Driving Range

practice green near driving range

Hours of Operation

As daylight and weather conditions permit, the range will open 1/2 hr. prior to the first scheduled tee time. The doors to the ball machines will close 1/2 hour prior to sunset. During the golfing season, the driving range is lighted into the evening hours approx. 1/2 hour following sunset.

General Usage Guidelines

Tokens for practice balls are available in the clubhouse. Each token will dispense approximately 30 balls from the machines located at the range. The practice green and sand bunker are provided for general use at no charge.

Please use the following guidelines when practicing at the range.

  1. Use only designated hitting areas.
  2. Do not remove balls from the range area. Range balls are the property of Iowa State University and are for use only on the range.
  3. Picking up balls for reuse is prohibited.
  4. Practice clubs are available at no charge in the clubhouse.
  5. Veenker reserves the right to restrict people from using any or all of the practice facilities if conditions warrant.

Performance Center

Iowa State University proudly boasts one of the Iowa's finest golf facilities, now with an Indoor Practice Facility available for you to work on your game year round at Veenker Memorial Golf Course.

The facility is located on the north end of the driving range at Veenker. Four separate teeing spaces, or stalls, are equipped with their own heating system so that golfers can hit from a comfortable climate at any time of the year. The unique facility gives the golfer the opportunity to hit a shot and be able to watch the full trajectory of the ball. Each stall is also equipped with a state of the art pro turf surface that provides a course-like feel.

Inside the facility, behind the individual hitting stalls, there is a green-like putting surface from Player's Turf with chipping and pitching space that stretches the entire length of the building. With natural breaks and undulations, golfers can hone their short game skills while taking a break from hitting full shots.

The facility is available only when the driving range is closed.

Usage Guidelines

Guidelines for use of the building are as follows:

  1. Veenker Memorial Performance Center will be open 5 days a week. Call to reserve time, just like a tee time.
  2. Payment must be made at the time of reservation.
  3. No refunds will be given for no-show situations.
  4. Refunds will be given if notice is given 24 hours or more in advance.
  5. Reservations may be made in 45 minute increments. Season Pass holders not to exceed 90 minutes.
  6. Golfers may hit unlimited balls during the reservation period.
  7. A small selection of food or beverages will be available for sale inside the facility.
  8. No street shoes allowed. Please come prepared to change into golf shoes upon entering the facility.
  9. Rental Rates: $20.00 per person for 45 minutes. Group rates and times are available by arrangement.
  10. Season memberships:
    • Full Season $300 Dec 1 - Mar 15 (closed Dec 22-28)
    • Half Season $200 Jan 15 - Mar 15

Instruction

Private lessons given by PGA Professional Greg Dingel will now be available year-round. Please contact Greg Dingel for additional instruction information! 515 294 6727 or gdingel@iastate.edu.

Highlights

Primary benefits of the facility include:

  • Indoor, covered / heated stations
  • No nets to hit into
  • Full length range with targets
  • Unlimited golf balls
  • Specially designed courses and drills to improve your game ~ no extra charge!

Practice:

  • Putting
  • Chipping
  • Pitching
  • Full Shot Irons and Wood Shots

Don't lose your swing during the winter, improve it.

Reservations

Tue-Thurs 2pm - 7pm
Friday 12pm - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Additional days and times may be added.

Contact us today to make your reservation! Reservations are required!

Book online, phone (515) 294-6727
tbalsley@iastate.edu or
gdingel@iastate.edu

New Specialized Fitting Bay

The all new fitting bay is equipped with a Foresight GC2 Game Changer launch monitor and state of the art fitting software. Come and get fit like the pros on tour! PGA Professional Greg Dingel has recently gone through training to give you a tour-like fitting. Please contact Greg directly for more information. 515-294-6727 or gdingel@iastate.edu.

Brands we specialize in are: Titleist, TaylorMade, Ping, Nike and many more.