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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

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Raleigh, NC

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Lonnie Poole 4.3 5 88 88
Unique course in the area Lonnie Poole is a tough course if you aren't in the fairway. The long worry grass and numerous sand trap/waste areas make this course a unique challenge from others in the triangle July 6, 2014
Tough but fair I played my first round at LP and it was terrific. The course is tough but fair. It is well groomed. The greens are smooth, true, and fast. The facilities are beautiful. The price was fair for the experience. I look forward to going back soon. July 3, 2014
Surprising new updates since I was last here I hadn't been here since the new clubhouse was opened. Let's just say I'm glad they had signed pointing me to the Pro Shop because this place is huge. The carts are new since I had been here as well, they are the same type of cart as before and still have the ball and club washer as well as the foot cleaner, but they now have a tablet mounted in the center that tells distance to the center of the green and can be used to keep score. They are also GPS tracked, so if you try to drive the cart somewhere that you shouldn't it will warn you and then disable the cart so you can't go any further. There was one place on the cart path on the Hole 6 where the cart started to disable despite being on the cart path. We did make it up the hill without too much fuss but it goes to show that GPS isn't always super accurate. One thing that I was a bit disappointed about was that Hole 8 was completely close for bunker construction. They are in the process of redoing the sand in all of their bunkers. The places with new sand looked really nice, bright white and the sand was powdery fine. Very easy to lose a ball in if you aren't watching carefully. Hole 1 also is under bunker reconstruction, but was still open for play. The rest of the course was in great condition. My brother works for a nice private course in Charlotte and every time I golf with him he is showing me stuff that would never fly at his course, and the only thing that he had to complain about yesterday was that the grounds crew were out watering the greens while we were shooting for the greens. All in all, we had a lot of fun playing this course and was well worth the money I spent on Golf Now. I don't know that I would be happy paying full price to play here, but the course is in great condition minus the construction. June 30, 2014
Beautiful course Very scenic ... fairways and greens in excellent shape. They're doing some work and #8 is closed. Working on traps in other parts of the course, but it didn't detract much from the overall experience. June 29, 2014
Good but not worth price If you're an nc state fan you'll love it otherwise it's just not worth it. Good course and maintained well just to expensive June 28, 2014
This course was a disaster... Everything was unorganized from the minute we got there. Lack of directional signs, complete un-organization by the starter, multiple holes under complete construction, multiple holes on front 9 (played second) with no tee box markers, played a par 5 as a par 3, complete chaos. Worst time I've had playing golf in a long time due to the sheer frustration of just trying to figure out what is going on. This place really needs to get it together because it is a great course layout, just not being run well at all. Former PGA Professional June 11, 2014
Terrible!!! Don't play here! The greens were aerated and two of the holes were closed. When I talked with the staff about two holes being closed, they gave me a canned answer about the green fee being reduced from $80 to $50. Since I used Golfnow and paid $38, the argument didn't impress me. I had called the day before and asked about the greens and been assured that they weren't too bad. I guess if I were in Scotland a hundred years ago they'd be fine. If you pay for 18 holes, shouldn't you be allowed to play them. There are much better places to play for the money. June 10, 2014
Could be better I always leave this course wondering how State could have a turf management school. The course could be so much more, with better tee boxes, better maintained greens and such. Also, the bunkers were being rebuilt, so several were closed on the front nine. I like this course, but only when I get a discounted price, because normal conditions don't warrant the higher tee time costs. June 6, 2014
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