About the Course
This course is designed to develop the competencies required to be a Golf Course Manager and provides a sound knowledge of greenkeeping practice; including human resources, financial resource management and managerial skills relevant to the management of golf facilities. You will also gain specialist knowledge relevant to the biological management of a golf course such as soil science and plant protection.
In this course candidates' sound knowledge of Greenkeeping practice will be complemented by the knowledge, skill and understanding needed for the effective administration of human, physical, biological and financial resources in the golf course environment.
This course is also available Distance Learning. Here the course is aimed at Greenkeepers and Course Managers who are in full or part time employment and who would like to continue their studies but are unable to attend college.
For Distance Learning enquiries please contact Fiona Keith directly on 01334 658931 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for the distance learning course are now being accepted for September 2019.
Course Duration: 2 years if studied full-time.
Applicants should hold a minimum of 2 Scottish Highers (CC)/A Levels (DE) or National Certificate in a relevant subject / SVQ Greenkeeping at SCQF Level 5.
Key golf management skills are developed through the following units:
Integrated Management of the Golf Course Environment, Golf Course Irrigation Systems, Managing Turf Playing Performance, Human Resource Management: Introduction, History and Development of Golf (if not previously achieved) or IT in Business Spreadsheets, Developing Skills for Personal Effectiveness, Marketing: An Introduction, Plant Protection, Golf Course Management: Graded Unit 2, Integrated Pest Management for Sportsturf, Managing Structures and Non-turf Areas on a Golf Course, Project Management: An Introduction, Contemporary Golf Industry, Soil Science 2, Landscape Industry: Specification and Estimation, Understanding Golf Tourism.
Classroom based theory activities are combined with golf course visits, work experience at tournaments including the Dunhill Links Championship. There is also one day per week at Elmwood Campus Golf Course for students who wish to improve their practical skills on a wide range of modern equipment.
This course is delivered through the provision of online distance learning materials. No attendance is required at college. The HND is delivered over 6 winter seasons. We offer two start dates: September and January.