Tee off at our 18-hole championship golf course: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.
After careful consideration with Iowa State Parks and public health officials, Honey Creek Resort's lodging, waterpark, activities building, golf course, and restaurant will be closing completely beginning Sunday, March 22, and re-opening Friday, May 22, in an effort to stem the spread of COVID-19.
We are focused on creating a great guest experience, and the health and safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority. We hope this temporary closure supports the national and global effort and look forward to seeing you at our property at a more opportune time this year. Thank you for your understanding, and please stay safe.
Hours of Operation (weather permitting):
March 2 - April 16: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
April 17 - September 13: 6:30 AM - 8:30 PM
September 14 - October 31: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
November: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
December - February: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (course open to walking only)
The Preserve is designed to suit golfers of every age and skill level, and also offers PGA golf lessons and club fittings. With a perfect blend of great golf and natural landscapes, the 7,000-yard course meanders through scenic prairie and oak savannas, and is Audubon-certified in recognition of its sustainable practices. With five sets of tees, carts with the latest in GPS technology, and unmatched guest service, The Preserve is sure to provide you with an exceptional golfing experience.
The Preserve is a proud member of the Iowa Golf Association. It has been ranked as #3 Best Iowa Golf Course for 2020 by www.iowagolf.com, as well as #5 in Iowa for Best Public Golf Courses, and has also been recognized in Golf Digest's Best New Public Courses of 2009, Golf Magazine's 2009 Best New Courses, and Golf Inc.'s Developments of the Year.
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake golf course is a part of Honey Creek Resort. Extend your golf trip with an overnight stay and take advantage of free golf for all ages.
Are you staying at Honey Creek Resort, and want to hit the links before check-in at 4 p.m.? Start playing on the day of your arrival at Honey Creek Resort as soon as the times listed below:
May 21 - October 31, 2020: Any time after noon
$5 Golf is Now Available Through Youth on Course
Youth on Course is a new program for juniors ages 6-18 from the Iowa Golf Association. There is an annual membership fee of $15, and once the junior is a member it is only $5 to play at participating courses in Iowa. The Preserve is just one of the many courses available to this program. Golf for $5 Monday-Friday anytime, from March 1 - November 1.