Player at Lyman Orchards Golf Club
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.
|Red (W)||71||4900 yards||68.3||113|
|Gold M: 72.9/134||408||378||395||198||397||357||228||592||388||3341||386||219||437||217||493||346||196||536||554||3384||6725|
|Blue M: 71.2/132||400||367||374||173||386||342||191||578||381||3192||348||211||427||181||473||306||165||520||502||3133||6325|
|White M: 68.8/129 W: 73.3/123||368||339||344||153||352||321||180||511||364||2932||318||195||407||154||449||294||151||508||482||2958||5890|
|Red M: 64.3/118 W: 68.6/117||290||296||204||118||300||303||148||380||345||2384||250||170||309||140||411||280||110||432||414||2516||4900|
Food & BeverageBar, Snacks, Grill
Available FacilitiesClubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities
Where did the tee boxes go?
Missing tee boxes. Where did they go? A couple of them were good.. Other than that greens where fast and great, just how I like them. Fairways were good. Some places grass was very long. I love the course, better tee boxes would make this place a beaut.
Tee boxes from white tees were very spotty.
White tee boxes need some work on the Player course. Many bare spots and ripped up grass.
Challenging Front Nine
An interesting course layout with significant elevation changes, especially in the front 9. The course rewards accuracy with relatively small greens to target, with many doglegs where it pays to first go see where the pin is located. Definitely worth while to take the cart, since not only is it hilly, but distances between holes can be as much as 1/2 mile.
The course was dry
Tee boxes were dirt, the green side bunker on # 10 had the concrete base showing. This has been the worst I’ve ever seen this course!!! $75 way too much
NEED A RANGER Rock hard greens
Nice track but very slow. Foursoe ahead must have hit an average of 7 ball off every hole.No Ranger all day and carts inform you. How far you are off pace..Carts are new but a real pain you know where if you don't. stay on the car path .Greens are hard as rocks and near impossible to hit and. Keep on the putting surface. This place needs some rain as good drives don't even hold the fairways.. restaurant staff is nice probably won't return until after they get some rain.
Nice layout .Greens running quicker than usual . Tee boxes are bad and some cart paths need some work. Thanks for the apple
Front 9 hol so bad Condition
Tee box so bad... I can't put in my tee.
And fairway so bad front 9 hols.
Back 9 hols not bad...
Hello, thank you for playing and for your review. We are seeing some great recovery to the turf from the drought this summer. We do listen to our golfers are working diligently on improving our conditions every day. Thank you and we hope to see you soon.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again soon!
Great design, poor maintenance.
Enjoyed the round. Course is very well designed and very playable, being not particularly long. Played the blues and it played considerably shorter than the scorecard yardage.
Fun to play.
Maintenance.... 14 of the holes didn't have tee markers set up - just laying on the side of the tee, so we just teed up adjacent to them. New holes were cut ahead of us, but the guy doing it did a rough job. Most of them were not straight, but leaning, some of them considerably so - and lots of the edges were gouged. I'd get rid of that dude.
The tee boxes were in atrocious condition. Very little grass, and so concrete hard that it was very difficult getting a tee into the ground. Was a running joke throughout the round about needing a power drill to pre-drill a hole for the tee.. Fairways were very poor. Greens were in good shape, despite the dozens of ball marks that folks can't be bothered to fix.
Overall - I'd definitely play there again. So much potential. Just needs more TLC to be a great track.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed the layout. The course has been under water restriction for several weeks due to a lack of water and thus is very dry. Thankfully we received some much needed rain recently and things should bounce back quickly. Other comments have been noted and will be addressed. Thank you again and have a great day!
Stick to the landing zones. Lots of way to get in trouble and lose balls. Several tee boxes require accuracy over Ravines to hit narrow fairways. Tees not in as good of shape as the jones course.
Thank you for playing and thank you for the review. The dry conditions certainly bring more trouble into play. We finally got some rain these last few days and hopefully the tee boxes will bounce back quickly!
Played on Wednesday and the day was windy. The greens were in very good condition, but the tee boxes were al dried out and hardpan. The fairways were spotty with dry spots and a lot of roll.
Thank you for playing and thank you for the review. Thankfully we have received valuable rain in the last few days so in another week or so, the golf course should be much more green. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon.
Not what I expected
Tees had very little grass, and the rest of the course looked like it hasn’t had any water for a long time. Could not get a tee in the ground, so hard
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. We have been under water restriction for a significant period of time. Thankfully we received enough rain to recharge the ponds are hopefully within a week or two the course will begin greening back up. Thank you again and we hope to see you back soon.
The tee boxes are pretty beat up and the fairways are pretty dry. The greens were great, the layout is nice(more power to you if you walk jt, I'm not) the off course stuff was great, the food good, service great, carts were high tech.
Played with two nice guys and one who wanted to talk politics. He was dying to and feeling the rest of us out the entire time. None of us took the bait thank God. Hey folks, how about we all agree to keep the politics out of the random foursome conversation? I dont feel like like listening to it for four hours. Talk sports, music, dogs for Pete's sake. Some dudes just making fools of themselves .
Otherwise nice round.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. We definitely could use some rain to help with the dry conditions. We hope to see you back again soon.
Double edge sword
6am tee time is good for playing fast and getting on with the day...first 5 holes I waited in fairway for the greens to be cut. Holes were obviously the same cups from the day before. Playing early before the course is properly prepared isn’t worth the discounted price.
First and last time.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your feedback. With the sun coming up later and later, it's difficult to get the course ready in time for the first tee time. We appreciate your feedback and are working on improving your future rounds at Lyman Orchards. Thank you.
Same Old, Same Old...
Yet another slow round at Lyman. For whatever reason, the Starter thought it was a great idea to send a "Sixsome" in front of the "Fivesome" he sent out in front of us. So our Foursome was behind two groups consisting of eleven golfers?!?! When we asked the Starter why he was letting five people out in front of us, he stated "they are all friends and wanted to play together." Not good course management.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. We apologize that your round was so slow and that a fivesome was in front of you. We clearly should not have allowed them to play as five. Thank you for your feedback.
Good value round! The new GPS carts are nice, but can get a little annoying with all the alerts, and not well marked “Do Not Drive” areas (the cart shuts off) Greens were in great shape, but course was really burnt out from the lack of rain. I’d definitely play again though. Nice staff and good course otherwise
Thank you for playing and thank you for the review! Hopefully we get some rain soon to bring back some green. Hope to see you back soon.