The UNC Finley Golf Club
Liked the course very much. If you haven't played it you need too.
August 18, 2014
My favorite course in the area!
I play at UNC Finley as often as I can. It continues to be my favorite course in the area because of the consistency of the conditions and design.
The greens are soft and roll true. The front nine is a variety of relatively easy holes and the real challenge starts on the back nine. A great Fazio course. Worth the price.
August 16, 2014
Great course, perfect conditions, fair and fun. The newer grill is a great addition.
August 11, 2014
The course is very scenic and in great shape. Alot of good holes. Played from gold tees which was 6800 yards, some long par 4s.
August 4, 2014
Always A Pleasure
UNC Finley never disappoints. The staff is very friendly, and the setting is excellent. If you are looking for a challenging but very fair course with all natural landscaping (no houses) then this course is a "must play".
August 3, 2014
Cobb to Fazio in 50 Years
The rebuilt UNC Finley Golf Club (proper name) is a fine example of Tom Fazio's expertise in revamping older courses built by the old masters. Shame the people in charge of Finley GC from 1949 to 1998 let the original George Cobb design fall into such demise.
One of the best 'saves' from the original design is the course remains walkable for us traditionalists. There are several holes where the walking path is shorter than the cart path from green to tee.
Arriving early for my tee time I was disappointed to learn the driving range was closed for maintenance, remember that if you intend to play on Tuesday morning prior to noon. My playing partner and I played all 18, how can you not play nine if you play eighteen?
Each staff member I met was helpful, pleasant and cheerful, as they should be at any facility which caters to the public for monetary gain.
The course was in near perfect condition and the weather could not have been better for late July in the North Carolina Piedmont area. Our only concern, post driving range situation, was the greens were only running about an eight on the stimp meter. Although slow, they ran true and as level (level meaning smooth) as any I have played in a very long time.
This is a walkable course as I alluded to earlier, in addition it is visually pleasing and I see no reason it could not be an Audubon Sanctuary course, other than it is located in a very high traffic area of Chapel Hill.
The rate schedule for this course, as well as many "university" associated courses (Lonnie Poole comes to mind) is a bit pricey, however if you can find a Golf Now 'Hot Deal' take it, you will be happy to have had an opportunity to play the UNC Finley Golf Club course.
August 1, 2014
Found this course on golf now at a great price. Was able to play it on a Friday evening for $27. Great course great staff great value for the money
July 28, 2014
Well maintained. Pleasing to the eye. Excellent practice area.
July 26, 2014