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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

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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

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Golf Course Info

  • Course: 18 Holes
  • Course Type: Resort
  • Architect: Herfort Norby
  • Opened: 2008
  • Season: year round (weather permitting)

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.

Also, we have the Honey Bear Water Park on site. The park includes The Cove Snack Bar and the Coca Cola Birthday Room for parties. Plus, they have an outdoor beach with a huge outdoor checkerboard.

Horseback Rides and Train Rides are also available.

Pavillion is able to host weddings/banquets and a playground with bathroom facilities.

RV Park with 14 spots with full hook-up that is nearby our boat ramp. A marina is also available for larger boats.

Wine and Whiskey Bar is also available to resort guests. General Store/Depot is also part of their masterplan.

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

Restaurant and Dining Options:

Prairie Rose Restaurant
- 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.

Sun-Thurs: 11 am - 2 p.m.

Daily: 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Sun-Thurs: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri-Sat: 11 p.m. - 10 p.m.

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