The University of Michigan regents have approved designs for a $2.5 million practice facility for the men’s and women’s golf teams.

Thursday’s decision gives the go-ahead for further work on the 10,000-square-foot facility. It was designed by Ann Arbor Architects Collaborative.

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The money is coming from gifts and athletic department funds.

The site is on the west side of the driving range of the University of Michigan Golf Course.

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The structure will provide year-round practice facilities, including a putting and chipping area and driving bays that use the existing driving range.

It also will provide a team gathering space, coaching offices, locker rooms, conference room and storage.

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