The purpose of the facility is to provide a public golf course on the Centennial Campus of NC State University that serves as a venue for the men's and women's golf teams. It also facilitates turfgrass and storm water research associated with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Likewise, the golf course serves as a teaching and training facility for the PGA Golf Management Program in the College of Natural Resources. The course is very playable for all skill levels and a large challenge to low handicap players.
In 2014, the Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse opened at the facility. The two-story clubhouse offers first-class service to golfers, diners, varsity golf teams, and students studying professional golf management and turf management. The clubhouse has a full-service restaurant, bar and catering, golf shop, public and private locker rooms, meeting rooms, golf cart storage, golf teams lounge and locker rooms, indoor hitting bays, club repair area, and many other amenities. University Dining and Rave Catering operates the food service and catering. The location has become a hot spot for meetings, banquets, weddings, receptions, and other special occassions.
In 2016, NC Golf Panel voted Lonnie Poole Golf Course the best golf course in Raleigh.
The entire facility was built with private donations and totaled over $16 million. The lead donations for the golf course and clubhouse was provided by Lonnie Poole and his wife, Carol Johnson Poole. This amazing facility is one of the top University golf destinations.
Lonnie Poole Golf Course
1509 Main Campus Drive,
Raleigh, NC 27606