About Golf Academy of America

The future of the $76 billion golf industry is dynamic when the right people lead it. As the oldest and largest two-year college that prepares students for a successful career in the golf industry, your future in golf starts at Golf Academy of America.

With 40 years of experience, over 11,000 alumni spread across the globe and campuses in the country’s top golf destinations, Golf Academy of America is the best first step on a journey toward a rewarding career in the golf industry.

Why Golf Academy of America?

The path towards a career in the golf industry may not always be clear. It’s an industry that demands multi-disciplined professionals able to take the reigns on many of the moving parts that advance the industry. Golf Academy of America is the college that educates and prepares passionate students so that they are ready to lead the golf industry of tomorrow.

There’s no question you love the game. Here are just a few reasons why it is no question that Golf Academy of America is the choice to grow as a professional and prepare for a career in the golf industry:

Small Classes

Our average class size is 20-25 students. You are given the attention you deserve by our many PGA Professional instructors.

Innovative Golf Program

Our integrated education helps develop your knowledge of the game, your expertise on the intricacies of the business of golf, and the know-how behind the technology that is advancing the game.

Accredited Degrees

The associate’s degree you earn at Golf Academy of America is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools. Should you chose to move on into our partner bachelor’s degree program, your degree from New England College of Business is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.

Easy to Apply

You’ve chosen your career path, we help you get there, as simply as possible. We offer an efficient, straightforward application process without any unnecessary essays or paperwork to determine if Golf Academy of America is the best fit to achieve your goals.

Golf College Community

When you enroll at Golf Academy of America, you start with a cohort of students all on the same path as you. Begin as acquaintances, grow together through your education and leave as lifelong friends and valued connections in the golf industry.

Alumni Network

Alumni Network

Our network of over 11,000 graduates spans all 50 of the United States and many countries across the globe. Our alumni understand the value of the Golf Academy of America degree and will hire our graduates directly or help them build a professional network.

Professional Mentorship

Our campus staff and faculty include certified PGA Professionals with years of experience in the industry before coming to Golf Academy of America. They impart their experience and industry insights to students on a daily basis and long after students graduate.


Our five campus locations are in the largest and most significant golf markets in the United States in order for our students to experience the industry firsthand where it has the greatest impact. Students have access to some of the best area golf courses in their campus’ market.

Career Planning

Our Career Services team is dedicated to helping you find the best job in the golf industry that fits the skills you’ve developed as a golf professional at Golf Academy of America.

Golf Immersion

Not only are students fully immersed in the game through our golf-focused education, but you have the opportunity to volunteer at professional tournaments, take behind-the-scene tours of course operations, and compete on the collegiate club level through our campus golf teams.

The GAA Experience

Check out this infographic to learn more about what you can expect from your 16 months at Golf Academy of America.