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BA (Hons) Golf Club Management

Level 6

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Key Info

Learning Area   Business School
Delivery Mode   Full-time
Duration   3 years full-time; 6 years part-time: 1,2 or 3 years for the progression to honours year.
Institution Code   C78
Course Code   10015-LIN-22

Dates & Locations

Course Type   University
Location   Lindfield Golf Club
Start Date   19/09/2022
UCAS Code   GCM3

This programme is fully embedded in the golf industry and taught exclusively on golf resorts. It has been created after significant work directly with key industry members - in particular, the GCMA, and Colt Mackenzie, McNair (CMM) - identifying the best industry practice and reflecting the need for work-ready graduates of the highest calibre.

Within the programme, you will develop an understanding of all aspects of golf-club management - delivered over a 22-week teaching profile, with at least ten additional weeks in working in the field during the summer term, or the end-of term breaks.
Alongside this, students will be able to gain real hands-on experience within the golf club that they are based at (this work may be paid or unpaid), during term-time. During the winter term, the programme will move to southern Europe for a minimum of two weeks - allowing the students to understand the differing models and expectations of golf clubs with Europe.

  What You Will Learn

The overarching aim of this programme is to provide students with the skills required to manage a golf club, through the understanding of theory, development of knowledge and experience of best practice. Embedding within the programme the ten core proficiencies of golf-club management as identified and distilled by the GCMA.

The programme aims to:

Develop systematic understanding and analytical, forwarding-thinking skills in a golf-club management context
Ensure that graduates of the programme meet the expectations of employers as competent golf managers who can critically apply scientific understanding and management principles to their practice, predict the outcomes of their actions, and generate policy and management initiatives
Provide students with a range of practical skills and competencies relevant to a career as a golf manager including the ability to communicate via traditional and digital means
Enable graduates to acquire and demonstrate a range of academic and study skills to allow them to proceed to Level 7 learning, and to continue with life-long learning
Provide opportunity for students to practice and develop business and management skills within, and outside, of the formal programme; with significant access to golf resorts, for the development of themselves as practitioners within the industry

  Entry Requirements

The University entrance criteria apply. A typical student will have exceeded 80 UCAS at entry. International students will be expected to meet the English language requirements of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

  Work Experience

During the summer, the students will then be helped to find work placements (by CMM) that will further develop their skills- these may be on-site at the club they are based at, close to home, or even internationally. The key focus will be to build the skills set that makes these students sought-after by the industry


Achievement of learning outcomes is through responses to practical and directed tasks. The student is required to draw on their experiences to inform summative assessments, thus providing the opportunity for cumulative learning and critical reflection, and to demonstrate the whole of their learning.
Module learning outcomes are explicitly stated in module teaching-programmes and incorporated into assignment marking-criteria to guide the student.
A broad range of assessment strategies is used in the programme to support the development of knowledge and understanding, and professional and practical skills, as well as providing opportunities to foster key- and transferable- skills.
Throughout the taught modules formative assessment is employed to support students in their learning and development. Particularly in the first year of study the initial assignments are formative in nature. Students will be required to reflect on their own practice within assignments and therefore they will be personal to their own circumstances and learning-journey.


The programme is designed to create individuals that are work-ready, looking to develop a career in golf-club management. They will have significant academic and practical experience who will have undertaken detailed career-analysis, and will have been signposted to roles and opportunities within their final year of study.

Typically career opportunities include:

Golf-club team leader
Golf-club manager
Golf-resort manager
Director of golf
Golf resort general manager

Students successfully completing are also suitable for further study at Level 7, including Masters programmes delivered by the University and elsewhere. Specifically, MRes pathways at the University, include: Sport Performance Analysis; Sport & Leisure Management; Professional Studies


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Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The College reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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