Always a treat playing here. We got on late in the afternoon and was not able to play all 18 holes but I would go back anytime. Excellent experience. Not for the faint of heart! This course can (and will) eat your lunch!
September 15, 2014
One and (probably) done!
First of all, let me just say that I could normally not afford to play this course, but when a GolfNow offering popped up for $30/person, I jumped at it, as it's usually $60-80/round. The guys who were paired with us were much the same, as they won a round as a gift at some event, but get this - they still had to pay $25 each to share a cart. Really, NCSU? REALLY?? That being said, let's get through the obvious - the course was incredibly beautiful and pristine. Some of the vistas were breathless. The natural and native areas throughout the course are superbly placed and absolutely increased my enjoyment. The onboard gps was perfect! What lessened my enjoyment was the lack of instructions from the staff (who knew we were first-timers) - we weren't advised where to buy snacks, where to go to grab our cart, that we were paired with anyone and to wait for them. Also disappointing was the unusual number of golfers on the course with boom-boxes blasting bad country music - seems like a course ranger would occasionally meander by to check on such things but none was ever around. Overall, it was really good. Better customer service would have made it just about perfect. I'm "one and done" mostly because I'll probably never find a deal like that again. There are great golf deals out there, but NCSU obviously likes to weed out us scrubs by regularly asking a king's ransom to play Lonnie Poole. BTW - I'm a big Wolfpack fan and broke 90 on my outing.
September 14, 2014
One of the best courses in the area
I am a little biased as I am a member at LP. The work that has gone on to renovate the bunkers and tee boxes since May is really beginning to pay off. Not only is it a visually stunning course it is playing really well too.
On the playing front there are a few holes that are suited to the bombers out there but generally it requires thought and shot shaping to score well. It takes a few rounds to get a feel for the undulations in the fairways and knowledge of good positional play. So keep coming back.
September 2, 2014
Great course, overall.
The course is designed amazingly, and makes you show up with your A-game.
Currently, they are doing work on the course, so the conditions are a little rough in spots; but I can't wait to see the final product.
The greens were punched, so it was a little rough, in that aspect.
There is a touch screen GPS in each cart. that made a world of difference in my game. I never want to golf again without it!
Overall, the normal rates are a little steep, considering the amount of other good-quality courses in the area; but it is absolutely worth the splurge, occasionally!
August 31, 2014
I am a 14 handicap and fon this a fun challenge. I played with some members of the course so they helped me navigate and choose shots.
The course is user construction in spots for improvements. Other than that it is in beautiful shape.
August 18, 2014
Great day on the links!
Thoroughly enjoyed the round. Great staff and the layout of the course is spectacular! Very picturesque and challenging but fair. Greens were perfect and fast. Would definitely play it again!!
August 17, 2014
Nice course with lots of elevation changes
Played this course for the first time yesterday. Really nice course. Fairways and greens were in good condition. Currently back 9 is having sand for the traps changed out and 2 holes were not playable, but still had a great time on the course. Fairways are nice and wide to accommodate any level of golfer. Play from the back tee markers would be a really tough and long play.
August 12, 2014
Bunker and Tee Box renovation in progress
They are in the middle of a bunker and tee box renovation. I was not happy to find 2 holes closed due to bunker renovation and allot of tee boxes closed due to being re-soded. It would have been nice to know this up front
August 8, 2014