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 that can be modified like a natural grass green, effectively recreating outdoor putting surface conditions.
The Golf Complex includes men’s and women’s locker rooms, coaches’ offices, team lounge and a trophy room that displays the history of Iowa golf. The new 14,000 square foot outdoor putting green, outdoor wedge range and bent grass practice area complete the facility and place it among the best in collegiate golf.
Located on the western edge of The University of Iowa campus, just walking distance from Kinnick Stadium, Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Hillcrest Residence Hall, is Finkbine Golf Course. Started in 1953 and opened in 1955, Finkbine remains 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 also became the host of the Ben Hogan Tour – Hawkeye Open. Collegiately, Finkbine has been the site for the 1992 and 2002 men’s Big Ten Championships, the Hawkeye Intercollegiate 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.
The Iowa golf teams enjoy a dedicated 10,000 sq. foot practice green, two practice bunkers and two newly renovated bent grass practice tees. Offering unquestionable golf facility advantages, Finkbine Golf Course is indeed the proud home of the Hawkeyes.