Opening in February 2017, the Noonan Golf Facility quickly became one of the best practice facilities in all of college golf.
Named after Kim P. Noonan and Thomas Noonan, the complex has seven greens, shaped bunkers and approaches, all built with golf architect Tom Fazio’s firm at the helm and former players like Matt Kuchar, Roberto Castro, Kris Mikkelsen and Carlton Forrester and others advising. The East end of the property, named for alumnus David Dorman, is designed for work on every short-game situation imaginable. Routing has been designed into the entire property for a par-3 competition course, named for alumni Linda and Ray Helton.
Beyond the clubhouse, named for alum Stewart Cink and his wife Lisa, which includes lockers, showers, a kitchen area, a washer and a dryer, a refrigerator, microwave, and large television screens everywhere, there is the business of technology.
Inside the Kuchar Teaching Center, which includes three hitting bays, one of which is can be set up specifically for putting work, players and coaches have the ability to study their shots on video and with devices that monitor club head speed, weight on front foot vs. back foot, on toes vs. heels, club angle, ball velocity, and more.
Photos: Noonan Golf Facility