Finkbine Golf Course
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. Finkbine is a source of great pride and beauty as the home course for the Iowa Golf Program.
The 7,280-yard, par-72 layout is prized by the University and Iowa City community alike. A tremendous test of golf, Finkbine was the site of the PGA Amana VIP Pro-Am for more than 20 years featuring the PGA’s finest as well as national and local celebrities. In 1991, Finkbine hosted the Ben Hogan Tour – Hawkeye Open. Collegiately, Finkbine has been the site for the 1992 and 2002 men’s Big Ten Championships, the Hawkeye Invitational, and the Big Four Invitational.
Built among the rolling hills and elevation changes of Iowa City, Finkbine challenges golfers of every skill level. The Robert Bruce Harris design features sloped greens and sand bunkering on 17 of the 18 holes. The signature 13th hole is an island green surrounded by water offering multiple tee boxes and two greens.
In the fall of 2003, Finkbine renovated the entire golf course with the addition of bent grass fairways and newly grassed greens and tee complexes. The university maintains Finkbine’s lush tees, fairways and greens with a state of the art irrigation system. The driving range and practice facility feature four practice greens, short game areas, sand bunkers and a two tier range.
Nagle Family Clubhouse
Finkbine Golf Course, consistently rated one of the top golf courses in Iowa, opened the $10 million Nagle Family Clubhouse in April, 2020.
The Nagle Family Clubhouse is located to the south and west of the existing clubhouse along Melrose Avenue. The 19,000 square-foot, two-level facility features a larger pro shop, a restaurant and bar, a banquet facility, an outdoor patio, locker rooms, underground cart storage, and the Nagle Room—a conference room and private dining space.
“We truly appreciate Mary Lee’s friendship and support. She has been a passionate Hawkeye fan her entire life and has great pride for Iowa City, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa Hawkeyes,” says Gary Barta, who holds the Henry B. and Patricia B. Tippie Director of Athletics Chair. “It is exciting to have a clubhouse that matches the quality of Finkbine Golf Course. The Nagle Family Clubhouse will serve as a great anchor for this area and bring friends and fans together year-round for university and community events.”