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153 Reviews (153)
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3 Stars
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10
1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.9
Layout
4.1
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
4.0
Amenities
3.8
78.5%
Recommend this course
118 out of 153 reviews
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4.0
14 Reviews (14)
5 Stars
8
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1
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1
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.0
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
71.4%
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10 out of 14 reviews
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4.1
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.1
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.4
76.5%
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13 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 71
Length 6725 yards
Slope 133
Rating 72.7

Lyman Orchards is a popular Connecticut destination most known for the nearly 100 varieties of pick-your-own fruit but it also offers two championship 18-hole golf courses and a nine-hole course. One of the longer courses was designed by Gary Player and the other by Robert Trent Jones. Lyman Orchards' Player Course is a seemingly mild 6,600 yards from the tips but don't let the yardage fool you, this layout is a tough but fair test. There are over 30 bunkers strategically placed along the small greens and deciduous trees and beautiful white pines line the fairways. Routed through the orchards across gently rolling hills, the golf course is as scenic as it is challenging. The terrain provides the course with plenty of ups and downs, as well as great views, especially on the 11th and 13th holes.

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Course Details

Year Built 1994
Architect Gary Player (1994)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fee
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
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

4.0
153 Reviews (153)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 10
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 18
Forced Carries 16
Thick Rough 12
This course/club is great for:
Playing Multiple Courses 12
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 12
A Weekend Splurge 8
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 16
In the 'Burbs 8

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Conditions Good
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Thank you for playing! We value your feedback and hope to see you back soon.

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Great course on a great day

Was able to get out at 6am and got around the course asa foursome in less than 4 hours. The player course has a little more target golf to it, but think it’s a better test for a real golfer. Certainly have to use most of the clubs in your bag. Course was in great shape.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
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Pace Good
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Thank you for playing and for the 5 star review! We love the Player Course. Hope to see you back soon.

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Have a great day!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

The course is good , the weather perfect ..Thanks to Golfnow for offering special for us to be able to enjoy this course

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2019

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3.0
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Target golf at its worst

The only reason I played the Player course was because the Jones course had an outing. The conditions were fine, though the greens were slow. The front nine has too many blind shots and holes you can only play a certain way. The pace of play was terrible (over 5 hours). The cart girl first saw us as we were playing the ninth hole (where there is a half way house) we never saw her again. A player’s assistant asked us about the pace of play when we were playing 17. Too late!!!!

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 06/28/2019

Thank you for playing today and we apologize that we did not do a better job managing the pace of play. Hopefully you will give us another chance to improve upon your experience and maybe next time you can get out on the Jones Course as it appears to be your favored course. Thank you,

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Skill Intermediate
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Perfect weather
Used cart

A course with a great variety of holes.

Players at Lyman has a wide variety of holes to test your skills, consistency, and acumen especially when it comes to where to place a shot, which club to use, and how much risk to take on holes with blind corners or greens you cannot see..

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/25/2019

Thank you for playing, we are glad you enjoyed it! The Jones Course and Apple Nine are great compliments to the Player course because they are so different!

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3.0
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Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you for your review. We take customer feedback seriously, and are working hard to improve the customer experience. Please let us know if there is a specific service area you were dissatisfied with by emailing info@lymangolf.com. Have a great day!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Target golf

Beautiful course challenging layout shot an 82 from the blues

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Thanks for playing! 82 is a great score!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Previously Played

Slow pace redefined

On pace for a 6 1/2 hour round when we quit at the 5 hour mark (we were on hole 13). That would have been the longest round I’d ever played if we’d seen it thru to the finish.

Before round when I explicitly asked about pace of play, starter said “we consistently average around 2 to 2 1/4 hours per 9” and “the rangers keep a close eye on pace and push people along”... huh and huh.

Also always nice to let golfers know when they are booking a tee time that your greens were just aerated... or discount your rates accordingly... neither happened (advanced warning or discount).

Oh yeah... and no junior rate...

Disappointing all around Lyman Orchards.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Fair
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Thank you for coming out to play. We apologize that our pace of play was so poor. We hope that you will come back and give us another try.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
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A once great course has bottomed out

Been playing this course since it opened. It has absolutely bottomed out . Cart paths caving in, bare patches, rocks everywhere. Sand traps are laughably bad. The best part, however, is the rough. There should be a sign posted " This course is for highly skilled golfers only". If you are one foot into the rough, good luck finding your ball. Deep, thick and relentless. Not set up for the weekend golfer.
Sad to see a once perfectly manicured course in this kind of shape.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Thank you for playing. We're surprised to hear about the bunkers because over the off-season, we rebuilt all of our bunkers on the Player Course and the feedback has been positive. The cart paths were improved in the fall as well with more work being done in the next several weeks. Still more work to do though. We hope to see you back soon.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 07/24/2019

We appreciate your feedback and want to thank you for your review! Come back and visit us again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2019

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again sometime soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Thanks for your review. Hope to see you again soon!

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played

Good day

Had a great day on the course today!!
Need to repainr the cart paths ASAP. (Ouch)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/30/2019

Thanks for your review. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon. Have a great day!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/24/2019

Thanks for your excellent review. We appreciate your business and hope to see you back again soon.

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Skill Advanced
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Unusual layout great challenge

If you aren’t striking it pure it will be a long day.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Considering all the rain...

The course was soggy, bunkers were eroded and some standing water on the back 9 made it more of a challenge than normal. That said, the weather was great and it will help dry out the course. Pace of play was slower than normal given conditions. Staff was friendly and helpful as they usually are. So not the best round given the wet weather lately but certainly playable.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fantastic Layout

I live over an hour away from this course, but play it 2-3 times per year. It is a fantastic layout and a great value. Cheaper, but in my opinion much better than the Jones course. The course design makes you carefully place shots and think about where you want to hit your next one from. All in all, Lyman Player Course is a must-play for fall golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
4.0
First Time Playing

Players Course

The golf course is very challenging with a lot of blind shots The golf course paths need to be re-done with the bridges going over Brooks. Need to have a beverage cart on the course. No ranger in sight to get pace of play moving faster.

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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