Rock Barn Golf and Spa - Jackson Course

4.7413647059 4.7 stars from 5 (152)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 71
  • Length: 6419 yards
  • Slope: 130
  • Rating: 71.2
  • Layout

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes - included in green fees
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes
Golf school / academy: Yes - "The Rock Barn Golf Academy"

Policies

Metal spikes allowed: No
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.7 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.7 stars from 5
Value: 4.7 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.7 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.6 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 152 Reviews
5 stars:
81
4 stars:
51
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
6
1 stars:
3

recommend this course

139 out of 152 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is worth the drive convenient to the city   Great for advanced golfers locals wildlife/ scenic views   Challenges include bunkers water hazards elevation changes   Great for drinks brunch patio dining  

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"First Class Facility"


u508053401's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/14/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Worth every penny of a hot deal"


ShannonSheltonEA's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course



u000005598479's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/04/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Way, Way OVERPRICED!"


CHEEZY66's avatar
Top 1000 Contributor
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/18/2017
Previously played

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"A Great Day"


u4268370's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The weather was wonderful, the two golfers with whom I played (both booked on GolfNow) were very enjoyable companions, and the course was a good and fair challenge. The whole experience represented excellent value for the price, and I look forward to the opportunity to do it again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Not the Jones course, but very similar"


nitz227's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Unfortunately the "Jones" course is no longer availability to the public. Fortunately the "Jackson" course is a great alternative. Though shorter than Jones, it embodies a lot of the qualities of its private partner. The layout is spectacular and the elevation changes dramatic. Fairways, tees and greens all in great shape, with the exception of a couple of greens on the back nine, that looked like they had disease damage. Even these greens were very playable. Staff was friendly and clubhouse and pro shop very good. Pace of play was very good, 4:15. Plus the price on Golf Now was fantastic. This has become one of my favorite courses in the Charlotte area. A little more than hour drive, but worth your time and travel. I strongly recommend this course.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Great January round"


dkt18z's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time playing Rock Barn, we played the Jackson course and it was in very good condition for this time of year. The greens were excellent, rolled true and were very consistent. Looking forward to playing again.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair layout"


lchops's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/21/2016
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Fairly challenging course. Will be easier the next visit. Wonderfully manicured with excellent greens. Staff makes you feel at home and are very accommodating.

Looking forward to my next round here!!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course




4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/27/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


"First Time Visit"


rhart51's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Average weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played the Jackson course on a day in the 50's after the bermuda was dormant. Course in good shape and clearly had good grass coverage on the fairways. Wished they were over-seeded with Rye. Greens were FAST! Nearly Tour fast. A couple of greens were showing stress, but most were in good condition. Course knowledge would be very helpful for some tee shots, either for direction or carry required. Played the blue tees and the carries over water on some holes means carry an extra sleeve of balls. Traps had not been raked and the golfers didn't rake them either. 15 is steeply downhill with water at end of fairway. 250 yd. is safe including runout. Hybrid or 3 wood off tee depending on your game.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


"Great Course"


Ike3424628's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/16/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

While there were a few greens that had bad areas due to the weather conditions, the course condition and layout were really good. The friendless of Staff was exceptional. The course is a challenge, (played from Member Tees) it is fair especially if played befor; can't wait to play again!


Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Challenging but fair!!"


zinger1313's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/08/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This is the second time playing his course. It was even better than the first time. The staff was very accommodating and allowing us to tee off an hour earlier. The food is also great in the grill!!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Bad greens"


Steve4370877's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/20/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Played this course for several years, this was the worst condition I have seen the greens, with bare spots


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


"Good Course"


Howard61965's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I enjoy Rock Barn and Jeff Eisenhour always treats you well, play Rock Barn and bring your A game


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


"Not a great experience."


mtodd1004's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

2 2.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/09/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather

Reviewed on

I called the clubhouse a couple of days before for rate information and was told by the gentleman that rates after 1PM are $45 for the Friday I booked. When I arrived the gentleman working the pro shop charged me $55. When I told him that I was quoted a different amount on the phone he said he was sorry but that was not correct. He didn't really care that I had been quoted a different price. Paid $7 for a token for a bucket of balls. Retrieved the balls and discovered that you literally get a handful of balls for $7...very overpriced. Played the Jackson course and was very disappointed with the condition. Fairways were OK, but the greens were diseased and dead in a lot of areas. The rough was so long that if you hit your ball just a foot off of the fairway the ball would disappear and could not be found. I found more balls that weren't mine than those I lost. Not a good course for the money. I was quoted a price over the phone and I feel like they should have honored the price I was quoted. I would not recommend this course for the money.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Average

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Fair

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great Course (Stay Out of Rough)"


mnmatthews's avatar
Age:  45-54
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/31/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

I've played the Jones course a few times and now that it has gone private my only option was the Jackson. While not as great as Jones, the Jackson was very good and in great condition all around and a much shorter course. Greens were true but a little slow which is understandable for Bent grass in the summer. The rough was very annoying. Not the thick juicy tall grass but the high fluffy bermuda where the ball just disappears. You literally had to walk right over the ball to find it. Just when I thought I found my ball, it would be another left behind or one cut by the mowers of which I probably found 8. I had 4 tee shots that were just a few feet off the fairway and I couldn't find the ball. Pace was excellent. Teed off at 11:50 Sunday morning as a single and didn't see a group until the 6th green. They wouldn't wave me through so the last 3 holes on the front nine were painfully slow. I jumped them at the turn and played the back in 1hr 15min and didn't see any other players. Glad I made the hour drive from Charlotte.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Rock Barn Golf and Spa"


letzgolf's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/27/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Had some time at the end of my work day, so I decided to check this course out before heading up to VA. I am glad I did. Very nice layout and good conditions. It is a little out of the way, but worth the drive. It was certainly a good value on Golf Now. I would recommend playing here if you get the chance.


I recommend this course


"Too Slow"


caporalen28's avatar
Age:  Under 25
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 07/10/2016
First time playing Used cart Good weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

The course is nice and well maintained and has a difficult layout with a lot of tight fairways and easy to miss greens. I would play it again but the pace of play was way too slow. I left on hole 15 because it was going to be a 5+ hour round and I didn't have time for that with a 30 minute drive back home. They need to get a ranger out there timing people.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I don't recommend this course


"Great outing...until the storm hit!"


tatersshs's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/29/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes

Reviewed on

This is a class facility and deserves your attendance and best effort. Championship style layout with opportunities for success IF you concentrate and give your situations attention. Didn't finish the round due to an outrageous storm quickly coming through and doing quite a bit of damage. RB should bounce back quickly and I look forward to using my raincheck.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Outstanding place to play"


None's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/25/2016
Previously played Used cart Played 18 holes Excellent weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

I would like to extend a warm thank you to the staff, they always put the customer first, and make you feel very welcomed. The course is in excellent shape, and the pace of play was perfect. I would recommend anyone of any caliber or, ability, that they would enjoy everything about this course and its amenities, completely satisfied, and will be back to play!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course



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