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GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT

Golf courses are highly complex facilities that require skilled managers to provide players with quality playing surfaces. Golf course superintendents that care for these spaces are trained in plant sciences, business management, communication, human resources and more.

Golf Course Superintendent Statistics

  • Average salary of $85,204*
  • 87% receive medical insurance
  • Playing privileges included for 88%
  • Average of 39-52 hours per week

*Average salary with a Bachelors Degree = $88,759; with an Associates Degree - $83,482

Assistant Superintendent Average Salary = $41,372

Equipment Manager Average Salary = $44,462

Other opportunities include...

  • Sales representative
  • Horticulturalist
  • Arborist
  • IPM manager
  • Spray technician

How to enter the golf course management field...

Most golf courses offer part-time positions during the peak season. This is an ideal way for an individual to get started in the business.

Several colleges and universities offer degrees or certificates which will help you pursue a career in the industry. Additionally, many state and local associations offer financial assistance to deserving students, making it easier to pay college fees.

Looking for additional resources? Check out the following links...

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Ohio State University - ATI

Ohio State University (Main Campus)

Clark State Community College

Cincinnati State

Kent State University

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