View of The Preserve at Rathbun Lake golf course near Honey Creek Resort from the tee

Golf Events

Join us for a golf event at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake!      
We're proud to be hosting the IGA Men's and Women's Match Play Championship!


Spring 4-Person Scramble
Sunday, May 6
10 a.m. Shotgun Start
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake


The Preserve on Rathbun Lake is an 18-hole championship golf course located at Honey Creek Resort in IowaJoin us for the Spring 4-Person Scramble! The tournament will take place on Sunday, May 6 at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake, with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. Teams of four people are encouraged to participate!

Entry Fee: 
  • $55 – Player
Includes:
  • Golf
  • Cart
  • Food
  • Prizes
  • Free round of golf
Register by Saturday, May 5 by either calling 641-724-1400, or in person at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.

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Men's Golf League
Regular Season: May 23, 2018 - September 5, 2018 / Playoffs: September 12 - October 3 (Both Weekly on Wednesdays)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Grab a friend and sign up for the Men's Golf League at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake! Two-man teams can participate in the league, whose regular season will be held weekly on Wednesdays from May 23 - September 5. A sign-up and golfing night will be held on Wednesday, May 16.

The league will be played match play, best Ball, handicapped format. The league culminates with a four-round, bracketed playoff system, and goes from September 12 - October 3. Weekly and season-long prizes will be awarded.

The one-time league initiation fee is $50/player for all players. The weekly discounted league green fees will cost $15/night per person for non-annual members that are in the league, and the annual Men's League pass is $239 plus tax for the season. Season league pass holders for 2018 will only pay the $50 initiation fee, no weekly green fees to be paid.

Register by either calling 641-724-1400, or in person at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.

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Southeast Iowa Amateur
May 19-20
Start times TBD
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake


Join us for the Southeast Iowa Amateur! It'll be held on May 19-20 at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake. The event is Open to all amateur players, and not limited to IGA members.

This is an IGA Player of the Year point event for both open division players and seniors (ages 50 and above). Open division participants will play 36 holes of stroke play, with the top 20 and ties playing an additional nine holes of golf on Sunday afternoon to determine a champion. Senior and Super Senior division participants will play a separate set of tees, and be based on 36-hole scores. The designated division for participants must be selected at time of entry. Participants will not be permitted to compete in both Open and Senior competition, but may play in both Senior and Super Senior events.

The number of flights will be based on the total number of players entered after the entry deadline, Wednesday, May 16. The field will be flighted and paid out accordingly after the first 36 holes. Tee times confirmations will be sent out via email and will be available on iowagolf.org. After May 17, tee-times will be available by calling the Pro Shop at (641) 724-1400.

Entry Fee: 
  • $120 – Player - Includes range balls; Field limited to first 144 players
Cart Rental: 
  • $15/person per day – Payable at the Pro Shop; Two carts only per group

Complimentary range balls will be provided to participants before their rounds each day. Range balls will also be available after play, and must be purchased from the Pro Shop.

The refund deadline is Wednesday, May 16.

Register by Wednesday, May 16 either online or by mailing in this entry form with cash or check payment. All entries must be postmarked by Wednesday, May 16.

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Special overnight stay rates are available for Southeast Iowa Amateur participants. Rooms at The Lodge on Rathbun Lake are $119/night for a resort view room, and $129/night for a lake view room. Taxes and fees not included for both rates.

Book Overnight Stay

Or call us at 866-797-5308 and mention the Southeast Iowa Amateur Tournament

Offer valid only for Southeast Iowa Amateur golf tournament participants. Valid May 18-20, 2018. Pricing based on double occupancy, and does not include applicable resort fee. Rate is subject to applicable taxes and add-ons.



Women's Golf League
June 5, 2018 - September 4, 2018 (Weekly on Tuesdays)
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Women are invited to sign up for the Women's Golf League at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake! Two-person teams can participate in the league, which will be held weekly on Tuesdays from June 5 - September 4. A get-together and sign-up night will be held on Tuesday, May 29.

This fun league will have a different format every week with handicaps.

The one-time league initiation fee is $50/player for all players. The weekly discounted league green fees will cost $15/night per person for non-annual members that are in the league, and the annual Ladies League pass is $169 plus tax for the season. Season league pass holders for 2018 will only pay the $50 initiation fee, no weekly green fees to be paid.

Register by either calling 641-724-1400, or in person at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.

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2018 IGA State Men's and Women's Match Play
June 27-30
Start times TBD
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake


We're thrilled to be hosting the IGA State Men's and Women's Match Play Tournament! It'll be held on June 27-30 at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake. The combined field for the men's and women's championships will be 156 players, and 32 spots will be guaranteed for the women.

Men's Match Play Championship

The field will be limited to the first 124 eligible entrants. Applicants must be an active IGA Member. Individual members are tracked through their enrollment at an IGA Member Club (via GHIN). Eligible entries must be male amateur golfers as defined by the USGA rules. Members of the IGA (through an IGA Member Club) from out-of-state are eligible to compete.

For the four-day event, a one-ball rule will be in effect for this championship. The entire field plays an 18-hole qualifying round at scratch the first day, and the low 64 proceed to match play. A playoff will determine the final spot(s) for match play in the event of a tie.
  • Wednesday, June 27: 18 Holes Qualifying Round
  • Thursday, June 28: Morning Round of 64
  • Thursday, June 28: Afternoon Round of 32
  • Friday, June 29: Morning Round of 16
  • Friday, June 29: Afternoon Quarterfinals
  • Saturday, June 30: Morning Semifinals
  • Saturday, June 30: Afternoon Finals

Women's Match Play Championship

The IGA will be hosting the Women's Match Play Championship concurrently with the Men's Championship. The field will be limited to the first 156 combined (between Men's and Women's Match Play) eligible entrants. There will be 32 guaranteed spots for the women. Applicants must be an active IGA Member. Individual members are tracked through their enrollment at an IGA Member Club (via GHIN). Eligible entries must be female amateur golfers as defined by the USGA rules. Members of the IGA (thru an IGA Member Club) from out-of-state are eligible to compete.

Depending on the total number of entrants in the Women's Match Play, the IGA will establish a bracket of either 8, 16, or 32. 18-hole stroke play qualifying on Wednesday will determine the seeds for match play. In the event that more than 32 women enter, the stroke play qualifying round will determine the low 32 that move onto match play with a hole-by-hole playoff breaking any tie for the final qualifying spot(s).
  • Wednesday, June 27: 18 Holes Qualifying Round
  • Thursday, June 28: Round of 32
  • Friday, June 29: Morning Round of 16
  • Friday, June 29: Afternoon Quarterfinals
  • Saturday, June 30: Morning Semifinals
  • Saturday, June 30: Afternoon Finals
The IGA reserves the right to alter this schedule depending on the number of entrants and the size of bracket for the Women's Division.

Entries for both events close on Monday, June 18.

Applications and other event details can be found on IowaGolf.org

Match Play Tournament Details

IGA Match Play participants can receive great rates for rooms at the Lodge on Rathbun Lake or in our cottages - 25% off our best available rates!

Book Overnight Stay

Or call us at 866-797-5308 and mention the IGA Match Play Tournament

Offer valid only for IGA Match Play participants. Valid June 26 - June 30, 2018. Pricing based on double occupancy, and does not include applicable resort fee. Rate is subject to applicable taxes and add-ons.