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3.6
Value
3.7
Layout
4.2
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.5
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3.9
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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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Jones Course at Lyman Orchards
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black/Macoun 72 7011 yards 73.3 132
Blue/Empire 72 6614 yards 71.5 131
White/McIntosh 72 6200 yards 69.6 128
Red/Cortland (W) 72 5812 yards 72.0 124
Scorecard for Jones
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Macoun M: 73.3/132 435 195 408 571 407 366 197 391 572 3542 412 167 516 390 407 402 428 180 567 3469 7011
Empire M: 71.5/131 416 175 374 552 390 350 175 373 548 3353 399 152 490 370 388 382 403 162 515 3261 6614
McIntosh M: 69.6/128 397 154 361 518 372 334 153 355 514 3158 369 138 462 350 369 361 380 144 469 3042 6200
Cortland W: 72.0/124 379 134 338 491 354 317 131 336 483 2963 346 124 435 329 350 340 356 126 443 2849 5812
Handicap 3 17 1 9 5 13 15 11 7 8 18 14 10 4 6 2 16 12
Par 4 3 4 5 4 4 3 4 5 36 4 3 5 4 4 4 4 3 5 36 72
Handicap (W) 9 17 5 3 13 11 15 7 1 12 16 8 10 2 14 6 18 4

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

3.8
88 Reviews (88)

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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Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
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5.0
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Previously Played
Perfect weather
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Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
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Friendliness 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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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

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

Great conditions and layout, need to redo the bunkers

This course was in great condition and is a challenging layout. The greens were on the slow side but rolled true. A few tee boxes were also on the longer side but it had rained he night before and that morning, likely explaining the greens and tee box length. This all made for a great round except the bunkers which were in very bad shape. There were ball sized rocks, more dirt than sand and hitting out was like playing from a cart path. This made the bunkers basically unplayable. Otherwise great round on a tough course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Full price punched

Greens were punched and impossible
To play. Early season, obviously have to punch. However, you shouldn’t pay 50$ for it.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Poor
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Early season round

Fairways in great shape.

Greens not so much. We’re recently punched and still holes and a lot of sand. Some putts bounced 6” off ground.

price should have been less considering shape of greens.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Better of the two Lyman courses

I played the Jones course for the first time after playing the Player course a few times. It is not as scenic, but it provides a better golf experience/challenge.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jones Course

Played on Labor Day Everything was great Driving Range Putting Greens in great shape...course was also very nice...great fairways and greens were in pristine condition will be back soon

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Test of Golf

Played here many years. Very good test of your overall skills. In good shape for a bad grass year.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Fun to play hard to score

Excellent course in good shape. Always a pleasure to play here.

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