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Finkbine Golf Course
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Finkbine Golf Course

W Melrose Ave, Iowa City,Iowa,52242
Type: Public
No. Holes: 18
Detailed description

Finkbine Golf Course is a Public 18 holes golf course located in Iowa City, Iowa.

Finkbine Golf Course first opened for play in 1953. The course was designed by Robert B. Harris.

Par for the course is 72. From the back tees the course plays to 7030 yards. From the forward tees the course measures 5414 yards. The longest hole on the course is # 11, a par-5 that plays to 562 Yards. The shortest hole on the course is # 17, a par-3 that plays to 176 yards from the back tees.

Watch out for # 2, a 541 yard par-5 challenge and the #1 handicap hole on the course. The easiest hole is # 17, a 176 yard par-3.

Finkbine Golf Course is the University of Iowa Department of Athletics championship golf course. Named for W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to The University of Iowa, the course is located approximately one mile west of the main campus at the intersection of Melrose Ave. and Emerald St. This scenic golf course, from the championship tee, stretches over 7030 yards of rolling Iowa terrain, and plays to a par 72 with a USGA course rating of 74.1 and slope rating of 132. Large undulating greens, contoured fairways, strategically located bunkers, hundreds of new trees, and newly added tees add to the difficulty of this very demanding golf course. In addition, a six-acre lake and watering system takes care of all the greens, tees, fairways and practice areas to make Finkbine one of the most beautiful collegiate golf courses in the country. Finkbine has been the home to numerous NCAA tournaments plus the Amana VIP Classic, and 1991 Hogan Tour, and 1992 and 1993 Nike Tour Hawkeye Classic tournaments, and is the home course for the Hawkeye Men's and Women's golf teams