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Lyman Orchards might be famous for its pies and pick-your-own adventures, but there's a hidden gem for golf enthusiasts within this beloved Connecticut destination. 

Their collection of meticulously maintained courses offers a surprisingly delightful golfing experience. With lush fairways, strategic challenges, and the captivating backdrop of the orchard, Lyman proves there's more to discover beyond the Apple Barrel. 

Lyman's Triple Play: Courses for Every Golfer 

The Jones Course 

This 18-hole masterpiece was designed by the legendary Robert Trent Jones Sr. It offers a classic challenge amidst rolling hills and varied terrain. Golfers can expect strategically placed bunkers, tree-lined fairways, and undulating greens that test putting skills. 

Water features on the back nine add both beauty and an extra layer of difficulty. The Jones Course is a favorite among seasoned golfers seeking a traditional, well-balanced test of their game. It stretches to over 7,000 yards from the tips, so come with a big drive! 

The Player Course 

Designed by Gary Player, this course has a distinct style. It rewards precision, with smaller greens and narrower fairways demanding accuracy off the tee. Power will help, but precision is key here! 

With over 30 bunkers and strategic water hazards, good course management and shot selection are vital. The Player Course is ideal for golfers who enjoy a thoughtful approach and the thrill of well-executed shots. Hone your putting skills in the practice area beforehand! 

The Apple Course 

The Apple Nine Course is a fun, welcoming experience for golfers of all levels. With its shorter layout (9 holes) and more open fairways, it provides a relaxed and enjoyable round. It’s perfect for beginners or those who just want a scenic, leisurely game. 

While less challenging than its big siblings, the Apple Nine still boasts the same natural beauty. It integrates seamlessly into the orchard's landscape, making you feel like you’re part of nature. 

Golfing Throughout the Seasons 

One of the unique charms of golfing at Lyman Orchards is the stunning transformation of the landscape throughout the year. Each season paints the courses with its own distinctive beauty. Enrich your golfing experience with a touch of nature's wonder. 


As the orchards come alive, so do the golf courses. Imagine teeing off amidst blossoming fruit trees, their delicate petals adding a touch of romance to your round. Surrounded by vibrant new growth, the fairways have a fresh, new feeling that mirrors the season! 


Lush greenery surrounds you as you play, the summer sun lighting up the course. Perhaps the true appeal of summer at Lyman Orchards lies in the potential to combine your golfing passion with a favorite summertime activity—picking your own fresh fruit right in the orchard! Enjoy a round, then head for the trees to sample some delicious, tree-ripened treats. 


The courses explode into a kaleidoscope of autumnal colors. Russet, gold, and fiery red leaves decorate the surrounding orchards, creating a breathtaking backdrop against which to sink your putts. There's a special magic in the crisp fall air as you navigate the fairways amidst this vibrant display. 


While winter weather may soften the greens, it creates a different kind of appeal. Imagine the tranquility of the orchard under a blanket of white, the stark beauty offering a unique backdrop to your winter round. After defying the chill on the course, warm up with hot cider and savor the cozy atmosphere of the winter market. 

Defying the Weather: Trackman 4 Virtual Golf Simulator 

Don't let rain, snow, or busy schedules keep you off the course! Lyman Orchards' state-of-the-art TrackMan 4 virtual golf simulator takes your indoor game to the next level. It might not be quite as scenic as outdoors, but it’s got its own appeal. 

Play the World's Best 

Transport yourself to iconic courses from Pebble Beach to St. Andrews without leaving Connecticut! Experience the thrill of playing legendary fairways in stunningly realistic detail. A different kind of beauty and a thrill that costs a lot less than an overseas trip. 

Hone Your Skills 

TrackMan 4's advanced technology provides precise data on every shot. Analyze your swing, improve your game, and get ready to take those skills to the real course when the weather permits. 

Fun for Everyone 

Virtual golf offers a relaxed and enjoyable experience. Book our Trackman for social gatherings or corporate team building. Compete against friends, tackle challenging courses, or simply work on your swing in a pressure-free environment. 

Beyond the Game: Lyman Orchards’ Added Charms 

While the quality of the golf courses will keep you coming back, Lyman Orchards offers a full day of entertainment that extends beyond the 18th hole. Here's why it's the perfect spot for a well-rounded outing. 

The Apple Barrel Market 

A feast for the senses. Browse local produce, gourmet goodies, specialty baked treats, and unique gifts. Pick up a sweet reward after your round, or grab picnic supplies to enjoy out on the course. 

Orchard Fun 

Depending on the season, immerse yourself in the orchard experience. Get lost in the Sunflower Maze, brave the Corn Maze, or pick your own fresh fruit right from the tree.  Family-friendly activities that complement a day of golf. 

A Taste of the Farm  

Connect with the agricultural heart of Lyman Orchards. Sample fresh produce, savor a homemade meal featuring orchard ingredients, or learn about the farm's history. It adds a delightful layer to your golfing day. 

Lyman Orchards isn't just a place to golf; it's a destination for creating lasting memories, whether you're with friends, family, or simply savoring a solo round amidst stunning scenery. 


Whether you're a passionate golfer seeking a new challenge or just looking for a scenic round in a unique setting, Lyman Orchards delivers an unforgettable golfing experience. From the moment you step onto their meticulously maintained fairways, you'll be immersed in the beauty of the orchard. 

With courses designed by legends and the ever-changing backdrop of the seasons, each round brings a fresh appreciation for the game. Next time you’re thinking of a golf getaway, remember the picturesque landscape of Lyman Orchards, where the charm and challenge of the courses rival the sweetness of those famous apple pies. 

About the Author Jordan Fuller is a retired golfer and businessman. When he’s not on the course working on his own game or mentoring young golfers, he writes in-depth articles for his website, Golf Influence.

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