Golf Education & Game Development
The passion students have for the game at Golf Academy of America is focused through the golf education portion of our curriculum. Learning from a combination of classroom instruction, personal golf instruction, and hands-on application through weekly tournaments, open play, driving range practice, and national competitions, our students grow their golf skills and develop as instructors of the game.
Your golf education starts in the classroom as you learn the intricacies of the game and how a golf professional will apply their skills in their future career. Classroom courses may include*:
- Rules of Golf
- History of Golf
- Mechanics of the Short Game
- Understanding Golf Operations
- Golf Club Assembly & Repair
- Golf Club Fitting
- Planning & Organization of Tournament Golf
- Methods of Teaching
- Principles of Golf Course Maintenance
- Golf Course Design
- Golf Performance Enhancement
*Not intended to be a complete list of classes. Class titles subject to change. Not all classes required for graduation. Refer to the current academic catalog for official information regarding curricula.
Personal Instruction, Golf Lessons & Clinics
Our faculty and staff consist of some of the most qualified PGA Professionals in the business. One-on-one lessons with Professional or Master Professional instructors are included in the tuition. These hands-on sessions help students become better players and, ultimately, better teachers. They are customized to fit a student's schedule and take place at both the indoor campus facilities and out on the course.
Instruction clinics – from short game to putting to driving – and group lessons are available to students throughout the week and are also included in tuition.
Golf Tournament Play
Thousands of golf tournaments are held every year in the United States — amateur, junior, charity and professional. The National Golf Foundation revealed several years ago that fundraising golf events alone numbered around 50,000 annually.
Weekly Golf Tournaments
Golf Academy of America gets its students ready to organize, plan, manage, score and administer successful golf tournaments of all types. Once each week, students participate in a golf tournament on a different local course. These tournaments:
- Enhance students' education and sharpen their skills
- Count toward graduation requirements
- Are played on a variety of golf courses throughout the area
- Build camaraderie and networking skills
- Develop practical golf-improvement skills
- Are included in your tuition
Open Play Courses
Tuition at Golf Academy of America covers 18 holes of open play each week, and discounted rates may apply to additional rounds.
Since our five campus locations are in some of the best golf destinations in the world, students get to play many top courses that are within a half-hour drive of campus.
Practice is important at Golf Academy of America, both indoors on the simulator and outdoors on the practice range. Hit all the balls you can — it's included in tuition.
National Collegiate Club Golf Association Team
Golf has a healthy presence in high school sports, with more than 150,000 students playing on a school-sanctioned team. But only 12,000 players are active in varsity golf at the collegiate level. The National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) is a place for those who don't play varsity golf in college, but desire to continue competing. Each of our Golf Academy of America campuses sponsors an NCCGA club team.
The NCCGA program is run by NextGenGolf, which focuses on helping grow the game for 18-29 year olds. More than 300 teams are found at colleges and universities across the country, with 1,500 club players active in the program.
NCCGA divides the country into 27 regions. Each region has two tournaments per semester. Winning qualifies a team for the semi-annual national championships.
Contact Us to Get Started
Have more questions about our degree programs or ready to apply? Contact us to speak to an Admissions Representative or to schedule a campus visit.