Before golf, grassy pastures were the exclusive territory of roaming sheep, herds of cattle, and children without parents. Play through with this Groupon.
$75 for a golf package including a driver (up to a $529 total value)
- 18-hole round of golf, including cart rental (up to a $75 value)
- Large bucket of driving-range balls (a $5 value)
- Champion Pro Series driver (a $449 value)
Course rates fluctuate throughout the week.
Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Named among Golfweek magazine's Best New Courses and Best Campus Courses in 2010, Lonnie Poole Golf Course tests players of all skill levels with 18 challenging holes spread over 250 acres of Raleigh woodlands. Designed by the Arnold Palmer Design Company—including two North Carolina State University grads as architects—the landscape features several shifts in elevation as the greens meander around large buffer areas. In its abundant turf grass and storm-water runoffs, the course also facilitates research from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences while taking extra care to preserve the streams and wild golf balls native to the Neuse River watershed.
As both the NC State men's and women's golf teams can attest, Lonnie Poole challenges golfers from the very first tee, which taunts drivers with bunkers on both sides and a sharp falloff past the green. The 5th hole ups the ante with a dogleg to the right and tall trees, whereas the 12th hole sends shots hurtling down a downhill fairway that narrows as the green nears.
Course at a Glance:
- 18-hole, par 72 course
- Total length of 7,358 yards from the back tees
- Course rating of 74.8 from the back tees
- Course slope of 145 from the back tees
- Five sets of tees per hole
Champion Golf equips golfers of all skill levels with master-crafted clubs, with an arsenal of handmade woods, wedges, irons, and drivers. Two separate series arm athletes for skillful play on the course, with the Pro series built based on years of testing, and the Legend series, which is suitable even for entry-level players.