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.

Our Arnold Palmer-designed course and 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 clubhouse restaurant, which is open for lunch daily from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and offers appetizers and beverages until 7 p.m. We offer monthly dinners and other social opportunities, as well.

The breathtaking views of downtown Raleigh and Centennial Campus make it the perfect place to unwind or host a meeting or special event.

The clubhouse also features an expansive golf shop as well as indoor training and club repair facilities, which are staffed with both professionals and students in training. All services are available to the public.

Bringing ten or more for lunch? Call ahead to ensure we can serve your table quickly 919.515.4343. To plan your next event with us, call 919.513.8368. For tee times and golf packages, call 919.833.3338.

Connect with us!

On the Web:  www.lonniepoolegolfcourse.com
In Person: 1509 Main Campus Drive
In Social Media:  Facebook | Twitter

By Phone:

Golf Shop: 919.833.3338
Restaurant: 919.515.4343
Event Services: 919.513.8368.


Chip Watson

Phone:  919.833.3338
Email:   chip@lonniepoolegolfcourse.com

Did you know?

  • The course and clubhouse are both open to the public.
  • The facilities are named for alumnus Lonnie Poole and his wife Carol Johnson Poole, to recognize their generous contributions toward the project. Construction of these facilities was funded solely through private donations.
  • Two members of the golf course design team, Erik Larsen and Brandon Johnson, are NC State graduates.
  • The links are ranked among Golf Week magazine’s top 30 college golf courses in America.