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4.2
Value
4.4
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
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4.0
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4.4
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Layout
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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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The Tradition Golf Club At Wallingford
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 70 6120 yards 70.1 124
Blue 70 5781 yards 68.8 121
White 70 5400 yards 66.9 119
Red (W) 72 4455 yards 66.8 117
Scorecard for Tradition
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Gold M: 70.1/124 380 426 127 426 382 554 310 190 400 3195 303 476 155 476 456 180 418 304 157 2925 6120
Blue M: 68.8/121 358 406 112 410 352 530 300 174 394 3036 275 460 145 460 435 146 400 295 129 2745 5781
White M: 66.9/119 347 320 106 370 342 518 281 160 389 2833 256 447 125 431 409 139 380 275 105 2567 5400
Red W: 68.4/116 314 239 96 304 263 419 239 115 358 2347 211 425 103 366 359 100 230 231 83 2108 4455
Handicap 7 5 17 3 11 9 13 15 1 10 8 14 12 2 18 4 6 16
Par 4 4 3 4 4 5 4 3 4 35 4 5 3 5 4 3 4 4 3 35 70
Handicap (W) 3 13 15 7 9 5 11 17 1 14 2 12 8 10 16 6 4 18

Course Details

Year Built 1981
Golf Season Year round
Architect Alfred H. Tull (1999) 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.

Reviews

4.3
223 Reviews (223)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 18
Patio Dining 15
Watching the Game 11
Course Challenges Include:
Forced Carries 26
Elevation Changes 23
Bunkers 22
This course/club is great for:
Locals 21
Advanced Golfers 19
Entertaining Clients 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 19
In the 'Burbs 17
Convenient to the City 14

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Fantastic course

Love to play here again and again. Be alert on the greens. They are quite fast so landing before/below pin is better.

Conditions Excellent
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Excellent course

I love playing at this course repeatedly. It’s challenging yet always leaves one with the feeling that one can do better as one becomes familiar with it. Staff are friendly and helpful.

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Great course

Great round at a beautiful, well maintained course and a terrific friendly staff. I look forward to playing here again.

Conditions Excellent
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Pace Good
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3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Well maintain

I find staff and management well trained taking care of the customer but also the course good job

Conditions Excellent
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Amenities Good
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
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4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Skill Intermediate
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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First Time Playing

Fun course with some interesting holes. Very fast and fun greens. A few surprises along the way. Lots of roll on the fairways. Fun time. Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
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Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Wet Conditions

It is a nice course, okay. The conditions were not good on the day we played. The fairways were extremely muddy and the sand was more mud like. I would guess when the weather dries out, this course would pretty nice.

Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
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Previously Played

Solid Course

Overall the course is nice. However, it is extremely wet on some holes which makes it hard to maintain fairways. Greens are in great shape for this time of year. Fun layout with some very unique holes.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Nice job!

Tradition Golf Course was pleasure to play today!! My group had a great time!
Great were in excellent condition for March 27th!!!
Pace was great!
Fairways were also in great shape.
Staff was great. Nice touch with the greeter at the carts to help us with our bags!!!

Went in to the pub for a quick bite. Home made chips were Awesome!!

We'll be back soon!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 250 Contributor
Previously Played

Great course!

Considering today is January 4th, the course was in remarkable shape. Greens & Bunkers were “as expected” for winter golf. The island green was a blast. Fairways were in good shape.
Staff bent over backwards to ensure we enjoyed our round.

Overall our group had a great time and will be back soon!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Beginner
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
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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

The Old Guys

Am 69 year old ... Driver 180-200 yds, 5iron 145 ... Low mid handicap. Tradition only had three tee boxes. Blue, White, Red. Several holes were extremely long for Senior golfers. 525 yd Par 5, Several 475-495 par 4s. Par 3 distances were fair. Would recommend Tradition adding Senior tees, especially during the mid week when us grey heads play. Other than that ... High marks. Will play again. Hot Deal is a great value.

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Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/22/2019

I play there often and am also a senior. Yes there is one par 5 of 525 yds but the tee shot is down hill. As for par 4s being 475-495 yds there are none. Also the other par 5s are less than 450 yds from the white tees. In fact the distance from the white tees is less than 5500 yds which is actually a little less than most courses senior tees.

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