Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University

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4.3
307 Reviews (307)
5 Stars
149
4 Stars
110
3 Stars
28
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
92.4%
Recommend this course
276 out of 307 reviews
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4.5
17 Reviews (17)
5 Stars
10
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
2
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0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.4
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.4
94.1%
Recommend this course
16 out of 17 reviews
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4.4
33 Reviews (33)
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
12
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.4
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
97.0%
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32 out of 33 reviews
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Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7358 yards
Slope 142
Rating 74.4
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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Competition 72 7358 yards 74.4 142
Black 72 6916 yards 72.0 138
Red 72 6502 yards 70.3 131
Wolfpack 72 6027 yards 68.5 122
Wolfpack (W) 72 6027 yards 73.5 134
Gray 72 5508 yards 66.1 111
Gray (W) 72 5508 yards 70.6 123
Pink 72 4869 yards 63.2 100
Pink (W) 72 4869 yards 67.1 115
Scorecard for Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Competition M: 74.7/142 578 235 552 373 462 163 589 177 490 3619 389 665 472 448 194 549 405 135 482 3739 7358
Black M: 72.4/137 542 207 526 373 459 151 554 163 439 3414 369 631 424 410 159 549 379 118 463 3502 6916
Red M: 70.8/132 W: 76.5/140 507 181 526 350 419 143 554 138 395 3213 369 582 391 375 138 504 379 110 441 3289 6502
Wolfpack M: 68.8/123 W: 74.0/134 507 181 501 298 358 131 493 138 358 2965 345 553 391 337 138 468 341 110 379 3062 6027
Gray M: 66.4/111 W: 70.9/124 456 160 468 257 358 107 444 115 322 2687 287 525 356 337 121 427 285 104 379 2821 5508
Pink M: 63.1/99 W: 66.7/114 400 143 450 242 271 87 400 95 286 2374 237 477 330 303 100 399 234 92 323 2495 4869
Handicap 11 9 1 13 5 17 7 15 3 16 2 8 10 14 6 12 18 4
Par 5 3 5 4 4 3 5 3 4 36 4 5 4 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 72

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
307 Reviews (307)

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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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
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
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
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
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
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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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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
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Commented On 04/19/2019

Hi, thank you for the five stars! We are glad to see that you had a great golfing experience at Lonnie Poole Golf Course. We'll see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good challenge

My former colleague and I try to play once a week weather permitting and this course is the most difficult one we play. The variety of hole layouts is very good and it is a good challenge for handicappers in the mid 90’s. Driving range and ancillary facilities are very good.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/13/2019

Hi, thank you for your four-star review of Lonnie Poole Golf Course! We are glad that you enjoy playing here and find it challenging. We'll see you again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Layout, Marginal Conditions

Too much rain and cool temps have kept Poole in marginal conditions for March. Greens were good....other than numerous unrepaired ball marks! Fairways are damp and matted down. Collars are very spongy. Once we get some dry weather with heat the course will be back to it's usual great condition. Wait until May unless you get a great deal.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented On 03/15/2019

Hi Morgan, we appreciate your feedback. The weather unfortunately is out of our control, but we assure you that it won't be like this much longer. We'll see you out there again soon.

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Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 25 Contributor
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First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Interesting Palmer Layout

The Lonnie Poole course at NC State was an interesting test. It has the traditional hallmarks of Palmer designs with lots of sand around, in some cases with large lips to clear. It was soggy when I played it but they rolled the greens and they were firm and fast, so it was a bit inconsistent if you landed on the green or in the fringe. The greens are undulating and you have to aim for the right spots mores than the flag a lot. Would need to play it a few times to get it all figured out.

The practice facilities are a little odd with a chipping area in the middle of the front 9 in the woods, and a practice tee for the college team by the 11th tee (they hit over it back to the range). You also need to follow the signs because the routing is a little screwy.

But there are several interesting holes and it would be a fun play in season when in top shape I'd imagine. Worth a stop if you're in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/05/2019

Hi, thank you so much for the five-star review! We appreciate your feedback regarding the layout. We look forward to seeing you out there again soon.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Wish I hit a fade.

Good layout, great shape for the recent weather, greens surprisingly good for winter, good course for a left to right ball flight which is surprising for an AP design. You won’t regret playing here unless you choose the wrong tee box.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 01/23/2019

Hi, thank you for the five stars! We are glad that you found our course in great shape and enjoyed the layout. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll see you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Previously Played

Way too slow. No help from marshal.

I think the Marshal thinks it’s funny that the round was 5:10. That’s the impression I have.

Conditions Average
Value Poor
Layout Poor
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/28/2019

Hi, we are sorry if your round was slower than average the other day and we apologize for the way our staff treated you. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope that you will consider coming back in the future.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great golf course in Raleigh

Lonnie Poole is always in good shape. Golf rangers were very helpful today as the cart GPS was not working and they changed our cart out while we were on the course. Very friendly staff, excellent course.
Don’t miss an opportunity to experience the beautiful views of downtown Raleigh while playing this course.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 11/30/2018:
Hi Karen, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you had a great golfing experience with us the other day. Come back again soon!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Another great day

Once again played Lonnie Poole golf course, really one best courses in area, played with three friends all single digit handicap, and all three thought greens unfair, think might be the golfer, as make 20 foot putt nobody says anything. The course in great shape and speed play was good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 11/30/2018:
Hi, thank you for the four stars! We are glad that you found Lonnie Poole Golf Course in great shape and had a good time with your friends. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
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 Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 10/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are glad that you had an enjoyable round of golf with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon.
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