The par-70 layout is player friendly enough for beginners but low handicappers will also find it to be a fun round. The holes are fairly straightforward though there are some fairways that have very narrow landing areas that will test the accuracy of even the best golfers. Numerous bunkers are strategically placed along the undulating greens and water also comes into play on the occasional hole. The golf course starts out gently but becomes progressively more challenging on the back nine. The most memorable hole on the golf course, the par-3 12th, is a water hole that features an intimidating island green.

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Course Details

Year Built 1981
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alfred H. Tull Roger Rulewich (2000) Ted Manning (1981)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
370 Reviews (370)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 19
Patio Dining 16
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 27
Elevation Changes 24
Bunkers 23
This course/club is great for:
Locals 22
Advanced Golfers 20
Entertaining Clients 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 20
In the 'Burbs 17
Convenient to the City 15

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Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
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Previously Played

Greens are rough…

Greens were in tough shape, lots of ball marks, prior pin locations were not put back in flush with the ground. To top it all off, greens are very fast. It was like playing on bubble wrap. Staff was very friendly and professional, and the course looks like it could be good in the future. Challenging but not overtly difficult layout. Fairways and rough were in good shape but the greens and bunkers (rocky and hard) were a wear for the worst.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 63
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Pace of Play

The course had been a favorite of mine but very poor green conditions as well as Tee box conditions and now having 3 groups on a hole is cause for concern. Of all the courses I play this has the worst green conditions caused by no one fixing ball marks. The marks are so deep it’s disgusting golfers ignore repairing these.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Divots & Ball Marks

All in all, a fun round. Challenging course, fun to play, and in reasonably good shape compared to most in Connecticut under $70. I found half the staff to be very friendly, the starter not so much. Had that ritzy club pro cockniness that is completely unnecessary when getting golfers out. For the first time in a while, I was shocked at the amount of unreplaced divots and ball marks throughout the course. I found myself repairing at least 5 marks a hole, and probably could have spent hours out there fixing others.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course

Heard lots of my friends talking about it never had the opportunity to play. This was the first time in really enjoyed it. Unfortunately the weather wasn't perfect but the course held up nicely and had some great holes. Restaurant was closed but looking forward to going back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The overall course is in great shape , the only thing that lacked was in the greens. They had been aerated probably two weeks earlier. The course offers a very interesting layout with many of the holes being played Throughout the nature and its surroundings. Would definitely come back here again for another round or two

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sunday Afternoon Round

Course was in good shape, we teed off on time and pace was decent.
I’ve played here many times, the layout is a bit crazy, if you are hitting it good you will enjoy it, if not, well… lots of places to find trouble.

We had a good time, great to get out with the group.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

I’d go back

Great design a lot of fun , good views, greens were good , in great shape overall , carts have nice padded seats ,

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

New Fav

Played here a few times. Now joined a league there. The staff are very cool. A little bit of a drive coming from New Britain but is worth it

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Well groomed, not ideal course area

The course was nicely maintained and I’d love to play the course again if it wasn’t surrounded by condos and didn’t have electrical towers literally in some of the fairways. Some of the holes get so tight to each other we constantly had other golfers on our fairway hitting back towards their fairway. It doesn’t appear that they spaced groups out well either. Overall, love the course itself and they maintain it well, but it isn’t worth the frustration of poor course layout. They tried to squeeze a lot into a small, residential area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Poor
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course review

This course played really well. Greens rolled great, the layout was great for beginners and advanced golfers. Staff was great and the golf carts were nice.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 31
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course has challenging greens

Course was in great shape, many of the greens have a slight slope, which makes for a more challenging round

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging greens

Greens are quick! Beautiful job on course overall. Fresh sand in traps and plush tee boxes aren’t something you see every day. Layout offers is very unique.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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