Experience Higher Education Katke Professional Golf Management Learning Center and Golf Hall of Fame 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.