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Rathbun Area Resort Noticed in Golf Magazine

The Perserve Golf Course on Rathburn Lake is new to the Honey Creek Resort State Park, It will be featured in the January issue of GOLF magazine for being one of the best new courses. The Preserve is an 18-hole golf course designed for the novice and experienced golfer, located in Centerville, Iowa, in Appanoose County. The course is accompanied with a top-notch resort. Blending with the surrounding landscapes, the resort’s smooth stone and wood outside give it the aura of a “cabin for kings,” and inside is no different. There is ample space for everyone, and the aquatics center goes above and beyond, too.

Honey Creek Resort State Park, Iowa’s first destination park and opened in September, 2008. The resort is a public/private partnership with public ownership and private management. The 2005 Legislature authorized a bonding package that raised $28 million in revenue bonds for the park. The Legislature appropriated a total of $13.5 million over several years to complete the construction, and local organizations have raised over $4 million as a private match. Also, the Grow Iowa Values Fund authorized $1 million a year from FY 2007 through FY 2010 for the resort. Additional funding will also be derived from Iowa’s Park and Institutional Road Fund, Marine Fuel Tax, federal funding assistance, and other sources.

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake, an exciting and scenic part of Honey Creek Resort State Park, is a course for everyone. Multiple tees make for an adequate challenge for the low handicapper and an enjoyable experience for those less competitive. Nestled within 240 acres of rolling prairie just south of the resort’s entrance, this Kevin Norby links design in sure to treat every golfer with an experience not easily forgotten.

Bill Burch, a Centerville local, and entrepreneur manages businesses on his own including Commercial Resources, Inc. a professional employer organization (PEO) and administrative and accounting service firm in Appanoose County. Burch is not only an entrepreneur in his own right, but also an employee and business partner to successful advertising tycoon Morgan Cline. Cline, an Appanoose County native, developed what has become one of the world’s largest pharmaceutical advertising agencies Cline, Davis, and Mann.

Bill Burch had this to say about the golfing at the extravagant Honey Creek Resort: “Honey Creek golf is the best! The views spectacular! The quality of the facility and the staff are unmatched in the region!”

So, if you’re looking for the golfing experience of a lifetime, or just a weekend getaway to a secluded section of a secluded state, the resort, located on Rathbun Lake is perfect for you. To learn more, visit to begin your planning today.

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