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4.3
169 Reviews (169)
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
6
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.0
84.3%
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134 out of 169 reviews
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4.8
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.8
Value
4.9
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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4.5
31 Reviews (31)
5 Stars
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4 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.5
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
87.1%
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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

4.3
169 Reviews (169)

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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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great experience even in these trying times

Got to forget about all the craziness for a while , but the course staff ensured everyone was staying safe by reminding golfers to maintain social distancing in a friendly manner this was my first time playing at Lyman’s Orchard but we being going back very soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day !!

Kudos to Lyman’s Orchard for their strict adherence to the virus guidelines. Thanks to your efforts I was able to enjoy an afternoon of golf.
Job well done !!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you playing and thank you for the kind words. Looking forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for the review! Hope to see you soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you for playing! Hope to see you again soon!

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

Great golf course !!!

Consistently a great golf course to play! Greg in the Pro Shop does a great job coordinating the rush of golfers!!! Course conditions are A+. Jones course getting new sand !!! New GPS CARTS COMING SOON. !!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/03/2020

Thank you for playing, we love Greg! He does a great job. Still looking forward to those new carts but our bunkers are complete on the Jones Course! See you soon.

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course was in amazing for this time of year!

Greens were great, fairways as well. They need a ranger even during the season for pace of play , only negative is ball marks on the greens ppl are lazy and not. Fixing them otherwise great!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 03/10/2020

Michael thank you for playing and for the review! Our new carts are coming soon equipped with GPS to help us with our pace of play. See you back soon!

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

A GEM!

I’ve played my last ten rounds at Lyman’s Player course. Will probably convert to playing here instead of Southington!! Both courses are on GOLFNOW.COM so I pay to play same price. Staff at Lyman’s Is awesome. They just replaced all the sand in the bunkers. New GPS carts are coming. Looking good!! Course standards are A+ everyday. All the golfers are very accommodating, a lot of members!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/07/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for the kind words!! We are excited that you are recognizing that we are making significant improvements to the golfer experience. Hopefully your scores have been low too!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very tough course

Very tough course, but a lot of fun as well. Considering that it’s March in Connecticut, the course is in fantastic shape. Cart path only today. Amazing views off of the 11th tee.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 03/04/2020

Thanks for playing! Did you take a photo from 11? You should tag us on Facebook or Instagram so we can see your pic. Hope to see you soon!

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

Wow

Winter golf at its best in New England! Conditions are better here now than some golf courses in the summer !!!! ⛳️

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/04/2020

Thank you for playing!! This weather has been amazing. Looking forward to having you back to check out the new bunkers on the Jones Course in a few weeks!

Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Cold February Day on a great golf course!!

OK---It's week two of February ....the greens were awesome!!! ~~Better than some courses in the summer! Fairways were A+ Tough playing in 41o weather but well worth it. Had a great time!!!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 02/17/2020

Wow! Thanks for playing and thank you for the kind words! Glad we can stay open and we hope to see you back soon. Thanks!

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

Great day of golf

January 15th and we played golf !! Priceless!
Lyman’s staff was awesome helping us today.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/21/2020

Thanks for coming out and playing! What a great January day that was. Hope to see you back as soon as the snow melts!!

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

Windy & warm

Another great day at Lymans Orchard Players course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/12/2020

Thanks for coming out on a warm January day! Glad you had a great time.

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

Great day on the frozen tundra

Considering today is January 10th the course was in remarkable shape. Had a great time and will be back tomorrow “ Sat”!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/13/2020

Thanks for coming out this weekend! Always nice to catch some warm weather this time of year.

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

Great January Golf

3 & 1/2 hour round‼️ Greens and fairways were in very good shape! I happened to miss every bunker :)

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/04/2020

Thank you for coming out and playing! It's always nice to catch one of those nice January days and play some golf. Hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great place to play

We went yesterday they handled the social distancing very professional Everyone got there own cart they were all cleaned ahead of time. No one had to touch the flag it was nice. Would definitely recommend playing here

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Played On
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/21/2019

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

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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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.

Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
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!

Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
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

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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