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
Great to Play in Jan. in CT
It was great to be able to play in CT in mid-January!
Course condition was better than expected. Greens were surprisingly very fast.
Awesome winter golf
Had a great time teaming up with done fellow golfnow golfers. Staff was awesome ! Course was awesome !!!
Rude and Sarcastic
I booked online and when I arrived to check in the price wasn’t $50 for 18 holes with a cart. Instead it was now $55 for 18 with a cart. But that isn’t why I’m not going to play there again. The person who waited on me was rude and very sarcastic.
First Time Great Time
Really enjoyable. Lot of blind shots on the front nine which got a little uncomfotable for not knowing the course. I'm sure it's not as bad once you play a few times. Could have spread those out a little bit. They all seemed to fall on the front or early on the back. Conditions were great. GPS on cart very nice. Could even order lunch on it. Food was good too. Beautiful views. Drove 45 minutes one way to play but worth it. Will be back..
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! When you come back try the Jones Course, equally nice and fewer blind shots! Hope to see you soon.
Tees in poor shape
Tees in bad shape greens were aerated and top dressed so a bit difficult to judge speed rest of course in nice shape.went off as a twosome early and buzzed right through
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. The drought was very difficult on our tee boxes. We've over-seeded and hope for improved conditions by early spring.
Great Fall Day on Player course
Great weather. Course in fine shape even with punched greens. Nice deal on course app. Paired up with friendly players. Overall a good experience.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! Glad to hear your experience was enjoyable. Hope to see you back soon.
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.
Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! We are glad you liked the course. Hope to see you back soon.
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.
Thank you for playing and thank you for the review. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you! The drought was tough on our tee boxes for sure, but we've seen a lot of recovery from all of the seed put down. Should be good as new in time for spring!
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.