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Introduction to Golf Course Management

Building skills in golf course maintenance and management is a great way to start or advance in this exciting industry. From golf course staff members and crew leaders to golf pros and avid golfers, if you're interested in golf course maintenance, this is the course for you!

Grow your golf course management knowledge

This six week online course will help you master golf course management essentials. You'll learn about:

  • Agronomic and managerial aspects of golf course maintenance
  • Putting green construction and turf selection
  • Maintenance budgeting
  • Integrated pest management

By building these skills, you'll gain cultural knowledge critical for helping you work or advance in this field.

Study golf course management with the experts

This program is designed and led by Oregon State University experts in golf course management with experience and connections throughout the industry. You will benefit from their experience through weekly video lectures and discussion boards.

For your final project, you will develop your own golf course maintenance report. You will receive valuable feedback and guidance on this report that can help you continue to succeed after the course ends.

Turfgrass Management Program

This course is part of the Turfgrass Management Program that includes the following component courses:

Please note: This course is designed for those working in northern climates such as Oregon and Washington, Europe, Scandinavia and parts of Canada. By focusing on these climates, you'll gain detailed information you can apply to your own park, field or lawn.

Course Hours and GCSAA Class A Credits

Course Title Course Hours GCSAA Class A Credits
Introduction to Turfgrass Management 30 3
Introduction to Golf Course Management 36 3.6
Pesticide Applicator Education and Safety 18 1.8
Irrigation and Drainage 21 2.1
Cool-Season Turfgrass Diseases and Suppression Using Fungicides 30 3
Turfgrass Mathematics 36 3.6
Turfgrass Insects and Weed Management 36 3.6
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Winter 2022
Jan. 3 - Feb. 3, 2022
Spring 2022
Feb. 21 - Apr. 3, 2022
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Six weeks
location
Online
price (2)
$325 (+ $60 registration fee)

Past Students' Work

Take a look at some recent projects our students have created.