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 the management of golf.
Completed in 2009, our Arnold Palmer-designed course and new clubhouse facilitate turfgrass and stormwater research conducted by faculty and students in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. They also serve as teaching and training facilities for the professional golf management program in the College of Natural Resources and for the men’s and women’s varsity golf teams.
In 2013, our course became a certified Audubon International Signature Golf Sanctuary and a 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. Anyone can enjoy a round of golf or dine in the on-site restaurant, Players Retreat, the second location of the Raleigh favorite famous for the juicy burgers and house-made chips still served at its original home on the corner of Oberlin Road and Hillsborough Street. The breathtaking views of downtown Raleigh and Centennial Campus make it the perfect place to unwind or host a meeting or special event.