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The Preserve on Rathbun Lake, located within the rolling landscapes of Honey Creek Resort State Park, is the DNR’s newest and only resort and golf destination. Nestled on 850 acres bordering Rathbun Lake in South-central Iowa - just 90 scenic minutes south of Des Moines - this perfect union of golf resort and recreation will showcase Iowa's commitment to preserving its natural resources as well as it’s passion for the game of golf. We guarantee you’ll love this pristine and quiet setting. Opened for play in the fall of 2008, our facility is sure to treat each golfing patron to a unique and memorable experience. The layout will be favorable and enjoyable for players of all ages and skill levels, making The Preserve a perfect fit for you and your guests. At The Preserve our motto is "the customer comes first and details matter". We are committed to providing our guests with a unique experience where hospitality and trust are the cornerstones of business. We sincerely thank you for your time and look forward to the opportunity to host your event. Click here to book the Ultimate Golf Package.
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake – Golf and Recreation Amenities
* Championship Golf Course, playable for all ages and skill levels
5 sets of tees, Bent Grass playing surfaces, golfer friendly greens
* Open 7 Days a week – 12 months a year (weather permitting)
* On Site PGA Professionals specializing in tournament coordination including corporate outings, family reunions, and special events
* 2020 Club Car golf carts equipped with the Visage GPS technology
* GPS hole sponsorship opportunities for your outing highlighting you, your clients and your guests
* The extravagant Honey Creek Resort State Park Lodge
(105 room hotel & 28 full service cottages, Activities Center, Boat Rental)
* 300+ seat Conference and Convention Center
(perfect for weddings, meetings, golf receptions, expos, festivals, etc.)
* Rathbun Lakeshore Grille – specializing in American cuisine
* 6,500 square foot Buccaneer Bay indoor water park
New outdoor water park
* 50-slip Marina with boat, jet ski, pontoon, & aquatic equipment rental
* Award winning PGA professional staff
* Individual and Family season passes with membership-like amenities
Why Play The Golf Course?
Because its on the Iowa Golf Trail that is why! Play all the courses on the trail and writ e areview and get some sweet golf trail swag.