John Newton, Veenker Memorial Golf Course, (515) 294-6727
Annette Hacker, News Service, (515) 294-3720
IOWA STATE'S VEENKER MEMORIAL GOLF COURSE RECOGNIZED BY 'GOLFWEEK' MAGAZINE
AMES, Iowa -- Iowa State University's Veenker Memorial Golf Course, Ames, has been ranked among "America's Best State Public Access Courses" in the March 1, 2003, issue of "Golfweek" magazine.
In its seventh annual rankings, "Golfweek" identified Veenker Memorial Golf Course as third-best public access course in Iowa. It was the only "classical" (or pre-1960s) course selected among Iowa's top picks. This is Veenker's first appearance on the list.
Other outstanding Iowa courses recognized by "Golfweek" include The Harvester, Rhodes (No. 1); Amana Colonies Golf Course, Amana (No. 2); Spencer Golf and Country Club, Spencer (No. 4); and Spirit Hollow Golf Course, Burlington (No. 5).
"America's Best" rating criteria included ease and intimacy of routing, integrity of original design, natural setting and overall land plan, interest of greens and surrounding contours, variety and memorability of par 3s, 4s and 5s; landscape and tree management and other considerations.
Veenker Memorial Golf Course is a premier championship golf facility owned and operated by Iowa State University. Established in 1938 by George Veenker, former Iowa State athletic director and football coach, the Perry Maxwell-designed course was built by the Works Progress Administration. Veenker Memorial Golf Course offers a full range of golfing activities for the enjoyment and benefit of Iowa State students, faculty, staff and the Ames community.
Ames, Iowa 50011, (515) 294-4111
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