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PGA Golf Management Program

The PGA of America/PGA Golf Management program is a specialization within the Wall College of Business and requires a separate application process.

The Student Experience

PGA students can major in any area (accounting; economics; finance; management; marketing; or hospitality, resort, and tourism management) and receive the PGA designation when they have completed their academic and PGA membership requirements. The PGA membership requirements include passing the PGA's Playing Ability Test (PAT), completing 16 months of full-time internship work and completing all of the PGA's educational courses. 

The PGA Golf Management program at Coastal Carolina University prepares students for a successful career in the golf industry by combining academic studies and professional golf-training experiences. The program's curriculum has been carefully developed to offer students the opportunity to simultaneously complete the requirements for a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration, acquire valuable training experiences in the golf industry and complete the PGA of America’s membership requirements.

Enrollment in the program is limited, and it takes 4 1/2 years to complete. Additionally, extra fees are associated with becoming a member of the PGA of America. Only United States citizens and resident aliens are eligible to become members of the PGA of America.

Beyond the Classroom

Completion of CCU's PGA Golf Management program allows our graduates to pursue careers as club or teaching professionals, golf-association administrators, representatives of golf equipment manufacturers or trade publications, and many more exciting opportunities in the ever-growing golf industry.

The Hackler Course

Hackler Course LogoThe Hackler Course is the Grand Strand's only university-affiliated course. With its 18 beautifully carved holes, it is home to one of only 20 PGA Golf Management University programs accredited by the PGA of America. The PGA Golf Management program at Coastal Carolina University prepares students for a successful career in the golf industry by combining academic studies and professional golf-training experiences through the Hackler Course facility.  Read more‌ »

PGA Policies and Procedures (pdf)

INFORMATION

William Mann  
Director, PGA Golf Management Program  
Wall Building 122  
843-349-6632  
wmann1@coastal.edu