Golf Management

What is it?
Students can get an A.S. degree in Hospitality Management with a Golf Management specialization.

Who is it for?
Golf Management is for anyone considering either full or part-time employment in the golf industry.

What is covered?
Golf Management is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students to work in any area of the golf industry. Course work includes golf shop operations, tournament play, rules, club fitting and repair, playing and teaching skills and course maintenance.

When is it offered?
Courses are offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. They include on-line and on-campus sections.

More Information:
Contact: Mark Regan - 315-524-0022 or the Admissions Office at 585-292-2200

Areas of Instruction:

History of Golf Rules of Golf
Golf Shop Policies Teaching Golf
Golf Club Fitting Fundamentals of Golf
Golf Club Design Golf Course Maintenance
Golf Shop Operation Golf Course Equipment and Supplies
Golf Club Repair  

Golf Management Courses

Employment Opportunities
Employment in the golf industry may be full-time careers or part-time employment. Part timers include high school and college students and many retired individuals.

PGA professional Golf Course Architect
Director of Golf Operations Retail Golf Sales
Grounds Superintendent Golf Course Construction
Golf Shop Manager Travel Agent (Golf Vacations)
Driving Range Operations Golf Equipment Sales Rep.
Starter Ranger
Grounds Crew Golf Cart Repair
Custom Golf Club Design
and Sales
Bag/Cart Boy
image of golf bag

Status of Golf Today:


  • 25 million players, with an annual growth rate of three percent
  • 79 percent of players are men
  • 21 percent of players are women
  • The greatest growth is in the number of women golfers


  • $12.2 billion, with an annual growth rate of three percent or $400,000,000
  • Men equal $9.2 billion
  • Women equal $3 billion
  • The greatest growth is in women golfers

Golf Courses

  • Current = 15,390
  • Under Construction = 839 (381 - 9 holes, 458 - 18 holes)

Staff Profiles:

Mark Regan - PGA Professional, Classification A-1
Mark is currently the golf professional at Greystone Golf Club in Walworth, New York. He has exposure to every aspect of the golf business. This includes merchandising, club repair, tournament operations, and instruction.  Mark's professional experiences have included stints at Grand Cypress, Kapalua, Frenchman's Creek and The Everglades Club.