University of the Highlands and Islands Golf Management

University of the Highlands and Islands Golf Management

Golf Management BA (Hons)

Known as the ‘Home of Golf’ Scotland’s golf industry is worth £1 billion and annually directly contributes £496 million to Scotland’s gross domestic product (GDP). Estimates suggest that one in every 125 jobs in Scotland are dependent on golf.

The BA (Hons) Golf Management course is based in Dornoch close to the world-renowned Royal Dornoch Golf Club. It is the first honours degree of its kind in the UK and is aimed at those aspiring to a career in the golf industry.

The degree provides a balance of golf-specific and management subjects to give graduates the range of skills necessary to take advantage of excellent employment opportunities. You will have the opportunity to work in various roles, with a particular focus on all aspects of managing within a golf context.

Our strong links with the industry provide opportunities for work placements, guest lectures from leading industry figures and study trips.

You will work alongside our BA (Hons) Professional Golf students.

Special features

  • You will benefit from our strong industry links including the Royal Dornoch Golf Club, St Andrews Links Trust and Castle Stuart, as well as top clubs in the UK and abroad.
  • You will gain event management experience at various venues eg Dunhill Links Championships and the Scottish Open.
  • Work placements can be arranged locally, across the UK and internationally, including an international internship programme.
  • We have full-time members of staff who are PGA professionals.
  • You will enjoy a unique student experience and can participate in activities such as running the student golf club, individual coaching, personalised training and development, regular play, and competition including Scottish Student Sport and British Universities and College Sport events.

University of the Highlands and Islands Golf Management, Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade C or above
  • You may be able to enter year two of the degree if you have an HNC in a relevant subject
  • You may be able to enter year three of the degree if you have an HND in a relevant subject
  • Applicants with other qualifications or relevant experience are welcomed and will be considered on an individual basis