Golf Course Management
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Golf Course Management is designed to prepare graduates for positions as managers and assistant managers of both public and private golf courses. Students receive “hands-on” training during two 216-hour summer internship experiences. First semester is 16 weeks; remaining semesters are 12 weeks each.
Job duties may include managing personnel and public relations, overseeing food and beverage operations, administering financial plans, coordinating golf shop operations, managing the maintenance of facilities and equipment, directing turf and non-turf management practices, and complying with regulatory and legal issues. After completion of this program of study, students have the option to go right into the industry or to transfer to a four year college or university through established articulation agreements.
Opportunities for employment in the golf industry are excellent, with Wisconsin having more golf courses per capita than any other state. Entry-level employment positions may include:
- Assistant Golf Course Manager
- Clubhouse Manager
- Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
- General Manager
- Assistant Head Pro
Is This Occupation for You?
Students entering the program should:
- Enjoy working with people.
- Have a basic knowledge of the game of golf.
- Demonstrate leadership skills.
- Have good oral and written communication skills.
- Exhibit flexibility and creativity.
- Have good organization skills.
Helpful Academic Background
- High school agriculture, science, computers, and math.
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Manage facilities and staff.
- Plan and administer a budget.
- Analyze enterprise costs.
- Coordinate golf shop operations.
- Oversee food and beverage operations.
- Utilize computerized records management.
- Manage equipment operations.
- Direct turf and non-turf management practices.
- Use effective communication, math, and human relations skills.
- Create and implement a marketing plan.
- Comply with regulatory and legal issues.
- Hold Pest Management Certification.
- Associate degree, requiring a minimum of two years to complete.
- Day classes.
- Summer internships.
- Financial aid available.
- Classes start in August.
- Transferable to four-year colleges and universities.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete required assessment testing.
- Complete the application form.
- Interview with counselor.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- ubmit high school and any post-secondary transcripts.
- Students may re-apply to be admitted to a program for which they initially do not meet the Student Academic Achievement Plan (SAAP) criteria after they follow the additional courses and alternate program sequence prescibed for them.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email email@example.com for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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