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148 Reviews (148)
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.3
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
90.1%
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4.2
27 Reviews (27)
5 Stars
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Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
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4.5
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4.4
53 Reviews (53)
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
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4.5
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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.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Snacks, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Meeting Facilities, Banquet Facilities

Reviews

4.2
148 Reviews (148)

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 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Previously Played

Great November round

Can’t complain too much when you are golfing in CT on November 29! Wet, 2.5 hour frost delay, cart paths only, it was awesome!!’ LOL. Great staff, Restaurant so so, no driving range (closed), refreshment cart, not so good. Course is a nice layout and well maintained.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Great November Day at Lyman --- But Cold....

Lyman Jones Course-- 2nd time playing it.... nice layout.....very good shape for a cold November day in the 40's. Green pretty quick considering they were soft and punched a few weeks back. Staff is very courteous....Got out before our booked tee time--- finished the round on a Sunday in 4 Hours and 15 mins

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Course is always in good condition

Snow/Frost delay. This after the rainy couple of days last week. Cart Path only, not a surprise and was not an issue. Pace of play was good even with cart path only, just glad we could get out given the weather the days leading up to Saturday.

Staff is always very friendly.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 11/09/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for the review! We are happy to hear you were able to get out even given the frigid temps that day! Hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 11/02/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! Hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

The Jones course is beautiful. Great layout and great condition. Speak the couple extra bucks and play this course if you haven’t already.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 28
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! Hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/16/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. We hope to see you back soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for the 5 star review! Hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fairways and Greens

The fairways were very nice today and so we’re the green. The greens looked like are playing fast but not the case. I like the openness for driving but good to stay within the fairways. Challenging at the same time. Good things is if you get in trouble use your irons. I think it’s key to this course. Enjoyed my experience today!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/29/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you soon.

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Commented on 08/23/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review! We are glad to hear you had a great experience. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Commented on 08/23/2020

Hi, Thank you for playing and thank you for your feedback. The maintenance crew has done a great job this year. We really do apologize for the beverage cart, that is unacceptable and will be dealt with. Lastly, on the forward tees, you are correct, the rating for the ladies tee is from the Gold. We do have the rating for the forward tees but they aren't on the scorecards until 2021. We have seen great enjoyment out of our new golfers from the forward tees this year.

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not in great shape

Course was a little burnt in spots and a few tees were in bad condition- have not played the Jones course in a lionh time-used to be immaculate

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/29/2020

Hi, thank you for playing and thank you for your review. It's been a tough summer and we've been in desperate need of some rain. We finally got enough rain to refill the ponds and hopefully will be able to being our full watering program again. In another week or so, the course should be green again. Hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best value

The Jones course is in great shape- greens are beautiful. No sign the lack of rain has affected anything. Pace was great even though our group lost some balls. 2 notes: The cart girl literally was texting of on her phone as she drove right by us without looking up- not once, but twice. The Red tees are ridiculously close- actually on the fairway. If you usually play reds and want to be fair to your hc, play the golds- which appear to be where the reds are rated from.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/29/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. We are glad you found the course in great shape. Unacceptable from the beverage staff, we have already addressed the situation. Thank you again for playing and we hope to see you soon.

Played On
Reviews 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Diabolical pin placements!

Played the day before a tropical storm was due. Very warm, but breezy conditions. The course was in excellent shape, especially with the hot and dry conditions so far this year.
Whoever placed the pins on this particular day must have been a disciple of the Marquis de Sade. Pins were mostly tucked in corners behind bunkers, or put on or near the false front on several greens. Made for some interesting putts, since the greens were running pretty fast.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for the review. Sorry that the pins were so difficult. Glad to hear you still had fun. Thank you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/06/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for the review! Hope to see you back again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Hello, thank you for playing and thank you for your review! Hope to see you back soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/03/2020

Thank you for playing and thank you for your review. Hope to see you back again soon!

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