The UNC Finley Golf Club
4 HOUR ROUND! Course in great shape.
4 hours on the nose. Scored a $39 single deal the night before and ended up getting paired up with one other guy who plays the course fairly frequently. A solid golfer and nice guy gave me some good tips throughout. Too bad I left most of my swing at home. Still a great day.
Course: Really nice layout and GREAT shape. If I was splitting hairs I would knock the (9th?) hole. Lacking what I would consider a traditional landing area, but what a nice course. And also they had us hitting off mats today at the range when there was a ton of good grass available. That was disappointing, but I imagine there was a valid reason.
I believe the back nine is the nicer and more challenging of the 2. Several short 4's on the front, not so much on the back.
You have some red stakes areas on this course so watch out for those. Some of the rough around the bunkers and greens is that type of grass that's not high but your ball will disappear in it. Really have to accelerate through it.
Going to head back first chance I get.
September 17, 2014
Nice course especially as a deal
As a budget golfer (ie not rich) I normally find Finley expensive compared to other local offerings, especially at weekends, but I like the course a lot. This discount offer allowed me to play on a Saturday. The person I played with complained about the greens, which were indeed a bit slow and unpredictable from one green to another. Otherwise - great course - go play it if you can afford it, find a deal., or late play in the week.
September 13, 2014
The course was absolutely gorgeous. Everything was in perfect condition. The greens had been aerated just over a week before we played and were still smooth. We paid $44 through golf now and I would have paid more. It gave a real championship course feel to an at best average golfer. We will definitely be back.
September 7, 2014
First time playing there, but will not be the last. The course was in tremendous shape and the greens were awesome. Not too busy, so pace of play was great. Circled the first nine in 1.5 hours. Great Sweet Tea at the grill on the turn. Marshall was personable with good course advice. Pro shop was beautiful, and a TarHeel fans dream. A little pricy, but good quality merchandise. I wish there were more discounts out there for rounds....Greens fees are a little high, but the course is better than average, so I guess it is still a good value. Would love to come back soon!!!
September 5, 2014
Top 10 college course
Great enjoyable course. Nice layout. Donald Ross features. In great condition , particularly greens.
Major complaint is pace of play. Suggest cutting high Bermuda rough down a bit to facilitate finding balls 2' off fairway.
September 1, 2014
UNC Finely GC 8/30/14
Played here a number of times before. Best conditions I've ever seen. Greens were aerated a couple of weeks ago and 99% healed. A great layout that becomes more and more challenging as you move back in tee boxes. Course not crowded today probably because of Labor Day weekend and football Saturday. 4 hr round even with waits on mosts of back 9. High recommend. Nice practice range and grill had great burgers and potato salad.
Rate was $62 pre pay with Golf Now. 50% higher then other nearby public courses, but I look at it as an extra $20 gets you a much much better track and golf experience.
August 31, 2014
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