Golf Facilities Operation Management
Unique two-year program. Learn on leading technology in our indoor instructional golf lab. Build your network and more!

General information

Program code
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2021 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
  • 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

Students enrolled in Georgian's Golf Facilities Operation Management program are eligible to receive equivalencies for a number of courses within the Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) of Canada Training Academy. A grade of 70 per cent or higher in each course is required. Full details can be found on the PGA of Canada website.

PGA Canada

Career opportunities

Graduates of this program are prepared for a competitive employment environment and are equipped with the necessary competencies to achieve employment in a variety of positions. Positions may include but are not limited to Golf Professional, Pro Shop Manager, Retail Manager, and Equipment Sales Representative. Graduates are prepared for a career progression in a variety of on-course and off-course golf industry pathways. Examples include:

On-Course - Director of Golf / Head Professional, Golf Instructor, General Manager, Clubhouse Manager, Course Superintendent, and Food and Beverage Manager

Off-Course - Golf Equipment Sales and Management, Golf Technology, Retail Management, Entrepreneurship, and a wide range of opportunities that are within and support the golf industry    

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to:


Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:


Program-specific Courses

  • GOLF 1000 - Introduction to Golf, History and Rules
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 1003 - Industry Relationships
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 2001 - Fundamentals of the Golf Swing
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • TOUR 1008 - Introduction to Hospitality Services
    (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1100 - Computer Essentials for Golf Industry
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 1001 - Golf Equipment, Storage and Repair
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 2002 - Golf Operations, Policies and Procedures
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MKTG 1000 - Introduction to Marketing
    (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ACCT 1013 - Accounting Fundamentals
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • BUSI 2005 - Customer Service
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 1002 - Golf Skills Improvement
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 2000 - Turf, Renovation and Construction
    (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FNCE 2013 - Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 2003 - Introduction to Golf Facilities
    (Semester 4 / 84 hours)
  • GOLF 2004 - Issues and Trends in Golf Operations
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • GOLF 3000 - Corporate Golf Event Planning
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2001 - Principles of Management
    (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1048 - Golf Facilities Operation Management Work Term (occurs after Semester 2)
    (560 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.
    (Semester 2)
  • TOUR 1007 - Hospitality Industry Certifications
    (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration.
    (Semester 4)