The PGA Golf Management program, a four and a half year college curriculum for aspiring PGA Professionals, is a structured academic program accredited by the PGA of America. Florida Gulf Coast University is one of only 19 schools accredited by the PGA nationally, and the largest in the state of Florida. The program is designed to provide the skill and knowledge base necessary for future golf professionals to succeed in a wide variety of positions within the industry.
Students attending the PGA Golf Management program at Florida Gulf Coast University will graduate with a Bachelor of Science major in PGA Golf Management. Upon completion of the university's requirements, PGA requirements, and 16 months of internship, students are eligible to become Class A PGA Members upon graduation. Some of the golf specific courses you will take as an upper-level student in the program will include: Turfgrass Management, Golf Facility Operations, Advanced Golf Merchandising Operations, Director of Golf Instructional Operations, and Golf Executive Management. Coursework is designed to facilitate the completion of the PGA certification requirements.
Located in southwest Florida, the PGA Golf Management Program at FGCU boasts one of the most desired geographical locations in the country, with over 150 courses within an hour of campus. Current PGA Golf Management students have the opportunity to work part-time, intern, and play at some of the most exclusive facilities in the country.
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