Forest Akers Golf Courses at Michigan State University

2014 GRAA Top 50 Golf Range / Public Facilities

Forest Akers Golf Courses at Michigan State University

Tom Kang, PGA Professional

3535 Forest Rd. Suite C-88A

Lansing, Michigan 48910

Facility Amenities:

  • Grass Tees (65-85)
  • Bays with Mats (65)
  • Accurate Yardage Measurements on Tees to Targets
  • Short Game Practice Area
  • Lighting for Night Use
  • Grass Putting Green
  • Covered Areas
  • Heated Bays (23)
  • Golf Shop (2,000 Sq. Ft.)
  • Food & Beverage
  • Use of ipads for video
  • JC Video system
  • V1 Video system

Type of Range Targets:

  • Flags
  • Bunkers
  • Built-up Greens
  • Fairway Cuts

Instruction provided.

Number of PGA Professionals: 6

Clubfitting services provided.

Number of range balls dispensed on range per year: 3.3 Million

Number of range balls in inventory: 800,000 – 1,000,000

New balls are acquired: Every year

Best range promotion: Holiday range card special: Buy a par club ($49) and get $79 range card.

Special programs:

  • Golf classes through Michigan State University to get the students more involved in golf
  • Programs for international community to promote golf
  • Sparrow Hospital Adaptive Program to assist people with disabilities to get more involved in golf
  • Clinics for local corporations to get the employees out to the golf course.