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Raleigh Racquet Club with four permanent
indoor courts, six wintertime indoor courts,
21 outdoor clay courts and eight outdoor hard
courts. Millbrook Exchange Tennis Center
keeps the play going with 23 hard-surface courts.
Municipal parks throughout the area provide
Lonnie Poole Golf Course
Get in the game!
There's truth in the saying that a bad day of
golf beats a good day at the office. Raleigh,
N.C., gives you lots of green options to be
bad (and hopefully to be good) with many
regulation courses open to the public, long
courses and short, modest and hazard-lined
fairways and even a spot in Apex open 'til
Sure, sitting the stands and cheering is great, but for a handson experience, gear up and do it yourself. Raleigh, N.C., offers
paths, courses, courts and pools to get you in the game.
Whether you are trying your hand for the first
time or you are a seasoned disc golf player, you'll
find plenty of courses to play in the Raleigh area.
Buckhorn Disc Golf Course in Holly Springs
is considered the most challenging course in
the area. At Cedar Hills Park Disc Golf Course
professional and amateur tournaments are held
monthly. Community parks in Wendell and
Zebulon also have courses.
Made up of 28 individual trails totaling more than
100 miles of paved paths, the City of Raleigh's
Capital Area Greenway System is perfect for
cyclists, as well as walkers, joggers, runners
and skaters. The system, which connects to the
North Carolina Museum of Art, William B.
Umstead State Park, area universities and more,
is highlighted by the Neuse River Trail-a
27.5-mile paved path beginning at Falls Lake
State Recreation Area, crossing suspension
bridges and traveling through wetlands and
agricultural fields as it runs down the eastern
edge of the city.
Everyone in the pool or the lake for water fun.
At Pullen Aquatic Center get your laps in at
Raleigh's premier competitive aquatic venue with
an indoor 50-meter x 25-yard Olympic pool. In
Cary, dive in at the Triangle Aquatic Center with
a daily or monthly pass. At Falls Lake outside
Wake Forest, there are five swim beaches in the
State Recreation Area.
Tennis enthusiasts will find plenty to love.
Cary Tennis Park, one of the largest facilities
in the South, features 32 championship courts,
including one stadium court and seven covered
courts. It's Game, Set, Match at the expansive
Athletic Director and Head Track
and Field Coach
Saint Augustine's University
During the 42-year coaching career
of George Williams, Saint Augustine's
University has earned their reputation
as a national track & field powerhouse.
Williams' accolades include the most
NCAA track & field championships for
any coach, regardless of division, the
most NCAA track & field championships
at one school as a coach and the
most NCAA Division II track & field
championships as a coach. He is third in
the NCAA with the most championships
regardless of the sport.
Williams has coached more than 40
Olympians, including three gold medalists.
He was honored in January 2018 as one of
the 10 most influential sports figures in the
Triangle area (Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill,
N.C.) by The News & Observer newspaper.
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