Associate Degree in Golf Management

Golf Management


Associate of Science degree in Golf Management prepares students for a variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Through a competency-based education format and state-of-the practice golf training equipment, students are given opportunities for success in their academic, professional, and personal lives.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet BSU mission and its objectives:

Present students with a comprehensive background in the history, rules, and traditions of golf.

Expose students to the proper physical and mental competencies required of golf professionals.

Develop students’ abilities in analyzing, making decisions regarding, and managing golf facilities and equipment, course operations, as well as staff.

Provide students the opportunity to demonstrate effective teaching techniques in playing golf.

Examine and synthesize golf management in relation to the hospitality industry.


Program Outline

To receive an Associate of Arts degree in Golf Management, students must earn 60.0 credit hours.  Program requirements are as follows:

Golf Management Major Courses ( 36.0 credit hours )
Traditions of Golf: History and Culture 3.0 credit hours
Golf Swing Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
Short Game Fundamentals 3.0 credit hours
The Mental Approach to Golf 3.0 credit hours
Fundamentals of Golf Instruction 3.0 credit hours
Golf Club Fitting and Repair 3.0 credit hours
Rules of Golf 3.0 credit hours
Tournament Management 3.0 credit hours
Golf Course Design and Maintenance 3.0 credit hours
Golf Course Maintenance and Turf Management 3.0 credit hours
Club Management 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Golf Instruction 3.0 credit hours
The Business of Golf 3.0 credit hours

General Education Courses ( 24.0 credit hours )

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An Associate of Science Degree is considered a terminal degree and is not transferable


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