A view of a fairway at UNC Finley Golf Course.
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4.4
608 Reviews (608)
5 Stars
351
4 Stars
205
3 Stars
37
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
91.5%
Recommend this course
577 out of 608 reviews
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4.3
67 Reviews (67)
5 Stars
35
4 Stars
20
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.0
Value
4.1
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.3
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.4
89.6%
Recommend this course
60 out of 67 reviews
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4.4
142 Reviews (142)
5 Stars
80
4 Stars
41
3 Stars
13
2 Stars
7
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.6
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.1%
Recommend this course
128 out of 142 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) Tom Marzolf (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, 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

4.4
608 Reviews (608)

What Golfers Are Saying

The 19th Hole is Great For:
Drinks 24
Watching the Game 16
Brunch 10
Course Challenges Include:
Bunkers 46
Undulating Greens 38
Water Hazards 28
This course/club is great for:
Advanced Golfers 47
Locals 44
Walkers 37
This Course's Location is:
Convenient to the City 50
On a College Campus 48
Worth the Drive 35

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Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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Great course and staff

The staff was pleasant and efficient. The course was in great shape. The greens were just aerated Monday so putting was a little tenuous. The cart girl was great, although I thought $12 for a ham sandwich was a little steep, but it was good. . My visiting friends loved the course too.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/23/2022

Hi, u643503115. 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
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser

Wait 2 weeks as they are redoing the greens

The greens where horrible as they are doing the maintenance with aerating and putting sands. I would avoid this course for at least 10 days if not more.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 05/23/2022

Hello, rilep8. We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us. We strive for a 5-star experience, so we welcome your feedback. We work hard to maintain the course for everyone's benefit, which means aerifying the greens as part of our regular maintenance schedule. The greens will be healed soon and in pristine condition. Please come back soon for the 5-star experience you expect at UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 5
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/23/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, ishbhalla! 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 5
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Late Morning Foursome

Overall very good experience.
Course conditions were excellent but a deluge the previous day required cart-path only, but our 11:10 AM tee time did not have anybody in front of us, so pace of play was good for our foursome.
Staff can always make or break the experience, and everybody we encountered over the course of the day was friendly and welcoming. I'd left my credit card at home by mistake and clubhouse gentlemen was very patient and understanding as I figured out what payment options I had. Starter was friendly and informative, particularly regarding the courses quirky routing that requires you to play holes 10-11 before making the turn at the halfway house. Beverage girl was very friendly and fun as well, getting to us at least 4 times during our round, making a fine Tito's Transfusion and cheering loudly as one of our group rolled in a coast to coast birdie put on one of the par 3's.
I'd complain about it being a bit too pricey, but if I'm willing to walk, those rates are a bit more affordable. Par 3's on this course are pretty uninspiring.

Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Average
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/17/2022

Thank you for your review, cldasher. We will pass along your positive experience and feedback to our team at UNC Finley Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 20
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 05/16/2022

Hi, 65Stingray. 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 4
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 Average
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/20/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, cviti! 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 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Bad weather day. Nice course layout

The driving range is mats only. The turn has food and drinks. Restrooms are plentiful. Beautiful course layout. Staff is very friendly and accommodating

Enjoyed the day

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 05/10/2022

Hi, u314162093658. 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
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Fair
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 05/11/2022

Hello, Pfields1. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at UNC Finley Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 5
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 Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/04/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, cwmoore29! 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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 05/03/2022

Hi, twhite237. 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 1
Handicap 0-4
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Walked

Better Deal than Many Carolina Courses

This course was much more reasonable than Carolina Resort courses. The Finley course was nice, playable by any level and well conditioned greens, A nice course to walk as well.
For me, not quite at the same course quality as many of the Donald Ross options at the Carolina Resorts but way more reasonable value.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Average
Friendliness Average
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/02/2022

Hello, u278802552. 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 3
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once every three months
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Walked
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 05/03/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, imwithg0055! 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 224
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 50 Contributor
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
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Commented on 04/28/2022

Hi, 1Morgan1. 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 31
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Fazi-WHOAH!

What an absolute stunner of a course and pleasure to play. It was my first experience with a Tom Fazio designed course. I was in town for the week to play golf, and UNC Finley did not disappoint. It wasn't peak season yet so the grass was still a little dormant and yellow, but that didn't affect what I thought of the facility. I can't wait to play it again in the future when everything is lush and green. Fantastic tee boxes. Nice, smooth, and fast greens that rolled very true. Tightly cut fairways which added 15 yards to my tee shots. My only complaint would be a minor one. But the sand traps needed a little work, or more sand in some places to be precise. On two bunker shots, my club head hit the liner of the bunker which brought my swing to a screeching halt. Other than that, I can't recommend this course enough. Go play this place if you're in the area.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/28/2022

Thank you for your review, blamege. 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
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice, fun course

My buddies and I are in town for a wedding and had time to golf on Friday afternoon. UNC Finley was a very enjoyable course with fun but challenging holes. The grass was a bit dry and brown which is the reason for the four star rating but still a very fun course nonetheless. The pace of play for a Friday afternoon was very fast, done in just under 4 hours and never really had to wait. Overall a fun course, highly recommend

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 04/25/2022

Hello, u4584484. 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 123
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/26/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, timmy40! 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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/21/2022

Hi, u314160161036. 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 1
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 04/18/2022

Hello, u314160786639. We appreciate the review. You rated us 3-stars which means there is room to improve on your recent experience at UNC Finley Golf Course. Let us know, in the comments, how and where you would like to see changes from the course. Thanks for the feedback!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser

Too early

Just a twosome, but had a great time. Great layout, great staff. The only complaint was that it was too early in the season. The course is still mostly dormant and has not greened up yet. However, we were still charged full price. Once the course conditions wake up, it will be worth the money.

Conditions Average
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/21/2022

Thank you for your review, u314161616528. We will pass along your experience and feedback to our team at UNC Finley Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
3.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

Golf on any day is good

Bermuda and me before the grass comes up does not work too well. Picking the ball clean becomes a greater challenge. Was thankful for the rough -- what rough there was. Greens were tough today. Course is much better when the fairways have good grass.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 04/14/2022

Thank you for playing UNC Finley! Spring is a great time to play with warmer temps and longer days, but we are looking forward to some warmer nights that will allow the Bermuda grass to grow and us to come out of dormancy. Look forward to seeing you back at UNC Finley when we’re fully out of dormancy and green wall to wall.

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Commented on 04/14/2022

Hello philippians2, thank you for taking the time to review us, and for the 3 stars. We're sorry to hear the course may not have been in the best shape on the day of your round. We appreciate your feedback as we work to make any necessary improvements. Thank you for choosing to golf with us, and we look forward to seeing you again soon at UNC Finley Golf Course.

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