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Lonnie Poole

Lonnie Poole

1509 Main Campus Dr Raleigh, NC 27606 URL:   Course Website

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The Lonnie Poole Golf Course is a dream come true for NC State University. The stunning layout has been designed by Arnold Palmer and the design team at Arnold Palmer Design Company (including Erik Larsen and Brandon Johnson, both NC State graduates). With breathtaking views of the Raleigh skyline and the award winning Centennial Campus, the golf course has become a favorite in the golf community. The purpose of the facility is to provide a public golf course on the Centennial Campus of NC State University that serves as a venue for the men's and women's varsity golf teams.

It also facilitates turfgrass and storm water research associated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). Likewise, the golf course serves as a teaching and training facility for the Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program in the College of Natural Resources. The course is very playable for all skill levels and a large challenge to low handicap players. We feel that you will find this course as one of the finest in the area, one of the best university facilities, and worthy of one of the premier universities in the nation.

Course Information for Lonnie Poole

Facility Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
1 golf course(s)

Lonnie Poole Information:
General: 18 hole regulation length course
Daily Fee golf course
Designed by Arnold Palmer
71 par, 7,358 yards
University facility

Green Fees: Weekend: $75.00 *
* includes golf cart where available

Staff: Contact: Chip Watson, General Manager
Golf Professional: Nick Dillman


Amenities:
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Raleigh, NC

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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 150 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Very solid course This is probably my second favorite course since I've moved here to NC. This course is challenging from the tips but allows for scoring on some holes. The overall facility is awesome, great practice area, it is WAY better than UNC and right there with DUKE. The overall conditions were very good, still some winter kill, which was somewhat disappointing given a University course and their budget but still nice. The golf carts with the Ipad GPS was nice but it sucks because they have trackers on them and shut off when driving in certain areas, that was the only bad thing. For some reason it was cart path only when I played even though the fairways were dry but again its a University course so they can be quirky. Overall I would highly recommend given some of the prices you can get on GNOW. I will return. August 26, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Disappointed Unfortunately I have played this course several times before and it has been a much better experience. I regret not leaving reviews after those rounds, but I felt compelled to do so this time. This was the worst experience I have had at Lonnie Poole. My first issue was with the girl at the snack bar. No personality and did not seem to know what she was doing. I also do not like that I had to wait until 11:00am to get a Bloody Mary, but that was the least of my concerns. The glaring issue this day was out on the course. I think every hole had some ground under repair. I also felt as though every hole had some maintenance guy screwing around doing something or other with no regard to the oncoming golfers. This is a pet peeve on a golf course. I have previously worked course maintenance, and know that these guys should have all this work complete by early morning. We teed off around 11am and these guys should have been scarce. It's ironic too since the course conditions were the worst I have seen. Blame gets put on the weather and climate, but unless it's a real drought like California is having, then there really are no excuses for poor course conditions. I hope it's better the next time I come here, but in the meantime I'll stick to playing UNC Finley. August 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Always Interesting First time playing course in a month or 2, but course is in nice shape considering the heat. Had to replace sod in some spots from winter but doesn't really impact round. Rough is pretty tough so hitting down fairway is always a good idea. Definitely will come back again, especially after first hole in one on 17. August 5, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Great layout, below average conditions The course was having some work done. Quite a few fairways with patchwork grass or large sod areas stil growing in. Greens were below average and not fully grown in. Could be a great course when healthy. July 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Golf Really enjoyed playing Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Great view of the Raleigh skyline and the course was beautiful. Some dead spots, and construction going on but overall nice course. July 21, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Tough but fair Wide fairways but lots of blind shots but if you play here a few times it could be more fun July 18, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Wolfpack Great facilities at the course to support NC State golf team and students. I love the course layout but it's still new course so course conditions not fantastic. I'd come back and play this course again! July 16, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nice Course The course was in great shape and played well. Great price too July 8, 2015
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