A view of a fairway at UNC Finley Golf Course.
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4.5
347 Reviews (347)
5 Stars
205
4 Stars
123
3 Stars
16
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
97.9%
Recommend this course
341 out of 347 reviews
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4.4
19 Reviews (19)
5 Stars
8
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
0
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
3.8
Amenities
4.1
StaffFriendliness
4.6
100.0%
Recommend this course
19 out of 19 reviews
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4.5
46 Reviews (46)
5 Stars
27
4 Stars
17
3 Stars
1
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
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Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.1
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.7
97.8%
Recommend this course
45 out of 46 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.

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
347 Reviews (347)

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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Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness 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.

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Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
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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!

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I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Course design is very good and challenging.

I like the layout of the course. Greens are huge and in good winter condition. Because of recent rains the fairways were very wet and NO roll.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 01/09/2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass along your positive experience to our team at UNC Finley Golf Course! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 01/02/2020

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

Fun course to play, can be challenging

Loved it, first time playing course, will have to play the tips next time. Great layout. Excellent conditions for December golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 12/23/2019

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!

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!

Played On
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!

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!

Played On
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.

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.

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!

Played On
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

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!

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.

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!

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!

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.

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!

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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