A new era in the Georgia Tech golf program began in February 17, 2017 with the grand opening of the Noonan Golf Facility, a 13-acre complex on the edge of the Tech campus in midtown Atlanta where the Yellow Jackets can practice and work on every part of their games on a daily basis.
There are 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 is designed for work on every short-game situation imaginable. Routing has been designed into the entire property for a par-3 competition course.
The clubhouse features lockers, showers, a kitchen area, a washer and a dryer, a refrigerator, microwave, and large television screens.
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.