The University of Iowa

Hoak Family Golf Complex

James M. Hoak

Honoree: James M. Hoak



  • University of Iowa alums James "Jim" Hoak, 1940 B.S.C.; and wife Jane Hoak, 1941 B.A.
  • Jim Hoak served on the national committee for the Iowa Endowment 2000 campaign and was the chair of the College of Business Class of 1940 gift committee. Jane Hoak served on the College of Liberal Arts Class of 1941 gift committee
  • Jim Hoak committed years of service to United States Golf Association events throughout Iowa, giving his time and energy to the game and state he love
  • The Hoak family commitment extends to their children as well, all of whom played a crucial role in the fundraising effort for the complex
  • James Carney played a substantial role in the shared philanthropic endeavor. He made a generous gift to the project, and also created a fundraising challenge to help inspire others to do the same
  • Additional information

Hoak Family Golf Complex


Description of facility:

The James M. Hoak Family Golf Complex opened for use in 2013, giving the Hawkeye men’s and women’s golf teams a chance to practice year-round and continue to compete with the best nationally. The facility is named in honor of James M. Hoak and his family in recognition of their years of support for the UI. The fundraising effort for the new complex was led by Hoak friends and family members—a combined effort that raised nearly half of the funds for the facility. The state-of-the-art James M. Hoak Family Golf Complex is located at Finkbine Golf Course. The facility features a 5,000 square foot Transamerica Performance Studio, highlighted by five indoor-to-outdoor hitting stations, V-1 Video Swing Analysis and Trackman technology. The performance studio also includes a 3,150 square foot indoor putting and chipping green. 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. The14,000 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.

Address: 2050 Melrose Avenue
Year built: 2012
Additional building information and map: Hoak Family Golf Complex

Aerial View of Building