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.

  • Certified Silver Audubon International Sanctuary (1 of 2 certified college courses worldwide)
  • 2009-17 Ranked Top 30 among College Campus Courses – Golfweek Magazine
  • 2009 Best New Courses – Links Magazine
  • 2009-10 Top 40 New Courses – Golfweek Magazine
  • 2009-12 Jimmy V Celebrity Classic
  • 2011 Best New Public Course in North Carolina – NC Golf Panel
  • 2011-13 PGA Tour Rex Open Qualifier
  • 2014 and 2018 NCAA Division 1 Men’s Regional Championship
  • 2014 US Junior Amateur Championship Qualifier
  • 2015 and 2020 NCAA Division 1 Women’s Regional Championship
  • 2015 Best New Clubhouse (Nominee) – Golf Inc. Magazine
  • 2016-2019 Best Golf Course in Raleigh – Midtown Magazin
  • 2016-2018 #1 Public Golf Course in Raleigh – NC Golf Pane
  • 2017 US Open Championship Qualifier
  • 2017 Director of Golf Maintenance Brian Green named to TurfNet’s Top Six Superintendents of the Year
  • 2018 Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Championship
  • 2018 Top 25 Rated in North Carolina – Golf Advisor
  • 2018 Top 10 Arnold Palmer Designed Golf Courses in the World – Golf Digest
  • 2019 Best Golf Course in Raleigh – WRAL.com Voter’s Choice
  • 2019 Top 25 Elite Clubfitter in the United States (One of two at an 18-hole golf facility) – Golf Magazine
  • 2019 CGA North Carolina Junior Championship
  • 2019 Carolinas PGA Junior League Regional Qualifier