Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University

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4.3
318 Reviews (318)
5 Stars
153
4 Stars
115
3 Stars
30
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.4
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
92.0%
Recommend this course
286 out of 318 reviews
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Average Rating
Avg Rating
4.4
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
9
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.0
Layout
4.2
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.8
95.5%
Recommend this course
21 out of 22 reviews
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4.4
30 Reviews (30)
5 Stars
15
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.8
Layout
4.1
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.6
93.3%
Recommend this course
28 out of 30 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
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
Walking Allowed Yes
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.

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Reviews

4.3
318 Reviews (318)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 20
Dinner 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 39
Bunkers 38
Plays Long 30
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
A Weekend Splurge 22
Entertaining Clients 20
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 46
On a College Campus 38
Near the Airport 16

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a test

Greens fast and firm and there are always those 8 round defining shots you have to hit. Always a treat. Wish the course was closer to my house.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/10/2019

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

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Favorite Course In Raleigh

Always a fantastic experience playing st Lonnie Poole. The staff is always accommodating and the course was in great shape. I would highly recommend the course to both the high handicapper and the scratch golfer.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Chris. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. Lonnie Poole Golf Course thanks you!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but Fun and Fair

Bent grass greens have survived the summer heat. They rolled true, not too quick. Rough was not overly penal but got your attention. Fun layout if you play from the correct tees. Was thrilled that we played in 4 hrs on the nose.....sometimes pace can be brutal.....esp. on weekends.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 09/20/2019

Hi Morgan. 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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

GREAT COURSE!!

AWESOME golf course. Always in great shape. Pace of play is always good. One of my favorites.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/05/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/28/2019

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Best of the 3 University Courses

Played for the 1st time and it did not disappoint. Played Duke & UNC Finley over the same weekend and Lonnie Poole was in the best condition. Duke & UNC Finley are also great layouts but Lonnie's greens were in better shape than Duke & UNC Finely. Stay out of the bunkers! Fairways in great shape and the greens were running at a good pace. Will definitely be back

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 08/09/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing Lonnie Poole Golf Course.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/09/2019

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Lonnie Poole course

Course is not for me to hard.
GPS on the cart is virtually useless.
The golf path is in front of your tee, and you can't back up to get a good distance, and the exit area from the fairway is + 100 yards before get to the green.
Also at the price you pay you would think the water in the coolers would be cold!
I will not go back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Course

Even though I’m a Tar Heel and I love UNC Finley! Lonnie Poole is an awesome course, in great condition!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/24/2019

Hi, thank you for the five stars! We're glad that you agree that Lonnie Poole is awesome. We'll see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Good course, non-existent playing partners.

Lonnie Poole is a very good course. I thought the greens were a little bit beat up, but that course does get a lot of play.

The only problem I had with the round is the no-show GolfNow people I was supposed to play with. I showed up for the appointed tee time, but the three other players (I did not know these three people) were no shows. Foursomes all over the tee sheet and I was a solo player. Fortunately, another GolfNow golfer who was stood up by his other three players was available, so the two of us waited on every shot because we were a twosome among a field of foursomes.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/24/2019

Hi, we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. Regardless if they are a GolfNow customer or not, does not change the fact that people can no show to the course. We apologize that it caused slower pace of play as a result, but we hope that you were still able to enjoy your round. We look forward to seeing you in the near future.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great track! Great facilities.
A treat to play and great value.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/24/2019

Hi Bob and Sue, thank you for the five stars! We are glad that you enjoyed our overall facility and course. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
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 Average
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Commented on 06/24/2019

Hi Timmy, thank you for the five stars! We are glad that you enjoyed your round of golf at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great course

Felt a bit rushed off the box and had the cart buzzing about rate of play because we let a single and a twosome through. Otherwise, really nice and challenging course. Aeration in full effect, but dated and noted in purchase box. Wasn't a fan of the constant rate of play notification - understandable when hacking on a bad day, but not for proper etiquette.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hi, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you had an overall good time with us the other day. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love the course, the layout, the staff, the location. All good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/24/2019

Hi, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to hear that you enjoyed playing Lonnie Poole Golf Course and had a great experience with our staff. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Fantastic Course, A Must Play when in Raleigh

Everything was GREAT!!!

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/22/2019

Hi Howard, thank you for the five stars! We are thrilled to hear that you had an overall great time with us the other day. We'll see you again soon.

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

Excellent experience

This may have been one of my best golf experiences and I play regularly at different courses in Canada and the US. The Palmer design, difficulty and condition ( only blemish was greens had been recently aerated ) was excellent. It is a beautiful golf course and I hope to return one day.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/28/2019

Hi, thank you for the five-star review! We are thrilled that you had a great experience at Lonnie Poole Golf Course! We appreciate your feedback, and we hope that you will be back again one day!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very difficult

If you are an average golfer with a higher handicap you probably do not want to take on this course. The high grass right off the fairways makes this a very frustrating course to play.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Poor
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 05/20/2019

Hi, thank you for the four-star review. We appreciate your feedback and advice. We'll see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

1st time at Lonnie Poole

Had a beautiful day. The course was being aerated but greens still putted pretty well. Course is very scenic and you have a beautiful view of the Raleigh skyline from the 11th tee. Very challenging with plenty of sand traps. Would recommend the Wolfpack tees the first time playing so you get a feel for the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 05/17/2019

Hi, thank you for the five-star review! We are happy to hear that you had a great time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course! Thanks for your detailed feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Perfect weather
Used cart

great course

the course was in very good shape, the greens were very firm and fast. I enjoy this course very much. leave your shots below the hole otherwise you may have a lot of 3 putts

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/06/2019

Hi, thank you for the five stars! We are so happy to hear that you had a great time at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. We'll see you again soon.

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