Finkbine Golf Course
1380 Melrose Avenue
Iowa City, IA 52242
Located on the western edge of The University of Iowa campus, just walking distance from Kinnick Stadium and Carver-Hawkeye Arena, is Finkbine Golf Course. It is the full-time practice and competition site for the Iowa women’s and men’s golf teams.
The course layout is prized by the University and Iowa City golfing community. Finkbine was the site of the Amana VIP Pro-Am for more than 20-years, and in 1991 became the site of the Ben Hogan Hawkeye Open. As well, Finkbine was also the site of the 1993 and 2003 Big Ten Women’s Golf Championship, and served as the 2002 men’s league championship. The course usually opens to the public in early April and remains playable well into November.
The University maintains Finkbine’s lush tees, fairways and greens with its totally automated irrigation system. The system features dual row piping, which not only streamlines the irrigation to the center of the fairways, but supplies water to the outlying areas, as well as to much of the rough.