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4.5
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
97.8%
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4.6
24 Reviews (24)
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14
4 Stars
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Conditions
4.6
Value
4.5
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.8
100.0%
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24 out of 24 reviews
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4.5
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Conditions
4.4
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.6%
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40 out of 41 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 - $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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Reviews

4.5
340 Reviews (340)

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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 11/12/2019

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

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Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Finley GC

One of the nicest courses we have played and possibly the nicest public course I have seen. The teeboxes, fairway and especially the greens ( rolling pure) were in amazing condition. The pace of play was great (3.5 hour round). We loved the quaint clubhouse and to top it off the apparel was on sale in the pro shop. Perfect day. The overall experience was by far the best I had in North Carolina, rivaling Pinehurst only.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 11/05/2019

Wow, thank you for your kind words! We are thrilled to hear about how much you enjoyed your round! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Average
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 10/23/2019

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!

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

Outstanding course

Excellent condition. Great value. A fun and challenging course. My wife and I play it every year when we visit Cary.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 10/09/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

A very good course. It is well kept. The staff is very friendly and helpful.

A great course to play. The greens are a little slow. A number of the holes are just beautiful.

Play it.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 10/02/2019

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.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Challenging course for first time

Of course you would expect a course that colleges play on to be challenging. This course is pretty normal length off of the blues but you have to be able to place the ball and driver may not be best off the tee

Conditions Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 09/20/2019

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 if you'd wish to further comment on your round! Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
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Previously Played

Challenging but Fun and Fair

Rough isn't long but very dense. Bentgrass greens a bit shaggy and slow but rolled true. They'll probably be better come early Oct. with cooler nite time temps.
Good layout....some strong par 4's. The par 5's and 3's are scoreable....even for a bogey golfer like me!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/11/2019

Hi. Morgan! We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. Thank you for the 4 stars! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your round and the course layout! Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon!

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

Great place to play

Great place and great people
The greens need some attention though
Too bumpy

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/03/2019

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

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

UNC Finley

The course is great. Plenty of challenges from 1 through 18. Fazio has done an outstanding job making course fun with difficulty. It is always in great shape and friendly personnel.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Very nice course. Greens were recently aerated do they here slow and bumpy but other than that very nice

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 08/27/2019

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!

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Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Excellent Course; Greens a Little Slow

Played for the 1st time along with Duke & NC State courses. Conditions were excellent except for the greens which were a little slow - maybe due to the heat. Beverage cart lady, Gracie, was awesome! Excellent layout! You can't go wrong with all 3 courses. Each has its own personality. Will definitely be back even if my daughter is a NC State grad.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Squirrel3. Your feedback is valuable and your comments will be escalated back to the team so that they know their hard work is paying off! We look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

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

Right in front of you..

This was 1st time we (3 some) played this course. Starts out with somewhat easier holes. Score early cause things get harder as you go. Especially from Gold tees we played. Last several holes are visually great holes. Conditions were really good. Some rain night before but still got run in fairway. Greens (bent grass) a little slow but normal for middle of summer heat. Rough was short enough to make it playable. Would play again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/12/2019

Thank you for your review, steichen. We are thrilled to know you enjoyed your round! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at UNC Finley Golf Course. Thanks for playing! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great Experience

Great service, amazing course, lovely views, and nice pace of play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/06/2019

Hi, 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!

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Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/26/2019

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.

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Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Great Job UNC

We enjoyed the course very much, everyone was very nice and friendly. Very nice shape.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/22/2019

KayKrisp, 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!

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

Outstanding evening round!

During the hot summer no better place than Finley for some evening golf! Pace of play is exceptional so perfect for a 5pm foursome!

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/18/2019

Your feedback is important to us, so we appreciate your kind words! 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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Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Challenging but playable

Finley is a beautiful course that is challenging without punishing you, even for the hacker like me. It's a little pricey and usually crowded but well worth the time and money!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Awesome course

Course is beautiful and in great shape. Greens are soft and roll true. Pace is decent even when backed up. Great value when you get a $40 hot deal!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/15/2019

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!

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Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 06/28/2019

Hello, Somersetbo. Thank you for your 5-star rating! Please book another round with us at UNC Finley Golf Club again soon!

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

UNC Finley 6/24/19

Great round of golf! Some of the best greens I’ve ever played. Fairways were plush when I found them. Play was a little slow. Almost a 5 hour round. All in all, an excellent experience! Even for a UK fan! By chance later that evening, I happened to be on the other side of Raleigh at a restaurant sitting beside the Finley superintendent. Carl was super cool and really wanted to know what I thought about the course. Great guy that really cares about his work. Def recommend giving the track a run if you haven’t!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2019

jdlish, 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.

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