Golf Course Management

Golf Course Management

Golf course superintendents/managers combine business and communication skills with science. You become part scientist, part executive, part environmentalist, and part golfer. Your expertise will provide outstanding playing surfaces for professional and recreational golfers. Your learning experience will include such disciplines as soil and plant science, integrated pest management practices, computer-guided irrigation systems and state-of-the-art maintenance equipment.

Enrollment is limited in the Golf Course Management option. Admission is competitive and based on academic records, industry experience, and references. Eligible students may be placed on a waiting list until space becomes available.

There are over 16,000 golf courses in the United States, and approximately 180 in Maryland. Each course requires educated and experienced managers or golf course superintendents. 

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IAA Students Receive:

  • In-depth courses about turfgrasses, soils, fertilizers, pest management, etc.
  • Management education directed toward golf course careers.
  • Hands-on learning inside and outside the classroom.
  • Networking with industry professionals.
  • An affordable education supported with scholarships and financial aid.
  • An academic community with rich resources.

2-Year Plan for Golf Course Management: