The Tradition Golf Club At Wallingford

4.1552705882 4.2 stars from 5 (186)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 70
  • Length: 6120 yards
  • Slope: 124
  • Rating: 70.1
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard, Amex, Discover Accepted

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.2 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.0 stars from 5
Value: 4.2 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.2 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.1 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 186 Reviews
5 stars:
53
4 stars:
105
3 stars:
19
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

165 out of 182 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs convenient to the city   Great for locals advanced golfers entertaining clients   Challenges include forced carries elevation changes bunkers   Great for drinks patio dining watching the game  

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"Great day"


Breen8777's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/05/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

Had a great day. Enjoyed myself from start to finish. The facility had a private feel to it but was obviously open to the public. As soon as we pulled in they picked up our bags at my car which is usually not expected at a public course. When you walk in they have an actual pro who is running the operation. All very impressive to us . The course was beautiful. The greens are very fast however. So take warning and stay under the flag. Thanks again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Jimborules's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/14/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/01/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"First round of the season"


u035610305's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Conditions were a little soggy due to the time of year/weather but will improve as the season goes on. Great course. Great price.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging course!"


u241990994's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/28/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Some tight fairways along with sloping fairways. Fairways & Greens were in great shape! The staff was super !!!

Had a great lunch @ a reasonable price.

Will def be back.....soon!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Great WINTER golf day!"


u241990994's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

a balmy 73o on February 21st!

The 2 guys I played with had never played Tradition before. They commented how the fairways were like carpet!

The staff was awesome!

I'll be back!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Beautiful Day on the links"


longviewlady's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/25/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Slow with waiting at every hole but glorious day at the Tradition at Wallingford.

People not repairing ball marks but otherwise course in great condition. My ball hit the pin on 18 but didn't drop in....


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


"Great course but not for a novice"


Robert1093605's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We enjoy this course every time we play. It is a public course so beware of the less educated golfer! Staff is always great and when the beverage cart comes around see if you can get the egg sandwich! OMG Deliciousness...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"I’m back!"


u241990994's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I haven’t played this course in over 5 years. The last time I played the staff was so rude I swore I would never return.

Using GOLFNOW.COM I played 18 holes all alone due to the frost delay.

The pro shop/starter was super cordial as were the course workers I met.

The course was in great shape. It’s a pity I found ball marks and huge divot slices of earth not replaced throughout the course.

It’s a pity the players don’t respect this course.

I will be back !!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Nice Pace!"


bobobereski's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/07/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Didn’t have to wait or didn’t have to rush. They did a great job with the leaves. Only ball I lost was in the water on. The Island Green. Thanks!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



Dave4032814's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/17/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Tradition of Wallingford"


mdrzata's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Showed up a little early and was able to get out before our tee time. pace of play was very good and the course was in great condition for fall golf. Would definitely go back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Fun track"


tigertds's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/15/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Can't beat a 4:00 hr round for $25 on a Sunday afternoon. Course was in good shape. A Senior set of tees is needed as most greens are not reachable in regulation from the whites.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Perfect Day"


frandance's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/13/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Friendly and helpful staff. Well landscaped. Fairways in excellent shape for a public course. Greens were fast and in good condition. The back nine is more challenging and diverse, including a fun par 3 to an island and a dogleg on the 11th. We didn't eat there, but I am sure it was great. We will certainly come back to this course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Always Enjoy Playing Wallingford Traditions"


Robert6163051's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It’s a wonderful course with a friendly staff. Plus it offers special rates which can’t be beat.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Good"



3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/30/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Nice course. Power lines were distracting and detracting but overall fun


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"No warning of course maintence"


reinruofe's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once every three months
Handicap:  Don't know

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/26/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I was expecting 18 hole course, but the front 9 were under maintenance and the back 9 which I did twice was overcrowded. I never saw any warning about this when I booked with Golfnow.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/28/2017

I also played that day and was informed before making my tee time and again when my confirmation email was received, that play that day for 18 holes would be the back 9 twice. As far as being overcrowded played the round in 3.5 hours.(you be the judge). Cost for a hot deal that day was exceptional.



u000003916972's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/23/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Amazing greens!"


iskweon's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

Tradition maintains the greens so well also the fairways too.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


"Mediocre"


u790769495's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Greens were very distressed , bumpy and hairy. Course conditions were very suspect


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


Commented on 09/17/2017

I played a day later and totally disagree with this statement. The greens are some of the best in the area.


Commented on 09/12/2017

You are certainly entitled to your opinion and we appreciate any and all feedback, this however is not an accurate statement. The maintenance staff works extremely hard to keep the course, especially the greens, in top condition.



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