A view of a fairway at UNC Finley Golf Course.
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4.4
521 Reviews (521)
5 Stars
305
4 Stars
177
3 Stars
27
2 Stars
10
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.2
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.4
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
91.6%
Recommend this course
497 out of 521 reviews
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4.4
87 Reviews (87)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
27
3 Stars
6
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
0
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.2
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.8%
Recommend this course
79 out of 87 reviews
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4.4
123 Reviews (123)
5 Stars
72
4 Stars
36
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.2%
Recommend this course
111 out of 123 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
521 Reviews (521)

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 6
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
2.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Perfect weather
Used cart

Disappointed — Not worth the money at this time

I was really looking forward to playing this course. Unfortunately, I was disappointed. Hole 14 is under repair; therefore, we had to skip it. The greens on the remaining holes were less than desirable; one gentlemen described them has slow and bumpy. I would certainly wait to play again after they repair the greens. For the price I paid, I thought that they would have a cart person who would make rounds with snacks/drinks; this never happen. I am not sure if it was worth the price. .

Conditions Poor
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. After the intense summer that the course has endured, the greens and some areas around the course need maintenance to improve conditions and playability at the facility. We recently aerated the greens to help them recover from the summer, but they are still showing signs of continued stress and need rest and play removed from them. We will close the course and practice putting greens beginning on Tuesday 9-7-21 for at least 10 days. If we see the need to extend the closure beyond 10 days, we will do so. During the course closure, the driving range will continue to be open as normal. We regret this decision but must protect the overall quality of the course and see this closure as a necessary step to keep the course playable into the fall and winter months. We appreciate your understanding and hope you consider rejoining us for another round in the future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Slow greens

Great overall conditions but the greens were terribly slow.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Average
Amenities Good
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Commented on 09/07/2021

Thank you for visiting us. 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
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

UNC Finley Course

Played here a few times. Overall very good course with challenges for all levels of golfer. Not real long but challenging nevertheless. The driving range and short game area are pretty average. On this day, the greens had been aerated recently so there was a lot sand, bumps and inconsistency in the putting surface. Normally the greens are pretty good. Definitely a course to be on our regular circuit of local courses.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2021

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 7
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

The greens had been aerated about a week ago and have not quite recovered yet. Otherwise condition of the course was excellent.

Conditions Good
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Thank you for your review. We will pass along your positive experience to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/23/2021

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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/23/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time at UNC Finley Golf Course. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Average
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 2
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Nice public course

The course was great. The staff was supper welcoming and the only thing that needed closer attention were the restrooms near the driving range.

Overall, it was a good experience

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/10/2021

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.

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
2.0
First Time Playing

Not worth the money

The fairways and tee boxes were great but the pace of play and greens were horrendous. Every green had dozens of pitch marks. Take your money elsewhere because it’s way overpriced for the conditions.

Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Average
Friendliness Fair
Pace Poor
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/31/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review and leave your feedback of your recent round with us. We would like to apologize for any inconvenience you experienced at the course with us. Your feedback is extremely important to us. It is always our utmost goal to provide our golfers with a fun and enjoyable time and apologize if we missed the mark. For further resolution in this matter, please feel free to reach out to our staff in the pro shop. We hope to hear from you soon!

Played On
Reviews 20
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

5 stars all around

Fantastic layout, impressive conditions, challenging but accessible - this course was everything you want in a course. We played in the first tee time as a twosome and finished in less than 3 hours. I will define back!

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 08/06/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked

UNC Finley

The greens rolled well, but there were lots of divots from players not fixing their approach shots.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
Difficulty Fairly Easy
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/06/2021

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. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Fair
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/06/2021

We're glad you enjoyed your 5-star experience with us. Please comment or reach out to our team in the golf shop to let us know more about your round!

Played On
Reviews 1
Handicap 20-24
Skill Beginner
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Finally Made It To Finley

I'm a UNC alumni, Class of 91, and this was my first time playing the course. My wife and I are both beginning golfers and we really enjoyed the course. We will definitely come back, maybe when it is a bit cooler, since it was 85 degrees this time around.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us. Your feedback is valuable, and we look forward to delivering you excellent service 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 Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2021

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. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Good overall

A good course, definitely one of the best non-private courses in the area. Just a little bit over watered, particularly on the driving range. Probably would have preferred to pay about $75 instead of $90 for what we got but still a great place

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Thanks so much for your review. We're so glad you enjoyed your round. That's what we like to hear! We hope to see you again soon!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Great time

First time playing, thought the course was in great shape. Great staff, the starter Kirk provided a great overview. Nice relaxed pace of play and finished in just under 4 hrs

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

JFM Golf Outing

Excellent golf course. Tough but fair. From tee to green the course is awesome. Golf Shop very professional and positive. Very nice putting, chipping and driving range. I will come back for sure.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 08/06/2021

Thank you for your kind words! We hope to see you again at the course very soon for another 5-star experience.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 10-14
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Walked
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 08/06/2021

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time. We look forward to seeing you on the course soon for another 5-star experience!

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