A sunny day view of the 6th green at Jackson Course from Rock Barn Golf and Spa.
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4.5
380 Reviews (380)
5 Stars
232
4 Stars
114
3 Stars
20
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
4
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.2
Layout
4.8
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.2
94.6%
Recommend this course
355 out of 380 reviews
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4.5
28 Reviews (28)
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
92.9%
Recommend this course
26 out of 28 reviews
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4.5
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
93.5%
Recommend this course
43 out of 46 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Semi-Private/Resort
Par 71
Length 6427 yards
Slope 135
Rating 71.9
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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

Reviews

4.5
380 Reviews (380)

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 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 132
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Outstanding as Always

Very wet day, 2.5 inches of rain in the past 48 hours, so cart path only. It didn't matter, we had a great day! Course seemed to have drained very well and the greens were in excellent condition. Little chilly unless the sun was out but the carts had covers! We topped the day off with a few beers and food watching golf on wide screen! We will be back!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Cold weather
Used cart

Not really complaining. We are a twosome and got behind some members. The group ahead was a foursome and in front of them was a group of 5. Didn't even bother to offer us to play through. But not a big deal.

We are not members so didn't say anything. Took two people 5 hours to play 18.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

If you're going to charge $70......

Love the layout, the greens and the fairways. But if you're going to charge $70+ on the weekend you need to address the condition of the bunkers. They are terrible. I know you're supposed to hit it on the green stuff but sometimes you end up on the beach. If was just once in a while, I'd be okay with it but it's everytime I play here. Washed out, underlayment showing with big piles of sand in other places. I'm starting to have trouble justifying the green fee to play here. I love this course it's just......

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 51
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing

Fun Course

Really fun course to play. The scenery and hole layouts were very nice. Lots of elevation changes.
Greens and fairways in very good condition. Staff very friendly. Pro Shop under going construction. Check in was at trailer in back of clubhouse. Bag drop signs were not visible when driving in to the clubhouse area. Would definitely recommend

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
Played On
Reviews 1
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Rock Barn

Overall the course was in good shape. However, a couple of greens were in rough shape and all of the sand traps were in really bad condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Pleasantly surprised! Course is challenging but fun to play. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Looking forward to our next round!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 32
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing day

Rock Barn has two courses, Jones and Jackson. There was a CGA tournament on the Jones and we played the Jackson. You could tell on the first hole that the Jackson course had been neglected while all the staff worked on the Jones to get it ready for the CGA. The rough grass was so high that you could not find your ball, much less make a playable shot out of it. The bunkers were washed out from recent rains and the greens had bare fungus spots on them. About half of the tee markers were missing with only one marker when there should be two. We were thinking of joining this club, but judging from the poor conditions, we think that Rock Barn must be in financial trouble and in need of more staff and equipment to properly maintain what was once a premier club. If they are still going to offer outside play on the Jackson course, green fees should be halved until they get the course in playable condition. I have played both courses several times and won tournaments on both courses, but it makes me sad to see the Jackson in such bad shape. Please put in the time, effort, and resources to get this course back in the shape it once was. Sorry to have to write this honest review. Good luck!

Conditions Fair
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 23
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Sand

Love the course …. Greens were sanded and punched…. Would love to know that in advance. Otherwise worth the ride.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Best in Catawba County

Fast greens, full fairways, different presentations. This is the place.

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wonderful course

Very friendly staff, great layout and quite challenging. Pace was very slow, took us just over 5 hrs, but didn’t really seem that long. Tee boxes and fairways were excellent, but few of the greens had some bad/bald areas on them. Overall great course and will definitely go back.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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