Golf Course designed by:
Robert Trent Jones, Jr. (Back Nine) & Tom Jackson (Front
Due to the extensive damage caused by nine inches of
torrential rain in just three hours on Saturday, July 27, the
Greater Hickory Kia Classic will use a reconfigured golf course for
this week's event. A combination of the Jones Course and the
Jackson Course at Rock Barn Golf & Spa will be called the
Champions Course'. The back nine holes of Jackson will serve
as the front nine of the Champions Course, and holes one through
six and 16 through 18 of the Jones will be played as the back nine
of the Champions Course. Multiple holes on the Jones were under
several feet of water requiring the third and fifth greens to be
completely rebuilt. Also, a damaged vehicle/pedestrian bridge on
the Jones was unable to be repaired in time for the tournament.
This year's Champions Course will be a 6,846-yard, par-70 versus
the par-72 layout of the Jones Course that has been used for the
first 10 years.
www.rockbarn.com for more information.