Ferrara & Page Golf Training & Learning Center
Ferrara & Page Facility Fast Facts
Features: 10,000 sq. ft. putting surface; 3,000 sq. ft. indoor practice green; indoor-outdoor driving range
Named For: Dr. Emilio and Margaret Ferrara (philanthropists)
Herb Page (Kent State Director of Golf, philanthropist)
Arguably the finest on-campus golf facility in the nation, the Ferrara & Page Golf Training & Learning Center provides Kent State men’s and women’s golfers a state-of-the-art training site in their pursuit of excellence on the golf course.
The outdoor portion of the facility includes a 350-yard practice range with parallel practice tees, four bent grass target greens with green-side bunkers and swales positioned to simulate different distances, a 10,000-square foot putting green, short game practice area, a practice fairway and both natural grass and Astroturf tee areas.
Inside – and protected from weather – heated hitting bays will allow golfers to hit shots to all of the outdoor target greens. Additionally, a 3,000-square foot practice green and chipping area, plus a video room and net area for swing analysis will allow players to work on their game year-round. Team locker rooms, an exercise area, meeting spaces, academic area with study carrels, computers, printers, and offices for the coaching staff are also located inside the building.
The building’s entrance and lobby leads to All-America, Academic All-America and “Wall of Champions” galleries which showcase and acknowledge past Kent State champion men and women golfers while presenting a graphic depiction of the tradition and high standards of excellence exhibited by the KSU program. In addition, in the rafters of the indoor putting area, hang banners recognizing the 17 men’s and 10 women’s Mid-American Conference Championships.