Golf management is the study of all aspects pertaining to the operation and the responsibilities of the golf professional in managing a public or private golf facility.
Career paths chosen by students pursuing undergraduate studies in golf management commonly include marketing and management as part of their work load.
Even students who choose not to major in golf management find that coursework in the field can improve their ability to clearly articulate relating to problem solving.
College of the Desert’s golf management curriculum includes course offerings that provide a general overview of the discipline, as well as hands on training that can be measured for industry needs and standards.
The College offers a Certificate of Achievement in Golf Management, an Associate of Arts degree, as well as courses leading to transfer. The certificate of achievement is designed to provide students with skills necessary for employment or advancement as entry level golf course employees. Students earning the certificate may also choose to continue their study toward an associate, baccalaureate or advanced degree in the field. Past recipients of the COD Certificate of Achievement in Golf Management have obtained positions as directors of golf at golf facilities nationwide. Students earning an associate’s degree in golf management may pursue entry-level positions as apprentice PGA golf professionals or may choose to continue their study in the discipline toward a bachelor’s or graduate degree.