UNC Finley Golf Course

4.5056176471 4.5 stars from 5 (278)
  • 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: 4.2 stars from 5
Staff Friendliness: 4.6 stars from 5
Course Layout: 4.7 stars from 5
Course Conditions: 4.4 stars from 5
Rating Breakdown 278 Reviews
5 stars:
164
4 stars:
99
3 stars:
13
2 stars:
2
1 stars:
0

recommend this course

274 out of 277 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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Reviews


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"Very good"


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

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/20/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course



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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/16/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent


I recommend this course


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.

"Beautiful Course"


u000001212083's avatar
Age:  65+
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/14/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Moderate


I recommend this course


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.

"Amazing course!"


redstickgolfer's avatar
Age:  25-34

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/09/2018
First time playing

Reviewed on

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.


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 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.

"Love it!"


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/04/2018
First time playing Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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.

"Awesome - course was in great condition"


TPCRay's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  5-9

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 06/02/2018
Previously played Used cart Perfect weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Course Difficulty:  Fairly Easy


I recommend this course


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.

"Beautiful Golf Course"


Ladams's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  15-19

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Extremely Challenging


I recommend this course


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.

"Always a pleasure"


Thomas1992023's avatar
Skill:  Advanced
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  0-4

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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!


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Excellent

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Excellent

Off-Course Amenities: Good


I recommend this course


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!

"Fun Layout"


1Morgan1's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  55-64
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/31/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

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.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Average

Value for the Money: Excellent

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


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.

"Greens just punched"


u216607612's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/29/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Course was in very good condition considering rain for many days, including the day we played and that greens on the back nine had recently been punched. This is acourse that the staff / ground crew really. Care about.


Pace of Play: Excellent

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 06/01/2018:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

"Greens punched and not sanded well"


Francis2975474's avatar
Top 100 Contributor
Age:  65+
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  10-14

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Used cart Hot weather Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Most of the course was in very nice condition despite some obvious heavy rain. However, the punched greens were not properly sanded so the putting strokes looked like small basketballs on their way to the hole and despite playing well, 37 putts made my score in the mid 80s.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

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 05/30/2018:

Thank you Francis as we are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


Stephanie5390952's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/25/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Excellent

Course Conditions: Good

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 05/29/2018:

Thank you Stephanie as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley.

"Outstanding experience all around"


dhhprof's avatar
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/08/2018
First time playing Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Warm welcome at pro shop. Easy payment for greens fees and cart—at reasonable rates. Helpful, happy starter at first tee, who made every effort to ensure we’d be comfortable playing the course for the first time....we’re already scheduled to play again at the end of the week.


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 05/24/2018:

Thank you for taking the time to leave us with a review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your round, and it looks like you had a friendly interaction with our staff. We are looking forward to having come back soon.


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

5 5.0 stars from 5 Played on 05/01/2018
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Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Fair

Course Layout: Excellent

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 05/07/2018:

Thank you Mmacafee so much for taking the time and for your 5-star rating! Book another round with us soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.

"Nice Course"


Michael4687095's avatar
Age:  25-34
Gender:  Male
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Once a week
Handicap:  10-14

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/09/2018
First time playing Used cart Windy weather

Reviewed on

first time playing the course. definitely challenging with not knowing the layout of the course. grass had not fully come in yet and greens were recently punched but rolled nicely. easily walkable course. would like to play once the weather turns.


Pace of Play: Excellent

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Average

Staff Friendliness: Excellent

Value for the Money: Good

Off-Course Amenities: Good

Course Difficulty:  Somewhat Challenging


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 04/17/2018:

Thank you Michael as we appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon here at UNC Finley Golf Course.

"Aeration alert!"


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

3 3.0 stars from 5 Played on 04/02/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on

Aeration was not noted on Golfnow. Probably will be rough for another 2-4 weeks.

I was attacked by swarms of beetles on about every green on the front 9. It was absolutely disgusting. Pace of play was good. Layout is good. Conditions are fine considering time of year, other than the aforementioned greens issues.


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Good

Course Conditions: Fair

Staff Friendliness: Good

Value for the Money: Poor

Off-Course Amenities: Average


I recommend this course


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 04/05/2018:

Thank you aaustin and we are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars. We hope you'll give us another try in the near future.


Stephanie5390952's avatar
Age:  45-54
Gender:  Female
Skill:  Intermediate
Plays:  Few times a week
Handicap:  25+

4 4.0 stars from 5 Played on 03/15/2018
Previously played Verified Purchaser

Reviewed on


Pace of Play: Good

Course Layout: Excellent

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 03/19/2018:

We appreciate your 4-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.


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


Response from UNC Finley Golf Course on 02/20/2018:

Thanks so much for your 5-star review and feedback on our golf course. We love seeing you had a good time on the course and we hope to see you back again very soon!

"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.


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