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

Golf at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

Tee off at our 18-hole championship golf course: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.

Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary for Golf certification logoThe 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.

Make it a weekend with a golf package and treat the family with all there is to do at Honey Creek Resort.

The Preserve is a proud member of the Iowa Golf Association. It has been ranked 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.

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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 family-friendly activities for all ages with Golf Packages and other deals.

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AM Weekday Promo at The Preserve

A golf prepares to swing on a golf courseThe early bird gets the savings! Save $10 on playing 18 holes at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake when you play prior to 10 a.m., Monday through Thursday. The cost is $39 plus tax, and includes golf and cart. Offer valid through September 16.

Golf Pro Shop at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

The pro shop at The Preserve sells a variety of golf equipment, including clubs, apparel, bags, and accessories.

Hours of Operation

7 a.m. - 8 p.m. (Daily through September 30)

Pro Shop Special Offers

Trade-In Program

Thinking of trading in your golf clubs for a new set? Now's the best time to do it! We're offering an additional 20% in trade value for any clubs traded in for new clubs through September 30.

Iowa PGA Golf Pass Discount

Save money on the Iowa PGA Golf Pass! It offers free or discounted rates at over 250 golf facilities across Iowa and Western Illinois. Use coupon code BSplichal (case sensitive) during checkout, and save $10 on the hard copy booklet or electronic version! The regular rate is $45 for the hard copy booklet and $40 for the electronic version.

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Contact Us

Darin L. Fisher, PGA Director of Golf

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Honey Creek Resort near Rathbun Lake offers lodging near The Preserve on Rathbun Lake golf course

Stay-and-Play Golf Packages

If your dream getaway involves a championship golf course, we have packages just for you.

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The championship golf course at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

Daily Golf Rates

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Sunset overlooking the greens at The Preserve on Rathbun lake in Iowa

Season Passes & Punch Cards

Get the most out of your golfing with season passes and punch cards.

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A hole on The Preserve on Rathbun Lake's 18-hole golf course at Honey Creek Resort

PGA Instruction

Whatever your skill level, you can learn from customized, one-on-one instruction from an experienced PGA instructor.

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Beautiful course for Iowa golf tournament play at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek Resort

Tournament Schedule

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Golden morning light on a golf green at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake at Honey Creek Resort

Golf Hole Sponsorship

View the sponsors for each of the holes on the course.

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