International Golf Management Foundation Degree

Why study this course?

If you are looking to develop your golf and your career in the golf sector, then this is the programme for you. The industry is now truly International and opportunities exist throughout the world for individuals who are passionate about golf and “work ready”.

You will develop your business and management skills alongside your golf, with fantastic facilities in the UK and Spain alongside high quality golf coaching which will enable you to be “the best you can be“.


East Sussex National Golf Club (36 hole International Tournament)
Lindfield Golf Club ( The home of the Golf College)
Islantilla Golf Club (South west Spain) 

Who is this course for?

Golf is unlike any other leisure industry and so are the people who work in it. You will be passionate about the sport and want to develop your own game. But you will recognise the opportunities in the wider industry, managing and working in Golf Clubs and Golf Resorts. You may be looking to develop your career in the industry from the start or it may be that you view it as a fall back post a professional playing career. Either way the programme is design so that you are “work ready”, with the enthusiasm, expertise and attitude that employers look for throughout the world.

Modular Structure: Y1

Year 1

  • TGFC05 Brand and Image (20)
  • Golf Performance through applied Technology (20)
  • International Golf Industry, Operation and Practice (20)
  • Retail Management (20)
  • Managing Hospitality (20)
  • TGFC08 Academic and Professional Golf Development in the Work Place (20)

Modular Structure: Y2

Year 2

  • TGFD07 Research Project in Professional Golf (20)
  • Contemporary International Business Issues (20)
  • TGFD04 Sports Sponsorship (20)
  • International Golf Tourism and Golf Event Management (20)
  • E-Business and Marketing (20)
  • Business Project Management (20)

Equipment needed

A complete list of equipment will be given to applicants prior to enrolment. Students will also need to have a current passport (for study term in Portugal/Spain), suitable golf clothing, wet weather items & equipment for the duration of the course, fitness/gym clothing, stationary (including folders). Students will need to have a laptop with Wi-Fi capability.


Skills and Experience Gained

The FdA International Golf Management is a two year programme of study with winter training in Portugal/Spain during the second semester of each year. The taught programme runs from September until the end of March finishing in time for the start of the golf season. (with a three day residential in the summer term). You can expect to work at weekends, some evenings and have independent study during the playing season. The first semester is in the UK at Lindfield Golf Club, and the East Sussex National Golf Club and the second in Portugal/Spain at Castro Marim (Portugal) and Islantilla Golf Resort (Spain).


Leaving Destination

As an operational Golf Management degree with an international focus, students will be prepared for careers spanning the globe. The programme is focused on students being employer ready.

Graduate roles could include:


  • Golf Operations Managers
  • Golf Resort Department Heads
  • Marketing
  • General management

The programme team have strong links with some of the worlds greatest golf resorts allowing selected graduates to progress to internships with internationals companies in the middle east and elsewhere.



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