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4.3
197 Reviews (197)
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
3.9
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.6
81.4%
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180 out of 197 reviews
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4.6
15 Reviews (15)
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Conditions
4.2
Value
4.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.6
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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4.4
39 Reviews (39)
5 Stars
20
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.0
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
4.6
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.9%
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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

Accolades

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

Reviews

4.3
197 Reviews (197)

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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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

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

Excellent

You couldn’t ask for a better course all the way around

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Phenomenal

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging course

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
Incentivized Review
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Beginner
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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.

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

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

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Handicap 5-9
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 Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great track!

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

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

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

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.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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