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Big Rapids, Michigan

Ken Janke Sr. Golf Learning Center

the Project stats

4,650 sf

Construction Manager

TowerPinkster

LEARN / PLAY

the Project study

The Ken Janke Sr Golf Learning Center features over 7,000 square feet of space that includes state-of-the-art TrackMan golf technology for Ferris’ PGA Golf Management students and visitors, three indoor/outdoor heated hitting bays for year-round use, an indoor putting green and space to house the new permanent home of the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame.

Originally hired in 2014 to serve as construction manager for the project, Spence Brothers developed conceptual estimates that were used during a capital campaign in support of the facility. Once funds were raised, the project broke ground in 2018 near the clubhouse of the championship Katke Golf Course.

The first floor is below grade, featuring hitting bays facing the driving range, and also features a putting green. The second floor includes spaces for golf simulators for use throughout the year, as well as exhibits for the Michigan Golf Hall of Fame. An indoor reception area is also featured. The stairwell between the first and second floor contains a curtain wall system providing views of the golf course.