Rock Barn Golf and Spa - Jackson Course
|Red (W)||72||4554 yards||67.1||117|
|Gold M: 71.9/135||555||341||208||362||424||202||327||506||217||3142||514||359||400||170||390||398||145||506||403||3285||6427|
|Blue M: 68.9/132 W: 74.8/141||518||293||173||334||397||173||303||477||188||2856||491||333||379||143||367||379||129||477||372||3070||5926|
|White M: 66.7/126 W: 72.2/134||463||274||146||305||358||149||279||447||173||2594||467||300||357||122||344||339||115||453||342||2839||5433|
|Green M: 64.2/117 W: 68.5/127||425||243||112||288||316||106||249||422||147||2308||437||261||335||84||320||260||102||428||321||2548||4856|
|Red M: 62.2/114 W: 65.8/118||282||238||106||283||390||85||244||415||95||2138||380||223||291||78||288||228||90||374||273||2225||4363|
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Very interesting course!
I have played the Jones course many times and have always liked the course conditions and its layout. Never thought about playing the Jackson course, but I have to say I really enjoyed playing it. I personally liked the layout very much. The course is a bit hilly with a lot of blind shots, so knowing the course is a big plus. Course condition were good. We played a day after a lot of rain so there were wet spots everywhere. Tee boxes and bunkers were in really good shape for how wet it was. Fairways were dormant, but we did not struggle with the lies too much. Pace of play was well managed. I would definitely recommend this course.
Absolutely phenomenal course, greens were perfect, incredible layout and fairway were perfect. Literally cannot find another course that compares to this for it being public
Fairways were in good shape, greens were fast, pace of play was great. Course was wet in areas. A worker riding a farm tractor pulling a blower left large ruts in the wet areas around the greens and tees.
Great course for the value
I usually play this course a few times a year when visiting the area. Nice to be able to get onto a semi private course for the price. If you can swing the hot deals, which is always available mid week. Since its semi private, its usually not busy mid week and can play 18 in about 2 hours. Staff in pro shop and restaurant very friendly.
Great layout but...
Jackson course is a great layout. Wonderful change of elevation on most holes from tee to green. Lots of bunkering but well placed to make green access challenging. However, the greens are not good. Lots of unhealed ball marks, black patches, and bare spots on the greens. If the greens were better this course is a 5.
Enjoyed the round
Great layout and wonderful staff. Only thing to keep it from 5 stars were the greens.. Did not know that they had been recently plugged before booking the round. Will definitely come back to play once they have grown back in.
Rock Barn Tom Jackson Course
Very nice course, playable for beginners. Greens were nice and in relatively good shape. Rough wasn't much of a factor due to width of fairways. Only complaint was we had a group of 5 playing in front of us and no starter to regulate this. We weren't in a hurry though because as beginners it took us awhile to get through holes anyways.
Bunkers need a lot of TLC
The fairways were like carpet. The greens were smooth even though several greens were patchy. The bunkers were BAD. Not a single bunker had been raked. It looked like they had not been raked in months. Several bunkers had sand eroding. You could see the liners coming through the bottom on over half the bunkers. This place is too nice to have bunkers in this poor of condition.
Spectacular layout, worth every penny
My buddies and I live in Charlotte and play mainly courses around here. And when I booked the tee time about an hour away, they looked at me like I was crazy. But by the 3rd hole they were thanking me for discovering this hidden gem of a course. The staff was highly professional and friendly and the clubhouse and bar had the feel of a resort that we were welcome to join. The bloody mary I enjoyed while hitting the complementary range balls was exquisite. The practice facilities included a full practice green and a chipping area that were both in spectacular shape and reflected the speed
Very nice golf course
This was the first time I ever played this course, and it was challenging as it was enjoyable. The price was competitive for a middle of the week round, but the snack bar prices are a bit much. Overall my son and I had a great time playing here.
Love the course
Thoroughly enjoyed playing the Jackson course with my friends. The greens and fairways were in excellent shape. The bunkers were not in the best condition. Hopefully they will be better when we come back
First time to Rock Barn. Played the Jackson course. Great layout on a nice property. Outstanding Park 3's. Only downsides were some of the bunkers were unraked and had equipment tracks, and many unfixed ball marks on the greens.
BEST $35 GOLF VALUE YOU'LL EVER HAVE!
Can't imagine a course being more nicely laid out, challenging, fun, beautiful, picturesque and worth playing for $35 than Rock Barn. Gotta be one of the top 2 public courses I've ever played. Went back this 2nd time in same vacation week because it was just so fun and nice and high value. We drove 35 min to get there - totally worth it. Don't miss this course if you're near Lake Norman in NC
An unexpected pleasure
On a busy Saturday the course choices were limited. My buddies and I had played the Jones course years back and found only the Jackson course was available to non-members. Our expectations were lowered from the reviews we read. Shorter, less challenging and a second choice to Jones was what was anticipated. What we found was a very good layout, with no hole like another, conditions were higher than most public course and the greens were Tournament quality. We had a great time and added this course to our list of courses accessible from Charlotte; 75 mins.
Only the 9th hole was a bit gimmicky - a truncated downhill par 3. The other drawback was the smell of the nearby wastewater treatment plant on the on hole 7. Overall the course was plenty long and the 5,700 yards from the blue tees seemed considerably longer, par 71 was part of the reason. The smaller front greens made up for some of the reduced length. We’ll be back.