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4.5
448 Reviews (448)
5 Stars
263
4 Stars
155
3 Stars
23
2 Stars
5
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
4.0
Layout
4.7
Friendliness
4.5
Pace
4.3
Amenities
3.9
92.5%
Recommend this course
431 out of 448 reviews
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4.5
40 Reviews (40)
5 Stars
25
4 Stars
10
3 Stars
4
2 Stars
0
1 Stars
1
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.9
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.6
90.0%
Recommend this course
36 out of 40 reviews
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4.4
95 Reviews (95)
5 Stars
54
4 Stars
31
3 Stars
7
2 Stars
1
1 Stars
2
Conditions
4.3
Value
3.8
Layout
4.7
Pace
4.5
Amenities
3.6
StaffFriendliness
4.5
89.5%
Recommend this course
85 out of 95 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
448 Reviews (448)

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
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
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.

Played On
Reviews 41
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Top 1000 Contributor
Previously Played

Great Greens

The greens were in great shape. I love the layout and it’s one of the most fun courses in the area to play. Although this is been a wet season and we had to stay on the cart paths, It was still worth playing

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

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 18
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Windy weather
Used cart

Great Course

Pace of play was excellent. The greens are in great shape. I will be back here often.

Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
Difficulty Somewhat Challenging
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Commented on 03/30/2021

Wow! We are so happy you enjoyed your round! We look forward to seeing you again soon at 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
Conditions Excellent
Value Excellent
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 03/15/2021

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 Intermediate
Plays Once every three months
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 03/29/2021

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
Handicap Don't know
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
1.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Wet weather
Used cart

Awful Customer Service

Really poor customer service. They showed no regard for wanting repeat customers. Even for a customer who is a faculty member at UNC, lives in Chapel Hill, could come back many, many times and bring many people with him/her they would not budge and make sure we had a good experience. Basics: i have never golfed there before and I booked through GolfNow. We preferred to walk because it is cart path only but they said we absolutely could not change to walking or get faculty discount because we had booked through GolfNow. Sounds like they need to get a different website or figure out to keep their customers satisfied. Rest of round was great.

Conditions Good
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Poor
Pace Good
Amenities Average
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 02/08/2021

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We have an online booking policy that does not allow for additional discounts to be honored when booking online based upon your faculty status with UNC. For more information regarding this, please visit our website. In the future it is recommended that you call the course to book your round rather than book online if you'd like to be eligible to redeem your faculty discount. We hope that you'll give us another try in the near future.

Played On
Reviews 1
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
3.0
Verified Purchaser
First Time Playing
Conditions Fair
Value Poor
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Excellent
Amenities Poor
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Commented on 01/21/2021

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry to see that your overall experience was anything short of 5 stars, but we hope you'll give us another try in the near future. Thanks for choosing UNC Finley Golf Course.

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a month
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Previously Played
Perfect weather
Used cart

Always in great shape...

I have played this course 5 times over the past few months and it is always in great shape. The course drains well and the greens roll true. It is surrounded by pine trees and there is never a pine needle on the greens - not sure how they do it. Can't wait for the next round at UNC Finley!

Conditions Excellent
Value Good
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
Difficulty Moderate
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Commented on 01/26/2021

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 49
Handicap 15-19
Skill Intermediate
Plays Once a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Top 1000 Contributor
First Time Playing
Conditions Average
Value Fair
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Average
Amenities Excellent
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Commented on 01/26/2021

We're delighted you enjoyed your round. Please book another round with us soon!

Played On
Reviews 2
Handicap 5-9
Skill Advanced
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
5.0
Verified Purchaser
Previously Played

January play

Course very wet, so hard to judge. Greens were impeccable.

Conditions Average
Value Good
Layout Excellent
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
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Commented on 01/25/2021

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

Played On
Reviews 8
Skill Intermediate
Plays A few times a week
I Recommend This Course
4.0
First Time Playing

Narrow fairways

Fairways had not turned green. Course was narrow and you need to hit a target.

Conditions Good
Value Excellent
Layout Good
Friendliness Excellent
Pace Good
Amenities Good
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Commented on 04/13/2021

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.

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