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4.5
459 Reviews (459)
5 Stars
269
4 Stars
159
3 Stars
24
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
93.6%
Recommend this course
442 out of 459 reviews
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4.4
41 Reviews (41)
5 Stars
24
4 Stars
11
3 Stars
5
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.4
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.2%
Recommend this course
37 out of 41 reviews
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4.4
103 Reviews (103)
5 Stars
59
4 Stars
33
3 Stars
8
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.8
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.3%
Recommend this course
93 out of 103 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)

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, American Express, Discover Welcomed
Metal Spikes Allowed No
Walking Allowed Yes
Dress code Appropriate golf attire.

Food & Beverage

Bar, Grill

Available Facilities

Clubhouse

Accolades

Reviews

4.5
459 Reviews (459)

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
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/11/2021

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
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Finley

Great course. Much slower than normal. Never saw a ranger.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/11/2021

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
Reviews 3
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Fun course

Pace of play was excellent and there is not a bad hole on this course. It’s not Duke but it’s as fun.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/06/2021

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. Thank you for playing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 13
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Great Course

Sometimes pace of play out here can back up a little. This time of year there are a ton of walkers out. Course was in great condition. We did find a good bit of un-repaired divots on the greens

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/11/2021

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
Reviews 29
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Top Quality Course

The course is exceptional! From tee to green the Finley course is in excellent condition. The only concern is that it is a long course from any tee and each hole requires one’s best effort. There are no easy holes on this course. We were told that many of the seniors (men) play from the red tees. Better bring your “A” game if your a senior and playing here.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 05/06/2021

Your feedback is important to us! Thank you for your kind words and 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
Reviews 6
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Get out there before it rains

The golf course is super dry adding lots of yardage roll out on the fairways. The greens are hard also so we needed to adjust our strategy beyond just distance and wind direction. It fun to hit the ball so much further. But the greens take back what the fairways give. Pace of play was just over four hours, an major plus in our opinion.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/04/2021

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
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/30/2021

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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 04/26/2021

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
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Windy weather
Used cart

Eh

We would have liked to walk the course but the Golf Now site does not appear to allow that. We saw others walking but maybe they were members. Not offering a walk option is kinda offensive. $88 is also a fairly high price for this course - the greens are not great [change to bermuda!]. Also, covid does not transmit on surfaces but we had no sand jugs, you have to use a card to buy a bottle of water and there was no water on the course. Not good.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Poor
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Thank you for leaving us a review. We appreciate your feedback. Sand bottles are back on carts, our bathrooms are open on the course, flagsticks may be removed at the discretion of the player and we have also placed rakes back in bunkers. Our rules were governed by the University and have been put in place for your safety. Walking is something we do offer on GolfNow, but it's not always offered throughout the day. In regards to water on the course, water sources such as fountains and coolers are still of concern to the University and we have not been given the okay to return to using them quite yet. We are also in the process of working with our food and beverage team to be able to accept cash as a form of tender. We hope you'll give us another chance in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/19/2021

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
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Fair
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/26/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The course was great and we finished in 4 hours, 15 minutes. Our issues were the bathrooms were filthy. They clearly had not been cleaned before tee off the morning. It’s a real shame to have such conditions at such a fine course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 04/15/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We appreciate your 5 star rating and review! We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Course! We hope to have you back again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating! We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon, and thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Challenging layout

Since it's redesign years ago, Finley has offered a challenging layout, with elevated fairways, lots of bunkers that must be negotiated off the tee, and water and natural areas that will penalized the more wayward shots. Greens are large and true. Today's rate was at a discount due to greens aeration. Normally it's a little pricier than we look for a local round, but it's a nice splurge.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Extremely Challenging
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Commented on 04/12/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/12/2021

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
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Passing through

Early season, greens just aerated but enjoyed the round!
Would like to play the course in June!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/14/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us! Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to having you back at the course soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Just passing through and wanted to get a round in on my way to Atlanta. I booked on line... staff were excellent at the pro shop. Greens fees were $25 less than on line booking rate as the greens were being aerated.
Course was in great early season condition. Staff was excellent .
Hope to stop and plan again !

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/12/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 2
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Fair
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/08/2021

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. We would love to know how we can earn those last two stars next time! Thanks for playing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 9
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fun day, course is fair shape, not much grass

This time of year there isn't much grass in the fairways. The greens were aerated but still rolled good. Enjoyed the people we played with. Disappointed no water available and no restrooms except at the turn

Conditions Average
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/07/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review the course and rate us. We are going to pass along your feedback to the staff. Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/06/2021

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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