Golf Schools and Degreed Programs
Students at Campbell University will earn a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree with a major in PGA Golf Management. Students will begin taking golf specific courses beginning with the first semester on campus. Class topics include Tournament Operations & Rules, Introduction to Teaching, Facility Operations, Turfgrass Management, and Golf Shop Operations. In addition to the extensive classroom studies, students are required to complete the PGAﾒs Golf Management Program, pass the Playing Ability Test (PAT), and complete 16 months of internship work experience.
165 Dr. McKoy Road
Buies Creek, NC 27506
The Professional Golf Management (PGM) program is currently offered as a BS Degree in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) with a minor in Business Administration. Students can now complete their major in Business Management by taking only one extra semester of classes. This new option allows students to finish their PRTM core classes during the spring semester of their sophomore year. The following semesters would focus primarily on core golf management and business management courses.
263 Lehotsky Hall
Clemson, SC 29634
The PGA Golf Management Program, a four-and-one-half year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals, is a structured educational program endorsed by The PGA of America. PGA Golf Management Program provide students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry through extensive classroom studies, internship experience and player development. Since its inception in 1975, more than 1,900 students have graduated from the PGA Golf Management Program. More than 1,300 students are enrolled in the program today.
P.O. Box 261954
Conway, SC 29528
Graduates of the PGA Golf Management program at EKU will receive a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in Marketing and the PGM option. Students will receive a comprehensive business education which will prepare them for responsible positions in the golf industry. The PGA Golf Management component contains 41 credit hours out of 137 credit hours required to earn a BBA degree. Upon graduation a PGA Golf Management student from Eastern Kentucky University will be eligible to apply for PGA Membership.
BTC 011 521 Lancaster Avenue
Richmond, KY 40475
The Professional Golf Management (PGM) program is designed for the individual who is interested in a career as a golf professional who serves the amateur golfer. Established in 1975, the PGM program at Ferris State University was the first of its kind in the nation sanctioned by the prestigious Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA). Our academic program prepares graduates for careers as Class A PGA Professionals who meet the demands of the golf industry.
1506 Knollview Drive
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Students attending the PGA Golf Management program at Florida Gulf Coast University will graduate with a Bachelor of Science major in Professional Golf Management. Upon completion of the university’s requirements, PGA requirements, and 16 months of internship, students are eligible to become Class A PGA Members upon graduation. Some of the golf specific courses you will take as an upper-level student in the program will include: Turfgrass Management, Golf Facility Operations, Advanced Golf Merchandising Operations, Director of Golf Instructional Operations, Golf Course Ownership, and Golf Executive Management. There have also been courses developed to aid in the completion of the PGA’s Level 1, 2, and 3 education requirements.
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers, FL 33965
Golf Academy of America is a two-year golf college that will help improve your golf skills while preparing you for a rewarding and successful golf career! A wide range of golf jobs are available in this $76-billion-a-year industry. Golf Academy of America prepares you to get the golf job of your dreams. Our 16-month program offers a curriculum of golf instruction and golf business management at all four golf schools, and provides graduates with the education required to get the golf job they desire. You’ll soon be teaching others how to improve their game!
1950 Camino Vida Roble, Suite 125
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Located in the Sandhills of North Carolina, Methodist University is one of a select group of colleges in the nation to offer PGA Golf Management accredited by the PGA of America. This innovative program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration or Marketing with a concentration in PGA Golf Management. Our PGA accreditation requires students to successfully complete the PGA Playing Ability Test (PAT) and Levels 1, 2 and 3 of PGA Golf Management while attending Methodist University.
5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Our program focuses on giving our students the tools to become better golfers, better managers, and better peopleﾗin short, golf professionals in the best sense of the term. With these tools, our students and graduates can choose from a variety of internships, jobs, and career paths. Our students have worked at many of Golf Digestﾒs Top 100 golf courses as part of the program. Our alumni serve as golf professionals at many of the same courses, but also work for manufacturers, associations, golf schools, and universities.
309 McCool Hall
Mississippi State, MS 39762
The third in the nation to be endorsed by the PGA in 1987, NMSUﾒs PGA GMﾙ program is one of a limited number of programs accredited by the Professional Golfersﾒ Association of America (PGA). We share the PGAﾒs name and ensure students that our program is fully accredited and endorsed by the PGA. NMSU is one of the few PGA GMﾙ universities to own a golf course. Weﾒve hosted numerous NCAA championships, Callaway PGA Junior Series tournaments, USGA and Section PGA Championships. NMSU conducts more than 50 PGA GMﾙ sanctioned golf tournaments in an academic year, paying out more than $120,000 in scholarships, prize money and gift certificates.
P.O. Box 30001
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Our program is housed under the department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management in the College of Natural Resources. We are one of a select few Universities across the United States to offer a PGA of America accredited degree program. Students graduating from this discipline earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Professional Golf Management and have the opportunity to earn a minor in Business Management. Partnerships with the NCSU College of Management, Turfgrass Management, NC State Golf and local golf courses in the Raleigh Durham area allow the NC State PGM program to be one of the most well-rounded programs in the nation.
4023 Biltmore Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695
New golf courses open nearly every day in the United States, and the number of golfers continues to grow. The percentage of women and minorities taking up the game is also increasing. As a result, the demand for golf professionals continues to increase. The Penn State Professional Golf Management option, a PGA-accredited program, helps prepare you for careers in the golf industry. Being endorsed by the Professional Golfer’s Association of America allows you to fast track to full PGA membership while obtaining an undergraduate degree from Penn State University.
801 Ford Building
University Park, PA 16802
Welcome to Professional Golfers Career College, one of the most unique institutions in the world. PGCC has campuses on both coast in Temecula – California, Orlando – Florida, and Hilton Head – South Carolina. PGCC is an accredited golf college that offers a specialized Associateﾒs Degree in Professional Golf Management. If you’re looking for a golf college program that provides a thorough golf education for a distinguished career in the golf industry including golf management, golf instruction and golf business, PGCC is the golf school you need to attend. Your education will help you break into the rewarding and challenging golf industry in an array of fields, such as golf instruction, golf sales, golf marketing, and golf administration.
The Sam Houston State PGA Golf Management program, a five year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals, is a structured educational program accredited by The PGA of America. Students are required to complete all requirements of The PGA of America’s PGA Golf Management program, pass a Playing Ability Test (PAT) and complete 16 months of internship work. These requirements satisfy The PGA of America’s membership requirement and students will graduate Class “A” Members of The PGA of America.
Huntsville, TX 77341
The PGA Golf Management Program in the College of Business Administration at the University of Central Oklahoma is one of only 20 programs accredited by The Professional Golfers’ Association (PGA) of America. This four-and-one-half year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals consists of two major components: A Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) degree in Management with a concentration in PGA Golf Management and The PGA of Americaﾒs Professional Golf Management Program (PGM). The UCO Golf Management program provides students the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary for success in the golf industry through extensive classroom studies, internship experiences, a student association and a player development program. The goal of the Golf Management Program at the University of Central Oklahoma is to produce a graduate who meets the qualifications to be a PGA member and has a thorough background in managing golf facilities and related organizations, business and personnel management, tournament operations and player development, restaurant and hospitality management, horticulture and turfgrass aptitude, and recreation. UCO administrators, faculty and staff are dedicated to assisting students with both the academic and experiential aspects of the PGM Program.
100 N. University Dr.
Edmond, OK 73034
The PGA Golf Management Program Team and the UCCS College of Business and Administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs welcome visitors to our web site! We received our initial accreditation from the Professional Golfers’ Association of America in 2003, and have just admitted our seventh group of students. Our roster includes nearly 140 students from more than twenty five different states from coast to coast. This number represents a major success and proof that we are quickly gaining a national reputation as a great program.
313C Dwire Hall
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
The University of Idaho’s Professional Golf Management (PGM) program, a five year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals, is a structured educational program endorsed by the PGA of America. U of I has the only PGA-accredited golf management program in the Northwest and is one of only 20 in the nation. Our intent is to prepare students for a successful career in the golf industry through extensive classroom studies, internship experience, and player development.
P.O. Box 443161
Moscow, ID 83844
The PGA Golf Management Program at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore prepares students for a career in the golf industry. The PGA Golf Management Program attracts and educates bright, highly-motivated men and women to service all aspects of this developing industry while working toward membership in the Professional Golfersﾒ Association of America. It is a comprehensive degree program that integrates all the curriculum requirements of a Hotel & Restaurant Management major with the knowledge base of the PGA Golf Management Program including sixteen months of structured internship experience and a Playing Ability Test (PAT).
Princess Anne, MD 21853
UNL’s strong curriculum and excellent facilities in Lincoln will help give our graduates the competitive edge they need to obtain a great management position in the golf industry. Explore our Web site and learn about our curriculum, our golf courses and our staff. We think you’ll agree that this program has a lot to offer students interested in a career in the business of golf.
Lincoln, NE 68583
At UNLV, our students are trained to become leaders in the golf industry through classroom instruction, practical internship experience, community service, and other outstanding career development opportunities.
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154
The Golf Enterprise Management (GEM) program is UW-Stout’s response to golf industry encouragement to address their management needs. You’ll receive a comprehensive education with courses in business, customer service, food and beverage and retail management, in addition to golf-specific content in customer development and retention, golf course design and turf management. While most golf management programs stress player aptitude, UW-Stout’s Golf Enterprise Management degree has no player aptitude requirement. The program is focused on developing business management skills related to golf. The program is not about playing the game of golf, but rather about the business of golf. The National Golf Course Owners Association Board of Directors voted unanimously to endorse the development of this program — the only endorsement of its kind ever conferred by the NGCOA. The NGCOA considered UW-Stout a perfect match for the program because of our hospitality programs, excellent customer service offerings, emphasis on applied learning and our distance learning capabilities.
442 Home Economics Building
Menomonie, WI 54751