UNC Finley Golf Course

4.5314000000 4.5 stars from 5 (260)
  • Holes: 18
  • Par: 72
  • Length: 7220 yards
  • Slope: 141
  • Rating: 75.0
  • Layout

  • 500 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, Orange County
  • (919) 962-2349
  • (919) 843-5974
  • www.uncfinley.com

Year built: 1949
Architect(s): Tom Fazio (1999), George Cobb (1949)
Type: Public
Golf Season: Year round

Rentals/Services

Carts: Yes
Clubs: Yes

Practice/Instruction

Driving range: Yes
Pitching/chipping area: Yes
Putting green: Yes
Practice bunker: Yes
Teaching pro: Yes

Policies

Walking allowed: Yes
Metal spikes allowed: No
Dress code: Appropriate golf attire.
Credit cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard Welcomed

Tees | Layout | Full Scorecard

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

Accolades

Rating Snapshot

GA Rating Index 4.5 stars from 5
Off-Course Amenities: 4.3 stars from 5
Value: 4.4 stars from 5
Pace of Play: 4.1 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.5 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 260 Reviews
5 stars:
155
4 stars:
92
3 stars:
11
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

256 out of 259 reviews


What Golfers Are Saying

Location is convenient to the city on a college campus worth the drive   Great for advanced golfers locals walkers   Challenges include bunkers undulating greens water hazards   Great for drinks watching the game brunch  

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u9710132's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/16/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


"Serene situation"


Tattride's avatar
Age:  35-44
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 02/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Rainy Saturday but the staff was extremely polite and professional. The course was pretty open due to slight drizzle and I played as a single and didn't have to wait until 13. The course was in amazing shape considering the rain the morning and night before and the only negative is players didn't seem to repair ball marks but everything else was excellent and is a highly recommended option for an outing with family from outside of town with character and many natural scenes and wildlife.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 02/13/2018:

Thank you Tattride for your 4-star review. Book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

"Nice track"


Tmgolfer66's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/25/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

First time paying unc finely .

You can see it’s a nice layout . It was a

Chilly day with some light wind . Sun was out but the course had taken on some snow the week prior and rain a couple of days ago , this cart path only .

We didn’t know that until we got there , no worries

this course ... you’d be better served walking .anyways . Front nine was nice from one up tees 6700 . Ahhh .. But then the back really tests you .

Gotta drive your ball well here .

Unfortunately, the greens were slow and bumpy like Velcro . I’m sure this is not the case most of the time and due to the previous weather. Will try it again when conditions are better


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 01/30/2018:

Thanks Tmgolfer66 for your 4-star review and feedback of UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate you taking the time and we look forward to seeing you back very soon for more of the best golf in Chapel Hill, NC.


sutika9911's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was just starting to dry out after 10" snow melt. Cart Path Only makes the course play long and slower than normal but the course was in good shape considering the weather it encountered last week.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 02/13/2018:

Thank you sutika9911 for your 4-star review. Book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course here in Chapel Hill, North Carolina as we would love to have you back again very soon.

"GREAt"


u689216957's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/24/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

For time of year- great! Due to weather cart path only which caused slower pace of play. Great course condition as usual


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 01/30/2018:

Thank you so much for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Very windy amd wet."


CHBrit's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  15-19

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/23/2018
Previously played Walked Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

It was very windy - wind warning and gusts up to 40mph. Course was very wet from the snow and rain. Greens furry as they could not get to cut them.

This course does not drain so well especially in the winter.

Great rate and nice course.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Poor

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 01/30/2018:

Thank you CHBrit for your review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and we hope to see you back again very soon!


u689216957's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 01/10/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 01/16/2018:

Thank you for your 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate you taking the time and are thrilled to see you had a good round of golf on the course. We hope to see you back again very soon for more of the best golf in the area!

"Fun round, even better price"


grandpaday's avatar
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/24/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Wanting to play a round before Christmas, I found a tee time at Finley that I couldn’t believe. Fourteen dollars for one of the best courses in the area. Course was in very good condition,considering the time of year. Greens in good shape, although a little slower than I would have liked. All in all, a good round, having played it in 3and half hours


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 01/04/2018:

Thank you grandpaday so much for your fantastic 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate you taking the time and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"I'll be back"


dkt18z's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/07/2017
First time playing Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

For a cold day in December this was a good day. The course was in good shape, damp in some areas, but overall good shape. Greens role very true and are in good condition as well. Looking forward to playing here again especially in the spring & summer.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 12/11/2017:

Thanks dkt18z for your 4-star review and feedback. We love seeing you had a good time here at the course and we look forward to seeing you back again very soon!

"No suprises"


sutika9911's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 12/04/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course in good shape for December. Very dry and the ball rolls out well. For the most part you get what you see, no hidden suprises.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 12/08/2017:

Thanks sutika9911 for the 4-star review and feedback. We love seeing you had a great round of golf on the course and we look forward to seeing you back again!

"First class"


Jholsclaw's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/26/2017
First time playing

Reviewed on

A tough but fair layout, if you play from the correct tees. If you’re not as good as you think you are then you will find trouble. Loved the facility and the staff. Have fun!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 11/29/2017:

Thank you Jholsclaw for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon as we would love to have you back again!


Leatherneck10's avatar
Age:  25-34
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/20/2017
Previously played Used cart Cold weather

Reviewed on

This is a great course. The greens are in great shape.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 12/01/2017:

Thanks Leatherneck10 for your 5-star review and feedback on our golf course. Come back and see us again very soon!

"Top 3 Course in the Area"


athinson's avatar
Age:  35-44
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a month
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/18/2017
Previously played Used cart Windy weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Awesome course but can be a little pricey. Can usually get decent deals. Paid $35 for most recent weekend round, which is rare in my experience, but I would do every day and twice on Sundays. Worth the $85 or whatever normal price is if you don't mind paying that much or don't play that much. I'm personally pretty happy when I pay less than $50-$60.

Pace of play can be terrible, but you can also unexpectedly find yourself on a day when very few groups are out there. Played on a beautiful Saturday during a UNC football game and finished in 4 hours but have also played 4:45 to 5 hour rounds, which can be miserable.

Overall, always one of the first places I look for a time on Golf Now.


Pace of Play: Average

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 11/27/2017:

Thanks so much athinson for your 5-star review and feedback on UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to see you back again very soon!

"Tough course but fun"


dblackburn5595's avatar
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/13/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Regular price a little high but a good buy if you can score a discount round.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Average

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 11/27/2017:

Thanks dblackburn5595 so much for your 4-star review and feedback on UNC Finley Golf Course. We love seeing you had a good round on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!


Raider6984's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/09/2017
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 11/13/2017:

Thanks Raider6984 for your 4-star review and feedback of UNC Finley Golf Course. Please let us know if you ever need anything and we hope to see you back again!


henrysingletary's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/04/2017
First time playing Used cart Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 11/07/2017:

Thanks henrysingletary for your 5-star review and feedback of our golf course. We appreciate you taking the time and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Solid course on a college campus"


Deborah2045907's avatar
Age:  55-64
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  20-24

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 11/02/2017
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather

Reviewed on

Good layout , course condition very good especially for amount of traffic it sees .

Good value for money .


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Average

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Club on 11/07/2017:

Thanks Deborah for your 4-star review and feedback of our golf course. We love seeing you had a great time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"Great Course at a Great Rate"


loganc5512's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/30/2017
Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finley is one of the better courses in the area, and the conditions were excellent on 10/30.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 11/02/2017:

Thank you loganc5512 for your 4-star review of UNC Finley Golf Club. Please let us know if you ever need anything and come back and see us again very soon for more of the best golf in the area!


Achudacek's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/22/2017
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Tough but fair course. You can miss the fairways and still scramble a bit. Recommend trying to play with someone with local knowledge; luckily I did and probably saved a few strokes as a first-timer. Snack shop was out of sandwiches at the turn :(


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/25/2017:

Thanks Achudacek for your 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate your time and we look forward to having you back again very soon for more of the best golf in Chapel Hill, NC.

"Great Day"


u137571959's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 10/21/2017
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Finley was in great shape! Greens were fast and in good shape for having such heavy traffic. Fairways were neat and trimmed. Bermuda roughs are always tough. Pace of play was good with very little wait. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Weather was perfect.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 10/25/2017:

Thanks Achudacek for your 5-star review of UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate your time and we look forward to having you back again very soon for more of the best golf in Chapel Hill, NC.


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