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Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Public Golf Course
Today 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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1509 Main Campus Dr Raleigh, NC 27606
1509 Main Campus DriveUSNorth CarolinaRaleigh27606
Public Golf CourseToday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmTuesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmWednesday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmThursday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmFriday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 7:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 7:00 pm
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"Beautiful layout, Palmer designed a gem."
"In my opinion this is not a good reason for slow play."
"I'm a 3 handicap and my lowest score there is 76."
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Michael Whitt
a month ago
Packed with people, starter was clearly drunk and didn't really care how many people went off. Wonderful course with beautiful vistas and great holes, but they need to schedule their tee times more efficiently and charge about $15 less than the current price for 18. Not worth the money, especially when a round takes at least 5 1/2 hours to complete.
Thomas Lauderdale
4 months ago
Loonie Poole is a goat track! Do not waste your time or money. With all of the great courses in the area you can find somewhere in much better shape.
Joshua Mcdowell
a year ago
Excellent course, but staff sucks. Called to make tee time and was told there was no airation or other process happening that would effect play. Then, after paying greens fees when we arrived, we were informed that two holes were closed for repairs and fees were still $84, I will not return.
A Google User
4 years ago
I went to Athens Drive Highschool and grew up playing the surrounding courses. You will not find a nicer public course in the area. Yea, there are a handful of semi-private clubs with comparable prices (Crooked Creek, Lochmere,etc.) but none with as challenging of a layout as Lonnie Poole, or conditions as good. Eagle Ridge is the only club that even comes close. Lonnie Poole's greens surpass any semi-private or public course in the county. To play and putt on a course with as true'a'rolling greens you'd have to sneak on or play as a guest at Carolina CC. Raleigh CC, McGregor Downs, or Prestonwood. (recently airerated not to-date) All you haters out there bitching about slow play shouldn't play on Sat. or Sunday mornings with foursomes. I'm willing to bet most of you bitching about slow play are not less than a 10 handicap. There is a recession going on afterall; It is a public course and the University is trying to keep it afloat and build a proshop when budget cuts are occuring left and right. I think they've done a great job. If $ is an issue, I recommend going out at twilight hrs and trying to get in as many as you can. I've teed off at 530 and later on several occasions and almost squeezed in 18 moving around on the course and playing through groups. From the NC State Competition Tees, this is a tour caliber course. I'd love to see them host a tournament even if it means closing it down for a month or two, which I'm sure is a long time coming since their budget is what it is. In closing, if you are a decent ball striker and can break 80 on most courses 7000 yds or shorter you'll have difficulty breaking 85 at Lonnie Poole. I'm a 3 handicap and my lowest score there is 76. The one time I played it all the way back from the NC State Comp tees I shot 80. Good luck! Please fix your divots and repair ball marks. oh yeah FYI - Lochmere, Crooked Creek, Wildwood, Etc. 5 and a half hours during peak season is pretty standard for those places, plus there will be more drunks and hacks at those places than at Lonnie Poole bc it is so challenging.
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John Starbuck
a month ago
This is an absolutely beautiful course with an amazing view of downtown Raleigh. The clubhouse is amazing and recently under new management by NC State's University Dining.
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Jesse Wojdylo
a year ago
The course is amazing but hard as heck. If you are a beginner golf I would not suggest playing Lonnie Poole. It can play extremely long and there are tons of hazards. The bunkers are nearly impossible to get out of and the greens are challenging. It is obvious that NC State set this course up to be a collegiate course. I think the women's regionals are at this course in the near future. Unless you are a single digit handicapped you probably will not enjoy this course. I would suggest trying some of the other courses in Raleigh to tighten up your game before heading over to Lonnie Poole. The scenery is amazing as you can see downtown from the back 9 but it remains to be challenging through all 18 holes.
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A Google User
3 years ago
In regards to the condition and set up of the course, I think its one of the best around; however, the pace of play is absolutley rediculous here. I've played this course ever since it opened and its always been super slow. I could understand the slow play when the course first opened, based on everyone wanting to play a new course in such great proximity to Raleigh. I kept thinking that the number of rounds would level off, but I was told the other day that play at the course is up. I'm pretty sure the management is well aware of the pace of play issues, but it seems like they just don't really care. Secondly, I'd say managment might be a little too proud of the course...$50 during the week and $75 during the weekend. I'm really surprised this price point hasn't run off more folks.....but it appears it hasn't......I'll continue to use the range and putting green, as they are both great, but I just can't handle playing a round that last 6+ hours. If that ever changes, I'd play there all the time, unitl then I save the frustration.
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A Google User
4 years ago
I just played superball on this course (handycap is >30). On a Saturday morning, it took about 4:30 to play (back nine played a lot faster). If I did this alone, it might add 2 hours which is clearly too long so gague your skill level and playing this course (or how you play it). Beautiful layout, Palmer designed a gem. Lot of fun to play it and some good scenery to boot. Elevation changes, bunkers everywhere. Staff and marshals were friendly, even when trying to speed us up.
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