University of Michigan – Weisfeld Family Golf Center
Completed in the fall of 2011, the $2.5 million Weisfeld Family Golf Center provides the University of Michigan men’s and women’s golf teams with an elite, state-of-the-art practice facility that can be used year-round. The building houses an indoor putting and chipping area, five heated driving bays, team meeting areas, locker rooms, a study area, a player lounge, and offices for the coaches.
One of the heated bays incorporates video equipment to record swing mechanics from all directions. Also, in the putting and chipping area, there is a computer simulation station where golfers can play a virtual round of golf on any number of top courses.
The five indoor driving bays and the expansive bentgrass teeing ground both use the existing driving range, which was flattened and re-sculpted for better sight lines as part of the project.
The golf center is also cutting edge in terms of sustainability. The building uses a geothermal HVAC system, the first on Michigan’s campus, providing heating and cooling for 4,000 square feet of the 9,750-square foot building with an estimate energy savings of 30 percent. The building was constructed with a majority of regionally sourced and recycled construction material and includes energy efficient lighting and water conserving features.
Size: 9,750 sq ft