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, 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 Golf Course.



Fitness, Swimming and 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.

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.



February +

February 14th 2021


Happy Valentines Day!

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Whether you choose to celebrate Valentine's with that special one or that special many, our Valentine's curbside menus are the arrows in Cupid's quiver! No hustle, no bustle, no fuss- gourmet cuisine created with your ease in mind.

Please choose from these prix fixe menus at $45 inclusive per person:



Spinach and Strawberry Salad
blue cheese crumbles, sunflower seeds, honey poppyseed dressing gf v
Provençal Braised Short Rib
potato gnocchi, pesto cream, roasted tomato, mushrooms and carrots
Chocolate Passionfruit Bombe
dark chocolate cake, passion mousse, raspberry gelée gf v


Beet and Goat Cheese Salad
fresh greens, candied walnuts, raspberry vinaigrette gf v
Creole Grilled Scottish Salmon gf
sweet corn macque choux, tomato jam, broccolini
Tropical Nut Torte
hazelnut dacquoise, mango mousse, strawberry glaze gf


Baby Kale & Arugula
sun dried cherries, pistachios, manchego cheese,
champagne vinaigrette gf v
Butternut Squash & Parmesan Napoleon
squash noodles, shaved brussels sprouts gf v
White Chocolate Cheesecake
hibiscus chantilly v

For your junior Valentine please choose this menu for $20 inclusive:


Iceberg Salad
grape tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, pink (raspberry) ranch gf v
Grilled Chicken Breast
heart-shaped scalloped potatoes, steamed broccoli gf
Chocolate Brownie Love v

Cupid's Curbside Saturday Pickup

Cupid's Curbside Saturday Pickup

Do not delay, as availability is limited. Please order by 5pm on Tuesday, February 9th. We are unable to modify or substitute menu items.

At Washington Duke Inn & Golf Club guest safety is a top priority. Current pandemic mandates suggest that we not serve our grand holiday menus to the public. Dining in our restaurants on February 14 will be limited to registered guests of the hotel. We thank you for your support over these last months and look forward to hosting you again for holiday events in 2021.


Curbside pickup will be available from the front door of Washington Duke Inn from 1pm-5pm on Saturday and Sunday, February 13 and 14, located at 3001 Cameron Blvd, Durham NC, 27705

May +

Duke University Graduation 2021


We are waiting for the announcement of Duke University’s plans for Graduation 2021 before we start the lottery process for Graduation 2022.