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B-Man’s Review of Rock Barn Golf & Spa on 6/1/24

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  • Rock Barn Golf & Spa

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    Date: 6/1/24 Sat Morning
    Overall Rating:

    "Best of the best"
    Conditions: Good - normal wear/tear
    Pace: 4 Hours
    Cost: Not entered
    Username: B-Man
    Profile: Golf Addict (more than once a week)
    Handicap: 6
    Today's Score: 82
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    Rock Barn is a treat every time I play it. The layout is fantastic with so many fun scoring opportunities and breathtaking risk-reward shots.

    The greens were in good shape, but not quite perfect. They had been aerated about a month ago and verti-cut recently. There were still a few traces of that but I didn’t notice much effect on the roll. So maybe they played a bit slower than normal but they rolled true. The rest of the course conditions were ideal.

    If you can make it past the opening tee shot (a 200 yard carry over a hazard), the course plays short (about 6000 yards from the Men’s tees for a par 71). The two par 3’s on the front side have dramatic drops from tee to green with a beautiful pond fronting the signature No. 6 green and a steep ravine requiring 2-3 clubs down on No. 9.

    The par 5 10th hole is one of my favorite risk-reward holes in the area with another gasp-worthy tee shot that drops 50-75 feet to the fairway, then a decision to go for it in two (175-200yd carry) or layup to the right side of the pond. The two par 3’s on the back nine play slightly uphill and both have ponds to carry for a mid-iron shot.

    The par 4 15th hole is a short but fun and picturesque hole with the fairway sloping down towards a pond and a second shot to a super long green (120+ feet).

    The par 18th takes you back up the hill to the spa and clubhouse with a large, severely sloping green. Par is tough on this one!

    If you’ve never played Rock Barn, go make the trip! The price is very reasonable for what you get (best public course in the area with GPS / green maps on the cart and range balls included). I can’t recommend it enough.

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Reply To: Aerification Dates – 2024

By cswan14 on 7/13/24

FYI - Tega did a deep verticut earlier this week and didn’t have it mentioned on their website. Rode down there today to get a road round in while Skybrook recovers from aerating only to be completely disappointed. Got a rain check at the turn…give it a couple weeks...

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Reply To: Aerification Dates – 2024

By cswan14 on 7/13/24

FYI - Tega did a deep verticut earlier this week and didn’t have it mentioned on their website. Rode down there today to get a road round in while Skybrook recovers from aerating only to be completely disappointed. Got a rain check at the turn…give it a couple weeks...

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