View of the 4th green from the Jackson Course at Rock Barn Golf and Spa
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4.5
252 Reviews (252)
5 Stars
141
4 Stars
83
3 Stars
17
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.5
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
93.7%
Recommend this course
232 out of 252 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.6
50 Reviews (50)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
13
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.6
94.0%
Recommend this course
47 out of 50 reviews
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4.7
60 Reviews (60)
5 Stars
42
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.5
Value
4.6
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
95.0%
Recommend this course
57 out of 60 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

4.5
252 Reviews (252)

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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great greens

Fairways, sand traps and roughs were in good condition. Greens held the approach shot, rolled true, and were moderately fast. Challenging course if played from the correct tees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great course

Play here every thanksgiving.Great layout, greens running great. Tee boxes a little beat up but it’s November.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

JR golf day

Pace of play influenced by jr tournament in front of me. Dble stacked tees on the back 9. Staff was super about the delay and compensated me for the lost golf. and they didn't have to do that. Bravo

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Loved the course

Loved the course! First time playing it.Was in great shape! Will play agian!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Perfect day for golf

The course was almost perfect and the day started out a little cool and foggy. But by about 1:30 the fog lifted and sun came out and course was playing great. The only reason I gave only 4 stars on over all ranking was there were 2 greens that could have been prepped a b little better and it would have been nice if the bunkers had been raked. Other then that I had a wonderful experience. I will be back to play again and would highly recommend this course.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

High level facility

Amazing course, decent shape, could be a little more tidy on and around the greens, and tee boxes, but the price equals the value. Highly recommend. Would go back every week in the current conditions. Would pay $80 easy if it were in top shape. Pro shop lacks character and any decent merchandise at all. Very dull. Those are just picky critiques. Absolutely go play.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
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 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good time on the course

Had fun, pretty good pace of play, course in good condition as we

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 27
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Beautiful course

This course is awesome and is in great shape. They have just replaced all their golf cars and they are equipped with GPS had a great round today

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
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 34
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

New Golf Carts

Tee: A good selection of teeing area, well kept.

Fairway: overall in good condition, but the lack of sand use has made for a divot farm in some areas.

Rough: Not too long but because of the Bermuda grass, it is best to stay in the fairway.

Greens: The greens are very fast, the areas with grass are very nice, unfortunately many areas with bare spots or sanded repair areas.

Carts: Very new and unfortunately very high tech. Over use of GPS technology makes the course a little hard to take. For instance if you exceed 9 mph in some areas, they penalize you with a 5 second time out. Someone needs to understand that the GPS is not as fast as the cart, so you may enter a zone before you actually do, then you are back in a timeout waiting to get out of cart jail. The carts shut down and lock the brakes, many courses with Geo fencing just slow down the speed, at Rock Barn you get a time out. BTW, I was caught speeding once, the twosome in front of me were locked in place for a long time while I waited in the fairway. They did indeed drive too close to the green!!

I do not recommend this course until they get a handle on the cart technology.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather

must visit

place was top notch as usual, brand new carts w/gps and more, if you play and haven't played here , what's the matter with you?

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 13
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Course

Although the greens had been recently punched I thought they rolled pretty well. I sort of like slower greens anyway. The course is in otherwise good shape. Bunkers are lift, clean and place as there are still no rakes. Fairways and rough were great.

We played in just under 4 hours on a Sunday so no complaints. Staff is always friendly!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Punched greens

Just punched the greens, great course but what a couple weeks

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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