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Bump’s at Finkbine Golf Course brings new culinary concept to Iowa City

Iowa City, Iowa. (September 14, 2022) – Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City has introduced a new concept to the city’s culinary scene with the opening of Bump’s BBQ, Burgers, and Beer. Located just two miles west of downtown, Bump’s features an extensive menu featuring smoked meats, traditional barbeque sides, Certified Angus Beef burgers and a wide selection of craft beer. The new restaurant is located in Finkbine’s 19,000 square-foot Nagle Family Clubhouse and is open Monday – Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sunday for brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

At Bump’s, Executive Chef Dan Naso created a unique Midwest-style of barbecue that takes parts of barbecue from around the country. This style includes wet-curing pork from Northern Georgia, dry rub from Memphis, hickory smoke from Kansas City, the vinegar tang from the Carolinas, smoked sausage from Louisiana, and the sweeter sauces from St. Louis combined with Iowa-raised pork. In addition, Bump’s serves fresh half-pound Certified Angus Beef char-grilled patties and its widely popular tenderloin sandwich. Bump’s also offers an expansive selection of local craft beers, imported beers, and traditional American beers, as well as a full bar for cocktails.

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Bump's Restaurant is named for Chalmers “Bump” Elliott, who was director of men's athletics at the University of Iowa from 1970-1991, an era when the Hawkeyes won 34 Big Ten and 11 NCAA championships. Bump has been described as the architect of Iowa Athletics, and his foundation of hard work, loyalty, and dedication continues to cement the success of Iowa Athletics. He lives on in Hawkeye Nation as a true legend.

Bump’s is located just a short walk from Kinnick Stadium, making it the perfect pre or post-game spot for golfers and non-golfers alike. The restaurant’s patio has scenic golf course views, while the interior features five televisions for sports viewing.

To learn more about Bump’s or to make reservations, please call (319) 335-9662. For more information on Finkbine Golf Course, visit or call (319) 335-9246.

About Finkbine Golf Course
Named after W.O. Finkbine, who donated the land to the University of Iowa, this scenic 18-golf course and driving range spreads out over 200 acres of rolling Iowa terrain and is open to the public. Finkbine Golf Course is owned by the University of Iowa’s Athletic Department and is home to the University of Iowa men’s and women’s collegiate golf teams. Finkbine is one of the top five daily-fee courses in the state and a top 40 collegiate course in the nation. Finkbine Golf Course has been home to numerous NCAA tournaments, a 1991 Hogan Tour event and the 1992 and 1993 “Hawkeye Classic” Nike Tour tournaments.  In recent years the course has hosted the Iowa Match Play (2013), Iowa State Men’s Amateur (2014), Iowa Women’s Amateur (2016), and the 2017 US Men’s Amateur qualifier. The course stretches 7,200 yards over rolling Iowa terrain, and plays to a par of 72.

About Troon
Finkbine Golf Course is managed by Troon. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Troon is the world’s largest golf and golf-related hospitality management company providing services at 750-plus locations, including 725-plus 18-hole equivalent golf courses around the globe. In addition to golf, Troon specializes in homeowner association management, private residence clubs, estate management and associated hospitality venues. Troon’s award-winning food and beverage division operates and manages 600-plus food and beverage operations located at golf resorts, private clubs, daily fee golf courses and recreational facilities. With properties located in 45-plus states and 30-plus countries, Troon’s family of brands includes Troon Golf, Troon Privé, Troon International, Indigo Sports, CADDIEMASTER, Peter Burwash International, True Club Solutions, Cliff Drysdale Tennis, RealFood Hospitality, Strategy and Design, Casa Verde Golf, ICON Management Services and ClubUp. For additional news and information, visit

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