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Duke University Golf Club

Enjoy One of Durham's most Celebrated Golf Courses

Enjoy a fun and challenging day with friends, family or colleagues on one of Durham’s most celebrated golf courses. The beautiful 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Club opened in 1957 and is the only Robert Trent Jones-designed course in the region. Renovated by Jones’ son Rees in 1993, the Duke University Golf Club was the site of the 2001 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship. The golf course has been ranked as one of the finest University golf courses in North America.
The Duke University course is a traditional ‘parkland design’ that has short walks between the green and next tee box, fairways surrounded by groves of tall pines and stately hardwoods topped with a marvelous selection of green complexes that play firm and roll fast. The golf club’s outstanding practice areas are open to the public. They include an active 30 station practice range with seven target greens. As you step off the back patio of the Washington Duke Inn you will encounter two wonderfully conditioned practice greens for putting and chipping.
In addition, the Club’s PGA professional staff has been featured in PGA Magazine for promoting fun golf instruction in helping to grow the game of golf. The staff includes a Golf Magazine Top 100 teacher and PGA Master Professional, three PGA Certified Coaches and two Class ‘A’ members who can help you elevate your game with private or group instruction. These PGA of America professionals also host a wide variety of golfing events from fun group putting outings, to clinics, to golf tournaments of all shapes and sizes. Call the golf shop to arrange for your private or group instruction.
Tee times are available 14 days in advance for the general public and up to 30 days in advance for hotel guests. Visit the Duke Golf Club website for additional information.

For guests looking to perfect their swing, six PGA Professionals and one Master PGA Professional are on staff and available for group or private lessons.

To book tee times, please call the Golf Shop at 919.681.2288.

University Patron / Guest Monday-Tuesday Wednesday-Thursday Friday-Sunday
Daily:  Open to 3:50 PM 85 90 105
Late: After 4:00PM 50 55 55

Duke Alumni, Triangle Resident, JB Duke, Washington Duke Inn Monday-Tuesday Wednesday-Thursday Friday-Sunday
Daily:  Open to 3:50 PM 75 80 95
Late: After 4:00PM 50 55 55

Duke Faculty / Staff Monday-Tuesday Wednesday-Thursday Friday-Sunday
Daily:  Open to 3:50 PM 50 55 75
Late: After 4:00PM 35 40 45

University Student Monday-Tuesday Wednesday-Thursday Friday-Sunday
Daily:  Open to 3:50 PM 40 45 65
Late: After 4:00PM 30 35 40

Senior Golfer (62+ Years) - Fee Includes Golf Car Monday-Tuesday Wednesday-Thursday Friday-Sunday
  80 80 N/A

GPS Golf Car (per Person) Monday-Tuesday Wednesday-Thursday Friday-Sunday
Daily:  Open to 3:50 PM 35 35 35
Late: After 4:00PM 20 20 20

Additional Information

Golf Club Rental Sets $75 for 18 holes; After 4:00 pm, $40 for 18 holes
Practice Range Bucket Size Small, Medium, Large, Jumbo
Push Carts (9-18 holes) $13 per Cart
Replay Fee: Monday - Thursday $50 before 3:50 pm; $30 after 4:00 pm
Replay Fee: Friday - Sunday $60 before 3:50 pm; $40 after 4:00 pm

Golf Instruction

Take your skills to the next level with the professional golf lessons at the Duke University Golf Club. Our PGA professionals and exceptional practice area can help with every aspect of your long and short game, including pitching, chipping, and putting. Private and group lessons are available as well as multi-day adult clinics and junior golf programs for future PGA professionals

For more information about the "Discover Golf at Duke" lesson series programs for beginner and intermediate golfers, please contact our PGA professional in the golf shop at 919.681.2288. Please note that our PGA professional golf lessons are only available by appointment. To reserve your preferred day and time, please call us directly at 919.681.2288.

Meet the Duke University PGA Golf Professional Staff

Edward Ibarguen
General Manager and PGA Master Professional
Phone: 919.681.6161
Brent Bowen
PGA Head Professional
Rob Pilewski
PGA Head Golf Professional
Tim Miller
PGA Assistant Professional       
Chad Gibbs
PGA Assistant Professional       
Nathan Parry
PGA Assistant Professional       

Duke University Golf Club Maintenance Staff

Brendan McNulty
Head Grounds Superintendent
Eddie Huckabee III
1st Assistant Superintendent
Jack Cross
2nd Assistant Superintendent

*Golf locker rooms are accessible. For more information on accessibility, please view our Accessibility Statement.