Ferris State University

Katke Professional Golf Management Learning Center and Golf Hall of Fame

Big Rapids, Michigan // 9,400 sq. ft.

The success of Ferris State University’s Professional Golf Management program led them to explore a new building addition to their existing clubhouse facility to provide enhanced student instruction opportunities and to house the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

The unique combination of building programs was a key driver of the two-story design solution. The lower-level program is focused on golf instruction and contains hitting bays equipped with overhead doors allowing golfers to hit the driving range. State-of-the-art technology was installed for instructors to provide detailed swing analysis and club fitting. A 650-square-foot indoor putting green is located adjacent to the hitting bays. The upper level displays Michigan Golf Hall of Fame artifacts in a visually exciting and interactive environment. During the design phase, improvements in golf simulator technology led the University to desire a space that accommodates four simulator bays adjacent to the Hall of Fame area. The installation of the simulator bays provides year-round opportunities for golf training, while also creating a revenue stream from the community rental of the simulators.

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