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4.3
168 Reviews (168)
5 Stars
87
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.6
88.0%
Recommend this course
152 out of 168 reviews
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4.0
14 Reviews (14)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.6
85.7%
Recommend this course
12 out of 14 reviews
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4.0
16 Reviews (16)
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Conditions
3.8
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
81.2%
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13 out of 16 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Gold 71 6419 yards 71.2 130
Blue 71 5943 yards 69.5 126
White 71 5489 yards 66.6 122
Green 71 4925 yards 66.2 120
Red (W) 72 4554 yards 67.1 117
Scorecard for Jackson Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
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
Handicap 1 13 11 17 3 5 15 7 9 6 10 12 18 8 2 16 14 4
Par 5 4 3 4 4 3 4 5 3 35 5 4 4 3 4 4 3 5 4 36 71
Handicap (W) 3 15 11 13 9 5 17 7 1 2 8 14 18 10 4 16 6 12

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

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Reviews

4.3
168 Reviews (168)

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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4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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3.0
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Aeration

We were not told they had just aerated the greens...

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

It used to be nice

Looks like they are either struggling from winter or just don’t put the time in anymore. They had just punched greens which is fine, but fairways and collars are rough. Most courses in the area are back to green not this one. Most tee boxes had no grass and was hard as a rock to get a tee in. Fairways dead circles everywhere, and now they have a ton of “Native” areas (areas they just don’t mow anymore).

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Jackson course at ROCK BARN

Played the course many times.... not long at 6000 yds, but has some trouble in spots, kind of a cool hilly layout.

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

Fun layout

Course was in good shape . Lots of fun holes. Greens rolled well, and staff was very friendly. Enjoy playing here when I can.

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

Beautiful course!

What a great course! Elevation changes, excellent greens, some visually challenging holes. Very scenic.

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

Never disappointed

It’s been over a year since I played RB Jackson but I’d play it every week if I could. There were 12 in our group and no one voiced any disappointments. Challenging but fair layout, great shape for winter play, friendly staff. 7 of us ate in the restaurant, very good. Highly recommend this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

very pleased

with the deal from golfnow... there's absolutely nothing I could say bad about RB. staff was friendly and very helpful (first time there) Amazing course!

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
4.0
First Time Playing

Love the layout

I enjoyed playing this course especially for $30 ! Some holes were absolutely beautiful and a lot of tee boxes set up high so you could see layout of holes. Greens on front side seemed a bit smaller than on the backside but not too small. I’m not used to quick greens so I didn’t enjoy the speed of the greens. They have recently been verticut but overall in good shape. Not the most exciting greens but good. Course was in good shape and fairways pretty wide open. Definitely would come back or suggest playing this course especially at the $30 rate !!!!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

The Poor man’s course that is not up to the hype

Let me start by saying we played this course after a couple of days of rain so the ground was a little soggy. The layout is good and there are three stunning holes. However, the 7th has some sewage problem and the smell was horrific to say the least, a few of the greens were pretty terrible condition considering the reputation. It’s not a course I would rush back to, especially since the Jones course is used to hype up the Jackson, beware that this is the public ‘poor man’ course.

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

Love this course

Great course. Amazing carts with covers for a chilly day. Played alone and got done in under 4 hours.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Rock barn

Well this course is usually pretty good and worthy of 5 stars. How someone can give this 5 stars right now obviously doesn't play much. The course was 3 and half stars. Fairways and bunkers were great. But the greens were ridiculous. The worst I've ever seen them. 9 is almost completely gone...dead spots everywhere and they charge almost $50 to play there with greens like that I would be ticked. Would I play again...not this year unless it's in call when maybe greens come back in.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Gotta play this place

I haven't reviewed this place in a while, but it is still my number one place to play. Get the twilight rate. They've went up in price since they've become mostly private. They have two courses, the Jones course is private.

Best conditions, great carts, great clubhouse. Only place I'd consistently pay $3 for a hot dog because they are that good. $8 for the salad/soup bar, but it's worth it.

Now driving range balls are included so you could spend whatever time you want before and after your round practicing if you wish.

As with all Tom Jackson designs, as long as you can drive it 250 yards you're going to have a Pitching Wedge or less into the green. No big draws or fades are needed. Some holes look like you need to...but you don't Every shot is straight.

If you in the area you have to play this course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

First Class Facility

What a fantastic place to play golf. Everyone on staff was incredibly friendly and helpful. Range and putting green were in excellent shape, and the course was phenomenal. Worth every bit of the hour+ drive from Asheville. Top-notch!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 500 Contributor
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Worth every penny of a hot deal

This is one of the few courses worth driving out of your way to get to with a hot deal. This course is manicured like a PGA course. Layout is such that if you can drive it 250 yards you'll only have a wedge left. Can't miss this course. You've got to play it to believe it.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Way, Way OVERPRICED!

One of two courses, with this being the cheaper of the two and the latter the one that hosted a Champions Tour event for many years is now only available to members which is fine. This facility has all the amenities including a SPA that is second to none in the area. The Jackson course is always in excellent shape and is playable by all. It has wide fairways, large well kept greens with raked bunkers. The problem is the price of 65 bucks in the A.M followed by 45 twilight rate after two and this being late March and early April prices. I agree this is a nice facility but not that nice. There are MANY courses within driving distance that are just as nice and much cheaper. I guess they don't need the money or they just don't cater to the middle class. If this is the case then go completely private and quit trying to gouge the average guy. First rate practice green with bunkers for sand shots., a nice range with large putting green which you are GOING TO PAY FOR when you book your 65 dollar round!

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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