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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.
 
Advisor: T. Manzoni
 
 
GOLF MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
 
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
GOLF 29 Methods of Teaching Golf 2
GOLF 30 Short Game and Putting 2
GOLF 32 Teaching Lab 2
GOLF 36 Fundamentals and Rules of Golf 2
AGEH 4 Turfgrass Management 2
​AGEH 4L​ ​Turfgrass Management Lab 1​
AGEH 30 Landscape Equipment 2
AGEH 34 Golf Course Management 3
BUMA 25 Golf Shop Operations 2
BUMA 29 Retail Merchandise Management 3
BUMA 94 Business Communications 3
Electives - 3 units from the following:   3
​AGEH 24​ ​Advanced Turfgrass Management (3)
​BUMA ​1 ​Principles of Management (3)
​BUMA ​27 ​Marketing (3)
​BUMA ​28 ​Small Business: Development & Management (3)
​BUMA ​31 ​Business Calculations (3)
​BUMA ​32 ​Human Relations in the Workplace (3)
​BUMA ​64 ​Human Resource Management (3)
​RE ​1 ​Intro to Community Recreation (3)
GOLF 95A-C Golf Management Work Experience (1-3)
  CERTIFICATE TOTAL 27
GOLF MANAGEMENT A.A. DEGREE
for Employment Preparation
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
GOLF 29 Methods of Teaching Golf 2
GOLF 30 Short Game and Putting 2
GOLF 32 Teaching Lab 2
GOLF 36 Fundamentals and Rules of Golf 2
AGEH 4 Turfgrass Management 2
AGEH 4L Turfgrass Management Lab 1
​AGEH 30​ ​Landscape Equipment 2​
AGEH 34 Golf Couse Management 3
BUMA 25 Golf Shop Operations 2
BUMA 29 Retail Merchandise Management 3
BUMA 94 Business Communications 3
Recommended Electives (18 units):  
AGEH 24 Advanced Turfgrass Management 3
BUAC 50 Accounting in the Business Environment 3
BUAC 66 Fundamentals of Bookkeeping 3
BUMA 1 Principles of Management 3
BUMA 20A Business Law I 3
BUMA 27 Marketing 3
BUMA 28 Small Business: Development & Management 3
BUMA 31 Business Calculations 3
BUMA 32 Human Relations in the Workplace 3
BUMA 64 Human Resource Management 3
CIS 5 Computer Survival Skills 2
ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
RE 1 Intro to Community Recreation 3
GOLF 95A-C Golf Management Work Experience 1-3
  Required Subtotal 24
  Elective Subtotal 18
  COD General Education Pattern 18
​Kinesiology Activities 2​
  DEGREE TOTAL 62