The UNC Finley Golf Club
Challenging Layout, Superb Conditions
Always enjoy playing UNC. Greens roll true and although the rest of the course is dormant it is still very playable. The great thing about this course is it starts off very friendly with ample scoring opportunities and gradually it becomes more difficult throughout the round. Great finishing holes with 15 & 16 being two of the hardest back to back holes you will encounter.
Don't miss out, go play UNC Finley!!!!
February 28, 2014
Great Experience at Finley
Truly enjoyed two rounds at Finley in late February 2014. Course was in perfect condition, greens were superb and quite quick. Good practice facilities and very helpful staff. Took two lessons with Mike Wilkinson, the head pro, and in 90 minutes he provided tremendous insights and improvements in critical areas of my game. I live six hours from Finley and the experience was definitely worth the drive time. Will be heading back again this summer.
February 26, 2014
64 Degrees in February and Playing UNC Finley
What More can I say 64 degrees on February 2nd and playing golf at UNC Finley golf course. The two things made for a great day and you throw in the Golf Now discount and you have it all. The course is in excellent condition and was challenging but pars and birdies were available. There is not much to complain about I always enjoy playing a round at UNC Finley GC and the clubhouse food is excellent. If you have never played here and enjoy golf, this is a MUST Play!
February 8, 2014
A great university course, UNC Finley can hold up against many of the best university courses in the country. Tom Fazio did a nice job with this project, however he had limited acreage to work with and it shows at some points of the course. It has been in good shape the times I have played, and presents all the challenge you need. Well worth playing and always a good price.
January 28, 2014
Context: Cold and wet. The course was officially closed acording to a sign posted near the starter's station.
Had a fun time. Played from the white tees becaue my playing partner is a beginner. The course is short from the white tees and didn't present much challange but I could see how it would be more challenging from the blue or back tees. It is well bunkered.
The course was in good shape under horribly cold and wet conditions. The staff were friendly and accomodating. A group of four somehow got in front of us on hole twelve...nobody in front of us all day...but after two holes they let us (a twosome) through. I figured this little tweek was because the marshalls were not out because it appeared the course was officially closed according to a sign posted at the starter's post.
Overall it was enjoyable...I will play it again.
December 9, 2013
Flat, Beautiful and Expensive Course
University of North Carolina's premier course which was ranked 52nd among favorite courses nationwide chosen by GolfNow customers. I was visiting my son who was attending Duke Univ. The course is flat. Bunkers and water are strategically located so it is not so easy to get high scores. Because of winter season, grass color has completely turned light brown except putting greens so it is almost undistinguishable between fairway and rough. But I liked the course and understood why it was ranked 52nd. It must be much nicer to play in this course in summer when grass is green. $52 with 29% discount by GolfNow is not cheap, though.
December 1, 2013
Great Floridian Course in the middle of North Carolina
I have always heard about the course, but never played in all these years. My lost. This is a beautiful course with a nice practice facility and new club house. The outside staff was exceptional, ie marshall and cart return. But the pro shop staff at university courses seem to be always manned by students who have not mastered exceptional customer service. Finley was no different. Oh well. Tom Fazio puts everything right in front of you without gimmicks, yet still a vision and challenge. Probably the nicest public course in Raleigh/Durham although Duke/NC State might disagree.
November 27, 2013
Nice and fair course
T course is in very good condition, but one of the more expensive public courses in RDU area. The staff and course had everything right except one thing. Since this was mid-week during November, the course did not have a ranger or any staff roaming the course. Typically this would have been fine, except the 4-some ahead of us was not familiar with the course and left the course after 9 holes for some refreshments. Typically this is fine, but at this course you go straight from 9 to 10 and then hit the snack bar as you pass buy on the way to the 12th hole. This oversight caused our group and the two groups behind us to get back up as this group rushed out to stay infront of us and then did not allow us to play through. A quality ranger could have prevented this problem.
November 15, 2013