Course is owned by the University of Iowa and serves as the home for the Hawkeyes' men's and women's golf teams
Chicago, Ill. (February 24, 2020) – Troon®, the leader in club management, development, and marketing, has been selected to manage Finkbine Golf Course, a daily-fee facility in Iowa City, Iowa. Located on the western edge of The University of Iowa campus, Finkbine Golf Course is owned by the university and serves as the home course for the university’s women's and men's golf teams.
Named after W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to The University of Iowa, the golf course opened for play in 1953 and was designed by Robert Harris and Dick Nugent. Over the years, Finkbine Golf Course has been home to numerous NCAA tournaments, a 1991 Hogan Tour event and the 1992 and 1993 “Hawkeye Classic” Nike Tour tournaments. In recent years the course has hosted the Iowa Match Play (2013), Iowa State Men’s Amateur (2014), Iowa Women’s Amateur (2016), and the 2017 US Men’s Amateur qualifier. The course stretches 7,200 yards over rolling Iowa terrain, and plays to a par of 72.
“We are truly excited to partner with Troon to help manage the day-to-day operations at Finkbine Golf Course,” said Matt Henderson, senior associate athletic director, University of Iowa athletics department. “Troon has a track record of managing some of the top course around the country. Troon’s focus on providing a premier golfing experience is exactly what we were looking for as we open the new Nagle Family Clubhouse and continue to enhance one of the top golf courses in the Midwest”.
This spring, Finkbine Golf Course will unveil the Nagle Family Clubhouse a 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.
“Finkbine has long been considered one of the top public courses in Iowa,” said Bruce Glasco, chief operating officer, Troon. “Through operational efficiencies, proven marketing programs and a hyper-focus on guest service and satisfaction, we will look to improve an already outstanding golf property.”
Troon remains committed to growing the management company’s presence throughout the Midwest. In 2019, following the acquisition of Green Golf Partners, Troon opened a Chicago office (4611 North Ravenswood, Suite 101) to support its growing collection of clubs in the region.
For more information on Finkbine Golf Course, visit www.finkbine.com or call (319) 335-9246.
Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf management company providing services at 440-plus locations around the globe, including managing 485-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages more than 400 food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 43 states and 31 countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Honours Golf, OB Sports, Green Golf Partners, CADDIEMASTER, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis and RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design. There are currently 67 Troon-affiliated properties featuring 87 golf courses on national and international “Top 100” rankings. Troon-affiliated properties include The Club at Hammock Beach in Palm Coast, Florida; Pronghorn in Bend, Oregon; Mauna Lani on the Kohala Coast, Hawai‘i; Bahia Beach Resort & Golf Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; and Brookwater Golf & Country Club in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. For additional news and information, visit www.Troon.com.