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|
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.
Incredibly accommodating staff, beautiful/challenging course
This course plays so well for a mid-handicap golfer. I wanted to play from the tips--since there weren't many on the course--but decided to go with blue. I drive about 250-260 and still was able to hit <7i into greens. Despite aeration, the greens rolled well; and pin placement was fair but challenging. Lots of shot choices. Lots of elevation, but nothing gimmicky. All-around perfect course for amateurs. Played with my sister who is new to golf and she managed a 103, sans a few mulligans.
The staff gave us a free range bucket because of aeration, and we nothing short of the most kind and professional group I've ever come across in a Pro Shop. I wish I remembered their names.
My ONLY beef was un-raked sand traps; and un-repaired divots. Honestly, I've seen worse, monthly.
If I return to the area, this course will be at the top of my list.
A+++++, 100%, 10/10, 5 stars, et al.
Course was in excellent condition, has a great layout and character. Loved playing at The preserve at jordan lake course, added it to the list of great courses near to where I live.
This course has a challenging layout and good scenery. However, when I played everything was very dry like they never water. Sometimes had trouble getting a tee in the ground.
Superb conditions, great views
The Preserve at Jordan Lake Golf Club is in the top 5 North Carolina public courses for me. The reconditioned layout is superb, with scenic views, challenge, fairness, and playability. The front nine fairways need another cut. The tees and greens were fine. The back nine was outstanding from tee to green, immaculate. Great value on Golf Now, with my additional $10 off coupon from customer loyalty.
The staff is friendly, helpful, and professional. Patrick was great in confirming everything for me over the phone. Ian greeted us in the pro shop very well. Jimmy made a superb Arnold Palmer drink with refills.
The group we were joined with (they permitted my wife to ride FREE as a non-golfer) all played from the same tees (senior), making for an enjoyable round. Only criticism, pace of play was slow, taking 5 hours for 18 holes.
We will back. I highly recommend the Preserve at Jordan Lake to everyone. The only Davis Love III design in the state, is uses the land perfectly, with lots of elevation. Perfect lead-in to our Wyndham Championship next week, where Davis and his son Dru will play.
Love This Course
Love this course, one of the best around the Apex/Raleigh area. Wish I could play it everyday.
The Preserve, Davis Love
Played 7/182017 and 7/31/2017. Fairways were nice as were the greens. The greens are fairly new, a year or so old now, and were rolling very nice on the 31th. Note they are aerating the greens on 8/1 and 8/2/2017. Course is one where there are only a few holes where you can grip it and rip it. Some fairly tight holes and many where driver stays in the bag, you can run out of fairway. Overall a beautiful course rolling through the Carolina countryside. Has a couple of Hot Deals each day and Seniors can play for $32 during the week. Have to play if you're in the area.
Fairways and greens are starting to get better. Tee boxes showing improvement. Sand traps need lots of work. Sand is sparse, of poor quality and unscreened having gravel and stones in it.
Not its best day, but I'd still come back
Played this course a number of times before, and I've always liked it. You're able to hit most of the clubs in your bag over the course of the round with multiple shot options on many holes, including off the tee.
On this day, we showed up and asked for range balls, but were told the single small bucket not all the way filled was all they had left -- it was given to us on the house though. The range was unfortunately set up for irons only on this day, so sort of a double whammy.
And range balls weren't all they were out of. For a 1pm tee time on a 95+ degree day, the first water cooler on #4 had water, but the next one on #8 was out, the one at the turn had enough for each of us to get a small cup, and #12/13 was out as well. The bathroom at #15 finally did have some, and ironically enough, so did the cooler on the very next hole. The beverage cart was seen once, and that was leaving the #4 green, I believe.
Gas seemed to be in short supply as well, as our playing partners ran out in the middle of the 8th fairway and had to wait for a new cart to be driven out. That delayed an already slow pace even more. We finished the round in about 5 1/2 hours and did not see any rangers out attempting to speed up play.
The course wasn't in the best condition I've seen it -- weeds were fairly common in some areas and a number of greens had some rough spots and patches. It's been pretty hot and dry recently, so definitely forgivable, and the course condition still rates above par for me.
Bad days happen, but it could have been a much better day with not much more effort and prep between cart staff, rangers, and pro shop.
All that said, I'll still be back at some point.
The course played very slow and rangers did nothing about it. Said it was normal. 3 hours to play 9.5 holes is not normal.
Nice course, but....
I agree with most of the reviews I am seeing. The course itself is nice, and in good shape, but pace of play is rediculus. Got started almost 30 minutes late because a tournament had not made the turn in 2 and a half hours ( not good) so played front nine in 3 hours. Thought it would get better on back nine, but so stacked up, no way to do so . Probably will be back , but only for a bargain price.
Hidden gem/great value
One of the best public courses I've played since moving to the triangle in 2009. I would put it right there with Mill Creek and The Neuse. It was in excellent shape. It is a challenging yet fun and interesting layout, and the rangers there were some of the friendliest and most helpful I've seen. Two thumbs up and I'll definitely be back.