UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA | GolfPass
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4.4
648 Reviews (648)
5 Stars
378
4 Stars
216
3 Stars
39
2 Stars
12
1 Stars
3
Conditions
4.2
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.8
92.0%
Recommend this course
615 out of 648 reviews
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4.4
86 Reviews (86)
5 Stars
49
4 Stars
25
3 Stars
9
2 Stars
2
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.2
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.8
StaffFriendliness
4.5
90.7%
Recommend this course
78 out of 86 reviews
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4.4
137 Reviews (137)
5 Stars
75
4 Stars
45
3 Stars
12
2 Stars
4
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.1
Value
4.1
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
StaffFriendliness
4.5
91.2%
Recommend this course
125 out of 137 reviews
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About

Holes 18
Type Public
Par 72
Length 7223 yards
Slope 138
Rating 74.9
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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
648 Reviews (648)

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
I Recommend This Course
5.0
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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

Played On
Reviews 4
Handicap 20-24
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Used cart

Pretty Course!

Great course, well maintained and in great shape! Played on a Friday morning and didn't have to wait once to tee off or play! No lines, no waiting. Compared to NCSU (played the previous day) the biggest difference was the cart - UNC carts did not have GPS. We were a little disappointed that the snack bar stopped serving hot food at 2pm (we were dying for a hamburger!) and that even though the locker room had showers there were no towels available (5 hour drive home - would have liked to shower first). I know, 1st world problems. All in all a great course and will hopefully get to play again when in the area.

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

Thank you for your review, u000003823799. 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 3
Handicap 25+
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Well maintained

I am new to the Triangle area and this course is my favorite so far. There is a good variety of holes and lots of tee box choices. The sand traps are the best I have ever experienced -- too bad I hit so many of them! It is more expensive than other local courses but the difference in quality justifies the price.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 07/29/2022

Hi, u000705557. 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
Handicap 10-14
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Hot weather
Used cart

Beautifully manicured

Was really impressed with the appearance and beauty of the UNC Finley course. Had just played the Duke Course the day prior and you can't compare the 2. UNC was far superior, from the tee boxes to the greens. The layout was challenging as well. Fairways were ample, but the first cut was not extensive and if you were wayward of that, you were in trouble in terms of finding your ball as the vegetation was low to the ground and thick. I played form the blues (whites) which made the course play somewhat short. but given the fairways were watered and the greens were slow, it played longer then the book yardage. Overall, it was very enjoyable and would highly recommend for anyone in the area in search of an enjoyable yet challenging round of golf.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/28/2022

Hi, u2813311. 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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
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 08/04/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, oTdXzB08NDrZaxF2R3uD! 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 3
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Finley UNC course

Great course, very challenging. Very thick rough and the sand traps will make you have to put together some impressive shots to get out. Will definitely return.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/27/2022

Hello, TannerJ. Thank you for visiting us at UNC Finley Golf Course. We appreciate your 5-star rating and review. We hope you join us for another round soon.

Played On
Reviews 1
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

Nice college course

Rare public Fazio course. Expensive for a college course. Overall conditioning was good. Good pace of play. Greens very slow (bent grass) due to summer heat. Layout is interesting with some very good holes and one stinker (#10). Course is about to undergo a major renovation in October.

Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Good
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/11/2022

Hello, u875327802. 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 2
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Good
Value Average
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Poor
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/11/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u8003850! 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 12
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Good
Amenities Average
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Commented on 07/07/2022

Hi, harrisonputman. 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 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing

Solid course if you get a good deal

Played here a few days ago and it was the first time on the course. Overall it is a beautiful course with a somewhat challenging layout. It’s pretty short playing from the Whites or Blues and the greens were unbelievably slow for this time of year. The clubhouse grill was closed which was about the only negative thing along with limited “cart” options on course. I got a great deal on GolfNow which is why I played but I’m not sure if I would spend more than $85 to play this one again. They maintain the course pretty well but compared to other university courses this one is a little further down the list in NC but still a good play when you can find a deal.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Good
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 07/08/2022

Thank you for your review, cochran87. 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 1
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/12/2022

We love hearing about our golfers' experiences, u000008112452. Please tell us more about what you enjoyed during your round. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course!

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 07/06/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, haym23! 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 6
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
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Commented on 07/05/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, oTdXzB08NDrZaxF2R3uD! 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 07/11/2022

Hi, u2023600. 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
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 06/30/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162963092! 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
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Commented on 07/08/2022

Hello and thank you for your 5-star rating, u314162922153! 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
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played
Hot weather
Used cart

great golf experience

I hosted 3 high handicappers and we played best ball. Everyone enjoyed their outing.

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Good
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 06/29/2022

Hi, u000006308800. 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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