Accredited by the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of America, the PGA Golf Management program at the University of Idaho is one of 20 programs of its kind in the nation and the only PGA Golf Management program in the Northwest. The PGA Golf Management program prepares you to transform your passion for golf into an exciting professional career in the dynamic golf industry. The five-year program is offered in the College of Business and Economics as an option of the Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing.
Through engaging classroom studies, quality internship experience and player development programs, you will build the in-depth knowledge, high skill level, on-the-job experience and professional networks you need to succeed in today’s competitive golf industry. Specifically, you will learn about:
- Rules of golf
- Tournament operations
- Golf cart fleet management
- Golf club design and repair
- Teaching golf and analysis of swing
- Business planning and operations
- Customer relations
- Supervising and management
- Turfgrass management
The 18-hole golf course at the university will give you an opportunity to practice your game and improve your playing ability, a vital proficiency when seeking membership in the PGA of America.
As a student in the College of Business and Economics, you’ll take part in the unique Integrated Business Curriculum. This nationally acclaimed program brings together all business majors, including PGA Golf Management students, during their junior year to address actual business issues for companies such as Boeing, Micron, Starbucks, Columbia Sportswear and Coldwater Creek. The curriculum will strengthen your teamwork and decision-making skills. You’ll develop cross-functional business knowledge and you'll gain realistic experience in business systems, product and process planning, managing firm resources and business operating decisions.