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3.7
24 Reviews (24)
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Conditions
3.7
Value
3.8
Layout
3.7
Friendliness
3.9
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.8
71.1%
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20 out of 24 reviews
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2.0
1 Reviews (1)
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Amenities
3.0
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Conditions
3.7
Value
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Layout
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Pace
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About

Holes 9
Type Public
Style Executive
Par 29
Length 1556 yards
Slope 87
Rating 28.2

Lyman Orchards has been growing fruit on the same rolling farmland for over a century. Not only are there nearly 100 varieties of pick-your-own fruit, Lyman boasts a Robert Trent Jones course and a Gary Player Course. Opened in 2012, the Apple Nine is the newest addition. The par-29 layout is the perfect alternative for golfers looking for less of a challenge than the two championship courses. It's tough enough to provide a good round of practice for more advanced players who want to shave a few strokes off their game but it also allows beginners and juniors to get a hang of the game. In addition to the three golf courses, the Apple Nine wraps around a driving range that has been recognized as one of the top 50 stand-alone ranges in the country.

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Apple 9 Course at Lyman Orchards Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Back 29 1556 yards 28.2 87
Middle 29 1380 yards
Front (W) 29 1211 yards 28.6 85
Scorecard for Apple Nine
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out Total
Back M: 27.1/92 W: 29.4/97 107 301 152 143 85 173 104 177 314 1556 1556
Middle M: 26.0/90 W: 28.1/95 96 279 130 121 79 157 95 144 279 1380 1380
Front M: 25.1/88 W: 27.2/93 85 259 117 112 76 136 79 119 228 1211 1211
Handicap 2 9 1 5 3 7 8 6 4
Par 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 29 29
Handicap (W) 5 9 3 2 7 6 8 4 1

Course Details

Year Built 2012
Architect Mark Mungeam (2012)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "Lyman Orchards Golf Academy"
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

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

Reviews

3.7
24 Reviews (24)
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2.0
Previously Played

Great potential, but...

We arrived 20 minutes before tee time to attitude a mile long from "Scott" at the front desk. I had encountered him once before last year, and I can tell you that his attitude has not improved at all from then. I informed him that I had made a tee time online and prepaid. He immediately doubted that I had actually paid and made me prove it. Said someone else had already checked in under my name and doubted that I was who I said I was. The customer being right doesn't exist here. Then I was informed that, despite prepaying for greens fees and carts for two people, carts were not available because of course conditions. This should have been made clear at the time of booking. One person in my party has physical limitations and really needs a cart to be available. So, there was attitude from the staff about that, too, and then he acted like he was doing me a favor by letting me use one of the course's push carts. (I paid for carts!) After that fun, we asked about starting time and were told to just go to the first tee. No starter, no putting groups together. So we played as a twosome behind another twosome. Course management gets a total thumbs down. Lots of other options out there, folks. I don't think I'll be back.

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

Maddog

I love this course. It makes you get to know your irons and fine tune your short game

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great beautiful course

The green is well taking care of. There are a couple par 4. It is challenging for beginner. Excellent staff here. Thank you Joe at the front for freat customer service.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Too many people playing course

Too much of players and too little space but most especially no supervision to keep things moving consistently.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather

great course for a casual round

this course is great for a quick, low key round especially with kids who don't play often. I usually go late afternoons/early evenings, especially sunday evening and there is no problem with pace of play. course is in nice condition and the holes are challenging enough that you have to hit good shots to score. only things i would change are greens could be a little quicker and they need a 19th hole.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

Perfect course for beginners

We have gone here before it is just perfect for my boys that are 11 and 13. They are fairly new golfers so it is just the right level for them.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Played On
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

This course is for beginners

This course is a good course for beginners and people learning to golf. Fairly easy, good layout. It was also pretty fun to play. Some of the tee box markers were missing. Grass is so so. Employees were average, nothing outstanding. One thing that annoyed me was that some holes overlap with each other. It seemed to me that the space for the course is a little small.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather

Much better this Sunday

Apparently Father's Day is not the best day to go here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Excellent weather

apple 9

I played with one of my grandsons (11 yrs old) he plays first tee it was a great course for him found it to be ok loved being able to play on a good course with him,
The only hangup was the online registration thru you was not there we had to wait for anextra 40 minutes to play

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Kids and practice

Great course to teach kids, would not recommend if you are concerned with pace..

Conditions Good
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Good weather
Used cart

Apple 9

This is always a nice place to play.
7 par 3's and 2 par 4's

Usually pretty quick, there was a clinic ahead of us, so a little slower than usual. That just gave me some time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Excellent weather
Used cart

A great beginner's course but … 

My 8 year old son and i played yesterday at Lyman Orchards Apple 9 for the second time. The course played brilliantly and, as a beginner (playing for all of one year) he totally enjoyed the experience (again).

However, we were struck (adversely) by being charged $8.00 PER PERSON for ONE cart. Never before have i experienced a golf course charging PER PERSON for ONE cart. Astounding. So the cart cost us $16.00 - more than the round of golf for each of us (the round cost us $15.00 each).

Furthermore, when i expressed surprise about the cost of the cart, the fine gentleman at the pro shop made a rather sarcastic remark about wanting my job, whatever that meant.

We will play at Lyman Orchards again. Connecticut has few courses designed for the little people who are beginning to play the sport, but we will be walking with our clubs next time, and one sure hopes we do not encounter that fine gentleman again.

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

Great for beginners

Played with three beginners and we all enjoy the round

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course!

Perfect course for a beginner golfer. Took the family out for Mother's Day. Course in great shape. Played 9 holes in 90 minutes.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Good weather

Nice little course

Small yet fun,beautifully maintained greens were nice puts rolled true. Had a good time just wanted more.Cant wait to get back to Lyman Orchards and experance another one of the other course;s .

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice little executive course

The course was well-maintained and the staff was friendly. Nothing spectacular but the Apple course is a great little course to get out for a quick 9 holes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
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