Lonnie Poole Golf Course & Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse

Supporting the academic needs of NC State and open to the public!

Visit the official Lonnie Poole Golf Course website at:  lonniepoolegolfcourse.com

The Lonnie Poole Golf Course exemplifies collaboration and innovation at NC State, advancing academics, research, and the game of golf at a university known for its excellence in both the play and management of golf.

Completed in 2009, our Arnold Palmer-designed course and new clubhouse facilitate turfgrass and storm water research associated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS). It also serves as a teaching and training facility for the Professional Golf Management (PGM) Program in the College of Natural Resources (CNR), as well as the men’s and women’s varsity golf teams.

In 2013, our course became a certified Audubon International Signature Golf Sanctuary and member of the organization’s Signature Program. It was the second university facility in the world to achieve this designation.

The course and clubhouse are public facilities, meaning that anyone can enjoy a round of golf or dine in the on-site restaurant run by the Players Retreat. This is the second location for the Raleigh favorite, made famous by juicy burgers and house-made chips served at its original location on the corner of Oberlin and Hillsborough. The breathtaking views of downtown Raleigh and Centennial Campus make it the perfect place to unwind or host a meeting or special event.


  • Our facilities are open to the public and can be reserved for special events.
  • The course and clubhouse are named for alumnus Lonnie Poole and his wife Carol Johnson Poole for their sizeable contributions toward the project. These facilities have been funded solely through private donations.
  • Two members of the golf course design team – Erik Larsen and Brandon Johnson – are NC State graduates.
  • We are ranked among Golf Week Magazine’s top 30 college golf courses in America.


On the Web: www.lonniepoolegolfcourse.com
By Email: chip@lonniepoolegolfcourse.com
By Phone:  Golf Shop:  919.833.3338   |   Players Retreat:  919.390.7802
In Person: 1509 Main Campus Drive, Centennial Campus
In Social Media:  Facebook | Twitter


For comments or suggestions, please contact:

Chip Watson, Director
Phone:  919.833.3338
Email:   chip@lonniepoolegolfcourse.com

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