UNC Finley Golf Course

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4.5
296
5 Stars
174
4 Stars
105
3 Stars
15
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Friendliness
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
4.2
98.7%
Recommend this course
291 out of 295 reviews
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4.5
31
5 Stars
17
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
3
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.3
Layout
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.5
96.8%
Recommend this course
30 out of 31 reviews
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4.4
49
5 Stars
26
4 Stars
18
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.3
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.2
StaffFriendliness
4.6
98.0%
Recommend this course
48 out of 49 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Par 72
Length 7223
Slope 138
Rating 74.9
Type Public
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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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Reviews

4.5
296

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 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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Played On
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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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented On 11/01/2018

Thank you Idpearc for the fantastic 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course here in Chapel Hill. 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 Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Not stellar

This is the first time I’ve given this course 3 stars.

Greens are slow and bumpy, and have been the past few times Ive played here. The weather has been perfect for bent grass greens, so not sure why they’ve been subpar.

Some spots in the fairway are thinning already but the course is in good shape otherwise.pace of play normally good, but not this time. Couple of older guys in front of us that refused to let us play through. We ended up having to skip a hole. Now, I know there was a ranger on duty, as well as a starter, so why was he not doing his job? Poor performance.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Good
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 11/01/2018

Thank you aaustin for your review and feedback and 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.

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Played On
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/25/2018:
Thank you Scott2700 for the great 5-star review of our golf course here in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 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!
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 A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/25/2018:
Thank you Golfinggal79 for the fantastic 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course here in beautiful Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 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.
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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Boston Advisor
Top 25 Contributor
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Enjoyed the course but not the pace

Whenever we plan a Pinehurst golf trip we always play a course near Raleigh before heading for the airport. Since we had already played Duke and Lonnie Poole, Finley was the obvious choice for this year's trip. Layout-wise we really enjoyed the course, the use of water and bunkers made for a challenging day on the course but not so much that we wanted to throw our clubs in the water. The greens were quick and ran true which is all you can ask for. the only drawback was we were caught behind two ridiculously slow groups that forced us to skip two holes to get by them and finish the round. S on w that we have finished the Raleigh college course trifecta we can move on to other parts of the country. Lastly, the staff at UNC was spectacular from the starter to the restaurant folks, everyone was really top notch.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
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Commented On 11/16/2018

Thank you BostonGolfTraveler 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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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.
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