University of Colorado Colorado Springs: College of Business

Academics

Careers in Golf

You are focused on a career in golf, and our program will help you succeed.

The golf industry continues to generate billions in revenue in the United States and around the world, and working in the industry can be a dynamic, rewarding career. Whether it is running a championship course, marketing for a Fortune 500 company, teaching the perfect swing or operating a world-class resort, golf professionals will be in demand in the coming decades.

The UCCS PGA Golf Management Program provides the combination of a PGA accredited golf management education with an AACSB (Association to Advance College Schools of Business) accredited business degree. These accreditations ensure your education, your professors and your fellow students are of the highest caliber. Only eight programs in the world boast both a PGA and AACSB accreditation - qualifications employers will be excited to see on your resume.

In our program, you will receive the highest quality instruction in the classroom and in our swing and club repair labs from PGA of America Class A Members. In addition, you will also position yourself for a successful career in golf with the hands-on experience you gain running tournaments, coaching young people, participating in internships and building your professional network at events.

Employer Testimonials


Alumni Testimonials

  "The internships I got to experience while in the program really shaped the beginnings of my career.  Classroom work is important and needed, but nothing can substitute for actual experiences in whatever we decide to do professionally.  The internships allowed me to experience two very different sides of the industry.  Spending time in both the private sector and the manufacturing world further shaped my customer service skills and connections around the state and around the nation.


Relationships are a key aspect to business and life, and the relationships that I built with students, faculty, and employers while at UCCS were amazing.  My career and personal life today would not be what they are if it were not for those connections and relationships I gained while at UCCS."

Christopher Williamson, 2012 UCCS PGA Graduate
PING Golf Tech Rep

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"The job opportunities are endless upon completion of a degree in PGA Golf Management at UCCS thanks to the AACSB accreditation of the Business degree. Whether you continue to follow your dream in the golf industry or take advantage of your business training, the PGA Golf Management degree is the best degree out there! "


Jonathan Dron, 2008 UCCS PGA Graduate
Jonathan Dron Teaching Academy, LLC
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"The program has given me a chance to work at amazing places and meet lots of influential people in the golf business, many of whom have become great friend or mentors. The program is geared toward the success of the students; if the student is willing then the program will work for them.   

The knowledge you will gain with the UCCS PGA Golf Management degree by far outweighs that of many other programs. Instead of a 2 year associate's degree or a 4 year non-business degree from another PGA accredited school, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree from a highly regarded business school while also receiving a degree in PGA Golf Management. So regardless if your focus is on club manufacturing, turf grass management or the corporate side of golf, your degree will be relevant."

Hunter Hidalgo, 2009 UCCS PGA Graduate
Assistant Golf Professional
Brook Hollow Golf Club

Where Do Our Alumni Work?


Desert Mountain Golf Club, Scottsdate, Arizona

Toscana Country Club, Indian Wells, California

The Country Club of Colorado, Colorado Springs, Colorado

TPC San Antonio, Texas

Kiva Dunes, Gulf Shores, Alabama

Denver Country Club, Denver, Colorado

Cherry Hills Country Club, Englewood, Colorado

Chicago Highlands Club, Westchester, Illinois

Brook Hollow Golf Club, Dallas, Texas


 





 

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