Apple Nine at Lyman Orchards Golf Club
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.
|Front (W)||29||1211 yards||28.6||85|
|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|
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.
I love this course. It makes you get to know your irons and fine tune your short game
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.
Too many people playing course
Too much of players and too little space but most especially no supervision to keep things moving consistently.
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.
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.
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.
Much better this Sunday
Apparently Father's Day is not the best day to go here.
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
Kids and practice
Great course to teach kids, would not recommend if you are concerned with pace..
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.
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.
Great for beginners
Played with three beginners and we all enjoy the round
Perfect course for a beginner golfer. Took the family out for Mother's Day. Course in great shape. Played 9 holes in 90 minutes.
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 .
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.