Course was as good as it can be in the winter dormant state. . Forgiving off the tee on most holes . Challenge came on the greens and approach shots. Great view of Raleigh skyline on a number of holes on the back nine. Would love to play again in prime growing season. Staff was friendly and helpful.
December 5, 2014
My first experience with Lonnie
I probably should have done some research on the course design etc. before trying to play this course but that's not how I usually choose where I play. I had an old friend coming in for the weekend and we had played Finley a month or so ago on his last visit so I thought it would be fun to try Lonnie Poole. I think the course is what they wanted, but is way too unforgiving for a recreational golfer, very narrow and once you get off the second cut you either drop another ball and go on or do the easter egg hunt deal. All four of us had some issues keeping the ball in play and once you missed the fairway even by a yard you probably would never see your ball from that shot again. My first shot off the first tee was a wonderful blast that was farther than my next opponent by fifty or sixty yards, I was ecstatic. But I missed the left side of the fairway by two yards at the most, first ball drop... The foursome behind us we noticed had a fifth person that was just walking ahead of the players spotting the ball. Something I had never seen before, but now understand. They had obviously played the course before. My friend and I had had enough by nine and headed for the clubhouse. We had found a forgotten wedge by a previous group and we were going to turn it in to the lost and found. The two guys we were playing with, had also mentioned that they had been given a great rate for the afternoon when they found out we had booked through GolfNow at 69 per person. They only paid 44 dollars apiece, the special afternoon rate at LP. However our discussion with the boy in the clubhouse was less than encouraging. He insisted that we had contracted with GN and that was our rate, he could not change it. I know that is not the policy with other courses in the area, they have told me of their lower rate and honored that on several occasions, when I paid for the round. The only other thing I want to mention was about the carts. Carts were new and in good condition, however the GPS did some weird things, stopping us from driving in certain areas and the screen was locked so it would not tell us yardage and course hazard data that is usual. That was just our cart, the other cart's GPS assist seemed to be functioning as normal. Hope your experience is a better one than ours.
November 23, 2014
Love This Course
Lonnie Poole will never bore you. There's a challenge on every hole, try it you'll like it. I would recommend this course for an intermediate golfer as hitting the fairways is crucial.
The fairways are turning dormant however greens are still in great shape.
November 16, 2014
Lonnie Poole has improved greatly
The last time I played Lonnie Poole was before their new clubhouse was built and I thought that the course at that time was very hard. Now they have the new club house built, and it is beautiful, they have also done some course improvements. One that I greatly appreciate is they took all of the "love" grass out! Before there was "love" grass in the sand traps and it was extremely unfair, I thought. Now all of the sand traps are beautiful, if you aren't in them, and the course plays much fairerr. They have also taken alot of woods out and opened up areas around the greens. The course is very nice and now rates as one of my favorites and a little better the UNC Finley, and I'm a UNC fan...The carts all of gps and maps of the course!
November 13, 2014
We enjoyed our vist to LP.
The staff was very friendly from the Bag drop - to the Check in - to the Starter. The course was wonderful. The GPS in the Carts was very helpful. We got a great deal on Golfnow and we look forward to coming back soon.
November 10, 2014
Course was in in fantastic shape. The greens were a little quicker than usual, but that is what made it a little different from the other times I have played it.
November 1, 2014
Not your average course
Great course,very challenging,would be tough to walk.cart gps is best I've seen.bring your A game !!
September 23, 2014
Great for the price!
GolfNow had LP for $27. Couldn't pass that up. The course was in great condition. The greens were nice and fast but very true. When putting, don't play the break, because it won't break!
Oh yeah, avoid the bunkers, it's real sand.
September 22, 2014