Rated 5 out of 5 by Tad4449923 Great Shape Overall
The course was in great shape. A little soggy, but overall very good. The rough this time of year is BRUTAL! Just don't hit it in there. One negative comment would be the range mats. They need replacing badly! They are like hitting off of concrete. Usually, the grass is open, but I think that they were overseeding. Please replace the mats!
September 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by jordankerr11 Great service
I use the Finley range all the time and play the course when I can get a good deal. The course is always in fantastic shape and the greens are the best in the area at rolling true. They are bent grass, so they get a little marked up, but no other greens I play roll as well.
I had a 440 tee time as a single and was hoping to be able to get 18 in, but it was Friday afternoon and there was a line to tee off. The starter/ranger offered to take me out to the 6th hole where it was open, that way I would be able to get ahead of the Fri afternoon crowd and finish my round. Such a big deal and such a smart thing to do. It was really appreciated.
Was able to get all 18 in walking because of that.
The front 9 (IMO) is really easy. The 9th hole's second shot is tough, but that's about it. The back 9 is a whole different story. It has 4 very tough holes (10, 11, 15 and 16 IMO).
Anyways, had a great round, had a great day and really appreciate Finley and its staff helping me out.
September 12, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by texasfan1528 Worth every Penny!
I've wanted to play this course for some time and finally got the chance. The greens had been punched two weeks prior and we're in superb condition. The fairways were cut down and was in awe every time I got to the next hole. I did hate the ruff though. The rough will swallow your ball up and allow for you to have to take a drop more than once if you don't track it. I would play this course more often, but the long drive doesn't permit for it. You won't be dissapointed when you play here. Truly an amazing course.
September 2, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by badger8811 Kind of Disappointed
I had high hopes coming to UNC but it was nothing special. I think Duke and NC state have superior golf courses and facilities. The course here was fairly easy given its a University course. The overall conditions were pretty good, some winter kill here and there, being more prominent on the greens. The whole experience was just lackluster given that this course is rated very highly in the state. The practice facilities were in my opinion subpar given its "UNC". If you can find a good deal on golfnow I would recommend but I would never pay rack rates for this course, I would however pay rack for Duke and NC state.
August 26, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by tarheel86 On of my favorite courses
Great course. The tee boxes and fairways were in great shape. The greens had been punched within the past few days but were very playable. The rough is thick, as in you can step on your ball and not see it thick, so that added a challenge not found at many of the other local courses.
No complaints about UNC Finley, definitely one of my favorite courses in the area and in the best shape of any of the courses I have played this summer.
August 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Murphyslaw48 Beautiful course
I love playing this course it's scenic and challenging.
Easy to get out in mid week.
They could use more water stations.
August 18, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by linksman Stay on the Short Grass
This is a fantastic Tom Fazio redesign. Bermuda fairways and rough and bent grass greens. I repaired a few pitch marks left by groups ahead of us but the staff had done a good job overnight fixing them up. The greens had subtle breaks easy to over-read and rolled true. The rough had just been cut, was 3-4" deep and just swallowed the ball. Approach shots held well but miss a green and you need a flop shot in your bag to score. Compares favorably with Pinehurst #5. Bunkers would benefit from more sand, somewhat less densely packed but the total experience is very satisfying. I hope to get back to Finley as I expect to be in Chapel Hill again soon.
August 5, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Thomas6997791 Slow
Course is in great shape. Greens rolled nicely and fairways were borderline perfect. However, it took 3 1/2 hours to play nine holes!! Teed off at 3:00 on Saturday. No ranger in sight. If anytime called for ejecting someone for slow play this round would have been the poster child. Group in front of us made the day memorable for all the wrong reasons.
August 3, 2015