The state-of-the-art James M. Hoak Family Golf Complex is located at Finkbine Golf Course, overlooks the sixth hole and is the exclusive home of Iowa golf.
The facility features the 5,000 square foot Transamerica Performance Studio, highlighted by five indoor-to-outdoor hitting stations, V-1 Video Swing Analysis, and Trackman technology. Players can digitally record, analyze, and compare their swings and data to learn from the best in the world. The heated hitting stations open directly to the driving range and feature T-Line hitting surface enabling UI student-athletes to work on swing mechanics and full ball flight throughout the entire year, day or night.
The performance studio also includes a 3,150 square foot indoor putting and chipping green. The studio is outfitted with a PuttView Indoor Interactive system. This Augmented Reality system projects every aspect of a putt onto the green and enables true interaction with anything that is happening in front of you. The tablet, which comes with every system, lets you control and amend all visuals, while the Ball Tracking technology adds an additional layer of real-time feedback.
The Golf Complex includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices and team lounge. The facility boasts a 14,000 square foot outdoor putting green, outdoor wedge range and bent grass practice area as well as a newly renovated short game facility.
The Mike and Mary McCarty Short Game Facility officially opened in the fall of 2022, providing players with two acres of dedicated space to practice any number of short game shots they may encounter while playing competitive golf. Adjacent to the Hoak Family Golf Complex and Finkbine Golf Course, the new facility provides the Hawkeyes with two additional USGA specification greens and three bunkers located right on the University of Iowa campus.
The McCarty Short Game Facility was designed by Fry/Straka Global Golf Course Design, one of the nation’s premier firms and designers of elite courses such as Erin Hills, Calusa Pines, Arcadia Bluffs, and more.