A view of a fairway at UNC Finley Golf Course.
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4.5
409 Reviews (409)
5 Stars
238
4 Stars
146
3 Stars
19
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.7%
Recommend this course
396 out of 409 reviews
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Average Rating
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4.4
56 Reviews (56)
5 Stars
29
4 Stars
22
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.7
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.3
89.3%
Recommend this course
50 out of 56 reviews
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4.4
73 Reviews (73)
5 Stars
38
4 Stars
29
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.7
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.7
StaffFriendliness
4.3
90.4%
Recommend this course
66 out of 73 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)

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, American Express, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
409 Reviews (409)

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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Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
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4.0
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First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
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Reviews 10
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Previously Played

Course in good shape

Haven’t played here in a few years. . It’s in good shape. It’s a little pricey though.
Not crowded today which was nice. Friendly staff

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 10/19/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

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

Great, but...

Course was great as always. The booking fee was a surprise. It presents itself on line as a deposit but when I got to the pro shop the attendant said it was a convenience fee. I said $14.00 dollars to book a tee time, really? That's absurd, I will never book on line at Finley again.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/13/2020

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 always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Excellent Course

Great course in excellent condition. Challenging yet a real fun course to play. Pace was a bit slow.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/12/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 10/02/2020

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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/30/2020

Thank you for visiting us at UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2020

Thank you so much for the great review. We are glad you had an incredible time, and we hope to see you again soon! Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Cold weather
Used cart

Need to solve issue of not being able to book as a single

As a Rams club member I get a discount on golf here, but I am unable to use it as I cant book a Tee-time as a single. I can book online as a single with a credit card (for higher cost), so why not with the club with a credit card? this is a problem with all golf courses - it stinks!
In addition when I did book they paired me with a threesome that turned up with 4 so tried to push me back AFTER them. After some discussion they sent me off before them so it was OK, but courses need to respect the single golfer as well if you want to grow the game of golf and to keep us coming back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/29/2020

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 always welcome feedback for improvement. Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/29/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Disappointing Greens

I keep playing this course because I like the layout and proximity to my home. However, I continue to be disappointed with the condition of the greens. They never improve and I have now decided to discontinue playing Finley. It’s too bad.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/23/2020

Lou, great to have you out here to UNC Finley again yesterday and glad it was a perfect weather day. Sorry your experience with the greens weren’t as good as you’d like. As you might know we have bent grass greens and during the high heat months of June-August we keep the greens at a higher cut and with more moisture on them to help with the extreme hot/humid conditions. We have just begun to lower the mower height in the past week with some cooler temps (which bent grass greens like) we will continue to lower the mower height and the greens will get firmer and faster. Now through May the greens are really excellent….we’ve begun hearing positive comments about this in the past week. Look forward to having you notice these changes as well. See you soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Course conditions were excellent. It was a very playable course from the Gold's. Some trouble, but open enough to not lose too many balls.

Everything was in great shape, however I would have lilked to see quicker greens. They were pretty slow. Best course so far of the 3 I have played in the Pittsboro, Chapel Hill area.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Perfect condition

Absolutely love this course. Great layout with some risk rewards and plenty of room to get up and down. Nature all around. It’s just a great place to play golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/17/2020

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 23
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always worth playing

Course was in good shape except the greens were very slow, like putting on Velcro. Staff was friendly and efficient.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/17/2020

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

Played On
Reviews 10
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Course in great shape

Course is in great shape. Two suggestions - put the clock back on the building by the range, and put a list of the distances to the range flags so we don't have to shoot them ourselves.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 5
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/21/2020

Thank you for visiting us at UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/18/2020

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 22
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Love this course

I always love to play Finley. The greens are just coming back from aeration and they are still a little slow and bumpy. Rough has gotten very thick so you want to stay in the fairway. Fun course!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/18/2020

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 17
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great layout and muni course greens

This course has a great layout and good conditions other than the greens, for 70 plus dollars you should not have bumpy slow greens, I do not know why you would not have Bermuda greens. IF THIS IS A HIGH DIVISION ONE COLLEGE COURSE I EXPECT DECENT GREENS. This is the worst reveiw I have ever given but for this price you should have better greens. Just to add on you have a massive practice facility and we had to hit off of turf matts under concrete that you could not get a tee in to hit driver off of, I am sure you get a lot of play but when it comes to a practice facility and greens you do not live up to the UNC chapel hill name.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/11/2020

Thanks for the review. We see you rated the course 2 stars. We take your feedback very seriously at our course, and we always appreciate the feedback. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop. Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was absolutely beautiful. The greens were in good shape but they rolled a little bit slower than they looked. The ranger working the driving range and tee box was about as rude as you could be. Very bad attitude needs to choose his choice of words much better. But one bad apple doesn't mess up a bunch I would definitely recommend this course to anybody just stay away from the jerk around the driving range

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

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

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