The decision was made to hire Fazio, one of the modern game’s foremost golf designers and a resident of Hendersonville, to start from scratch on the site and build an entirely new course. The hardest flagstick position on this green is on the front-left of the green. You’ve got a split fairway here for your second shot. Holes 10, 11, 12, and 18 offer lots of water - comparable to a beach resort course. White Tees: 456 UNC Finley Scorecard I would say that numbers 11, 16 and 18 are, from the back tees, the three toughest holes on the course. We’re excited about the future.”, UNC Finley Golf Course | 500 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | (919)962-2349. Designed by Thomas Fazio, ASGCA, the UNC Finley golf course opened in 1999. The hole plays a little downhill, maybe a half club shorter. The shorter holes at Finley consistently have more undulation around the greens than do the longer holes. One the unique things about this hole is the length of the green, it’s very long and narrow and slopes more back to front than you would think. GOLF: UNC Finley Golf club is the destination for a authentic Tar Heel Golf Experience. What I like to do here is turn the ball from left to right off the tee and let it work back down into the fairway. Blue Tees: 366 The left side of the green has a false front to it. A great pin placement here is the back-right corner. It’s a mid to short iron into a slightly two-tiered green that has excellent pin placements. Green Complex. From tee to green, each shot proves to be a challenge yet positive experience from touring pro to even the most amateur of golfer. Gold Tees: 522 This is another hole I really like. Coolers are provided in each golf car; personal coolers are not allowed on the course. Hole Locations Local Rules Compare Services. Fazio did a good job here of setting the flow for the day. I aim at the two sand bunkers on the left-hand side of the fairway and try to work the ball left to right. The second shot is all uphill. Gold Tees: 435 UNC Finley Golf Course is a championship layout that ranks with some of the best in North Carolina. The day I played with Joe and John Inman (John Inman is UNC’s men’s golf coach. UNC Women's Golf. This could be not only one of the hardest par fours in North Carolina, it could also be one of the prettiest. This is one of the best holes I’ve ever played. UNC Finley Golf Course in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the home of the North Carolina Tar Heels men's and women's golf teams. This green is very deep with a wide variety of flagstick placements, which makes club selection very important. This is another hole where we have a variety of different tee boxes. If you go long or left here, you’re in trouble. Sat, Jul 11, 2015. It’s another example of Fazio making very effective use of one bunker, as someone else would have put in three or four bunkers. Full course details for UNC Finley Golf Course, including scores leaderboard, map, printable scorecard, weather, reviews, and ratings. By Janie & Billy Armfield. It’s really severe in there. This is a good golf hole. Red Tees: 227. It’s a real gamble to go for this green in two. Your first image of your second shot is that you don’t want to go over the green, because if you do you are absolutely dead. The day Joe Inman played it he hit a driver right down the right tree line with a little cut. You really don’t want to go into the bunker in the front left of the green. The penalty to the right is just so severe. GOLF: UNC Finley Golf club is the destination for a authentic Tar Heel Golf Experience. Blue Tees: 164 The best shot from the back is a left-to-right fade into the left side of the fairway. Tar Heel Tees: 449 There’s a creek on the left, and water and sand bunkers in the front. Aim it at the sand bunker on the left side of the fairway and let it fall to the right. If you carry the bunker it can make the hole much shorter. Blue Tees: 518 E: [email protected] Course Tour (Course tour would go here) Tees . It’s hard enough as it is. From the Tar Heel tee you must drive it well. The rocks fronting the back two sets of tees are absolutely gorgeous. Given a rating of 4.5 Stars by Golf Digest, Tom Fazio’s 11th golf course designed in North Carolina proves to one of, if not his best work yet. You can toughen this one up as much as you want. Blue Tees: 369 See more of UNC Finley Golf Course on Facebook. White Tees: 372 It’s a wonderful, straight-forward hole with a creek in front of the green. Holes Map. The left-to-right slope of the fairway will cause a second shot to work towards the bunkers on the right. The fairway’s only about thirty yards wide. The tee shot is a lot easier from the front tees, but it’s still a challenge to the person playing the hole. It’s rather unique, with the rope draped along the sides. “I’d be very proud to say it’s as good as we can do.”. You pay a price for the shorter yardage. It would add to the aesthetics, but not cause a maintenance problem. From the back tee it’s definitely a left to right tee ball. Online tee times may be available at The UNC Finley Golf Club or at nearby golf courses, usually offered at a discount from the normal rate. Finley, who owned and operated one of the largest equipment dealerships in the United States. There’s severe undulation around this green, just as with number one. Peebles It’s a two-tiered green that’s a lot like the second green, where it’s not deep at all, but it’s a very wide green from left to right. Get reviews, hours, directions, coupons and more for UNC Finley Golf Course at 500 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27517. It’s got a raised-shelf fairway, bunkers on the left and a large green. In the future we’ll probably plant some wild flowers in there and also on the bank up on the right side of the fairway. Review Memberships and Special Offers. This hole is an outstanding example of the “Tillinghouse Ramp”, named after a Donald Ross era course designer. The farthest one back is 491 yards. You’ve got to be careful off the tee. Chapel Hill, NC; Daily-Fee; Tom Fazio; Profile; Tour; Tees; About; More. Tar Heel Tees: 211 UNC Finley ScorecardCourse Designer: Tom FazioUniversity of North Carolina Chapel Hill, N.C. Rules of Play USGA Rules govern all play except when modified by local rules. Chapel Hill, NC; Daily-Fee; Tom Fazio; Profile; Tour; Tees; About; More. Green Complex. Tar Heel Tees: 456/434 It’s a theme of what Fazio was doing here. Red Tees: 298, In honor of: Explore the Club and Course.JOIN: At UNC Finley there are exclusive membership opportunities for golfers of every skill level and budget. Gold Tees: 442 Carolinas Golf Association. Every golf course has a controversial hole that people just aren’t too sure about, and this is ours. The long hitters can pull out a driver and just nail it and take it down over that little swale on the right, but the safe way to play the shot is to hit either a long iron or a fairway wood. Jun 25, 2017. It’s 210 yards from the Gold tee to the fairway bunkers, so your shot off the tee should be with a three wood or a five wood. Tar Heel Tees: 498/469 Review Memberships and Special Offers NEXT ON THE TEE: Book a tee time at.... Home - UNC Finley Golf Course. This is another green where you don’t need a lot of sand bunkers because of the severity of the slope around the green. It’s one he’d put against anything else he’d done in North Carolina. Tar Heel Tees: 358 The second shot coming into this green is difficult. This hole I love. White Tees: 341 or. This green has some very deceptive pin placements. The Par 72 has a memorable layout, practice facility and Grill. I don’t know if we’ll ever use the farthest back tee here, because it’s a 240-yard carry over the water and about 270 to the fairway. A hole this short has got to have some trick to it. If you go right you’re dead. White Tees: 390 Course Designer: Tom Fazio The thing that amazes me about this hole is that I never feel like I’ve got the right club in my hand for my second shot. From the Tar Heel tees it’s a very difficult hole because it requires a long iron or fairway metalwood shot. GOLF: UNC Finley Golf club is the destination for a authentic Tar Heel Golf Experience. The sand bunker in the right front of the green really comes into play. The 18-hole course features five tee boxes that challenge every level golfer. This hole plays a little shorter because it is slightly downhill. Sometimes I like to come out on the course in the afternoon and just see how play is going. He could not have stood here and hit a hundred balls and hit one any better. Gold Tees: 161 White Tees: 468 I aim my tee shot to the left edge of the green and let the ball feed it’s way off the hill. Tar Heel Tees: 458 That’s brutal! Blue Tees: 481 Enjoy an aerial view of each hole, GPS distance, yardage book and more. That’s a very difficult flagstick position. UNC Finley's Golf Course is a 1999 Tom Fazio re-design and given 4.5 stars by Golf Digest. UNC Finley Golf Course UNC Finley GC. Not quite as good a design as Fazio's Finley Golf Course across NC 54, Chapel Hill CC is more than worth playing whenever you are invited. You’ve got to take it and drive it just to the left of the fairway bunker on the right hand side and just let it run from right to left, as the fairway slopes from right to left. Golf Canada. UNC Finley Golf Course, 500 Finley Golf Course Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (NC) 27514, USA +1 919 962 2349 ‹ Previous › Next This is not a very deep green from front to back, but it’s very wide from left to right. Gold Tees: 400 White Tees: 247 The view is absolutely unbelievable. There’s a severe drop off to the left side of the green, and a creek back there that can come into play. The original building was 4,500 square feet and will more than double in size. Gold Tees: 187 White Tees: 146 Most of the time you’ll be going into the green with a short iron. Enjoy an aerial view of each hole, GPS distance, yardage book and more. View an interactive course map and hole-by-hole layout. It’s such a difficult hole, even though it’s one of the shortest ones on the golf course. Tom Fazio put just one sand bunker in front of the green, but the bunker protects three-quarters of the green. Review Memberships and Special Offers. This tree-lined parkland course provides a wonderful test for your all-round game, with many attractive, skilfully crafted and challenging holes to enjoy. There is a tall standing pine tree to the right of the bunker which can easily catch a left-to-right tee shot and knock your ball down into the bunker or pine needles. If you do go for the green in two you can get in trouble. It’s a 200-yard carry from the Gold tee, but you have to be careful. The fairway slopes from right to left, so anything down the left side that’s too close to the water will get a left-hand kick. Hole Locations Local Rules Compare Services. Gold Tees: 394 Blue Tees: 300 If you have to come in from the right side, it makes for a much longer and difficult approach shot. The second shot here is unbelievable. This hole is 221 yards from the Tar Heel tees and 145 from the Carolina Blue tees. Tar Heel Tees: 412 White Tees: 287 When we open, golf cars will be on the path. There is a definite left to right slope on the fairway. It’s just beautiful the way they’ve cut the front tees into the side of the hill. To make this hole easy, it’s all in the drive. It’s really smart to just lay your second shot down short of the green, then wedge it up. If you hit the great golf shot you get rewarded, but if you miss it you’re going to be severely penalized. You’re looking at 204 yards from the Tar Heel tees, but a much more workable 160 yards from the Carolina Blue tees. This hole plays straight forward, there’s no gimmicks. UNC Finley Golf Course | 500 Finley Golf Course Rd, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 | (919)962-2349, A Signature Tom Fazio Design in the Heart of Historic Chapel Hill, Exclusive Membership Opportunities and Special Offers. From the Tar Heel tee you’ve got about a 220-yard carry over the natural area to reach the left side of the fairway, and it’s a 260-yard carry to the right side of the fairway. It’s a reachable hole for the long hitter. As you’re going into the green on your second shot, you see that it’s well bunkered with sand, both around the green and the right-hand side of the fairway, just short of the green. You’ve got a sand bunker on the left and water on the right. Search for other Golf Courses in Chapel Hill on The Real Yellow Pages®. Red Tees: 323. This green is very, very deep. I would say 90% of the players who hit from back here take it at the right bunker and try to work it a little right to left. The J.H. Tar Heel Tees: 425 Operating Hours: 9:00am - 3:00pm. Tar Heel Tees: 165 Enjoy an aerial view of each hole, GPS distance, yardage book and more. Tar Heel Tees: 355 GC Am Tour; Tournaments; UNC Finley GC UNC Finley Golf Course. Again, this is another example of how much the difficulty of a hole changes with the different sets of tees. This is a hole that the first time you walk up to the tee and look down the fairway, you just go wow, this is really something special. “It’s significant that we’ve had a 4.5 star rating from Golf Digest based solely on the golf course,” says Head Golf Professional Mike Wilkinson. 1-18-21 The golf course will be on a slight delay due to frost on the greens. Depending on the position of the flagstick, you can have up to a three-club difference on this green. There must be a dozen holes out here that have this feature. Duke University Golf Club . Once you get up there and see the dip, you just go, ‘oh my goodness’. There’s also some subtle undulations on the green that are hard to see. The driving range remains closed this morning but we will check later in the morning to see if we can open it for the afternoon. Create New Account. Most players should aim between the first and second bunkers. White Tees: 354 White Tees: 125 Red Tees: 403. Chapel Hill Tourism; Chapel Hill Hotels; Chapel Hill Bed and Breakfast; Chapel Hill Vacation Rentals; Chapel Hill Vacation Packages; Flights to Chapel Hill The easiest flagstick location is right in the middle of the green. A True Tar Heel Blue Tees: 402 You definitely want to leave your tee shot on the same tier the flagstick is located. There is some severity in slope around this green, but not as much as with the shorter holes. Blue Tees: 318 The landing area off the tee has a left to right slope, the type of lie that leads to a fade or a slice ball flight. There’s a subtle little left-to-right slope that’s hard to see. You can flop that ball up perfectly, but it’s going to take off when it hits the green because it’s landing on a downslope. Tom Fazio did that because the green is accepting a shot from a short iron. With most of the sand bunkers short and right of the green, if you miss hit your second shot you have a heck of a problem. Blue Tees: 361 The bottom line on this hole is don’t be long. Jul 11, 2015. From the middle of the fairway they’re slightly more elevated than where you’re standing, and they can grab your ball in a hurry. Standing on the 11th tee at Lonnie Poole Golf Course at N.C. State University, the striking view of the Raleigh skyline makes this 665-yard, par-5 the layout’s signature hole. Blue Tees: 142 “Dyke” Peebles, Jr. Another good par five. Most notable among improvements are expanded and improved men’s and women’s locker rooms, a total overhaul of the food and beverage operation and the addition of meeting space that will allow groups to convene for business and meals in the morning and move to the golf course in the afternoon. Golf Course & Country Club. TGT Event #6 @ Finle TGT Event #6 @ Finley. The fairway bunker on the right is kind of a target bunker. I really love short par fours, such as this one. Animals other than service animals are not allowed on the property. 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