Seeking to improve the student-athlete experience, recruit top talent and provide a year-round training facility worthy of its championship-level NCAA Division I Golf Program, the University of Illinois hired RATIO to design this indoor practice facility and adjacent 6,300-square foot putting, chipping, and pitching area.
The Demirjian Golf Practice Facility is an all-inclusive, year-round golf teaching center for both its men’s and women’s golf programs.
The facility incorporates three key elements: a student reception / lounge / study space; multiple hitting bays with video systems for player swing analysis; and a large interior chipping, pitching and putting green area. Additional support areas include team locker rooms, coaches’ offices, a small kitchenette, a team stretching room and a club repair room.
Finally, an exterior terrace space adjacent to the lounge can be used for team meetings and social functions between the alumni and current team members when the weather permits.