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IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY GOLF COURSE

(a/k/a Veenker Golf Course)

Ames, Iowa

1935

June 6                    “Tentative plans” for an 18-hole golf course on the Iowa State University campus in Ames, Iowa have been formulated by Maxwell, “who has gone over the proposed area with college athletic officials.”  Final plans for the golf course will be drawn up if additional lands can be acquired by the University. [Ames Daily Tribune, June 6, 1935]

 

August                   Preliminary work on Iowa State University course in Ames, Iowa begins with tree removal. [Ames Daily Tribune, April 29, 1938]

December             WPA assistance begins at Iowa State University course and continues through to completion. [Ames Daily Tribune, April 29, 1938]

1936

July 19                   Press Maxwell returns home to Ardmore after two months in Ames, Iowa working with his father on the Iowa State University golf course.  [Daily Ardmoreite, July 19, 1946; Daily Ardmoreite, July 20, 1936]

October 3              Maxwell has “just returned” to Oklahoma from Ames, Iowa where the layout of the Iowa State University golf course has been completed.  [The Daily Oklahoman, October 4, 1936]

1937

 

Summer                 800 truckloads of sod are placed on the hills at the Iowa State University course “which were eroding.” [Ames Daily Tribune, April 29, 1938]

1938

May 12                  Iowa State University golf course in Ames, Iowa officially opens.  All fairways are irrigated and course includes a 22,225 sf. practice green which is described as “the largest in the world.”  [Ames Daily Tribune, May 10, 1938]  Maxwell is present at the dedication ceremonies.  [The Courier (Waterloo, IA), May 13, 1938]

MAPS AND DRAWINGS

April 29, 1938, Ames Daily Tribune