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4.5
383 Reviews (383)
5 Stars
204
4 Stars
128
3 Stars
31
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.4
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.3
97.0%
Recommend this course
351 out of 383 reviews
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4.7
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
36
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.3
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.5
StaffFriendliness
4.7
100.0%
Recommend this course
47 out of 47 reviews
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4.7
75 Reviews (75)
5 Stars
55
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.7
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.7%
Recommend this course
74 out of 75 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
383 Reviews (383)

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 8
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Condition

Fairways and greens were excellent. A tough, but fun, course. One of the best in the area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course, tough for hackers

First let me say that I loved the course....the only reason giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is because it's not the easiest layout for a hacker like me or like most of the guys I play with. That being said, I prefer more challenging courses and this is definitely one of them. If you're not proficient with sand saves, you will be when done with this course!! If you're planning on walking, know that there are a couple of holes that are very far from tee to green and with the hills, it's definitely a hike. It is a little on the pricey side, but I don't usually mind paying more for a quality course and quality conditions, and this is both. Very challenging course if you're a hacker like me, but overall I was very satisfied and would love to play this course again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
Played On
Reviews 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Go Pack!!

The course was in fantastic condition. Pace of play was a little slow. Will definitely come back to play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Awesome

Gorgeous facility, awesome course, very friendly staff. For a course with little water I still lost balls in the high rough, keep it straight! Great mix of difficulty followed by “easy” holes. Played from the Wolfpack tees and would recommend for first time players at NCSU to get a feel for the course. I will be back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ride don’t walk

Once on the hole it’s great, but some of the tees are a long ways far from greens!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Played On
Reviews 40
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/18/2020

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 40
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 Good
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hi, 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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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hi, 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 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course- a must play

Course was still great following aeration. Fairways are fast, bunkers are in great condition, pace was right around 4:15. Views of Raleigh add a great touch to the experience.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Thank you for your review, Mcgolder. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Commented on 06/08/2020

Thank you for your review, Mcgolder. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Amazing

It is so wonderful course. And i feel really enjoyed.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2020

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!

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Commented on 06/08/2020

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 40
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 Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hi, 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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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hi, 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 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played
Wet weather
Used cart

Good course, could be great with better pacing

I love this course, I really do. I'm a long driver with a draw, and so many holes on this course play to my strengths, and I've played it probably 20+ times. However, the pace of play is usually atrocious. I have had numerous 5.5-6 hour rounds out here that are just a slog to get through. Definitely a lot of younger kids playing in the twilight times that don't understand ready golf (got stuck behind a 4some that would all watch each other hit without walking to their balls etc), and just general slow play from a lot of people. Greens are usually a battlefield full of unfixed ball marks which can be quite irritating for the price you pay.

If LP can work on their pacing, enforce pace of play much more strictly, and push the "Ready golf" mentality on those packed full days, this course could really turn in to some of the best value for your money in the area. I would come play twilight rounds all the dang time if I knew I could get 18 holes in on a 430 tee time. Please improve the pace of play!

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once 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 05/27/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked

Great track... getting better every year!

I have been playing LP for over 10 years now... and it's been a real treat to see this course evolve into a true gem. For years people have spoken of LP at the 3rd best college course in the area... today... I hear more and more people rate it right up there... if not above Duke GC.
I am a walker and this course has a couple of long treks from green to tee early in the round, but from the 3rd tee on this is a wonderful walking course. The back nine is one of the best walks in the Triangle!
Great variety of holes and shot selections... my favorites are the very tough #5... and the back to back strength of 11 and 12. 11 is one of the best par 5's around... with amazing views of most of the back nine and Raleigh skyline in the distance. And the finish on 18 is as good as it gets!
The course is awesome, but the staff makes this place my golf home. Chip and Nick and their entire team run a great course... they have been a true life saver keeping the course open and in the most amazing shape the last 12 weeks of Covid-19!
I would recommend LP to any player... and if you want to really test your game move to the Black or State tees for all your can handle.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hi, 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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Commented on 06/08/2020

Hi, 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 4
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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 7
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Definitely a unique course

Course was in excellent shape and I was more concerned about the cart turning off when I was “in a restricted area.” I am sorry for driving in the rough about two yards from the fairway. The layout is confusing if you have not played the course before. For Example, #2 & #8 and #4 & #6 are very likely to make you have to think rather than just follow the path.

The course does have several moments of awe-inspiring nature and a great view of downtown.

Will play again only when less than $60. With prices upwards of $80—-you are better off playing UNC Finley in Chapel Hill.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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 15
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

Great day golf

Great course, bring down to reality, after playing other course which make feel good, this course is real thing< pace play was good and course good condition. Don’t have be long hitter but need be accurate ball striker,once again hD good day golfing even kn bad holes hard get upset.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/27/2020

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

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