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Earn Your Degree in Golf Management

Love the Game, Learn the Business

At GCU, you have the opportunity to turn your love of golf into the career of your dreams. The prestigious Colangelo College of Business offers the Bachelor of Science in Business Management with an Emphasis in Golf Management for students who want to work in the exciting sports industry and pursue their passion for golf. This program provides a strong business foundation to prepare students for the career readiness to successfully lead in professional settings such as recreational facilities, sports organizations, retail stores and golf clubs or resorts.


Golf Management Program Features

  • Explore the opportunity to earn your degree in three years. Graduate early and enter your career faster, which saves on tuition and college costs.
  • Gain real-world experience by completing 100 internship hours in the golf industry. Working can help you pay off college expenses as you continue through school.
  • After graduation, move on to complete your PGA Class A certification online and earn both your certification and degree in a total of five years. Visit to learn more.
  • Transfer easily into the program and receive a complimentary credit evaluation.
  • Benefit from GCU’s relationships with over 200 golf courses in Maricopa County

Courses and Competencies

Program courses primarily focus on improving your golf game on the course and providing you with the knowledge to effectively manage in the sports industry. You will further learn to develop these core competencies among other essential skill sets:

  • Business operations of leading a golf course and retail shop
  • Revenue generation to help grow and sustain your golf business
  • Perspective of the golf industry in terms of hospitality, food/beverage and service
  • Accounting cycle and the construction of financial statements
  • Managerial concepts and strategies


Grand Canyon University Golf Course

Our business college emphasizes the value of networking and learning experiences beyond the classroom. This is why our golf management students have the opportunity to gain hands-on learning within a real-world workplace environment at the GCU Golf Course. Students develop management and hospitality skills alongside a professional staff on the green and at our:

  • Brand-new clubhouse
  • Practice facility
  • Driving range
  • Pro golf shop
  • The Lope House Restaurant

Club Golf

Love to play competitive golf? Enjoy the game of golf outside of the classroom by joining GCU’s men’s or women’s club golf. Practice and compete as part of a team against top universities in the nation.

Come be a part of our highly competitive men’s or women’s club golf team in Phoenix, AZ! GCU club golf plays within the National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) and for two national championships each year. Ranked in the top 30 nationally (out of 250 schools), GCU competes against other top universities like Arizona State, University of New Mexico, University of Arizona and Golf Academy of America. In fall 2016, the club golf team tied for first in the region! Unforgettable club golf experiences include fun events, tournaments held at high-end golf courses and regional travel, as well as practice and play at the championship GCU Golf Course and lifelong friendships with teammates. 

*Club sports are not regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and do not have varsity status at the intercollegiate athletic level. However, club sports are organized and administered by their respective national sport governing body.
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