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4.5
367 Reviews (367)
5 Stars
217
4 Stars
129
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
95.9%
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359 out of 367 reviews
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4.4
22 Reviews (22)
5 Stars
13
4 Stars
7
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.9%
Recommend this course
20 out of 22 reviews
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4.4
47 Reviews (47)
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
19
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.5
95.7%
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45 out of 47 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7223 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.9
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UNC Finley Golf Club
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Course Details

Year Built 1949
Golf Season Year round
Architect Tom Fazio (1999) George Cobb (1949) Beau Welling (1999)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $22
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Golf School Academy Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green Yes
Practice Hole Yes

Policies

Credit Cards Accepted VISA, MasterCard Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
367 Reviews (367)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Watching the Game 16
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 45
Undulating Greens 37
Water Hazards 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 46
Locals 44
Walkers 36
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 50
On a College Campus 48
Worth the Drive 34

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Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Reviews 11
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/10/2020

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at UNC Finley Golf Course and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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First Time Playing

Awesome

Great course just beat the rain and storms. Will definitely be back. Only bad the clubhouse was closed really wanted to see some of the merchandise. Thanks Greg

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/09/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we hope to see you back at the course again soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Course in great shape

Played 7/3/20 .. in great shape just too much money not a great value.. would love to play again but geez at 80-90 dollars a round? Nah

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Twice a year
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 06/26/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at UNC Finley Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you at the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

An Enjoyable Round

The golf course was is excellent shape except for a few tee boxes that did not have much grass. For being pretty busy we only waited on 3 holes. One problem was the turn house was already closed by about 4pm when we made the turn. We thought it would be open until 5:30pm. The course is pricier than some other comparable courses in the area. That is one reason not to play it more often.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/23/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to having you back in the future. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Excellent condition

The greens have settled in nicely and the course overall is in great shape. Things are just different now and we all need to understand that. They are trying hard to be smart about covid and still yet provide a top notch golf experience. Well done.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/09/2020

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Day at Finley

This was my first post-Covid19 round at Finley. The staff managed things very well, as I would have expected.

There was a good amount of rain the night before, so carts were on the path only.

Greens were still recovering from aeration, but they putted fairly well.

I'll be back ...

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/03/2020

We appreciate you leaving a review and rating us. We will inform the entire team, so they know their hard work is paying off. We look forward to having you back at UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
1.0
Previously Played

Bad day at Finley

My three buddies and I booked an online tee time through supreme golf on Monday, May 25th. We showed up to the course and under covid circumstances the range was closed (no big deal), but the greens were aerated. My issue here is that we asked if the course would be aerated and we were informed no. Turns out the front nine had been aerated and almost unplayable on the greens. What’s up with the noodles out of the holes? Our next issue was with the pro checking is in. He seemed extremely stoned and made us feel incredibly unwelcome. We traveled in from Greensboro, NC and he said, “Your friend only booked it for three, let me see if I can squeeze one of y’all on” fortunately we weren’t paired with another person and it bturns out we booked for four people like we said. The course charged $45 to walk at 3:30 on a Monday afternoon in conditions that were nearly laughable. Not to mention the course was backed up big time. No halfway house or pro shop, just a few vending machines open. Felt like a municipal course you play for $15. Don’t waste your money at Finley. You can play two great rounds of golf for the price you pay here. We did have one positive.. our group shot scores of 66, 71, 71, 74.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Fair
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/07/2020

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to have you back soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 120
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Good Early Spring Conditions

Played 4/28/20. Greens are slower than they look but roll true. Fairways are still thin but very playable. Rough has not grown into what it will be come June! NC needs some dry/hot weather to kick in the Bermuda grass (Greens are bentgrass). Overall, a great layout, just not ready for prime time in late April.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/29/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to have you back again in the future. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser

Finley thinks a lot of Finley

Understanding during covid things will be different. However the greens had been punched, not mowed, or blown. It was 89 degrees and there was no way to even get water. There are 5 other courses in the area that are much less and in much better shape. They are also handling the Covid protocols far better. Not worth the money at all.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not worth 50 all of 30

Very corona ready 15 min between each tee time very clean. I felt safe. Compared to othe public in the area just worth 51 wait for the 30$$ deal and enjoy

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/10/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course design is very pleasing to the eye. The contours in the land, trees and water are utilized in a way that are both calming and challenging.

The layout of the the track is beautiful, intimidating and charming. Course is well manicured and has the feel of an expensive private course. Loved the identifying signs on the vegetation was a nice touch. The bunkers were very well placed to. They increased the challenge to your skills, imagination and mental capacity (risk and reward is high). The bunkers actually reminded me of Bethpage Black with regards to placement and the sand quality was amazing. I just love this course It replaced Loonie Poole as my favorite course in the are thus far.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 03/24/2020

Wow, we are so happy you enjoyed your round! We appreciate the 5-star rating and review. UNC Finley Golf Club thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Conditions were great

Course was in great shape. Weather was nice, 70*, low wind. Fairways still not growing yet and rough also dormant and therefore manageable. Played with 3 very nice gentleman at a nice pace. Will keep eyes open for another deal on Golf Now for Finely.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/13/2020

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 120
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Previously Played

Challenging but Fun and Fair

NC winter conditions at Finley today. Greens are in great condition but slower than they look. The green surrounds are damp/spongy. Fairways are thin/dormant Bermuda. We need some heat/dry in NC for the courses to perk up.
Unless you get a deal, I'd wait until late April to play here.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
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Commented on 03/10/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we appreciate your feedback. Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 02/19/2020

Thanks for leaving us a review! We're glad you enjoyed your time at UNC Finley Golf Course and hope you'll come see us again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Staff

Staff in pro show is uppity & rude! They do not make you feel welcome more like your a problem for them. What a shame.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Poor
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/09/2020

Hi Lucy, thanks for leaving us a review! We appreciate you leaving us with your feedback! Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Club!

Played On
Reviews 120
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor

Ok For Winter Conditions

Greens were a little spongy/slow but rolled true. Fairways were thin, wet, no roll but playable....winter conditions in NC. Our foursome played in 4 hrs 40 min, cart path only, and we waited probably 30 min on the group ahead of us. Don't think they should post 4 hrs 44 min as the acceptable pace of play....should be 4 hrs 10 minutes max. Fun layout....par 4's can get you if the wind is blowing!

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
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Commented on 02/04/2020

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us! Thank you for the 4 stars! We aim for a 5-star experience, so we appreciate you for leaving us with your feedback. We will make note and hope to have you back soon! Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great place for golf

Staff was absolutely spot on, from the pro shop, Driving Range, the starter. Course was in great condition.some wet areas, But Don’t hesitate to make the call here. My only problem was a lot of walkers, but we averaged 15min hole time. Not really bad considering cart path only. Definitely going back. Thanks Finley for a great day. Oh! Shot 77 which made it that much better.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/14/2020

Your feedback is important to us and we are thrilled to hear just how much you enjoyed your round! Thank you for sharing your 5-star experience. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

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