UNC Finley Golf Club

4.5367000000 4.5 stars from 5 (218)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7220 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 500 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, Orange County
  • (919) 962-2349
  • (919) 843-5974
  • www.uncfinley.com
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Year built: 1949
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1999), George Cobb (1949)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout

Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Tar Heel 72 7220 yards 75.0 141
Gold 72 6844 yards 73.1 137
Blue 72 6231 yards 70.1 127
White 72 5648 yards 67.4 122
Red (W) 72 4980 yards 68.8 120

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

Average Rating 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.5 stars from 5
Value: 4.3 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 3.8 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.4 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.8 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 218 Reviews
5 stars:
131
4 stars:
75
3 stars:
10
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

214 out of 217 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city on a college campus worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/09/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 03/14/2017:

Thank you so much for the 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We are so happy you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you again very soon for more fantastic golf in Chapel Hill.

"Friday Grand"


u676888064's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/03/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Excellent course but round took 5 hours which was a little rough

Excellent condition overall including tees and greens

Excellent bratwurst and hospitality at turn

Just needed to speed up the pace

Rangers and all workers were great


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 03/07/2017:

Thank you for the 4-star review and feedback of our golf club. We are so happy to hear you had a good time on the course and found the conditions to be excellent. Please come back and see us again very soon for more great golf in Chapel Hill.

"First time and NOT my last!"


Geno7176732's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/28/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

This was my first round at the "NEW FINLEY" and needless to say it was outstanding. The fairways were perfect and the greens were like ice. Nedless to say, those conditions added more than a few strokes to my round of 88. I can't wait until I go at her again. This time I will bring MY putter and prepare for the elevations. Thank you


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 03/07/2017:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of UNC Finley Golf Course. We are so happy to hear you had an "OUTSTANDING" round as that is what we like to hear. Please let us know if you ever need anything on your next visit and we hope to see you again very soon!

"Big course. Excellent conditioning and great value."


TerpinNCGolfer's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/26/2017
First time playing Walked Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Played UNC Finley for the first time in Feb. 2017. My son is a Tar Heel freshman and we had a great day on the course. We played from the Gold Tees and walked. It is a big course and by the end of the day we were tired, but very pleased with everything. Fairways tend to be wide and greens big, so that helped us since we had never played here before.

The entire experience was fantastic. The pro shop staff and starter were all professional and friendly. The tees and greens were nicely manicured - even in February. Notably, the course is free of houses and has the feel of a much more exclusive club. The Tom Fazio layout was superb and you could mostly see how each hole played by standing on the tee box. No tricks here - very straight forward.

Only slight drawback was pace of play at 4.5+ hours, but it was not a big deal at all. We can't wait to get back out to UNC Finley!


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 03/07/2017:

Thank you TerpinNCGolfer for your review and feedback of our golf course. It is great to see you had a fantastic experience here at UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the year!


u00000720990's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/21/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 02/23/2017:

Thank you for the 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you had a good time on the course and hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the year!

"SO SLOW"


albatross89's avatar
Top 250 Contributor
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

can not complaint anything but pace of play. there are so many people playing when weather is good so expect at least 5 hours to play. played several times here today is the best green ever roll really well.


Pace of Play: Poor

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 02/23/2017:

Thank you albatross89 for your review and 5-stars! We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and you enjoyed the course several times. We hope to see you again here at UNC Finley Golf Club Chapel Hill, NC!

"Great course"


busterlady58's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

If u play this course u will have a better time playing it when it hasn't rained for at least 2 days or it will be cart path only because there is a lot of clay under course. Other than that it is an excellent course with alot of different layout holes. Great shape for February with very fast greens.Staff is very friendly and educate a new player as to course layout. Snack bar/resturants closes very early this time of year. Would recommend this course to play


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Fair


I recommend this course


Response from LPGA International Golf Club on 02/23/2017:

Thank you busterlady58 for your review and feedback of our golf course. We are thrilled you think so highly of the course conditions and layout. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"UNC FINLEY REVIEW"


badinlaker1's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/14/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course layout is exceptional. Well placed traps to catch errant shots but fair if you hit it straight. Greens in very good shape. Staff vety friendly. Recommended to play. A bit expensive normally but I got a hot deal which was great.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 02/16/2017:

Thank you badinlaker1 for your review and 5-stars! We appreciate you taking the time and we are thrilled to hear our staff took such good care of you. We hope you will continue to come back and play UNC Finley Golf Club here in Chapel Hill, NC again.

"Love Finley"


Gray5743044's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was in the upper 40's and windy but course was dry and 90 degree fairways rule was in place. Pace was 4-hrs and we only had to wait on a few tee boxes on front 9. Fairways were a bit cushiony and greens were relatively fast and rolled perfectly.

All in all, a great deal for what we paid ($38), and we always jump on GolfNow deals there.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 01/04/2017:

Thank you Gray for the great 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and we hope you will continue to golf with us throughout the season. Come back and see us again soon for more golf in Chapel Hill, NC.


u000005858478's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from GN Plus on 12/07/2016:

Thank you for the 5-star review! Please come back and see us again very soon.

"Awesome layout"


Joseph2283029's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome layout, super friendly staff, all the rangers were friendly, helpful, kept the pace of play very well, greens were quick and true. Course give you plenty of options for ever level of player. And the beer was very cold after the round


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 11/21/2016:

Thank you Joseph for your review and 5-stars! We appreciate you taking the time and you enjoyed the greens and plenty of options for every level of golfer. We hope you will continue to come back and play UNC Finley Golf Club here in Chapel Hill, NC again.

"One of the best in the Triangle"


Andy4055278's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/11/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in excellent shape with the greens rolling great. Finley has a great mix of holes that need just about every club in the bag to navigate and lots to think about on the tee and with approach shots. A little crowded but got around in 4:30 - not too bad. This is a top course in the triangle area and a must play - also among the more affordable among the college courses.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 11/14/2016:

Thank you Andy for your review and 5-stars! We appreciate you taking the time and we are very happy you enjoyed the course conditions and the pace of play was not to bad. We hope you will continue to come back and play UNC Finley Golf Club here in Chapel Hill, NC again. Book your next tee time quick and easy here at www.uncfinley.com

"Great fun."


Raleighrobert's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/05/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course. Well manicured, beautiful, just the right mix of difficult and not so difficult holes. Keeps every golfer happy. Great staff. We'll be back and back and back.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 11/07/2016:

Thank you Raleighrobert for your review and 5-stars! We appreciate you taking the time and we are very happy you enjoyed all aspects of the golf course. We hope you will continue to come back and play UNC Finley Golf Club here in Chapel Hill, NC again. Book your next tee time quick and easy here at www.uncfinley.com

"Finley a favorite"


u844204544's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/10/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

My former work colleague and I play once a week at different courses in the Triangle area, but we always come back to Finley as we like the layout, the course is always well maintained, and the staff very friendly.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 10/14/2016:

Thank you for your review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and are very pleased you enjoyed all aspects of the course. Please let us know if you or your guests ever need anything and come back and see us again soon!

"Magnificent experience!"


Jonathan1399213's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/01/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was tough but fair and in immaculate shape. Can't wait to go again!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 10/10/2016:

Thank you Jonathan for your review and feedback of UNC Finley Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time to leave your comments and are so happy you had a good time on the course. Please come back and see us again very soon!

"Nice Long Course"


Patrick8252979's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
First time playing Used cart Played 18 holes Good weather

Reviewed on

Finley is nice. You can tell the course is very well maintained. Long course depending on which tees you play from. Greens were are in good shape everything was as you would expect on this caliber of course. Will be back whenever I get a chance again.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/26/2016

Thank you Patrick for your 5-star review and feedback. We are so happy you had a great time on the course and enjoyed your round. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and please come back and see us again very soon!


"Great track"


sam34's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/14/2016
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

You won't be dissappointed at UNC. Awesome course and great conditions. Back 9 pace slowed a bit but perfect on all accounts other than that.


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/26/2016

Thank you sam34 for your review and feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your round here at the golf course. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and please come back and see us again very soon as we would love to have you back!


"A Fine Facility"


Justbirdies's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/07/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

What a wonderful course. Fazio did a tremendous job of renovation with the land that he had. Course was in great shape considering the stressful heat of summer. The starter was very engaging and friendly and it was simply a pleasure to play.

Would recommend this course to all but you must play the correct tees for your game. Do not think you are better than you are. Play to your ability.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/15/2016

Thank you for your recommendation Justbirdies. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the course conditions and had a great experience with our staff.


"Greens were disappointing"


bmacclurg's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 09/03/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Disappointed by the condition of the stressed greens. The rest of the course was in very good shape. Great lay out, just disappointed by the greens


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/06/2016

Thank you bmacclurg for your review and feedback. We are thrilled you thought the course was in good shape and enjoyed the layout. We are currently working hard on the greens and hope you will come back and see us again soon with all the new improvements!


"Great Day"


David5606984's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 08/31/2016
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Great day playing on a well groomed course. Challenging but not overly so.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Commented on 09/02/2016

Thank you David for your review and 5-stars. We are so happy you came out to play with us and we appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback. Please come back and see us again very soon!



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