Stay & Play at our Luxury Hotel in Durham, NC

Whether you are enjoying a family vacation or looking for something to do between meetings, you’ll find it all at the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club. Our luxury Durham hotel is home to the Duke University championship 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, an indoor pool, an exciting family game room, miles of scenic walking trails and even a fully-equipped fitness center. So whether you are looking to stay active or simply unwind, we have an activity perfectly suited to your needs. 

Duke University Golf Club

The beautiful 18-hole championship Duke University Golf Club is the only Robert Trent Jones-designed course in the region. Redesigned by Jones’ son, Rees, in 1994 the course is considered one of the top ten golf courses in North Carolina. Site of the 2001 NCAA Men's Golf Championship, the course consistently receives top rankings from Golf Digest, GolfWeek, Golf Magazine and the Zagat Survey. Professional instruction is also available for group or private lessons.



Walk, Jog, Explore

When you need a breath of fresh air, find yourself along the Al Buehler Trail, a three-mile walking/jogging trail that meanders through the verdant Duke Forest and offers breathtaking views of the award-winning Duke University Golf Course.



Fitness, Swimming & More

Stay on top of your workout routine in our fitness center, which is equipped with Life Fitness and Hammer Strength equipment including treadmills, elliptical trainers, recumbent bikes and weight machines. Enjoy a dip in our indoor pool and leave plenty of time to relax on our interior or exterior deck. If you are interested in tennis, basketball or outdoor swimming (during the summer), we also offer access to the adjacent Duke Faculty Club. The facilities at the nearby Duke Center for Living are also available to hotel guests for a daily fee.



Summer Programming at the Inn

A full range of summertime activities at the Inn includes 10am Saturday morning yoga and 8pm Saturday evening stargazing. Guests at the Inn meet on the Lower Terrace on the Green every Saturday at 10am from July 2 through October 29, 2022 for a complimentary special summertime yoga event series with the Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club and Trilogy Yoga. Attendees – overnight guests ages 16+ of all skill levels – are guided through an hour-long series of strength, flexibility and breathing exercises designed to nourish the body, mind and heart.

In the evening, guests take in the wonders of the Durham night sky at weekly stargazing events. Every Saturday evening at 8pm through October 29, hotel guests join the Chapel Hill Astronomical and Observational Society (CHAOS) for an out of this world astronomy experience. Attendees engage one-on-one with the CHAOS astronomers to ask questions and explore the sky’s picturesque constellations through a telescope. All age and experience levels are welcome!

Our convenient location on the campus of Duke University also puts you within arm’s reach of the area’s top attractions. Learn more about nearby things to do in Durham.


18-hole golf course

Duke Events

  • 2022

    Graduation Weekend May 6 - 8 Sold Out.
    Please call Inn for wait list
    Orientation Weekend TBD TBD TBD
    Homecoming TBD TBD TBD
    Family Weekend October 14-16 Sold Out. Please call Inn for wait list. TBD



    Graduation Weekend May 12 - 14 Sold out. Please call Hotel for waitlist. TBD
    Orientation Weekend TBD TBD TBD
    Homecoming TBD TBD TBD
    Family Weekend TBD TBD TBD