Online Golf Management Schools and Courses
Review your online and hybrid options for studying golf management. Find out how online courses work, and get info on choosing a school. Explore some of the course topics you'd study as a golf management student. Learn about your job options in the field.
What You Need to Know
While rare, it's possible to obtain a degree in golf management through a partially online program. Online courses and programs deliver content via e-mail and recorded video lectures. You'll likely need a cable internet connection and multimedia plug-ins to access these materials and turn in class assignments. Most programs also require an in-person field experience.
|Programs||Associate's degrees; bachelor's degrees are more common|
|Schools||Check out online programs and/or schools approved by the PGA|
|Classes||Turfgrass management, sports history, recreation leadership, tournament management, and marketing, among others|
What Kind of Golf Management Programs Are Available to Me?
While associate's degrees are available, online programs usually grant bachelor's degrees in golf management or golf enterprise management through a university's business school. Other programs are available through a school's parks and recreation department. These can include hybrid programs offering online introductory courses in recreation, statistics and economics.
How Do I Choose a School?
You might want to check out online or hybrid golf management programs approved by the Professional Golfers' Association (www.pga.com). Graduates of these programs have a 100% job placement record. However, you'll need to have a golf handicap under 12.0 to be admitted.
When selecting a school, you may also want to make sure you can meet off-campus program requirements. Even online programs require you to complete field experiences or internships before graduating. If you select a hybrid program, you'll need to make sure your personal and professional obligations will allow you to complete on-campus course requirements.
Some schools with online golf management programs include:
- North Carolina State University
- University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
- University of Wisconsin - Stout
- Keiser University
What Classes Will I Take?
Bachelor's degree programs in golf management can include coursework about marketing, hospitality management and human resources management. Golf management programs also can include courses such as:
- Player instruction
- Turfgrass management
- Sports history
- Recreation leadership
- Golf course layout
- Tournament management
- Player development
What Can I Do With This Degree?
According to the Professional Golfers' Association, a golf management degree can prepare you for a job as a golf instructor or coach, golf retail manager, tournament director, equipment specialist or golf director. You could work at a public course, private golf club, resort, college university or retail shop.