Golf Management AA Degree

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.

Students pursuing an Associate of Arts Degree in Golf Management may opt for entry level positions as apprentice PGA professionals or may choose to continue their studies in the discipline toward a bachelors or graduate degree. Generally starting into middle management in this industry is the outcome from the continuing education.

Required CoursesUnits
GOLF 025Golf Shop Operations2
GOLF 029Methods of Teaching Golf2
GOLF 030Teaching the Short Game2
GOLF 032Golf Teaching Laboratory2
GOLF 036Fundamentals & Rules of Golf2
AGEH 004Turfgrass Management2
AGEH 004LTurfgrass Management Laboratory1
AGEH 030Landscape Equipment2
AGEH 034Golf Course Management3
BUMA 029Retail Merchandise Management3
BUMA 094Business Communications3
Recommended Electives
Select 18 units from the following:18
Advanced Turfgrass Management
Accounting in the Business Environment
Fundamentals of Bookkeeping
Principles of Management
Business Law I
Small Business/Entrepreneurship
Business Calculations
Human Relations in the Workplace
Human Resource Management
Computer Survival Skills
Principles of Macroeconomics
Intro to Recreation & Sport Management
Golf Work Experience (Maximum of 3 units may be used for work experience)
Required Subtotal24
Elective Subtotal18
COD General Education Pattern18
Kinesiology Activities2