Apple Nine at Lyman Orchards Golf Club

3.7254941176 3.7 stars from 5 (22)
  • Holes: 9
  • Par: 29
  • Length: 1556 yards
  • Slope: 87
  • Rating: 28.2
  • 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
Back 29 1556 yards 28.2 87
Middle 29 1380 yards N/A N/A
Front (W) 29 1211 yards 28.6 85

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.

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 3.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 3.6 stars from 5
Value: 4.0 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 3.6 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 3.9 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 22 Reviews
5 stars:
5
4 stars:
13
3 stars:
1
2 stars:
3
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

19 out of 22 reviews


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Reviews


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Agusto49's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/24/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Great beautiful course"


Suwanatatnina's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/10/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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.


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


"Too many people playing course"


Charles6095766's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/20/2017
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Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I don't recommend this course


"great course for a casual round"


dvatti's avatar
Age:  45-54
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/03/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Perfect course for beginners"


u7899390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/21/2017
Previously played Walked Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course



William5290390's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/23/2017
First time playing Walked Wet weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Fair

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I don't recommend this course



u7501605's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/16/2017
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course



u4672620's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"This course is for beginners"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2016
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Much better this Sunday"


u818868580's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  Don't know

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/26/2016
Previously played Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Fair

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"apple 9"


olivieri28's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/13/2015
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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,<br/> The only hangup was the online registration thru you was not there we had to wait for anextra 40 minutes to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Kids and practice"



5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/18/2015
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Apple 9"


AWOL768's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/05/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is always a nice place to play.<br/> 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.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"A great beginner's course but … "


Dave4481625's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/30/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Great for beginners"


mjph45's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/26/2014
Previously played Played with a group Used cart Played 9 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played with three beginners and we all enjoy the round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great course!"


u000006448454's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/11/2014
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Quality of food & beverage: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"Nice little course"


Raymond3990494's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2014
First time playing Played with a group Walked Played 9 holes Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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 .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice little executive course"


jbaccash's avatar
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 9/7/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Average

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Apple Course At Lyman Orchards."


jd06010's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  25+

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 8/31/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is a great course for those just learning and for kids. It is also a great course to work on your short game. It is a par 29. The 2nd and 9th holes gives you a chance to break out your driver.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Easy


I recommend this course


"Nice par 3/4 course and will be back"


Roger6812702's avatar
Top 500 Contributor
Skill:  Beginner
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/12/2013
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Deal on Golf now and worth the time and money. Brought a rarely plays person and they enjoyed so good for beginners. Nice set up and very good deal.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



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