Veenker Memorial Golf Course (VMGC) is a premier public golf facility owned and operated by Facilities Planning & Management at Iowa State University. VMGC was established May 12, 1938 by George F. Veenker, former ISU athletic director and football coach. Mr. Veenker had the idea to build a golf course on the ISU campus. He envisioned, and set in motion, a course to be built by the Works Progress Administration. Originally, a Perry Maxwell design, VMGC has since become one of the most talked about, demanding, challenging and fun-to-play golf courses in the Midwest. Veenker offers a full range of golfing activities for the enjoyment and benefit of Iowa State students, faculty, staff, friends of Iowa State and the City of Ames.


The mission of Veenker Memorial Golf Course is to provide a championship golf facility for Iowa State students, faculty, staff and friends of the university.


The Veenker Memorial Golf Course operation will strive to provide:

  • supervised golf under positive and favorable circumstances to the greatest number of people at a reasonable cost
  • the best possible turf conditions, playing conditions and operational services
  • the best possible customer service to all current and potential patrons of ISU and Veenker Memorial Golf Course
  • an ongoing dedication to the positive promotion of the game of golf