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4.5
314 Reviews (314)
5 Stars
185
4 Stars
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3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
97.5%
Recommend this course
308 out of 314 reviews
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4.4
18 Reviews (18)
5 Stars
11
4 Stars
5
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
94.4%
Recommend this course
17 out of 18 reviews
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4.4
49 Reviews (49)
5 Stars
28
4 Stars
16
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
95.9%
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47 out of 49 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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Tee Par Length Rating Slope
Black 72 7223 yards 74.9 138
Gold 72 6781 yards 72.9 134
Blue 72 6186 yards 70.4 130
Blue (W) 72 6186 yards 76.1 140
Blue/White 72 5909 yards 68.7 127
Blue/White (W) 72 5909 yards 73.9 133
White (W) 72 5541 yards 72.9 132
White 72 5541 yards 66.9 122
White/Red 72 5405 yards 66.2 118
White/Red (W) 72 5405 yards 71.1 126
Red 72 4942 yards 63.6 109
Red (W) 72 4942 yards 68.8 120
Scorecard for The UNC Finley Golf Club
Metrics:
Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Out 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 In Total
Black M: 74.9/138 427 351 562 409 218 526 366 166 453 3478 450 422 207 563 164 490 445 556 448 3745 7223
Gold M: 72.9/134 396 340 521 389 178 499 366 156 440 3285 423 402 181 543 164 432 421 531 399 3496 6781
Blue M: 70.4/130 W: 76.1/140 363 313 490 363 168 456 335 131 394 3013 371 384 160 479 136 404 359 509 371 3173 6186
Blue/White M: 68.7/127 W: 73.9/133 333 313 490 335 168 456 335 131 368 2929 371 370 160 479 136 380 298 446 340 2980 5909
White M: 66.9/122 W: 72.9/132 333 283 439 335 110 422 249 119 368 2658 352 370 150 433 114 380 298 446 340 2883 5541
White/Red M: 66.2/118 W: 71.1/126 333 283 439 335 110 422 249 119 343 2633 352 293 150 433 114 346 298 446 340 2772 5405
Red M: 63.6/109 W: 68.8/120 296 223 395 312 93 399 226 107 343 2394 320 293 122 423 93 346 231 418 302 2548 4942
Handicap 6 14 2 16 12 10 8 18 4 5 7 13 11 17 3 1 15 9
Par 4 4 5 4 3 5 4 3 4 36 4 4 3 5 3 4 4 5 4 36 72
Handicap (W) 6 14 2 16 12 10 8 18 4 5 15 13 11 17 3 1 7 9

Course Details

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

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes - $23
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.

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4.5
314 Reviews (314)

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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Commented On 05/22/2019

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team at UNC Finley. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

So slow

They let a fivesome out who were unbelievably slow. No sign of a Marshall to move play on. I was just told to “hit a couple balls”, but was pressured from behind because there was a threesome playing at a reasonable pace behind me.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/22/2019

Your feedback is important to us. Let us first start by apologizing for your experience during your round. This is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. and we will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. We look forward to seeing you again at the course soon! Thanks for choosing UNC Finley.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Excellent

Played the UNC home course while visiting Raleigh. Condition and design impressed me. It is a fair but challenging course, glad I chose to play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/22/2019

Thank you for your kind words! We're glad you enjoyed the challenge, and we hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley.

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I Recommend This Course
4.0
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Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Hi, Marc. Thank you for visiting us @UNCFinleyGolfCourse. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great design. Slow greens.

I have played this wonderful course for over 20 years. It's a great design and conditions are always spectacular. The only downside is that they don't monitor pace of play and that they refuse to cut or roll the great greens. Finley's greens are considerably slower than its fine neighbors, even on a spectacular 80 degree day with no chance of burning. This makes it very difficult to putt if you play anywhere else. I don't play here nearly as much as I used to because of the pace of the greens.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 05/13/2019

Hi, Bob. 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 always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing @UNCFINLEYGOLFCOURSE.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Best Course In The Triangle

I had an amazing time at UNC Finley. The course was in excellent. The greens were perfect and rolled nicely. The hole layouts were very fun. Shorter course which I loved. I use to bounce around to different courses now Finley will be my go to.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 05/07/2019

Hello, and thank you for your kind words! We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time on the course. We will pass along our positive experience to our team so they'll know their hard work is paying off. We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley.

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Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course Under Water

I understand that the rain is completely out of the course’s control, and we’ve been getting a lot of it. However, when we played Sunday morning, it hadn’t rained since Friday and the course was barely playable. There was practically standing water or mud on every tee box and the same could be said about every fairway lie you got. Again, not that the staff has control over the weather or drainage, but they do have control over how much they charge you in conditions like that. And, full price should NOT be the answer there. We should have known when the range was closed because of standing water that the course would be in such bad shape, but even more so, the staff should have been offering discounted rates to play.

Conditions Poor
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello. Thank you for reviewing the course. Let us first start by apologizing for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the course is important to us. The current condition is by no means the standard we strive to achieve. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your comment for guidance. Thank you for playing UNC Finley. We hope to see you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 04/05/2019

Hello. Thank you so much for your 5-star rating! We're glad you enjoyed the course. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing @UNCFINLEYGOLFCOURSE.

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

Challenging but fair

Great course several tee boxes for your skill level

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 04/18/2019

Hello. Thank you so much for the great review and 5-star rating. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing @UNCFINLEYGOLFCOURSE.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Love the course, but wish I had walked

I've played Finley many times in the past, but it's usually pretty expensive to play, especially in season, so when I find a good deal like this one, I take it. Normally, I'd happily ride, but I wish I had walked this time around because carts had to stay on paths, and Finley's paths are set pretty far off the fairway in spots. I just didn't have my push cart with me. The course was very wet, which was to be expected because of the copious rain in the previous days and weeks. The greens were in pretty good shape, though. The staff is very friendly, and the clubhouse is one of the best in the area. The practice range is awesome (very big) as is the putting green.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/25/2019

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Really Nice

Excellent condition and layout, a little wet but that’s winter for ya, get your short game ready though

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 01/23/2019

Thanks Mmckinney1 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Previously Played

Ground under repair

When I booked the round I wasn’t aware the front nine was under repair. There wasn’t any mention of the front nine greens being spiked through golfNOW.com. This, we played the back nine twice. Also, I was able to hook up with two people and when they called a few days earlier they were not aware of the course maintenance taking place either. I did play the course back in December of 2018 and was pleased back then. Better communication would have been helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented On 05/22/2019

Hello. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. We apologize for the poor experience you had during your visit. Your feedback about the tee time notes is important to us. We will continue to work towards an excellent experience by using your review for guidance. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at UNC Finley.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played

Great Course

Although the course was a little wet from all the rain, it’s always great to play Finley. The staff was great and the layout is beautiful.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 03/08/2019

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 12/31/2018

Thank you for the fantastic 5-star review of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented On 12/05/2018

Thank you cpoff for the fantastic 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Club. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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

Played the course several times before and like the layout and greens. Conditions were wet and therefore "cart path only" which made club selection difficult but understand due to conditions.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/30/2018

Thank you sutika9911 for the fantastic 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Club in Chapel Hill, NC. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/28/2018

Thank you cpoff for the fantastic 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate you taking the time and hope you will let us know if you ever need anything while you are here. Come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in town.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather

Beautiful but soggy

This was our first time to the course and for the most part we loved it. Nice layout, great conditions, great practice facility and clubhouse. We were warned that it was soggy in places and it certainly was but it was hard to tell if it was from recent rain or drainage problems. We'll definitely play it again. It's also a little odd to make the turn after 11 holes instead of nine. My one hangup is that it's a bit overpriced. I guess that's to keep the Duke and NC State riffraff out. But next time we have a coupon, and a free weekday, and it hasn't rained in a while, we'll be back.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented On 11/09/2018

Thank you Buddhitarian as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Club.

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Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented On 11/07/2018

Thank you tarek as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. It is great to see you had an enjoyable time on the course and we hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Club.

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