Hospitality, Tourism and Recreation

Golf Facilities Operation Management

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2017 Barrie

Program description

This program is designed to prepare students for exciting employment opportunities in the golf sector of the hospitality industry. Theoretical concepts taught in the classroom are blended with practical learning opportunities gained through exposure to various golf facilities in North America. Students are exposed to all aspects of golf operations from turf care and maintenance to the operation of retail outlets and golf event planning. Students also gain professional and entrepreneurial skills for industry and self-employment, as well as real life experience through participation in a work term and extensive field trips to golf courses in Canada and the U.S.

Why study Golf Facilities Operation Management at Georgian?

Our two-year diploma program combines unique curriculum and a co-op experience designed to prepare you for a successful career in the diverse and competitive industry of golf facilities operations management. Program highlights include:

  • Job-ready in two years
  • One paid co-op work term of 22 weeks which provides hands-on industry experience and networking opportunities
  • One-week comprehensive course delivered in Florida (included in tuition)
  • Instructional staff of industry experts
  • State-of-the-art indoor golf instructional lab (HD golf simulator, V1 teaching software, TOMI putting analysis)
  • Field trips to numerous golf properties, associations and manufacturers
  • Additional industry certifications included in the curriculum
  • Playing privileges at many local golf courses
  • Unique pathway to our four-year degree program, Honours Bachelor of Business Administration (Golf Management)

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS curriculum: OSSD or equivalent, with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG4C, ENG4U)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and General Arts and Science*
  • Equivalent courses in English taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications
  • Mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Golf Facilities Operation Mgmt articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

ACCT1013 Accounting Fundamentals
GOLF1000 Introduction to Golf, History and Rules
GOLF1001 Golf Equipment, Storage and Repair
GOLF1002 Golf Skills Improvement
GOLF1003 Industry Relationships
GOLF2000 Turf, Renovation, Construction
GOLF2001 Fundamentals of Golf Swing
GOLF2002 Golf Operations, Policies and Procedures
GOLF2003 Introduction to Golf Facilities
GOLF2004 Issues and Trends in Golf Operations
GOLF3000 Corporate Golf Event Planning
MKTG1000 Introduction to Marketing
TOUR1007 Hosp Industry Certifications
TOUR1008 Introduction to Hospitality Services
BUSI2005 Customer Service
COMP1100 Computer Essentials for Golf Industry
ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
FNCE2013 Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism
MGMT2001 Principles of Management

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Terms

COOP1048 Golf Facilities Operation Management Work Term

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