UNC Finley Golf Course

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4.5
289
5 Stars
171
4 Stars
102
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.4
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.3
98.6%
Recommend this course
284 out of 288 reviews
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4.5
26
5 Stars
16
4 Stars
8
3 Stars
2
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.4
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.2%
Recommend this course
25 out of 26 reviews
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4.4
50
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
21
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.3
StaffFriendliness
4.7
98.0%
Recommend this course
49 out of 50 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7220
Slope 141
Rating 75.0
Type Public
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UNC Finley Golf Club
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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
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)

Rentals/Services

Carts Yes
Clubs Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving Range Yes
Bunker Yes
Teaching Pro Yes
Pitching/Chipping Area Yes
Putting Green 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
289

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

Beautiful course and a great layout

The course was in great condition. Interesting, challenging holes but not at all unfair. The greens were rolling true and smooth. Staff was very attentive and courteous.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/11/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun round

Finley is a very nice course. The bent grass greens are a rarity in this area with a great feel and true roll. The course was very wet from rain over the past couple of weeks but otherwise in very good condition. The pace of play was slow due to carts on path but otherwise no issues.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/01/2018:
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.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Challenging but Fun and Fair

Played the week after Florence visit. Cart path only which was appropriate. Bent grass greens were incredibly slow.....maybe an 8-9 on the stimp.

Great layout, they are supposed to speed up the greens when the night temps. cool.

Good play on GN, wouldn't pay rack rate.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 09/21/2018:
Thank you 1Morgan1 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.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Feels like a different world

We started by hitting some balls on the range and the range is perfect!! Great grass plenty of targets.

The course starts out mellow and eases you in to probably the most fun course I’ve ever played. There is water there is plenty of sand. The course was in great shape especially the tees and fairways. The greens were pretty soft and beat up a bit but they still rolled well. I will be back every year for the rest of my life.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 09/11/2018:
Thank you Jarrod for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Love playing here

One of my favorite courses in the Triangle. How they manage to keep bentgrass greens healthy in the heat of summer is beyond me. Great layout and quite fair. Practice bunker could be better but they do have two practice putting greens Highly recommended.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/11/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 07/20/2018:
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.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

18 holes of fun

Fairways were in great shape and generous. It helps if you play with a member. Tee boxes were in very good shape. Greens in very good shape, very large, smoothe and true. If you are in the area play Finley.

You wont be disappointed. A fun course to play. Can't wait to get back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 07/18/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

The course was in great shape. The greens had some ball marks but other then that it was an amazing round and well worth the money!!! I will be back again.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 07/11/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice layout but greens were in poor shape and extremely slow.. expect much more for $88. Also ranger told us to speed up on 15 which was no big deal, but came back on 16 to tell us again! Really?1 hole and another warning? Good way to ruin a round and lose a customer. I expect much better, especially for that kind of money.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Fair
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 07/11/2018:
We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. Please let us know if you ever need anything while you are here and we hope you'll give us another try in the near future.
Played On
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

A great day of golf

Excellent layout & well maintained. The staff was very friendly & helpful. We had an enjoyable day of golf.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 07/11/2018:
Thank you so much for the 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

First course I have played since relocating here

Great introduction to North Carolina golf. Awesome conditions. Nice layout. Friendly staff. I’ll be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 07/02/2018:
Thank you jarmco55 for 5-star review as we appreciate you taking the time. We love to see you had a great time on the course and we hope you will book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Very good

Staff is always friendly and helpful. Course was in very good condition. Greens on the slower side, but didn’t take away from the experience. Pace of play was very good.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/25/2018:
Thank you aaustin as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course in great shape. Greens cut high so relatively slow but to be expected with the summmer heat.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/18/2018:
Thank you dcardaropoli so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Course

Well maintained. Pleasant staff. Pace of play very good with enough starting times separation.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/18/2018:
Thank you so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon here in Chapel Hill, NC.
Played On
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing

Amazing course!

Excellent course. Beautiful clubhouse and course. The greens are true and staff is incredibly friendly. Had a guy driving around checking pace of play and ensuring nobody got backed up. Will definitely be back.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/11/2018:
Thank you redstickgolfer as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here in Chapel Hill, NC.
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Love it!

Great layout with a great variety of holes. Almost always a good lie in the fairway. Greens were firm but a well struck shot would hold. I would play here over and over again

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/11/2018:
Thank you carolinacoug so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Awesome - course was in great condition

This course - from tee to green, was in excellent condition especially considering the wet weather we had had over the past couple of weeks. Best course and course conditions I've played this year, and that includes TPC Wakefield and Kiawah Island Ocean course. The staff must have worked their collective butts off. Great job.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/05/2018:
Thank you TPCRay so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon.
Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautiful Golf Course

Everything nice and green, good looking course! It is challenging for a "senior" as there are no senior tees (so mostly played Red). Back nine is extremely long... Greens were soft and slow, but predictable and consistent. Loads of sand traps.

Overall, the course is first class.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/04/2018:
Thank you Ladams as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.
Played On
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Always a pleasure

While other courses suffer through tough winters and hot summers somehow Finley avoids the pitfalls off these seasons. The range was in great shape as were the putting and chipping greens. Pace of play was good, tee boxes excellen as were the fairways and greens. Great maintenance crew! Staff very cordial and helpful. Course was challenging on a very humid day but plenty of cold water available. Will start playing here more often!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/04/2018:
Thank you Thomas for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon as we would love to have you back again very soon!
Played On
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Top 100 Contributor
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Fun Layout

Had rained a lot in the days before I played. Course was cart path only, but expected. Very fun layout....the par 4's are what make the course challenging. Great deal on GN.....wouldn't pay over $50 to play the course. The starter was a bit gruff.....but I ignored him.

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 06/04/2018:
Thank you 1Morgan1 as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, NC.
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