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Meet The Golf Pro

Learn more about the golf professional who operates The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.

About Darin Fisher, Head PGA Professional


Darin Fisher has 20 years of experience as a professional golfer, and was elected to PGA membership in 2007. As the head professional at a PGA-recognized golf course, his PGA classification is A-1.

Darin FisherHe’s participated in and won many tournaments, among them:

  • Five PGA National Championship appearances (Two cuts made: 2011 and 2012)
  • 2016 Iowa PGA Section Championship, winner
  • 2012 and 2014 Iowa PGA Match Play Championship, winner
  • 2012 Herman Sani Tournament, winner
  • 2002 Albia Pro-Am, winner

Also, Darin has qualified for the second stage of the U.S. Open three times (2004, 2007, and 2010), and advanced to the second stage of the PGA Tour Qualifying School in 2004. He qualified to participate in the 2017 PGA Professional National Championship after winning the 2016 Iowa PGA Professional Championship.

Darin Fisher playing golf.Darin opened The Preserve on Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek Resort in 2008, and has received the Iowa PGA Merchandiser of the Year for Resort Courses three times (2010, 2012, and 2014). 

As an instructor, he leads two successful golf clinics annually, one for ladies and one for juniors. Each clinic has 30 participants. He’s also the head coach of the Moravia High School’s golf team.

Darin is a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa. He resides in Albia, Iowa, with his wife of 15 years, Jeni, and their three children.