Awards and Accolades

We don’t like to brag, so we’ll let others do it for us. The Lonnie Poole Golf Course is consistently ranked as one of the best places to play golf, improve your game, and host a tournament.

2021-22 America’s 100 Best Clubfitters – Golf Digest
2019 #61 out of 600 in the overall rankings – NC Golf Panel
2019 #16 in NC for “Courses You Can Play” – NC Golf Panel
2019 #1 Public Course in the Triangle for Best Practice Facilities – NC Golf Panel
2019 #1 Public Golf Course in Raleigh – NC Golf Panel
2019 #1 Most Challenging Tee Shot in the Triangle – NC Golf Panel
2019 Sustainability Award – NC Golf Course Operator’s Association
2019 Best Golf Course in Raleigh – News & Observer Voter’s Choice
2019 Carolinas PGA Junior League Regional Qualifier
2019 CGA North Carolina Junior Championship
2019 Top 25 Elite Clubfitter in the United States (One of two at an 18-hole golf facility) – Golf Magazine
2019 Best Golf Course in Raleigh – Voter’s Choice
2018 Top 10 Arnold Palmer Designed Golf Courses in the World – Golf Digest
2018 Top 25 Rated in North Carolina – Golf Advisor
2018 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Championship
2017 Director of Golf Maintenance Brian Green named to TurfNet’s Top Six Superintendents of the Year
2017 US Open Championship Qualifier
2016-2018 #1 Public Golf Course in Raleigh – NC Golf Panel
2016-2019 Best Golf Course in Raleigh – Midtown Magazine
2015 Best New Clubhouse (Nominee) – Golf Inc. Magazine
2015 and 2020 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Regional Championship
2014 US Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier
2014 and 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Regional Championship
2011-13 PGA Tour Rex Open Qualifier
2011 Best New Public Course in North Carolina – NC Golf Panel
2009-12 Jimmy V Celebrity Classic
2009-10 Top 40 New Courses – Golfweek Magazine
2009 Best New Courses – Links Magazine
2009-17 Ranked Top 30 among College Campus Courses – Golfweek Magazine
Certified Silver Audubon International Sanctuary (1 of 2 certified college courses worldwide)