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The Preserve on Rathbun Lake - Honey Creek Resort
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake - Honey Creek Resort

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake - Honey Creek Resort

12633 Resort Drive
Moravia, IA 52571
Phone: 641-724-1400
Toll Free: 866-797-5308

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An exciting feature of the new Honey Creek Resort State Park is an 18-hole golf course. Rarely does a player get the chance to play a course designed and built as closely to the land's original condition as you will when you play at The Preserve pn Rathbun Lake. "The dramatic views and abundance of wildlife make this one of the most beautiful sites we've had to work with", states Kevin Norby, part of the golf course design team at Herfort-Norby Golf Designs - the company who designed the course.

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake is part of a nearly 800 acre State Park created by the Iowa Department of Natural Resources - Honey Creek Resort State Park. The golf course encompasses approximately 200 acres and rolls through native prairie and natural terrains indigenous to the southern Iowa landscape.

The routing of the course is somewhat unique in that the outward nine starts with two par fives and has three par fives and three par threes. Avid students of the game will appreciate that the land dictates the routing and sequence of holes. The contoured fairways are generous but require the player to choose between a conservative or more aggressive line. 5 sets of tees will allow the beginner, novice, and youth golfers to find the course enjoyable and fair provided that they start on the correct set of tees. The better golfer will find the course challenging as the greens have a subtle amount of slope and require careful attention when determining the best angle of approach at the flag.

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Golf Course Info

  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Course Type: Resort
  • Architect: Herfort Norby
  • Opened: 2008
  • Season: year round (weather permitting)
  • Head Pro: Darin Fisher, PGA

Golf Course Stats

  • Tee Boxes: 5
  • Back Tees: 6988 Yards
  • Back Par: 72
  • Back Slope: 129
  • Back Rating: 73.2


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Green Fees and Rates

18 hole weekday w/cart - $42.00
18 hole weekend w/cart - $48.50
9 hole weekday w/cart - $25.50
9 hole weekend w/cart - $35.50

18 hole weekday w/cart - $49.75
18 hole weekend w/cart - $59.75
9 hole weekday w/cart - $30.00
9 hole weekend w/cart - $38.00

Junior and Senior discounts available (call for pricing)

Rental sets available (call for pricing)

Tee Times & Reservations

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90 days in advance for regular tee times 120 days in advance for resort guests 180 days in advance for Stay and Play guests 360 days in advance for Corporate Outings


2014 Rates Rate if paid by 2/28/14
Adult Single $900.00 $849.00
Adult Single Walking $459.00 $409.00
Adult Spouse $500.00 $500.00
Adult Senior $825.00 $799.00
(Ages 60 & Above)
Adult Sr. Spouse $499.00 $449.00
Adult Junior Member
(Ages 18-29) $799.00 $749.00 Graduated HS or living on one's own.
Adult Jr. Spouse $499.00 $449.00
**All spouse season passes fall into the paying category of the initial individual season passes

Special 2014 offer
Out of Area Season Pass $699.00 $629.00 Includes Unlimited Golf - ANY DAY (cart rental included)
(must live 60 or more miles from resort)

Weekday Only Pass $549.00 $519.00 Pass includes Unlimited golf & cart Mon. - Fri.
(Any Age)
offer (pass includes 1/2 price Weekend GF's)

Children's Rate 9 and Under $149.00 $119.00 Must be accompanies by a parent or guardian.
Children's Rate 10 - 15 $199.00 $159.00 Walking or accompanied by a parent or guardian. Does not include cart fee
Junior Rate 16-21 $249.00 $199.00
(in school & Living at home)

Family Pass $1,900.00 $1,799.00
Unlimited golf & cart (4 or more family members)
Special 2014 offer

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Outing Information

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Lodging Options

Honey Creek Resort at Rathbun Lake
- When you've finished a day of exploring wide-open spaces - perhaps hiking the trails, boating across Rathbun Lake, or golfing at The Preserve - rest assured, you'll also have a space that's cozy and just for you. Our accommodations include the Lodge on Rathbun Lake, the Cottages on Rathbun Lake, and RV Park.

Call us toll-free at 866-797-5308 to book your stay today! Or check us out online:

Restaurant and Dining Options:

Rathbun Lakeshore Grille Restaurant at Honey Creek Resort
- Join us where friends and family come together in a casual setting. Whether it's an early-morning breakfast or a much-deserved evening supper, our staff at Honey Creek Resort is eager to provide an exceptional dining experience.

Restaurant and Bar Hours of Operation
Mon-Thurs: 7 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Fri-Sun: 7 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Mon-Thurs: Restaurant closed for lunch (Grab-and-go lunch items are available in the lobby retail shop)
Fri-Sun: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Daily: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Sun-Thurs: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 2 p.m. - 9 p.m.

For more information and menus check out our website:

Onsite Spa Services


   Course Videos

The Preserve Golf Course

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Recent Articles


Golf Course Overview: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake Golf Course

Insights From An Insider With Darin L. Fisher, PGA Director of Golf/Head Golf Professional


Getting To Know: The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

An Insightful Interview With Darin Fisher, PGA Director of Golf

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