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Ben Splichal

Ben Splichal, PGA


PGA Crest

Centerville, IA
The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

About Ben

Ben Splichal brings 20 years of experience in the golf industry to The Preserve team, which he joined in January 2017. As an assistant golf professional at a PGA-recognized facility, his PGA classification is A-8. After graduation from college at the Golf Academy of America in Phoenix, he start his first job as an assistant golf professional at Lincoln Park Golf Course in his home state of North Dakota. His experience has allowed him to pursue job opportunities at golf courses in North Dakota, Arizona, Colorado, and now Iowa. Ben has developed a passion for the game, as well as an enthusiasm for working with and meeting new people, by working in different markets. He enjoys teaching, playing, and growing the game, and also has 15 years as a golf instructor and coach. Ben resides in Centerville, Iowa, with his wife, Libby. He's excited to be part of The Preserve and Honey Creek Resort!



Ben's Experience

Helping players achieve their goals.

Getting Started

Learn the basics

Get comfortable for business golf

Avoid embarrassment on the first tee

Having More Fun

Connect with golfers of similar age

Have more fun on the course

Connect with golfers of similar skill

Improving Your Game

Break 100

Break 80

Improve your Short Game

Make the high school golf team

Get swing diagnostic testing

Earn a college golf scholarship

Prepare for Tournament Golf

Add 10 yards

Break 90

Students & Lessons

Coaching Services

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Skills & Tools

Improve with Ben.

Full Swing
Course Strategy
Social Engagement
Club Fitting
Wedge Play
Wind Play
Ben's Facilities

The Preserve on Rathbun Lake

Moravia IA


The Preserve is designed to suit golfers of every age and skill level, and also offers PGA golf lessons and club fittings. With a perfect blend of great golf and natural landscapes, the 7,000-yard course meanders through scenic prairie and oak savannas, and is Audubon-certified in recognition of its sustainable practices. With five sets of tees, carts with the latest in GPS technology, and unmatched guest service, The Preserve is sure to provide you with an exceptional golfing experience. Make it a weekend with a golf package and treat the family with all there is to do at Honey Creek Resort. The Preserve is a proud member of the Iowa Golf Association. It has been ranked as #3 Best Iowa Golf Course for 2020 by, as well as #5 in Iowa for Best Public Golf Courses, and has also been recognized in Golf Digest's Best New Public Courses of 2009, Golf Magazine's 2009 Best New Courses, and Golf Inc.'s Developments of the Year.

*Coaching available to public


12633 Resort Dr, Moravia, IA 52571-8043

Facility Offerings
Free Golf at The Preserve

Up to 3 rounds of golf included with the purchase of a lesson package.

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