Lyman Orchards is probably my favorite golf facility in Connecticut and it got even better this past year with the addition of the Apple nine and the new grass driving range. Now totaling 45 holes, the facility is made up of an 18 designed by Robert Trent Jones, another 18 designed by Gary Player, a nine hole course and TWO driving ranges. The original range plays dramatically downhill and is great to just warm up on. If you want to play for big bucks that day I suggest you hit the grass range by the Apple and then maybe even walk the apple quick. I am not going to take you through every hole here as there are too many but I will mention my favorite holes on both. Big fan of #14 on the Player with the big red barn on your left and then a very “New England” style house looking onto the green, but #15 on both courses are my favorites. People tend to think that the Jones course is far superior but I think they are closer to equals. The Player course has a lot more hills but it also has the best view on the course( tee box on # 11).
Overall it gets an 8+ and is a great place to host a tournament or bring the family and enjoy all of what Lyman has to offer(apple and other fruit picking, pumpkin picking, corn maze, and a fresh produce shop).
If i lived closer I would sign up for a lifetime membership here.
- food- 8 fruit and veggies-9
- staff- 9