Principles of Golf Club Management

Golf Club Management requires a wide range of knowledge and technical skill sets. One day you’re working on the clubs finances and the next, you might be meeting with the Catering team to discuss the new menu, or out on the golf course with the Head Greenkeeper

This one-week course provides you with a fantastic overview of all of the key proficiencies that you need to become a knowledgable and well informed industry professional. 

We offer this course in both online and residential formats.

Suitable for those aspiring to become a Golf Club Manager, those new to the profession or indeed if you are looking to brush up on some of your skills.

Courses will be delivered on the following dates in 2022 (all online unless stated):

February 7-11

April 4-8

May 16-20

October 17-21 (Residential)

December 12-16


Please email [email protected] to book your place,

Course Content
  • Basic agronomy & the golf course
  • Accounting Principles
  • Health & Safety
  • Social Responsibility
  • Employment law
  • Legislation & Legal Issues
  • Food & Beverage operations
  • Course rating and handicapping
  • Social Media

  • Innovation
  • Running golf competitions
  • Club Governance and Strategic Planning
  • The Role of the PGA Professional
  • Marketing and membership
  • Group Case Studies and breakout sessions

For attendance on this course, you will be awarded 60 CPD credits (Continuing Professional Development).

Over past years there has been an upsurge in golf, both with newly built courses and existing ones. Many of these new courses have failed because of management failures to study the market properly and create a business plan suitable for the type of membership likely to apply from the surrounding area. The private club, by the same token, has had to look at managing itself much more efficiently than in the past and also in many cases the need to market itself far better. Golfing societies, casual visitors and other forms of additional income have to be encouraged by different ways if the club wishes to retain its income from these sources. No club today can afford to be run by amateurs, and the need for professional management is overwhelming. Many of the newly formed clubs, at present run by the owners, will be looking for quality management to take over in the near future.

If you have any questions about our highly successful, enjoyable and educational course, please complete the form below, or contact Gavin Robinson on 01275 391153 / [email protected]

Principles of GCM