Golf Course and Country Club Management


Core Courses

  • Introduction to Turfgrass Management
  • Introduction to Hospitality
  • Principles of Management
  • Golf Club Operations
  • Pesticide Application Certification
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Event Planning and Customer Service
  • Hospitality Safety and Sanitation
  • Introduction to Food and Bar Operations
  • Irrigation Systems
  • Accounting I
  • Advanced Turfgrass Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Employment Experience
  • Electives: Choose from horticulture and business electives to meet your career and transfer needs and interests.

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 67
Program Start: Fall, Spring, Summer

View Suggested Sequence of Study & Course Cost



Graduates may find employment in public and private golf courses and country clubs working as:

  • Assistant superintendents
  • Superintendents
  • Assistant managers
  • Managers
  • Event planners

They may also find jobs as golf industry representatives.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Golf Course Superintendents and Turf Managers $89,200* $109,600*
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $28,200 $40,100 $46,100
Food Service Managers $27,200 $40,900 $47,700
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $24,700 $44,000 $53,600

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development
* Source: 2017 Benefits and Compensation Report, Golf Course Superintendents Association of America


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Ballard Golf and County Club Huxley, IA
Beaver Hills Country Club Cedar Falls, IA
City of Cedar Falls Cedar Falls, IA
La Porte City Golf Club La Porte City, IA
River Bend Golf Course Story City, IA
Waterloo Leisure Services Waterloo, IA
Waverly Golf Course Waverly, IA

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Contact Us

Admissions Email us 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Student Success Specialist De'Carlos Anderson Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1228 Butler Hall 122
Program Advisor Doug Miller Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1366 Bremer Hall 111G
Administrative Assistant Dianne Lellig Email me 319-296-4011 Butler Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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