Player at Lyman Orchards Golf Club

3.5723411765 3.6 stars from 5 (114)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6725 yards
  • Slope: 133
  • Rating: 72.7
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Pull-carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Indoor practice facilities: Yes
Simulator: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "Lyman Orchards Golf Academy"

Policies

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

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6725 yards 72.7 133
Blue 71 6325 yards 71.0 130
White 71 5890 yards 68.9 129
Red (W) 71 4900 yards 68.3 113

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.6 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.9 stars from 5
Value: 3.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.3 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.1 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.9 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 114 Reviews
5 stars:
30
4 stars:
47
3 stars:
25
2 stars:
7
1 stars:
5

recommend this course

87 out of 113 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive in the 'burbs   Great for playing multiple courses wildlife/ scenic views a weekend splurge   Challenges include elevation changes forced carries thick rough   Great for drinks  

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Reviews


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"Player course"


u000009337246's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

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

Reviewed on

Course was in great shape. This course has a lot of blind shots, if you don't have local knowledge it is very hard to navigate the course. Will be back to play the Jones side.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course



Graz422's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Quirky Course"


rgabriele's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

A little unforgiving, many holes with lateral hazards along one or both sides of fairways and greens. Heavy woods and brush. Very severe elevation changes which make for some beautiful views at the high points but also create many blind tee shots and blind shots into greens. Overall I would play another course first before I came back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course



froggerguy317's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"First timer"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/17/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First Time out on the course, course in great shape. I booked my Tee times on Golf now app, so I received a great deal. Enjoyed my round, play was a little slow.

Will return to play again, great views.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Pace of play issues"


gyudkin's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/11/2017
Previously played Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I have always loved playing at Lyman but have never seen pace of play issues like I saw this time. The front nine took 3 hours and the back 2 hours. Starting on the 4th hole and continuing through 9, there were 3 groups on every tee, resulting in a 10 minute wait each time. I finally called the clubhouse in frustration to see if they could correct the issue. If someone did come out they never spoke to me. The only change in the pace of play resulted from 3 groups dropping out between 8 and 14. I play every Friday all over the state and it is pretty rare to have a round over 4 hours these days, let alone a 5 hour round. It is doubtful that I would play here again.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Wet times good times"


Kevin1482166's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

We arrived at Lyman yesterday morning after they just got an inch and a half of rain. The staff was nice and friendly as always. They asked us if we needed anything and advised us that the bar was open.

The course was a little water logged but it honestly wasn't in bad shape considering. The greens were running true and kinda fast...hard to believe. This goes to show how well the Player course was designed.

We were a little bummed that there wasn't a cart girl with beverages...but again it had just down poured.

One thing I have always wished they would do is put more yardage markers on the tee boxes. It would just help a bit.

After we got done we went inside for some food. We waited about 5 minutes for a waitress to come over and realized that wasn't going to happen. We went to the bar and ordered our food and drinks and they came out in a respectable amount of time. Very good food, none of us had any complaints.

Even though it was a wet day, we all had a great time and will be back.

Ps. Why was the player course $49 with cart on golfnow and the Jones course was $69?? None of us liked that...


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course




5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/28/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


I recommend this course



u8169893's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/16/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course



Donald4445152's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/06/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



u3787365's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Must Play"


oneplaneswing70's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Hot weather

Reviewed on

I never reveiw a course but for some reason I feel compelled to write something about Lyman Orchards. I have to admit, looking at reviews, I wasn't thrilled to play this course. I was nervous about course conditions. I couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. I heard the rough complaints, the course must have heard them too, because it was lush and green and fun to play out of. The greens were rolling great, and the fairways were fantastic! I did hit into one bunker and there wasn't a ton of sand, but the other two I hit out of were great. I saw a maintenance worker with a load of sand driving by so I think they must be adding sand. Pace of play was great, and the weather was perfect so it was a truly enjoyable day. Ask for a course map, it was a lifesaver and I found it great that they had such a detailed map for free. Staff was very courteous and helpful to me being a first time player.

I'll be back and can't wait to play the Jones Course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Broccoli Greens"


xmas1225's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

1 1.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the first time for me on this course, and I called the pro shop before booking the tee time, they said the fairways were in pretty good shape and the greens we in very good shape

boy were they BS-ing me

the fairways were indeed fine, but the greens were like putting on Broccoli , every one of them!

nothing rolled true, it doesn't look like they pressed the greens at all this year.

I liked the lay-out of the course but the putting greens are in such bad shape they should close the course and find a grounds grew that can fix them. if you are going to paly there make sure you wait till June, maybe then it will be fixed


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Needs maintenance"


Kurtb2014's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Challenging "Gary Player" Course, lost 12 balls, but mostly because we could not find them in the thick rough! Cart paths need major work. Dont go left or right, you will lose your ball to the woods, not much room off the fairway on 80% of the holes. Nice scenery through the orchards.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Course conditions"


Scott7654's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rough was 8" deep and impossible to find your ball. Needed to be cut. Sand traps were like concert with 4" boulders. Couldn't play ball from traps. Course needs to be worked on!


Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"Greens were terrible"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/30/2017
Previously played Used cart Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Did 18 on the Player course. Fairways were in good shape but the greens were recently air-rated so everything was bumpy. I would wait a couple weeks before returning.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Par Experience"


Dennis4847881's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/29/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The EZLinks booking system went down over the weekend, however the staff were very friendly and able to accommodate us and get us out without any delays. Course conditions made the round a lot more challenging that already anticipated. The aerated greens caused for putts to roll unevenly and loose grass clippings along the rough made errant tee/approach shots difficult to find. If they tidied up the course just a bit more, I would gladly return.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Rough day"


u000001457280's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/28/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I underestimated how wet the course would be. Rough was thick and wet. Greens were aerated. cart path only. Wish I knew in advance.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"player course"


u000005606170's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

the course was in nice shape, they seemed to b growing out the rough, which made the course tougher. greens were recently aerated which made for bumpy putts, still early in the season. finished up the round in 3:10, never waited on a shot. the day was overcast which I believed kept people away. cold beers at the end of the round hit the spot. nice day


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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