The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club

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4.1
285
5 Stars
98
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
14
1 Stars
7
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.0
89.9%
Recommend this course
253 out of 285 reviews
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4.1
28
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.3
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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4.0
55
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
0
Conditions
3.8
Value
4.4
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.9%
Recommend this course
50 out of 55 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7107
Slope 144
Rating 74.7
Type Semi-Private
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The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Love 72 7107 yards 74.7 144
Blue 72 6612 yards 72.3 138
White 72 6161 yards 70.3 126
White (W) 72 6161 yards 76.6 145
Gold 72 5715 yards 68.3 115
Gold (W) 72 5715 yards 74.2 139
Burgandy (W) 72 5361 yards 72.5 129
Scorecard for Preserve
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Love M: 74.0/142 512 437 192 420 387 166 328 483 552 3477 470 196 386 456 522 368 618 179 435 3630 7107
Blue M: 72.1/138 492 423 179 400 351 156 294 439 509 3243 438 181 360 422 500 336 574 156 402 3369 6612
White M: 70.7/128 W: 76.2/143 461 402 168 389 334 140 276 413 460 3043 413 166 341 404 436 303 548 135 372 3118 6161
Gold M: 68.2/122 W: 73.7/137 433 375 147 366 316 131 261 388 423 2840 386 151 298 391 396 284 521 114 334 2875 5715
Burgundy W: 71.6/128 398 344 118 336 282 114 236 388 423 2639 284 151 298 391 396 284 487 97 334 2722 5361
Handicap 7 3 13 5 11 17 15 1 9 2 16 10 8 12 14 4 18 6
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 5 36 4 3 4 4 5 4 5 3 4 36 72

Course Details

Year Built 2002
Fairways Bermuda grass
Greens Bermuda grass
Golf Season Year round
Architect Davis Love III

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes, Hitting Balls From Grass
Teaching Pro Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Visa, MC, AMEX
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes, during non-peak times
Dress code Proper Golf Attire Required. No Denim. Collared Shirts Required

Reviews

4.1
285

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 17
Patio Dining 11
Watching the Game 8
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 41
Bunkers 34
Forced Carries 32
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 39
Locals 31
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 27
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 37
Convenient to the City 14
In the 'Burbs 13

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Great layout

I always like Davis Love designs and this one I believe is one of his best. A number of forced carries but if you play the correct tees the holes set up nicely for approaches. It was very wet the day I played but still really enjoyed playing the course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 11/07/2018:
Mike, thanks for the kind feedback and 5-star review! We appreciate your support of our course and are glad to hear you enjoyed your recent round with us. Come back to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club for another round soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good value for price

Course was in good condition for a day after a lot of rain. Course is tight with hills and marsh which translates to 3 to 5 more strokes than usual. Overall a good value for the price but more of a challenge than expected.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 11/04/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars and great feedback! We're glad to hear we could provide you with an overall valuable golf experience. Join us for another round at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 11/04/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars! Join us for another round at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 10/16/2018:
Thanks for the 5-stars! Come back to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 10/16/2018:
Thanks for the 4-star review! Book another round at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

A course worth playing

A great layout and conditions are good given the weather we have had. The staff is top notch.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 10/08/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 4-star review! We truly appreciate your comments regarding our course and staff, as well as your understanding of the recent weather in the area. Come see us at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Good value on a hilly layout

The course was still wet in places from Hurricane Florence, and there were places that hadn't been mowed or cleaned up for the same reason (I assume), but generally the course was in good shape. The greens were soft and in very good shape. The value was good ($32/person for a Tuesday round at noon).

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 10/10/2018:
Thank you for leaving us a review and 3-stars, as well as for your understanding regarding the course conditions of the day of your round. We hope you still enjoyed the day with us and that we can welcome you back to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club for a better round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Beautiful but Difficult for the Weekend Golfer

I played this course by myself (mostly - I was paired up with a two-some but let them go ahead since they were faster than me). It was the first time I had played the Preserve in several years except for an excellent “playing” golf lesson I took here. The natural environs have matured considerably. It is beautiful and serene, and also very well maintained, though I was there on a rainy day and the conditions were a bit soggy. If you are not a highly skilled golfer, it is a very, very tough course. If you are a beginner or even a purely recreational weekend golfer, and you want to enjoy yourself, stop in Chapel Hill on the way to the course at the big box store on 15-501 and buy a 24-pack of cheap golf balls or even a sack of low grade recycled golf balls and treat the course as a practice range. The course is long. There are many, many forced carries over wetlands and water hazards that seem to be strategically placed and have contoured boundaries so that you need both solid contact and good aim to get around them. There are tight doglegs and big elevation changes. There is thick, high (I think Bermuda?) rough that literally swallows golf balls. If you want similar environs but a much less frustrating experience, head on over to the excellent Chapel Ridge facility, which is not too far and is run by the same people. Honestly, I had a three-star experience at best but I can't put my poor playing ability on the Preserve. I can't imagine ever breaking 100 at the Preserve, whereas I do shoot in the mid-90's sometimes at other courses in the area, including Chapel Ridge. A suggestion, one easy way the management could make the Preserve course a little more welcoming for the average recreational golfer is to join the hundreds of courses in the U.S. that have recently removed or trimmed all their rough. There is nothing more frustrating than hitting your ball a yard or two off the fairway in the open and having to leave it there and take a penalty stroke because you don’t have time to execute a strategic search pattern and can’t see your ball unless you are standing over it. This happened to me at least twice. I felt like I was being punished for shots that for me were pretty good and would have been quite usable otherwise. There are lists of “rough-free” and “low-rough” courses on-line (I believe there is one on this very web site). There is a reason for that. Think about getting the Preserve on that list. It improves pace of play and helps with maintenance. (There are a lot of comments about slow play on here.) It might improve the patronage a little too, and I think more skilled golfers would still play and appreciate the other challenges the course has to offer.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 09/05/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and 4-stars. On behalf of our staff, we truly appreciate your detailed feedback regarding our course and conditions. All of your comments have been shared appropriately as we are committed to providing our golfers with a valuable experience and working on any necessary improvements. Thank you for returning to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club and we hope to welcome you back for another round soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Round

Had a 1:15 tee time as a single. Starter got me out a bit early as I played with one of the rangers. Greens and fairways were in great shape. Pace of play was fantastic as was done in 4 hours.

What value for the money! Will definitely be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 09/05/2018:
Thank you for the great feedback and 5-stars! We hope you had a great round with us recently and look forward to having you back at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club again soon.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Fun and Challenging Golf

Course was in good shape, they had recently aerated the greens and one fairway looked like they were trying to replace some of the sod. Overall its in good shape for the time of year.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 08/22/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 4-stars, Kyle! We appreciate your understanding regarding the recent aerification but are glad to hear you enjoyed your round with us. Come back to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club for an even better one soon!
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Value For The Money

The Preserve at Jordan Lake, like The Neuse in Clayton, is one of the hidden gems of the Triangle. Usually, the course is in great shape and the greens are pretty quick, somewhere in the 10-11 range. With the hot summer, it's understandable that they were a little slower. The course itself was in mediocre shape. To be fair, there had been quite a bit of rain over the previous two weeks and the course, with all its contours, does not drain well. The bunkers were in god-awful shape. There were pools in all but a couple of them. Some of the tees looked like they hadn't been mowed in a few days, unacceptable for a course of this caliber.

The course itself is a challenging layout. If you don't have your best stuff, be prepared to lose quite a few golf balls. Depending on which set of tees you're playing, club selection is critical; you don't need (or want) to hit driver every hole. Greens are undulating but some hole locations allow for mistakes to be made. When they are as quick as they normally are, above the hole usually means an automatic two-putt. You must be able to work the ball both ways if you want to be successful here.

If you're looking for a test of your abilities (and it hasn't rained in a week or so), give this course a shot.

Conditions Fair
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 08/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your feedback with us. On behalf of our staff, we truly appreciate your patience and understanding regarding some of the course conditions given the recent weather we've had in the area. We value your dedication to playing at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club and hope we have the chance to welcome you back for an even better round soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rough weather lately

Normally this course is in pretty good shape, but the fairways and around the greens were a little beat up. I believe that is due to all the rain over the last month. I'm sure by end of September it be much better.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 08/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review and share your feedback with us. On behalf of our staff, we truly appreciate your patience and understanding regarding some of the course conditions given the recent weather we've had in the area. We value your dedication to playing at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club and hope we have the chance to welcome you back for an even better round soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 08/16/2018:
Thanks for the great feedback and 5-star review! Come back to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club for another round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice course, some repairs

Greens being regrow, some tee boxes moved, some other repairs, but overall a beautiful course. Putting very iffy till greens done

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 07/24/2018:
Thank you for the 4-stars and taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate your understanding as our staff makes continuous improvements, but we're glad to hear you still enjoyed your first round with us. Yout comments will be shared with our staff and we look forward to having you back at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club again soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course. Really loved the layout and look forward to playing there again soon

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 07/18/2018:
Eric, thanks for the 5-star review and great feedback! Book another round at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club soon.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course but ...

I could not wait to play back 9 as I played the front last week but left after 9 due to slow play (in fairness I was a single) I arrived at 7:00 to play my round to be informed the back 9 was closed for green work.

UGH !!!!!! Payed the front 9 in good time and made the turn to play the front 9 again and it was painfully slow. Nice staff and great front nine layout.

Greens a little slow and some areas on the course need attention. The men's bathroom on the front 9 is not suitable and needs to be addressed. Not acceptable for such a nice neighborhood and group of guys that I met while playing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 07/16/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us, as well as the 4-stars, however, we're sorry to hear your recent round may not have met our usual expectations. We appreciate your understanding about our greens maintenance, as well as your feedback regarding our bathrooms. Our maintenance staff typically checks the bathrooms each day as part of our cleaning routine, however, the day of your round was unusual in that all available staff were assisting with our aerification on the back nine. We truly apologize for any inconvenience and hope we can have you back for an improved experience soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
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
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 07/17/2018:
Thank you for the 5-star review! We hope you enjoyed your recent round at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club. Come back soon!
Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout.

Fun course. Variety of holes that did not all look alike. Tested many aspects of your game. I'll be back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 07/17/2018:
Thank you for the 4-star review and great feedback! We hope you enjoyed your recent round at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club. Come back soon!
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 06/28/2018:
Thank you for the 5-stars! Come back to The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club for another great round soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun and challenging

Played the reserve recently, great course! It was a lot of fun and very challenging. This is a course that rewards smart play and will really punish those that play too aggressive. Beautiful course and well maintained. My only gripe is that the golf carts suck! I would press the gas pedal all the way down and it would take forever to respond. You feel like your lucky every time the cart goes forward. Look forward to playing it again.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from #ThePreserveGC on 06/26/2018:
Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review, as well as the 4-stars. We truly value your feedback, and your comments regarding our carts will be passed along appropriately for any necessary improvements. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your recent round, and we look forward to having you back at The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club again soon!
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