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3.7
95 Reviews (95)
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1 Stars
3
Conditions
3.6
Value
3.6
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.3
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.8
74.8%
Recommend this course
71 out of 95 reviews
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4.1
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.9
Layout
4.3
Pace
3.6
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
75.0%
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12 out of 16 reviews
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4.0
17 Reviews (17)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
3.8
Layout
4.2
Pace
3.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.4
76.5%
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13 out of 17 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7011 yards
Slope 132
Rating 73.3

Lyman Orchards in Middlefield is a favorite spot for families because of the nearly 100 varieties of pick-your-own fruit, but it's popular with golfers as well, boasting both a Robert Trent Jones-designed course and one designed by Gary Player. There is also the Apple Nine Course. Situated along the banks of the Connecticut River, the orchards provide the perfect setting for a round of golf. The Jones Course has a diverse terrain, offering dramatically rolling hills on the front nine and a back nine that is routed through woodlands and wetlands. Water comes into play on a total of seven holes on the back and there are more than 40 bunkers strategically placed along the severely sloped greens. Accurate drives and irons will be generously rewarded but it's not overly punishing for high handicappers.

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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. (1969) Roger Rulewich (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $10
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
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Reviews

3.7
95 Reviews (95)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 13
Elevation Changes 9
Undulating Greens 9
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 11
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
Locals 9
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 10

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Lyman Orchards Trent Jones course

Beautiful course in great shape (except for tee off boxes). Great for us hackers with forgiving fairways, true roll greens, friendly soda girl and staff. Recommend Highly

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. We appreciate your feedback and glad you enjoyed your time with us. Looking forward to having you back again soon.

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Handicap 10-14
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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thank you for your 5 star review. We look forward to having you back again soon.

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Poor Layout, tight fairways.

First time playing this course and most likely the last. $54.00 for 18 w/cart, odd layout with tight fairways, elevated greens (sometimes oddly elevated -#18). Slow pace of play, plenty of dog legs.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Fair
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Hi John, thank you for your feedback. We're sorry that you had a bad experience with us. We'd like to understand what we can do to improve on our service and take your feedback seriously. Please reach out directly to our GM at jbeffert@lymangolf.com to continue this conversation. Thank you.

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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Hi Gary, 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great course, Great conditions, Great price.

Great course, Great conditions, Great price. Need I say more? Love to play here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/21/2019

Thank you for playing and the 5 star review! We have new carts, a total bunker renovation, GPS, and more coming in 2020!

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Beautiful Course

As you might imagine there were some wet areas. But it was not bad at all considering all the rain we’ve had over the last 6 months.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
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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3.0
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Brutally slow round

No point in having rangers if they aren’t going to manage pace of play. Had to leave after 5 hours prior to finishing to get my kids at daycare. Pace of play made the day not enjoyable.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and are working to improve the pace of play. We hope to see you again soon, and that you have a great day!

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3.0
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5.5 hour midday on a Friday?!

Jones course is a decent layout and for the price we got the tee time for on GolfNow it was a good deal. Pace of play was terrible and they had rangers but they were doing nothing to move people along. Waits were constant and really killed the round.

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

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and are working to improve pace of play. We hope to see you again, and that you have a great day!

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Layout

Course was nice. Starter did a great job pairing up our twosome with an earlier group that had a no-show. Greens were punched recently which if we had known we wouldn't have played. Should give some sort of discount from prime rates given the green situation or at least make it known.

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/20/2019

Thank you for your feedback. We take your opinion seriously, and will make sure to address communication regarding aerification so hopefully this does not happen again going forward. Have a great day!

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Course is very nice. Only negative is that it was soaked.

Conditions Fair
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 with some less wet conditions!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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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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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/16/2019

Thanks for your review, Caleb. We hope you enjoyed your round with us and hope to see you back again soon.

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Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Fall golf in New England

Played after a rainy night and course was wet, but well kept and in fine condition. Fairways and greens were "strong." (Not sloppy) Tee boxes were some of the best I've seen all year. Greens were challenging with aggressive undulations. The yardage card provided free with scorecard is a huge bonus! Water provided on multiple holes. The greens-keepers were courteous to players coming through. Great deal for 18 & cart. Highly recommended.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/16/2019

This is awesome feedback. Thanks for your 5 star review. Our grounds team has been amazing all year and with challenging weather, their hard work has been paying off. Thank you for your recommendation and we hope to see you back again soon.

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4.0
Previously Played

Rob M.

We played the course on Sunday after a bad rainstorm, the sand traps were washed out. But that may have been due to the bad storm on Saturday.

We were teamed up with a twosome who played extremely slow, thankfully the ranger addressed the slow play. Pro shop staff, cart girl and restaurant staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

Course is a little pricey. We will play it again.

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

Hi Rob, thank you so much for your review. We value your feedback, and hope to see you back soon with some better recent weather. Have a great day!

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excessive ball marks on all greens

Although the tees and fairways were in great shape, the greens were littered with ball marks making it almost as bad as putting on aerated greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Unbelievable

Loud music and slow play on a Thursday!!!!!
Will think twice before returning.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Agree...bunkers need work...

I've always rated the Jones layout as a 5-star track. But, I do agree with a recent poster -- the bunkers are in need of repair. They are rock hard. A prime example is the bunker that guards the front of #12. If you end up there, it is literally impossible to keep the ball of the green, and darn near impossible to not pinch it over the green and into the back hazard.

Still, don't let the bunkers keep you from playing here! Just avoid the bunkers at all costs!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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