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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Golf Pro Shop at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

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

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. (Daily, effective October 1, 2018)

Pro Shop Special Offers

Preview Pass

Golf as much as you want for the rest of the season! Purchase a Preview Pass and receive the following:

  • Unlimited golf and cart rental (Cart rental available seasonally as weather permits)
  • Reduced fees into our last event of the year, The Preserve Frostbite Open - save $30!
  • 10% off merchandise in the Pro Shop
The Preview Pass is $199. A $20 range pass valid through the end of the season (December 30, 2018) can also be purchased with a Preview Pass.

Purchase your Preview Pass today! Call 641-724-1400 or visit the Pro Shop at The Preserve on Rathbun Lake.

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

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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

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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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