Golf at Rock Barn

Two top ranked golf course conveniently located near Hickory, Winston Salem, Asheville and the greater Charlotte, NC area.

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The Charlotte Business Journal's (2015-2016) Toughest Public and Semi-Private Golf Course List consistently ranks the Robert Trent Jones II Course at Rock Barn Golf & Spa's at the top of the list for over 15 years. Golfers 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 Jackson and Jones II courses ranked second on the list.

Rock Barn Golf & Spa is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Conover, NC and features 36 holes of award-winning golf. The Robert Trent Jones, II. Course, a recipient for multiple awards and honors, is ranked 25th in the state by North Carolina Magazine. Both courses are extremely picturesque, yet dramatically challenging. Our Golf Facilities and Courses are open 7 days a week and the mild North Carolina Winter allows play year- round. 
  • Robert Trent Jones II. Course
    • The 18-hole Jones layout is the more challenging of the two Rock Barn courses and is well deserved of our Golf Digest 5-Star Rating. It takes full advantage of the terrain as well as Lyle Creek, which meanders throughout the property. It features 7,182 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 with Bermuda grass fairways and Bent grass greens. 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 Senior Champions Tour event the Greater Hickory Classic at Rock Barn for over 13 years.

      Course Info

      Par: 72
      Holes: 18
      Region: Foothills 
      Type: Semi-Private
      Year Opened: 2003
      Architect: Robert Trent Jones II
      PGA Pro: Jeff Isenhour
      Length: Championship: 7182, Blue: 6589, White: 5963, Green: 5531, Red: 5122 
      Rating: Championship: 74.7, Blue: 71.4, White: 68.7, Green: 67.3, Red: 72
      Slope: Championship: 140, Blue: 133, White: 123, Green: 120, Red 128 

  • The Tom Jackson Course
    • The Jackson Course at Rock Barn is a historic course that appeals to golfers of all levels and handicaps. The undulating fairways and changes in elevation throughout the course puts ball position at a premium. This iron and approach shot friendly course brings new challenges to the golfer with every round.The Tom Jackson Course is proud to annually receive the Golf Digest "Best Places to Play" rating of 4.5 out of 5 possible stars. Approaching it's 50th Anniversary the Tom Jackson Course has introduced the game to over four generations of golfers.

      Course Info

      Par: 72
      Holes: 18
      Region: Foothills 
      Type: Semi-Private
      Year Opened: 1969
      Architect: Tom Jackson
      PGA Pro: Jeff Isenhour
      Length: Championship: 6419, Blue: 5943, White: 5489, Green: 4925, Red: 4362 
      Rating: Championship: 71.3, Blue: 68.7, White: 66.8, Green: 64.6, Red: 65.8
      Slope: Championship: 133, Blue: 130, White: 121, Green: 109, Red: 115

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  • Meet the Pros

      Jeff Isenhour PGA, Director of Golf

      Jeff has been the Golf Director for Rock Barn Golf & Spa since 1995. His illustrious career started on the Taylorsville High School golf team and he sharpened his skills at the Brushy Mountain Golf Course. He went on to Wilkes Community College where he graduated with a two-year associate’s degree and later attended Lenoir-Rhyne College where he was a member of the school’s golf team, which claimed the 1971 District 26 Golf Championship. 

      Throughout his career as a PGA Professional Jeff has been associated with several of the finest clubs in the Western Piedmont Region. In 2007, Jeff received the prestigious “Golf Director of the Year Award” in North Carolina, presented by the North Carolina Chamber’s North Carolina Magazine. The magazine’s readership not only favored Rock Barn’s Golf Pro, but voted Rock Barn Golf and Spa the number one Course for Business Outings.

      Jack Fleissner PGA, Head Golf Professional 

      Jack Fleissner was brought onto the staff in fall of 1994 as the Assistant Golf Professional. Jack earned his PGA Class A status in spring of 2003 and not long after was promoted to Head Golf Professional. His responsibilities include overseeing daily golf shop operations, member, corporate & charity event management along with golf instruction. 

      Jack grew up in southwestern Pennsylvania where his two passions were football & golf. After high school Jack received a football scholarship to Toledo University where he studied data processing. In 1991 after college he started to pursue his other passion when Jack took the Assistant Golf Professional position at Santee National Golf Club in SC. In 1994 Jack moved into Catawba county where he soon made contact with Rock Barn about an open assistant position… In the Fall of 2013 Jack was awarded the Western NC Golf Professional of the Year.

      Andy Zachowicz PGA, Director of Instruction 

      Andy started his golf career immediately after college. As a 4-year captain of his collegiate team, Andy learned he had a passion for helping others improve their game.  After getting his feet wet at a local driving range, he dove into teaching full time, where he gave more than 12,000 lessons over the next 8 years.

      Andy has given lessons to people of all ages, skill levels, and abilities. He has a strong passion and love for the game, and looks forwards to helping your game!  

  • Ladies Golf Association
    • Welcome to the RBLGA.

      The Rock Barn Ladies Golf Association (RBLGA) seeks to involve all women golfers in organized golfing opportunities throughout the year. Whether you are new to the RBLGA, or are just now giving some thought to getting involved, we encourage you to investigate the many options for playing with other ladies within the club, and with other clubs as well.

      Golfers of all skill levels are invited to play in friendly low-pressure games on Thursdays and Saturdays from April through October. This gives everyone a chance to meet new members and play with someone different each week. The games change by the week and they are all designed to be a lot of fun and to give everyone a chance to win. Once a month, at 5:30 on Tuesday evenings, we enjoy a Nine & Wine format. It is designed to accommodate newer golfers and is usually a captain’s choice format or something that is just as much fun and easy going. Afterwards, we congregate in Rockers for fun and BOGO wine.
      Our LGA is a member of two area leagues, Foothills and Lake League. Participation in these leagues gives our members the opportunity to participate in monthly events at local area clubs. It’s fun to travel with your friends and a great chance to play some other fantastic courses. We have many special events throughout the year, such as: Ladies Member Guest; our own version of the Solheim Cup; Beginning of the Year and End of the Year tournaments; tournaments held in conjunction with the Men’s Golf Association and many more activities. We also have a program that is open to women golfers who are not Rock Barn members called PAL, Players Auxiliary League which is designed to encourage women’s golf events at Rock Barn and allows all of us to make new friends and promote women’s golf in our area. PALs can play in all RBLGA play days and any special LGA events and others as invited.

      If you are interested in joining the LGA or the PALs, or you would just like more information please email us at

  • Men's Golf Association
    • Welcome to the RBMGA.

      The Rock Barn Men’s Golf Association (RBMGA) is open to all male full golf members of Rock Barn Golf & Spa age 18 and older. Our mission is to organize and promote golf tournaments and activities where competitive golf and social activities are part of MGA planned events. The Men’s Golf Association Board of Directors are elected member volunteers who meet regularly to conduct MGA business with a goal of improving Member satisfaction and enjoyment throughout the year.

      Annual dues are $25.00 plus an optional $15.00 for the Hole-In-One program. 
      Dues are used to subsidize and enhance MGA tournament events with  prizes, golf merchandise, food and beverages.
      For more information about the Rock Barn Men’s Golf Association please Click Here 
      or contact the Pro Shop at 828-459-9279.

  • Pro Shop
    • Serving golfers conveniently located near Hickory, Winston Salem, Asheville and the greater Charlotte, NC area.

      Contact Us:

      3791 Clubhouse Drive NE
      Conover, NC 28613

      Hours of Operation

      In Season - Spring/Summer
        April - October
      7:00am - 7:00pm
      Off Season - Fall/Winter
        November - March
      8:00am - 5:00pm

Click below to explore the Golf Academy at Rock Barn Golf  & Spa.

  • Instructor's Blog

      Andy Zachowicz PGA, Director of Instruction 

      Just because it’s winter time doesn’t mean it’s time to put the clubs away! Winter time is a great time to make a change to a golf swing without having to worry about taking it to the course the next day. Taking some lessons during the winter can really pay dividends when spring time comes rolling around and you hit the ground running instead of starting over again. In addition, as most major manufacturers have their 2016 line of equipment released, it’s a good time to make sure your bag is up to par, and change any clubs that might need to be updated. Winter is a great time to prepare for the spring! Don’t let it sneak up on you in the middle of March when it’s 70 and sunny…

  • Adult Lessons & Golf Clinics
    • Getting Started

      1-Hour Evaluation
      All Students at the Rock Barn Golf Academy start with a 1-Hour Evaluation. In our first meeting we discuss your goals and where you would like to see improvement. We use video analysis to take an in depth look into your swing.
      We will design a game plan to get you on the path to better golf!

      Birdie Program

      5 Hours of Instruction – Tuition $400
      Ideal for a golfer looking to tweak some major issues, the Birdie Program gives you and your coach the opportunity to look at your game, and address any major flaws, and come up with a plan of attack without forcing too much information in a short time frame.

      Par Program

      3 Hours of Instruction – Tuition $270
      For someone looking to maintain the level of golf they are currently playing at, or for making some minor changes to an already solid game, the Par Program provides an opportunity to make improvements to your game without making drastic changes.

      Play with the Pro

      9 Holes –$295
      This is the perfect program for the golfer looking to get lower scores from their round by better understanding the course management techniques used by the game’s greatest players. Would you like to score better even on those days when you are not hitting the ball that well? You will learn shot evaluation, target selection, and how to establish an effective pre-shot routine and improve your shot execution.
      The information will be covered in a small group environment. This class has a low student/teacher ratio of 3:1. With the Pros guidance through playing 9 holes on the course, you will finally learn how to manage your game and improve your scores.

      Rock Barn Members receive 25% Discount on all Adult Programs.
      All 1-Hour Lessons include Video Analysis. 

  • Junior Programs
    • Junior Lessons

      Individual lessons for your son or daughter is the best way for your child to receive 1 on 1 attention in a fun environment. Meant for players of all skill levels from a beginner to college level competitors, private lessons help to develop and hone skills for the entire game. Beginner or younger players should start with ½ hour lessons, progressing towards 1 hour lessons as they develop and age.


      Private Junior Lessons

          (1) 1-Hour Lesson    $70
          (3) 1-Hour Lessons    $200 
          (5) 1-Hour Lessons    $350
          (10) 1-Hour Lessons    $600 
          (1) 1/2 -Hour Lesson    $45
          (3) 1/2 -Hour Lessons    $125 
          (5) 1/2 -Hour Lessons    $200
          (10) 1/2 -Hour Lessons    $350 
        Rock Barn Members Recieve a 10% discount on all Junior Programs.
      All 1 - Hour Lessons include Video Analysis.

      Junior Camps

      Junior camps are a great way to introduce your child to golf in a fun, social environment or for to improve and enhance skills for a more advanced player. Kids will learn the basics of golf in a game based format, maximizing learning retention and learning necessary skills to play golf into the future.

      Monday, June 13th – Wednesday, June 15th: 9am – 12pm
      Monday, June 27th – Wednesday, June 29th: 9am – 12pm
      Tuesday, July 6th – Thursday, July 7th: 9am – 12pm
      Wednesday, July 13th – Friday, July 15th: 4pm – 7pm
      Monday, July 25th – Wednesday, July 27th: 9am – 12pm
      Wednesday, August 10th – Friday, August 12th: 4pm – 7pm Tuesday, August 16th – Thursday, August 18th: 9am – 12pm

        Members $150, Non-Members $175.

      Junior Academy

      The Rock Barn Junior Academy meets once a week for the younger players and twice a week for the more advanced player during the summer. During the off season all ages meet once a week. With the more devoted child in mind, the Junior Academy develops your young golfer and sets the foundation for him or her to develop into the best golfer they can be. From playing games on the range, to learning rules, to playing on course, the Academy is the best way for your child to learn the game and play it for the rest of their lives. In addition, the option of including private lessons into the plan can really help progress a child’s development.

      Ages 11 and Up:
      Starting June 3rd
      Every Monday and Friday of the Month: 4pm – 5pm
      $100 Members  $150 Non-Members
      *with 4 individual lessons:
      $200 Members  $300 Non Members

      Ages 10 and Under:
      Starting June 4th
      Every Saturday of the Month: 10am – 11pm
      $50 Member, $75 Non-Members
      *with 4 individual lessons: 
      $150 Members  $200 Non Members

      PGA Junior League

      Rock Barn’s PGA Junior League Golf Team is a great way to introduce a child into the realm of competitive play while keeping it as a fun, team based sport. Played as a 2 – man captain’s choice, PGA Junior League allows a child to get the feel for competition against children of roughly the same age and any skill level. By pairing up a weaker player with a stronger one, children can learn and watch a better player play the game while helping out to win their match against teams of other golf courses and clubs. 2016 PGA Junior League practice will start May 4th, 2016 every Wednesday afternoon from 5pm-6pm.

      Catawba Valley Junior Golf Tour

      The CVGJ Tour is the next step up for kids to compete from PGA Junior League. Played at different courses in the Hickory, NC area, they offer different age groups for children to compete as individuals against children of the same age. With age groups starting at 10 year olds, CVJG gives young children a chance to get a feel for individual stroke play competition.

      Advanced Junior Golf

      There are many options available for the higher level junior golfers. From tours like the National Junior Golf Tour that play all over the Carolinas to the ultra-competitive American Junior Golf Association, that play all across the country and include a few international events. The staff at Rock Barn Golf Academy will work with your child to figure out what is in their best interest.

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