Fitness & Recreation: Golf Management
The Fitness and Recreational Management - Golf Management concentration focuses on a variety of skills required to work in the dynamic and growing golf industry.
You'll learn the proper procedures used in turf grass establishment, general maintenance and pest management. In addition, you will be eligible for the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Applicator certification upon successful completion of requirements.
Did you know that a majority of the Fitness & Recreation: Golf Management program can be completed online?
- Fitness and Recreation Management: Golf Management AAS (50% or more can be completed online)
Visit our Office of Online Learning for more information!
At GCC, you will have the opportunity to use our Trackman Pro swing analysis software to improve golf swings and equipment designs.
The Trackman Pro unit is the industry's most accurate at measuring the golf swing and entire flight of the ball from impact to landing while displaying its 3D trajectory in real time. It's used by many pro players on the PGA tour as well as equipment manufacturers such as Nike, Ping, Calloway, Titleist, and Taylormade.
You'll benefit from a relationship between GCC and the USGTF (United States Golf Teachers Federation). Upon completion of the Golf Management program, you'll have the opportunity to take Certification seminars by the USGTF.
Certification by the USGTF is extremely reputable and will increase your marketability upon graduating GCC.
After completing your Golf Management degree from GCC, you will have the opportunity to work in public courses, miniature, putting, pitch and putt courses, indoor ranges and golf entertainment centers, practice facilities and private clubs. Career opportunities include:
- Golf Course Managers
- Golf Course Superintendents
- Golf Equipment Sales Representatives
- Golf Facility Developers
- Golf Journalists
- Golf Shop Manager
- Golf Tournament Director
- Grounds Superintendent
- Landscape Maintenance Manager
- Turf Specialist
GCC has many transfer agreements with 4-year institutions like:
- Bryant & Stratton
- Daemen College
- Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
- Empire State College/SUNY
- Excelsior College
- Hartwick College
- Houghton College
- Keuka College
- Medaille College
- Roberts Wesleyan College
- SUNY College at Brockport
- SUNY College at Geneseo
- SUNY College at Oswego
- Utica College
- Wells College
Please contact our Transfer Center for more information.