A view of a fairway at UNC Finley Golf Course.
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4.4
668 Reviews (668)
5 Stars
390
4 Stars
221
3 Stars
41
2 Stars
13
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
91.5%
Recommend this course
632 out of 668 reviews
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4.4
88 Reviews (88)
5 Stars
51
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.9%
Recommend this course
80 out of 88 reviews
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4.4
147 Reviews (147)
5 Stars
85
4 Stars
44
3 Stars
14
2 Stars
3
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.4
Amenities
4.0
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.8%
Recommend this course
135 out of 147 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
668 Reviews (668)

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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Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Good Course. High Price

Course was in excellent condition. Pace of play was slow. Cost to play is extremely high.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/16/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u000004788237. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Way better this week!

Course was in phenomenal shape and the greens were pure. There appears to be a large cicada killing wasp issue on the #10 green so dodging those were fun. Only downside was my cart that died completely at the 18th green. Normally I wouldn’t be bothered by this but this happened last week to a playing partners cart on the 6th hole. Unacceptable for a course of this caliber. Tires were racing slick bald and the cart bucked a lot before it’s eventual demise.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/19/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, ifuller91. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 4
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Course is in great shape

Course was in great shape. Greens rolled very well, rough was punishing on some parts of the course (3” easily). Only complaints would be 1 green on the back, think 16 or 17, always has an issue with cicada-killing wasps burrowing in the green and some of the tee boxes could be a bit more level but otherwise no complaints.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/19/2022

Thank you for taking the time to review us, rbk001. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service again soon. UNC Finley Golf Course thanks you!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Morning Overcast

Everything about the play was great. Some overcast all morning. Walking 18 was nice and easy, right on pace of play. Greens are a little slower but really enjoyed the course.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played

Great course!

Greens were a little slow but overall conditions are great. Fun layout with a variety of clubs needed for tee shots. Got to play by myself and walked 18 in 3 hours just before dark.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Not in great shape for the money.

Greens and fringe were not in very good shape. Course is short and narrow with brutal rough. Not a good value. Staff was very friendly though.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Fair
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/19/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u314160169115. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 39
Handicap 5-9
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Bunkers need work

I know they are shutting down soon to do a renovation which may explain why it wasn't in tip-top shape. I really hope they address the bunkers during the renovation. This is my second time playing here and each time the bunkers were a gigantic disappointment. When you repeatedly hit the liner under the sand, it makes it a bit difficult to hit out of bunkers. Love the course, just needs some TLC. Looking forward to playing it again next fall after the renovation

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/12/2022

Hello, blamege. 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Ready for the facelift

The course layout might be the best of any of the public courses in the triangle. The greens are ready for their renovation. Extremely excited to ply this course next summer. Pace of play was ideal for having walkers and riders. Staff was friendly and helpful.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 09/12/2022

Hi, danleg111. 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 Once a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Paired with single

We came in from out of state to surprise a friend for his birthday and booked a round. They paired us with a single. I don’t want to pay $100 a round to be paired with some random person who “gave us tips” the entire round. Disappointed to have what should’ve been a fun round with some friends ruined with an annoying single.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 09/16/2022

We appreciate you taking the time to review the course and rate us, u314163340356. We are going to pass on your feedback to the team. Thanks for visiting UNC Finley Golf Course, and we hope to see you again in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 09/12/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, jmcdougle! 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 Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/29/2022

Hello, u501910733. Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We see you rated the course 2-stars and are interested in learning what we can do to improve for your next visit.

We take customer feedback very seriously at our course. Please reach out to our team in the golf shop and tell us what's on your mind.

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

Nice course

Nice course, friendly staff. It’s a placement course. Rough was tough. Fairways in great shape. Greens were a bit slow and bumpy due to divot repairs. That didn’t detract from the experience.
Would play again.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 08/31/2022

Hello, u314163301022. 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 16
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

I now see why the renovation is needed

The course was in phenomenal shape however the greens are wretched. Bombed out and depleted. Bent is hard to maintain in the summer so the new renovations are welcomed!

Pace of play was right on point and the course offers some really fun golf. Price is a little steep but it’s the only public course in CH and they know they can charged whatever they want. I’m ready to try the new greens out in 2024!

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/22/2022

Hello, ifuller91. 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 5
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Average
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/23/2022

Hi, pghosh97. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/11/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314163197637! 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
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Fair
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Commented on 08/10/2022

Hi, u135662828. 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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/10/2022

Hi, u314163176008. We would love to hear more about your positive experience on our course. Please contact us to share with us your favorite part of your experience. Thanks for golfing at UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good course

Course was in great shape. Challenging, but playable, even for a newbie like me trying to get back into the game. Only thing was my cart wasn’t in great shape. Struggled on hilly areas on cart path and my front right tire exploded on the back 9. Didn’t even get to finish my play.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/01/2022

Thank you for your review, u314163168798. We will pass along your experience and feedback to our team at UNC Finley Golf Course. We hope to see you again soon.

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