Tee off at our 18-hole championship golf course: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.
Winter Operational Update
Honey Creek Resort and Rathbun Lakeshore Grille have moved to seasonal operations. We are currently open Thursday to Sunday, and will be temporarily closing for the season beginning December 13, 2020.
Our Indoor Waterpark is open Friday/Saturday 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
The Rathbun Lakeshore Grille is open for dinner at 5 PM on Thursdays. Friday and Saturday we are open from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Sunday we are open 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Our regular hours of operation for The Preserve Golf Course have concluded for the year. However, we will continue to allow play on a day-by-day basis (weather dependent). Please call the Pro Shop at 641-724-1400 to check availability.
Hours of Operation (weather permitting):
Monday: 11:45 AM - Sunset
Tuesday-Sunday: 8:00 AM - Sunset
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.
When golfing at The Preserve, please observe the following dress code requirements:
Shirt with collar (tee shirt or polo; no tank tops)
Golf appropriate shorts (jeans ok during the off season; no cut-offs or swim shorts)
Golf appropriate footwear (golf shoes or tennis shoes; no boots or flip-flops)
Free Golf With Your Overnight Stay
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.