The UNC Finley Golf Club
A very nice condition course. Designed for lots of play as most of the trouble is off to the sides. Greens were average on speed but had several ball marks.
June 27, 2015
Great course! Played for $28.00 and plan on going back!
Great cours! Played for $28.00 and plan on going back!
June 24, 2015
Beautiful course, super Golfnow deal at $49. Challenging but fair, very scenic. We played in the afternoon and never had to wait for anyone. We arrived early and they moved our tee time up an hour. Friendly staff and the food is very good in the clubhouse.
June 13, 2015
Great course at good value
Reserved 18 by myself with no one behind for 20 mins. Tee time 1.40pm Thursday. Starter informative and helpful. After my first tee shot a player drove up in his cart and joined me. He was in his mid to late 60s but said he had played golf since he was 8. Used to be a scratch golfer on a college team and later was highly ranked in men's USGA competition. He shot a little over par and outdrove me at 260 yards several times. His short game and putting were immaculate. Even though I'm a 20 hcper he was patient and helped me find some of my errant shots. Knew the course so he was able to advise me on how to play some holes. He was friendly and made a perfect golf companion. This was my lucky day...you don't always get to play with a great golfer and it put a nice shine on a course with some beautiful holes. It took us only a little more than THREE hours to complete the round. A twosome in front at #6 waved us through.
Before and after the round I practiced on the range, good value at $5 for 45 balls. The mats had tee holders so I didn't need to search for a rubber tee of the right length for my drives...I just popped a plastic tee in the holder. Food at the turn (after hole #11) was the usual GC junk but there are a decent cafe and bar in the clubhouse.
Greens had giant fans to cool you off. Fairways in very good shape, quite wide on some of the front 9. The back 9 are tougher. Rough not deep. Sand consistent and well maintained. Only two water holes. From the blue men's tees, total distance ~6500 yards.
It was 92 degrees and humid. After I played I was pleasantly surprised to be able to take a shower and use a big free towel from the pro shop. Staff was courteous and helpful
The only things I would change would be:
1) add GPS to the electric carts so you know how far you are from the pin.
2) Add distance markers at 200 and 100 yards from the greens. The only markers are at 150 yards. Change them: they are flat, oversized golf ball-shaped caps that are difficult to see unless you're close to them. You must guess your distance or use a rangefinder. (this is the home course of the NC Tar Heels so maybe they won't do that ?)
3) Add distance markers to the driving range flags, or use colored flags and post signs that say how far they are. There are no distance indicators which was odd.
Overall one of the best courses I've ever played, equal to good private courses and the best public courses costing much more. And a great bargain for my $48 course and cart fee.
June 12, 2015
Fairways near perfect
The only thing that kept it from being absolutely perfect were the aierated greens which are a necessary evil. And they were not that bad.
June 4, 2015
It was great
It was great. Playing in the moring was a good experience for me. Nice weather, nice people and beatiful course...
May 31, 2015
Love this course
Played here several times and always enjoyed it. They had punched the greens a week before but it didn't affect play. Course was in good condition despite some winter kill which has plagued area courses. Pace of play was good and only waited on last few holes.
May 31, 2015
Superior track for Triangle day fee golfers
This is a very solid golf course, as one would expect of a Fazio design. Well maintained, also as one would expect. Greens had recently been punched so walking fee was discounted, a bonus (I paid $31 to walk on Memorial Day). A little pricey but worth it when compared to other area options of similar quality (Preserve at Jordan Lake, Chapel Ridge, etc.).
May 26, 2015