Document Type


Publication Date



Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering | Industrial Technology

Course Number and Title

TSM 416: Technology Capstone


Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering


Industrial Technology (Matticx, Rosburg, Weldon)


Joseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel

Problem Statement

Homewood Golf Course is one of three golf courses in Ames. It is a 9-hole course that caters to all who are interested in the sport. Like many courses, Homewood also offers a clubhouse for patrons to sit down, socialize, and enjoy some refreshments. They also offer golf cart rentals and are open to reservations for golf events.

The problem is that Homewood’s clubhouse is inefficient. It is an old two-story house that was renovated for its current use. The current layout is largely inefficient as employees have difficulties serving the customers due to a cramped concessions area. The golf cart storage area is also problematic as it is cramped, unorganized, and inefficient. The issues may seem small individually but compound quickly as they cause issues for both staff and customers. While the current facility is still usable, the Parks and Recreation Department has budgeted to upgrade the facilities.