View of the 4th green from the Jackson Course at Rock Barn Golf and Spa
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4.4
225 Reviews (225)
5 Stars
122
4 Stars
75
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
93.0%
Recommend this course
206 out of 225 reviews
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4.5
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
18
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.4
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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4.6
44 Reviews (44)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.5%
Recommend this course
42 out of 44 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 71
Length 6419 yards
Slope 130
Rating 71.2
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Rock Barn Golf & Spa Jackson Course
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Course Details

Year Built 1969
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Jackson (1969)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes - "The Rock Barn Golf Academy"
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No

Food & Beverage

Bar, Restaurant

Available Facilities

Clubhouse, Banquet Facilities, Spa

Available Activities

Riding

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2017 #8)

Reviews

4.4
225 Reviews (225)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 15
Brunch 12
Patio Dining 11
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 30
Water Hazards 30
Elevation Changes 29
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 23
Locals 23
Wildlife/ Scenic Views 18
This Course's Location is:
Worth the Drive 30
Convenient to the City 11

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Reviews 49
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played

Pitiful Greens

Can't afford the 50 dollar so we braved the afternoon heat and busted out 40 bucks. The tees were fine, fairways nice but the greens were terrible. Bare spots on many and all ball marked up. Not worth but about 30 bucks. Took forever to play waiting ten minutes between every shot. Won't be back for that type of money and those crappy greens.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Enjoyable round

Greens were in good condition and held the ball well. They rolled well and were medium speed. Fairways were in good condition. Pace of play was excellent.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Good Day

I played as a single, but the pace of play was very comfortable. The course conditions were very good with the exception of the greens, which were showing the effects of the summer heat and players not repairing ball marks.

While the layout is not too difficult, it is challenging primarily due to the topography.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Well Maintained Public Course!!

I played the course several years ago. I remembered It was nice public course along with Jones course open to public. All four of us was impressed by course's condition of fairway and green this time.
Difficult first opening hole and rolling slope holes.
Excellent view of par 3 holes. There are some OB holes which need to pay attention. There seems have enough tee marks for all different levels.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Love this place

As always Rock Barn delivered. There were a few dead spots on the greens but given the heat and rain, its understandable. The fairways are perfect.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Bad Pace of Play

Booked at hot deal on GolfNow for 11:30 on a Saturday. Got to the first tee and the three other I was paired with didn’t want a fourth. I was the only single on the course and nobody would let me play through. Pace of play was horrible and wasn’t able to finish because of rain. Not a Marshall to be seen the entire day to regulate pace of play. Waste of my time and money.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 17
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Day

Course was in great shape, lush fairways, good tee boxes, slick greens, excellent pace of play for a single (3 hrs and played through one group), range balls provided and two cart ladies on the course....If you could have done something about the humidity, the day would have been perfect!
Absolutely loved it and cannot wait to return!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf Review

I have played the Jackson course numerous times over the past few years. This was the most worst condition I have seen the course since I started playing here. Specifically the greens were in terrible shape as this was always a bright spot for this course! I hope that they can get it back to the shape I have experienced before so I can continue playing here.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Very Slow Play

My wife and I played as a two-some today, tee time was 9:36. We were not told if we were paired up with anyone, only to be at the first tee 5 minutes before tee time. After the first two holes we caught up with a group of players, not just 4 players, but a five-some. I noticed the group in front of the five-some was another five-some . At NO point were we asked to play through so we were waiting on every hole. Once we got to 17th tee it started to rain and thunder. So with that we didn't finish. We were very surprised and disappointed to find that you allowed five-somes, especially to be playing in front of a two-some tee time.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Amazing experience!

Had a great day the value great, range great, extremely friendly staff and course was amazing! Not too difficult but difficult enough and in great shape!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 29
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Layout

Great looks, the course provides a challenge if you want it. Many over water par three's, Beautiful target golf from the forward tees if playing with a distance challenges partner. Would provide a very nice challenge from the rear tees. Has something for everyone. Well kept. Course runs through the community, to me that is usually a bad thing, seeing houses on a golf course is just wrong. On this course the houses are not as encroaching as they often do on other money first layouts

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Fairly Easy
Played On
Reviews 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

and they let "me" play here

this has to be the nicest course i've played in Carolina .
the only course I''ve played that looks like it should be
on t.v. every week. moved up from the Orlando area in Feb. 2020 , I;ve been playing in Fla. for the last 35 years and never played a nicer course. too bad the restaurant
was closed. look forward to bringing friends and family back, if they let me play here again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very pleasant round of golf

First time seeing this course Don’t be fooled by the yardages on the card. Due to the hills and routing this course plays longer than the numbers would suggest. Excellent condition with terrific greens. Just about 4 hrs to play and that was with our 3some having brief waits the last few holes. Definitely fun to play, lots of different looks and almost never a totally level lie. The overall experience was equal or better than much more expensive courses offer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Awesome course

Awesome course that will challenge your whole game

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Excellent fun layout.

Jackson course was in excellent shape. Greens a little fast. Layout was beautiful. Lots of variety but not just long and straight. Par 3s over water were really nice. Hills too. Not boring at all.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 14
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Used cart

Hilly Course

Course was in really good shape, fairways were really nice, tee boxes good and so were the greens.
If you think about it, the Jones course which is adjacent and private they should have the same greens keeper for both so Jackson should be just as nice as the Jones course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Give it another month...

I've always heard, "You've got to play Rock Barn, you'll love it!" Of course I waited until the middle of a pandemic to play but it was worth the drive from Charlotte. The greens were recently punched (would have been nice to know ahead of time :)) BUT, they rolled pretty well considering. I would say in another month, this place will be PLUSH! I'll be back for sure!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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