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4.5
436 Reviews (436)
5 Stars
239
4 Stars
143
3 Stars
34
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
95.8%
Recommend this course
402 out of 436 reviews
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4.6
81 Reviews (81)
5 Stars
56
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.5%
Recommend this course
79 out of 81 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.7
118 Reviews (118)
5 Stars
86
4 Stars
28
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.6
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.3%
Recommend this course
116 out of 118 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7358 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.4
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Lonnie Poole Golf Course
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Course Details

Year Built 2009
Architect Arnold Palmer (2009)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - included in green fees
Clubs Yes
Pull-carts Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Golf Simulator Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Indoor Practice Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted Yes
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Dress code No denim, cut off shorts, bathing suits or tank tops may be worn while using the golf facilities. A collared shirt must be worn at all times.

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

  • Golf Advisor: Top 25 College Courses in the U.S. (2019 #21)
  • Golf Advisor: Top Courses in North Carolina (2017 #20)

Reviews

4.5
436 Reviews (436)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 26
Patio Dining 21
Dinner 15
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 40
Bunkers 39
Plays Long 31
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 34
A Weekend Splurge 23
Entertaining Clients 21
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 47
On a College Campus 39
Near the Airport 17

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Played On
Reviews 3
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/16/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University.

Played On
Reviews 137
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor

Bentgrass Greens are Good.....Not Great

Overall course is in great condition. Greens are a little spongy, slow having just come out of the summer heat and watering season.....will be better come Nov. Fun layout if you play from the proper tees!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University.

Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The Best Golf Experience in Raleigh

This has to be my favorite course hands down. The course, even in October, is in immaculate shape. Everything was well groomed, sand was soft, greens were perfect, and the Course Marshalls as well as everyone working at Lonnie Poole was extremely nice. I will definitely be back, not just because how great of a course this is but because of the fantastic service you get from employees at the course. It was pretty busy since the weather was perfect but that didn't affect the experience one bit. I would recommend this course to anyone looking for a great and challenging course that is not overly expensive compared to what's around the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good

October is having it's effect on fairway. Bring a sand wedge. Nice facility. Course is long for me playing and walking. Lots of distance between holes and the walker path is not always clear. Not much right before you get into dead hay. Looks nice but it's punishing. All tee buses were nice and the guests were not obnoxious.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course and staff are great. Pace of play was horrible - made a pretty day on a good course very unpleasant.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/15/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Nice Day

Tough but fair course. Greens a little slow and some pin placements were difficult.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

A day well spent at Lonnie Poole

Spent today playing 18 on this beautiful course. Really like the layout and the challenges to the course. I will definitely be back when I come to visit my daughter in Raleigh...

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/06/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great layout.

Belong at a local club in Cary, but enjoy playing Lonnie Poole a couple times a year as a change up. IIt is always a challenge and views of the city are awesome!! Pro shop staff and course rangers were great. Very friendly.. Will be back!!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/15/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/06/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University!

Played On
Reviews 1
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Pace Fair
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Commented on 09/26/2020

Hi, thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Track, Needs a Rest - too many rounds

Excellent track, very hard course. You can tell its had way too many rounds this year and the greens are suffering for it. They were a little shaggy and damp, probably to keep them from being destroyed, so the putting was not very consistent. The layout is phenomenal, all the holes are interesting, I don't think I saw a single "throw away" design in the bunch.

This is an extreme home course advantage for NCSU golf, what an interesting track and very challenging. I couldn't imagine playing it from the competition tees, the Red (think blue everywhere else - no blue at NCSU!) was tough enough at 6500. The comp tees are almost 1,000 yards longer and par 71!

Go, enjoy, be aware its a bit pricey and the greens have taken a beating.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 10/15/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass on your feedback to the teams in charge so they can work to make changes. Thanks for visiting Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 11
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Go Pack!!

Course layout is always challenging. Tee boxes , fairways and bunkers were great! Greens held great... but some places on the greens that need some work. Probably due to all the rain we have had in the area. Over all love playing this course when they have the special prices. Go Pack!!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/26/2020

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

The greens were not in the best shape for a course of this caliber. It seems that very few people repair their ball marks. Quite disappointing.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/26/2020

Thank you for visiting us at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 53
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/22/2020

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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