Lonnie Poole Golf Course at North Carolina State University

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4.3
290
5 Stars
139
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
26
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
7
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.0
Amenities
4.3
91.7%
Recommend this course
260 out of 288 reviews
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4.3
18
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
100.0%
Recommend this course
18 out of 18 reviews
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4.2
47
5 Stars
23
4 Stars
15
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
3.9
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.4%
Recommend this course
42 out of 47 reviews
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Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7358
Slope 142
Rating 74.4
Type Public
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Lonnie Poole Golf Course
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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
290

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 25
Patio Dining 20
Dinner 14
Course Challenges Include:
Elevation Changes 38
Bunkers 37
Plays Long 30
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 33
A Weekend Splurge 21
Entertaining Clients 19
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 45
On a College Campus 37
Near the Airport 16

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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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great course very challenging

First time playing at Lonnie Poole. Great track played in 4 hours. Staff and starter were a pleasure to talk to. Tough course but multiple tee options allow you to make it more or less difficult. Great views of the Raleigh skyline!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 10/01/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five-star review! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first time out on Lonnie Poole Golf Course. Thanks for your feedback, and we look forward to seeing you again soon! #lonniepoolegolfcourse
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

Greens are So-So

The course is in great condition other than the greens. Greens have lots of thin areas and bare spots around the collars. Rest of course in great condition.

We need some nite temps into the low 60's to get the greens right. Always a fun play....from the correct tees......but I think it will be early Oct. before it's in prime condition.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 09/25/2018:
Hello Morgan, thanks 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 look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Man size course

This course is not for the average golfer. Major trouble lurks on every hole except for a few. Even Par 5’s are difficult with hazards in play. Pretty stressful probably for anyone with a 10 HC or more. Long bunker shots the norm, if you go offline or short. Greens were not in good condition but the beauty of the course is from tee to green. Even good players will be challenged. Recommend playing a tee box up from what you’re used to, because there’s no roll right now. A lot of downhill lies on approach shots also make several tough holes even harder. I would play it again, simply because it’s really hard, and makes other courses look like a walk in the park.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 09/10/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three stars. We hope that even if it was a challenge, you enjoyed your round of golf. We appreciate your feedback.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Love Lonnie, Just Not It’s Best Day

Lonnie Poole is a great course, but today just wasn’t it’s best day. The pace of play was pretty slow (especially for a weekday), we dealt with course maintenance crews on multiple holes and the greens weren’t up to their traditional standard. That said, I’ll definitely go back, when I’ll be hoping Lonnie gets back to being the course I’ve known and love.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 08/16/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review! We are sorry to hear that you caught us in a less than satisfactory day. We hope that you were able to still have a good time. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Played On
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 08/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are glad to see that you had a good round of golf with us the other day. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!
Played On
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Great Course - Great price

This is a really great course - challenging. Great staff. Nice cart - GPS a bonus. Opportunity to challenge yourself. It would be great if courses like this can offer hot deals (cheaper rates <$30) more often so that we "poor" golfers get the opportunity to play on superb courses. It worked for me this time because Golf Now offered the $25 off next round. Promotions like that are great- Golf Now

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 08/07/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our challenging course and had a good time. We do not price Hot Deals as this is totally with GolfNow, but we appreciate your feedback.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 08/07/2018:
Hello Dave, thank you for the five-star review! We are happy that you found our course both beautiful and a challenge. Thanks for stopping by, and we look forward to you coming back again soon!
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 greens had been verticut in past week. A little slow, inconsistent in speed. Rest of course in very good condition. Several collars around greens had been newly sodded. Love Lonnie but they really need to change to Bermuda greens.....the bent grass just doesn't tolerate NC summer heat. Probably won't play it again until mid-Sept when the nite temps drop.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 07/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review! We are glad that you enjoyed your round of golf at our course. We appreciate your feedback, and we look forward to having you back.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Great course, but...

My son and I were excited to play this course together for the first time. As we were about to tee off, we were joined by another father (a member) and son... the son was 6. The young beginning “golfer” hit, or tried to hit, multiple tee shots on each hole and then whiffed, shanked and topped his way down the fairway. We endured this for 18 holes. It was not the experience we expected at a championship course with hefty green fees.

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 07/18/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four stars! We are sorry to hear that your pairing did not match your handicap. We hope that you were still able to enjoy the layout, and we hope that you will come back to Lonnie Poole Golf Course soon.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Best course in the Raleigh-Durham Area

Besides being one of the best courses in Central NC it also has tremendous views of the surrounding Raleigh area. Favorite course to play .

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 07/17/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you found Lonnie Poole Golf Course the best course in Raleigh-Durham and that you enjoyed the views. We appreciate you stopping by, and we can't wait to have you back again soon.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great day of golf

Treated great. Conditions were very good. Couldn't have asked for anything better.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented On 07/13/2018

Hello Rick, thank you for the five stars! We are happy to hear that you found our course in great shape and had a positive experience with our staff. Thanks for stopping by, and we hope to see you again soon!

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

Challenging course, great conditions, pace of play poor

I thought the course was in great shape, extremely well maintained. But, pace of play was a problem. It was not a busy day there but there was a very slow twosome in front of us and the marshals, who were quite visible, did nothing to move play along. On a day when temperature was in the mid nineties, having to wait on every hole really detracts from the experience of this beautiful, challenging and well maintained course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Average
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 07/13/2018:
Hello, thank you for the three-star review. We are sorry to hear that you experienced poor pace of play, but we are glad that you found it in great shape. Your feedback is important to us, and we hope to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Better greens for a 5th star

The greens had been verticut and dressed a few weeks back, so they were hairy, soft and slow. On several occasions the ball plugged on the greens. I appreciate he fact that they were keeping them that way in the very hot weather, but would prefer the green speeds to be faster. Overall always a joy to play this track.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 07/05/2018:
Hello, thank you for the four-star review. We appreciate your feedback regarding the greens, but we hope that you enjoyed your overall round of golf. Come back again soon!
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Very nice

Outstanding course that’s getting a little work done around the greens. One small complaint about the greens staff, in that there more than a little rude. They don’t get out of the way when your trying to hit up to the greens they are working on, and fly around on there carts while your trying to hit. Obviously not golfers. We even had one guy nearly hit us with his cart , really dump behavior . Otherwise it’s a beautiful place.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 06/25/2018:
Hello and thank you for coming out to the Lonnie Poole Golf Course here in Raleigh. Thank you for the 5 stars! We apologize about how we missed the mark with our greens-keepers. We will make sure to pass this feedback on to our staff, and we hope that you see improvements the next time you are with us. Thanks again for the review, and we must thank you again for the 5 stars.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

One of my favorites

LP is a fun and challenging layout. The conditions are typically good, and there is an abundance of tees. One of the best in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 06/15/2018:
Hello Logan, thank you for the four stars! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our challenging layout and found our course in overall good condition. We appreciate your feedback, and we can't wait to see you again soon.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather

Collars are dead

For a course that has the resources that NCSU has, along with a turf management program, they have somehow allowed all the collars around the greens to die. There is a good one to two fee around each green with nothing but dirt. They notified everyone in advance that they had aerated the greens but it just did not seem as though there was a lot of grass covering all the greens as other courses in the area. For the money they ask to play this course, it really should be in much better shape. If I am not mistaken they just held the NCAA men's regionals just a few weeks ago at the course.

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Fair
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 06/08/2018:
Hello, thank you for taking the time to review our course. We are sorry to hear that you had a poor experience on our course. We just want to let you know that we are fixing the collars as we speak. We appreciate your feedback!
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Lived up to the Hype

Not much to say that hasn't already been said. Only downer about the round was that they just punched the greens so putting was not as fun as I had hoped. Otherwise great course; difficult, but multiple opportunities to score, and some really fun decisions especially on par 5s, of which there are plenty.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from Lonnie Poole Golf Course on 06/08/2018:
Hello, thank you for the five stars! We are sorry to hear that you played our course when it was recently aerated, but we are glad that you enjoyed our course layout and had a fun time. We appreciate your feedback, and we hope to see you again soon.
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