The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club
|White (W)||72||6161 yards||76.6||145|
|Gold (W)||72||5715 yards||74.2||139|
|Burgandy (W)||72||5361 yards||72.5||129|
|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|
Excellent Value For Your Money
There are only a few golf courses that I play frequently in the area and The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club is one of them.
The course is consistently maintained and in excellent condition. You will not see any weeds on the greens, bunkers are always full of sand and raked, and most of all, water jugs full of cold water.
The off-course amenities such as the lounge and dinning are somewhat fairly maintained and priced. However, the quality and variety of the meals can be improved. For what the club charges for greens fees, I would expect a lot more in quality.
The staff is friendly and accommodating.
The course layout is extremely challenging because of narrow fairways, high grass on both side of the fairways, and fast greens. If you are a weekend golfer and looking to break a 100, you will need to know this course layout and its obstacles.
Although the pace of play during the week is great, on the weekend expect 4 to 5 hours to complete all 18 holes.
Over all, The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club is an excellent value for your money.
First but not last!
What a great course! The people there were very friendly, the course and particularly the greens were in excellent shape, and we played in 4 hours. Love the terrain - as hilly of a course that you’ll find in central NC! Can’t wait to play again - every hole is special. If you like cow pasture golf this is NOT the course for you.
Great course suffers
This is a great challenging course that is suffering from sub-par maintenance. Turf over all was very dry and dying in places. Some greens have significant rough spots with sick or dead turf, but most were excellent (if hard & dry). Ball cleaners that remain had little (smelly) water. Carts are showing their age... Clubhouse & other facilities are very nice. Staff is top notch.
Keeps you thinking
The course is in great shape. I couldn't beat the price, especially considering I've paid way more for courses with less character and shape. If you hit your drives around 265 then you might not have a lot of holes that you can hit driver on or maybe shouldn't would be the correct term. Play from the blues would have been more challenging but probably would have had less swing thoughts. It was really hard to determine the break in the greens with all the sand on them. I'm not accustomed to this so I missed a ton of putts I normally make. Don't let this fool you, the greens were still very fast so leaving the ball below the hole was very important and with the sand don't count on your ball spinning much. We had some rude golfers in front and behind us, assume they were locals, and it would have been nice if a marshal was around to maintain pace of play. Overall, the course was in great shape, hitting out of the bunkers was fun as you could splash out and some of holes could only be described as picturesque.
Course is in great shape
I have played the Preserve a number of times in the past and found it usually to be in poorer condition than its sister course, Chapel Ridge. However, the greens were the best I have ever seen them. They were smooth, no blemishes and the course itself was in very good shape. Definitely a tough course but worth the money when it is in the condition it is now. A tip of the hat to the superintendent.
I enjoyed the course and its layout, but the pace of play was unacceptable. There were holes that there were 4 groups waiting in line to play and we had to wait to hit every shot the entire round. We did not end up completing our round as we were almost 5 hours in at sunset and only on the 16th tee. We were disappointed that there was no management of the pace of play by the course officials. I am not planning to return to this course in the future.
Depends on When You Catch Them
Played 9/17/17, and course was in great shape. Great experience other than pace. Greens pretty quick and true. Love the layout. If it was in this kind of shape all the time, I would go more often.
However, I did play here only because it was the most convenient place that had a reasonably-priced tee time the late-night before. I had pretty much sworn the course off because the last time I played (late February '16), condition was absolutely awful. That may have had something to do with the time of year, but there are plenty of courses around Raleigh that remain in good-to-great shape year-round, and I had run into iffy conditions here before.
If they can keep it in good shape at all times of year, it won't be 18 months between rounds for me again. Like I said, it's great and a great value if you catch them on their game.
VERY Nice Course!
This course was in great shape and had lots of challenging holes. It was difficult but fair, and I would definitely play it again.
Challenging but Fun
This course has something for everyone but at the end of the day you will find that you used almost every club in your bag. It starts off on par 5 #1 depending on your length you will have to deal with distance off the tee to an elevated green. The 18th hole is down hill par 4 which will challenge club selection as well. In between, you will have mental challenges in choosing the club that will help you manage the course. I would recommend this course to people with a 1 handicap to 25 but bring lots of balls!
Saturday evening 18.
Played 18 from around 430-730. They sent me off the back. Only slowed down for about three holes. Some frat boys playing seven players on the same hole because "it's our boys birthday". Was able to fly around the front nine though. Course in good shape. Greens hard but rolling pretty true. Fun round and a great evening out. I would recommend it!
The Preserve is a really good course with lots more elevation changes that most courses in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Every hole is a challenge with lots of waste areas to be hit over and around. Fun to play but not for the faint of heart. Definitely a good value in a beautiful subdivision. I'd recommend it for sure.
I've always liked the layout but seems like they are working on a shoestring maintenance budget. The greens were furry but they had aerated a few weeks ago so maybe they were trying to keep them high? Although there weren't any signs of aeration holes or sand so not sure why they were so slow and fury. The tee boxes need work and the rough seemed over grown and neglected on more than a few holes. I'm a stickler for details and the Pro Shop looks like it's been robbed, maybe 10 shirts and hats for sale, really sad and too many weeds on or around the cart paths for my taste but I would play there again. Paid $60 on GolfNow for a Saturday morning isn't bad so I'd give it 3 stars overall.
Well Maintained Course
Fun and interesting course that is very well maintained. Has the typical long bomber holes as well as really interesting par 4's. Fun course to play and great course to walk on a summer evening.
Staff was very friendly and professional. Course was in great condition.
Affectionately known among my very knowledge golf associates as "the swamp" this course or curse is a disgrace to Davis Love III. Green to Tee distances are exceptionally long, greens are continually inconsistent, rough is unmanageable, and there is nothing interesting about the layout. On top of all that; drainage is sub-par, ergo, a swamp.
Great course but.....
the bunkers are full of rocks. This certainly isn't the only course with bad sand but for as well maintained as everything else is why not decent sand? I'm no expert & could be missing something (rocks are more challenging?) but when i play Lonnie Poole I don't think about pulling my ball from a bunker vs. dinging up my club on gravely sand.