Veenker Memorial Golf Course is a historic and beloved part of Iowa State University and the Ames community. With its beauty, character and challenging play, Veenker is one of the most revered public golf courses in the Midwest. Veenker relies on fees from season pass holders and local golfers, as well as support from donors to help fund course maintenance and improvements. Charitable support will help Veenker continue as an ISU treasure today, and continue its heritage well into the future.

Please consider making a charitable gift to support Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Donor support of the Veenker Endowment Fund can help provide immediate and long-term support to Veenker.

Reasonable Prices: Maintaining a golf course is increasingly expensive, and Veenker hopes to continue to offer affordable, high quality golf.

  • Timely Enhancements: Some projects on the course are long overdue, and charitable support could help provide some immediate enhancements and repairs.
  • Outdoor Classroom and laboratory: As a university course, Veenker is unique as an outdoor classroom and laboratory for ISU turfgrass students. The course allows students to conduct hands-on research on grasses, pesticides, irrigation, insects, and plant diseases.
  • Student Athletes and Enthusiasts: Veenker is the home of Cyclone Golf - the men's and women's varsity golf teams. In addition, ISU student enthusiasts also enjoy the course as an affordable way to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and simply play golf.
  • Future Enhancements: While Veenker could benefit from immediate improvements, future enhancements are needed also. The Veenker Endowment Fund will help build toward longer-term and large-scale improvements to the course.

Please consider making a gift or pledge to support the Veenker Memorial Golf Course. Your gifts will help build the groundwork for long-term enhancements for the course. Gifts may be made through the Iowa State University Foundation secure Website, using a downloadable/printable form and mailing in or, feel free to contact an ISU Foundation staff member to discuss giving options.

Iowa State University Foundation

2505 Elwood Drive, Ames, IA 50010

Phone: 515-294-4607