Golf Management Associate in Art

Golf management is the study of all aspects pertaining to the operation of public and private golf facilities and the responsibilities of the golf professional in them. Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in golf management commonly include Assistant Golf Professionals, Head Professionals, Teaching Professionals, Tournament Coordinators, Merchandise Managers. Even students who choose not to major in golf management find that coursework in the field can improve their problem solving and communication abilities.

College of the Desert’s golf management curriculum includes course offerings that provide skills and knowledge that lead directly to career success in the golf industry, as well as hands-on training that can be measured for industry needs and standards.  Work experience is a recommended piece of the program that will help students develop their abilities and experience level.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
GOLF 025 Golf Shop Operations 2
GOLF 029 Methods of Teaching Golf 2
ENG 001A English Composition 4
COD GE Area C3 Arts, Humanities, and Culture 3
  Major Electives 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
AGEH 030 Landscape Equipment 2
AGEH 034 Golf Course Management 3
GOLF 032 Golf Teaching Laboratory 2
GOLF 036 Fundamentals & Rules of Golf 2
MATH 049 Intermediate Algebra or any math course from Area C4 B. 3-4
KINE Kinesiology Activity  1


Course Code Title Units
COD GE Area C1 Natural Sciences 3
COD GE Area C2 Social and Behavioral Sciences 3

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
AGEH 004 Turfgrass Management 2
AGEH 004L Turfgrass Management Laboratory 1
GOLF 030 Teaching the Short Game 2
COD GE Area C5 Personal Growth and Development 3
KINE Kinesiology Activity 1
  Major Electives 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
BUMA 029 Retail Merchandise Management 3
BUMA 094 Business Communications 3
  Major Electives 9

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting COD GE or major elective courses.


Major Electives