Sports Events and Venues in Lumberton

Sports has been, and still is, making an impact on the lives of the many eager sports-minded people in Lumberton and Robeson County, neighboring counties and states.  Some athletes that left our community and still call Lumberton and Robeson County home are Ruffin McNeill, former coach at N C State University and East Carolina University, Donnell Thompson, former professional football player, Tim Worley, former professional football player, William McGirt, former PGA Touring Golf Pro, Brad Allen, former national football league referee, just to name a few. 

Now let’s connect with some of the action spots for sports in Lumberton and Robeson County:

Dr. Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex

Dr. Raymond B. Pennington Athletic Complex, host site for the 2018 Dixie Youth Baseball World series, host site for the inaugural D2 Dixie Youth World Series in 2019 and host site of the NCDYB State Tournament in 2023, is a 140 acre park that is a state of the art athletic complex featuring six baseball/softball fields, five batting cages, a scoring tower, two concessions stands; two regulation football/soccer fields, .75 mile walking trail, two picnic shelters, one large play unit, plus an open space area with shade trees for family fun. The complex is open daily from sun rise to sunset for individuals of all ages.  Pennington Park will be the host site for the D1 Dixie Youth World Series in 2022. Click HERE for further information. View a video here.

Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center

Attend equestrian events in the Pavilion, including trail competitions, acrobatic horse riders competitions, barrel racing, a monthly horse and tack sale, bully dog shows, car shows, trade shows and motor sports events, to name some of the action that occurs at the Southeastern NC Agricultural Events Center.  It is a state-of-the-art, multi-facet facility, that’s heated and ventilated. Watch an informative video.  Click here for more information on scheduled events.  Keep your eye on our Calendar of Events and Latest News for updated information, also.


Pickleball courts are available with both indoor and outdoor play. An indoor court is available at the Bill Sapp Recreation Center and outdoor courts are located at the Meadow Lark County Park at 657 Burns Road, Meadow Road and West Powersville Road, 28358, and a dog park is located adjacent to the courts.

Call the Bill Sapp Recreation Center at 910-671-3979 for schedule. Chestnut Street Methodist Church has scheduled times in Asbury Hall. Call 910-739-3304 for more information.

Golfing in Lumberton and Around the County

Pine Crest Golf Club

Pine Crest Golf Club, located on the edge of Lumberton City Limits, is a beautiful 18-hole championship golf course designed by Donald Ross and Dick Wilson.  Amenities include a fully-stocked Golf shop, driving range, practice putting green, locker rooms, clubhouse with snack bar and a banquet and dining room with a catering service on site. 

Fairmont Golf Club

A championship course, both challenging and enjoyable.  Golfers get the opportunity to use all of their clubs.  The gently rolling landscape makes this course an excellent choice for seniors.  Member-guest and member-member tournaments, along with community fund raisers, provide the perfect setting for a great round of golf.

Scothurst Golf Club

Located in Lumber Bridge, the course offers 18 holes that give players of all levels an enjoyable round, with a few challenging shots sprinkled in. New players are welcomed! Scothurst is a great course for beginners and families, offering 4 different tees and a practice area with a range and putting green. Scothurst offers daily rate play as well as memberships. Book a tee-time today!

Lumberton Bowling Center

Lumberton Bowling Center, where the good times roll!  Daily lane specials are offered, so visit or call the center for specials.  Birthday party rates are available as well, and THE GRILL is known by locals as some of the best hamburgers, hot dogs and tacos in town.  A friendly atmosphere welcomes you to a community of fun, exercise and entertainment. Click here for more information.

Lumberton Parks and Recreation

The Bill Sapp Recreation Center is the resource for:

City Parks and locations

Fishing Areas

Disc Golf

Kayaking on the Lumber River is listed here.

University of NC at Pembroke Athletics – Home of the Braves

Lumberton is a primary host for rest, relaxation and food for Braves fans attending and participating in any of the activities at UNCP. The campus is approximately 10 miles away. UNCP athletes participate in multiple types of sports such as football, basketball, track, wrestling, and the list goes on. Let us show you our hospitality when visiting the UNCP Campus.