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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
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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
255 Reviews (255)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 6
Course Challenges Include:
Thick Rough 13
Elevation Changes 10
Undulating Greens 10
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 12
Locals 10
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 10
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 11

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Reviews 45
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Jones course is in great shape.

First time playing Lyman this year. The Jones course has held up very well through the very wet season. Fairways were in great shape, though a bit soft (as expected) making the course play a bit long. Rough was thick & lush, tee boxes were in good condition. Only nits were the greens (slow & pitch mark covered) & bunkers (very firm w compacted sand, haven't been raked) pace of play was 4 hrs for a mid morning tee time on a Tuesday with the course being not very busy.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Jones course- slow front: fast back

Great when you can find a good deal on Golf Now, not for retail of $90 or whatever they’re charging these days. Expect slow play on the front, opens up on the back. Well manicured course, good layout

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 313
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 25 Contributor
Connecticut Advisor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Closing Out Summer

I’ve always felt that Lyman-Jones delivers one of the finest front nines you can play in Connecticut. Beginning with the long and tough opening hole, a four-par playing uphill on the approach to a heavily contoured green, you’ll find one challenging, rolling hole after another. Here, too, are a pair of outstanding par-5s (four and nine), along with the great one-two punch of the sixth and seventh, both playing strongly uphill to fortress-like greens where three-putting may be as common as two. The eighth green typifies the more common green complexes at Lyman, which are mostly elevated and deceptively hard to assess. While the inward nine’s flatter terrain is no match for the rolling and varied ground movement throughout the front, it does feature four top-notch holes: the longish par-4s at ten, fifteen, sixteen and seventeen, and the superb uphill closing hole that that is both well-bunkered and watery, playing a daunting 567 yards from the tips.

Combine this with the scattered risk-reward features built into several of these holes, and the entire eighteen serves up the kind of quality for which Robert Trent Jones (along with partner Roger Rulewich) was famous. The course setting, too, is a beauty, with handsome parkland vistas throughout and several ponds scattered about the back that often shimmer on a summer afternoon.

And while today was a gorgeous summer mid-afternoon, my round was compromised somewhat by slow play. Whizzing around in a cart, I was able to pick things up on the back after several of those in front of me departed, but was only to play some fourteen holes in 3: 45. Course conditions, good though they were overall, were still a bit lackluster for Lyman, with the rough too long and many of the tees beat up by heavy play. The greens, much slower than usual, were in such condition–no doubt–from recent heavy rains that ended the drought. But several of them, too, seemed to have suffered heavy play: a few too many putts failed to roll true.

All in all, though, this was still a pleasant visit, highlighted by excellent service and friendliness in the clubhouse today when I walked in at 2:55.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 7
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Slow green

The course layout is perfect for Jones Course but the green condition was horrible. I wont pay $95 of green fee for this kind of ugly green!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

course is fine but the greens were in bad shape along with the tees on some holes they need some attention

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 77
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jones late August

Course was in great shape and really enjoyed the special rate from GN.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Over Priced

It’s a good experience not great
Carts are nice
Scorecards are premium
Painfully sllow play on weekends
One porta potty on hole 11
Never saw a concessions cart
Underwhelming golf shop (they’ve been out of ball markers all summer)

Grass is generally pretty good.
Course layout is nice
Forgiving but fair:

Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorite courses

The Jones Course has quickly becoming one of my favorites. There’s a good amount of challenge but the course is very fair and provides some good Birdie opportunities. I’m spoiled that this course is 10 minutes from me. If you can get a deal on Golf Now, It’s a no brainer.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 9
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 19
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great Sunday Round

Jones Course is in excellent condition, Lyman rarely disappoints.
Cart girl was on point and we stayed for dinner. Service and food was fantastic.

Looking forward to our next round.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Nice

Nice layout . Would be better if greens were faster as they are slow . Also one of guys in pro shop is a real jerk . No business dealing with the public with his crappy attitude .

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