Construction Update on Poole Clubhouse
May 23, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. – The construction on the 25,000-square-foot Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse began this past November and will be completed in late 2013.
The Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse is named in recognition of a $2.5 million portion of the Poole family's $40 million gift to NC State in 2010.
In addition to serving as a home venue for the NC State men's and women's golf teams, the Lonnie Poole Golf Course is being used as a research and training facility for the nationally-recognized Center for Turfgrass Environmental Research and Education at NC State, and a "living laboratory" for research into soil science, pathology, toxicology, wildlife management, urban forestry, and water conservation.
Students in NC State's Professional Golf Management Program also learn first-hand course operation and management skills at Lonnie Poole Golf Course and Carol Johnson Poole Clubhouse.
The Arnold Palmer Course Design Company, led by NC State graduate Erik Larsen, broke ground on Centennial Campus in 2007 and LPGC was open two years later in the spring of 2009.