It has been a while since I have traveled to properties around the world. This time I have taken on a property that is rich in history and tradition. From the moment I drove into the valet area I knew this property was going to be a unique and memorable experience.
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has only been open since 1988, however it was named after an American Civil War solider Washington Duke, that later become an industrialist and philanthropist.
The property sits near Duke University and it was opened to serve the needs of the University’s growing community, however they are not officiated. The Duke family’s artifacts and photography are displayed in the halls of the hotel, and even make up the logo.
The golf course has been open since 1957 and was owned by Duke University. It features 18-holes and housed 2001 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.
“The course has also received top rankings from Golf Digest, GolfWeek, Golf Magazine and the Zagat Survey, and was recently voted as the best public course in the Triangle by the Triangle Business Journal.” – Washington Duke Inn Website
The Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club has gone under many additions to make it a full features inn and golf club.