Golf

The Charlotte Business Journal (April 2013) rates public and semi-private courses in the Charlotte area. Three courses are tied at the top of the list, each with a slope rating of 145 including Rock Barn Golf & Spa's Robert Trent Jones, Jr course!

According to The Golf Wire (May 2013), GolfNowGolfers who book their tee times on GolfNow, the world's largest online tee time service operated by Golf Channel, recently ranked their favorite courses in four Southeast markets and Rock Barn's golf courses ranked second on the list!

Rock Barn Golf & Spa is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and features 36 holes of award-winning golf. The Robert Trent Jones, Jr. Course, a recipient for multiple awards and honors, is ranked 19th in the state by North Carolina Magazine. Both courses are extremely picturesque, yet dramatically challenging. In addition to world class golf, this semi-private club offers both casual and fine dining, a full-service spa, a fitness center, an outdoor swimming complex, a spacious tennis complex and a variety of real estate opportunities. Golf, dining and spa services are open to the public 7 days a week year-round.

Robert Trent Jones Jr. Course

The 18-hole Jones layout is the more challenging of Rock Barn’s courses and is truly a championship course. It takes full advantage of the terrain as well as Lyle Creek, which meanders throughout the property. It features 7,125 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 74.7 and it has a slope rating of 140 on Bermuda grass. The Jones Course was awarded best new Course in the state by North Carolina magazine in 2003. It was also chosen by the PGA as an annual stop for the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour event the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn presented by KIA Motors.

Course Info

Par: 72
Holes: 18
Region: Mountains
Type: Semi-Private
Year Opened: 2003
Architect: Robert Trent Jones
PGA Pro: Jeff Isenhour
Length: Championship: 7182, Back: 6589, Middle: 5963, Forward: 5531
Rating: Championship: 75, Back: 71, Middle: 69, Forward: 67
Slope: Championship: 140, Back: 133, Middle: 123, Forward: 120

The Jackson Course

The shorter, less demanding of the two award-winning courses, but still offers a challenging game of golf. It features a number of elevation changes, and demands that you put emphasis on positioning the ball in the fairway. This signature course appeals to golfers of all levels and handicaps. Check us out our golf digest rating is a 4.5 out of 5 possible stars.

Course Info
Par: 72
Holes: 18
Region: Mountains
Type: Semi-Private
Year Opened: 1969
Architect: Tom Jackson
PGA Pro: Jeff Isenhour
Length: Championship: 6419, Back: 5943, Middle: 5489, Forward: 492
Rating: Championship: 75, Back: 71, Middle: 69, Forward: 67
Slope: Championship: 140, Back: 133, Middle: 123, Forward: 120