Golf Center at Lyman Orchards

2013 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Stand Alone Facilities

Golf Center at Lyman Orchards

Kevin Cloud, PGA Director of Instruction

700 Main Street

Middlefield, CT 06455


Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (350,000 sq. ft.)
  • Bays with Mats (35)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas

Additional Amenities:

  • Heated Bays (2)
  • Golf Shop (2,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Ball Flight Monitor

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Gong
  • Rock

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professional Instructors: 4

Number of LPGA Professional Instructors: 1

Clubfitting services provided.

Total number of visits to facility per year: 50,000

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 1,600,000

Number of range balls in inventory: 25,000

New balls are acquired: Four times per year

A list of technologies used in instruction: Ball Flight Monitor

Best range promotion: We offer an annual pass that includes unlimited Range Balls. We had 102 season passes sold that included 187 people. In addition, our golf club members received the added benefit of the Golf Center Facility and that includes 154 memberships.

Special programs: Our facility runs adult education programs through 3 of the local communities. These classes consisted of 114 adults being introduced to golf. The classes ran for 5 weeks each and the adults had the option of a women only or mixed class. We also run in school programs for the local school system where an instructor will spend a week with the physical education teacher at each school teaching golf. We then run after school programs through the local parks and rec department.