Guilford Lakes Golf Course

4.2831857143 4.3 stars from 5 (22)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 27
  • Length: 1319 yards
  • Slope: 113
  • Rating: 35.5
  • Layout

  • 200 N Madison Rd, Guilford, Connecticut 06437, New Haven County
  • (203) 453-8214
  • (203) 453-8214

Year built: 1928
Architect(s): Al Zikorus (1999)
Type: Public/Municipal
Greens: Bent Grass
Fairways: Rye Grass
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes
Caddies: No
GPS: No

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: No
Pitching/chipping area: No
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: No
Practice hole: No
Simulator: No
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Singles allowed: No
Dress code: Proper attire is required.
Credit cards accepted: Visa, MasterCard, Discover Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Blue 27 1319 yards 35.5 113
White 27 1165 yards 35.5 113
Red 27 739 yards 35.5 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.3 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.2 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.0 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.2 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 22 Reviews
5 stars:
6
4 stars:
15
3 stars:
0
2 stars:
1
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

22 out of 22 reviews


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Reviews


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"Today's golf round"


Algolf2016's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good day of golf. Greens were aerated yesterday and we're hard to play.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Play with kids"


sunghong21's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/08/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Good for children, and we had very nice time and enjoyed. Our kids are excited and want to come and play again


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Hidden gem"


alpierce61's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/17/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

This is by far the best par 3 course I have ever played. The scenery is beautiful, the conditions are exceptional, and the variety of holes is refreshing. Golfnow "hot deals" pricing was just the icing on the cake. I will play here whenever I need a quick golf "fix".


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Short and Sweet"


cgooddc's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/11/2015
Previously played Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Cute course, great to practice your short game, greens are in great shape in even October.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Not a bad executive course"


gkoro4925's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/19/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

Pace was great and course was easy but a good one for a learner


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Good short game practice"


Silas9803007's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/05/2015
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

par 3s average 150 from blue tees. Well maintained, compact course.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice short course"


u974568410's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/13/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice short course. Tee boxes not level in many holes but not too big of a deal since teeing with irons.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice course"


u000007928791's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/24/2014
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice par3 we had a great time will definitely go again


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Decent cheap course"


Mikebush101's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Female

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/03/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Pros: -$5 plus fees per person for 9 holes<br/> -course in decent condition, kept up<br/> Cons: - Pro shop staff member, older gentleman, had a bad attitude and almost seemed to try and dissuade me from playing saying there would be a 30 minute wait...I<br/> said I was in no rush, he said it may even be more than 45. Still not a problem for me<br/> -kids on the course- the course rules state no one under the age of 11 (13 without an adult) is permitted to play the course. there were groups of 10-12 year olds hitting balls in the woods, laying down on the course, extremely slow play, and I am a patient person.

Overall, worth playing one time if it is not busy, small par 3 easy course


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Poor

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Guilford lakes"


jvirgulto's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice little par 3 course. Always in good shape. Not worth the $17 price but definitely worth $7 on a golf now hot deal. Good course for a quick 9 holes.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Beautiful nine hole par 3, very well maintained."


romaray's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/9/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was the nicest par 3 nine hole course I have ever played. Small greens and narrow holes make for challenging shots. Pristine greens. I'll be back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice 9 Hole Course with some chllenges."


Roger6812702's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/25/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Quick track to take when time is limited. Great for working on the short game. Nothing longer then 220, so you do not need the woods. Woods and short is the name of the play.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Very Friendly Staff"


Bernie2904123's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My daughter and I played this course last Sunday. The gentleman in the club house was very friendly. He was more than happy to accommodate us as we arrived late because of traffic. The course is a great place to take a beginner golfer. It is a par 3 very easy for my daughter. She had a blast! Thanks


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"fun par 3 for beginners"


ctbrow1's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/14/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great little course to fine tune your irons or to bring put a young golfer. Greens aren't overly difficult but roll and pose a challenge.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"wonderful setting"


endleman's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 7/07/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Beautiful course but if you can't hit straight you can lose a lot of balls. Good course for making you work hard. Absolutely beautiful course.


Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Hidden Gem"


alpierce61's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 6/22/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This course is easily the best par 3 course I have ever played. Kept up beautifully, greens and tee boxes in excellent shape. Picturesque. Looks like a country club course, in miniature! About half the holes are short, but look out for #6. When played from the tips, at over 260 yards, around trees and over water, its more like a short par 4!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"beautiful par 3 course"


Shawdoggs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/14/2013
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Reviewed on

Took an hour to play 9 holes...greens are a lil slow but otherwise a great bargain...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"One of the best Par 3 Courses in CT"


dwallack's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/12/2013
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is one of the best Par 3 courses in CT. Very well maintained. It is a challenging course. One long par 3 around 200-255, and a short one around 90 yards or so. For $5 bucks you can't beat it.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Surprisingly nice course"


mentza's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 5/12/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a great practice course. I went out on a drizzly saturday and a sunny, gorgeous sunday afternoon. Both days had about 4-5 cars in the parking lot and very brisk play out on the course.

The greens were nicely maintained, spotted, but no ball marks. Rough was thick, fairways were in great shape.

Joe the guy who works the clubhouse was friendly and so was his dog Reba.

I was able to get in about 50 holes in 4 hours. great practice spot.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice par 3 course."


msgries's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Twice a year
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2013
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Par 3 course took son 1st time player had a great time. Course well maintained plenty of challenges.


Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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