PGA Golf Management Major

PGA Golf Management

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When studying PGA golf management at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, you’ll study what you love and prepare to turn that passion into a successful career. Whether you’re looking to become a head professional at an exclusive country club, a sales representative for a major golf company, or a tournament director, we will ensure you can achieve your goals.

The Nebraska Difference


State-of-the-Art Facilities


Flexible Program

International Experience Opportunities


1-to-1 Faculty Advising

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Program Features

World-Class Facilities

You will have access to teaching and simulation labs with all the latest and greatest technology to improve your game and launch skills in teaching and coaching. Facilities include two Full Swing simulators as well as TrackMan, Flightscrop, GCQuad, force plates, PuttView, Focus Band, K-Vest, MySwing Professional and more! Additionally, a full club repair space is available for student use. 

Robust Internships

Prior to graduation, you will embark on a minimum of 16 months of full-time paid internship work. Internships can take place in a variety of settings all over the world! 

Extremely Flexible 

Students are required to add at least one minor to their program. While many select from the standard options of minors in hospitality or business administration, others choose popular minors such as turfgrass management, leadership or entrepreneurship. Consider adding a second major in business, engineering or pre-med. We can accommodate any creative pathway you want to follow. 

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Notable Courses

Introduction to PGA Golf Management 3.0 (PGAM 101)

From day one, you will learn about teaching, coaching and golf technology.

PGA Golf Management 3.0 Level 1-B (PGAM 201)

Prepare your first portfolio submission for the PGA.

Golf Course Design (PGAM 391)

Learn the basic ins and outs of golf course design and architecture. Create your own routings on real maps.

PGA Gold Management 3.0 3-B (PGAM 401)

Learn how to use high-end technologies that are used in the golf industry, and earn some certifications along the way.

PGA Golf Management Integration (PGAM 489)

Our program’s capstone course includes a live simulation to demonstrate real-time decision-making for a golf facility based on data.

Club Management (HRTM 475)

This hospitality class focuses on club management, which is a primary career objective for many of our students.

Huskers Do Big Things


  • Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, California
  • Bandon Dunes Golf Resort, Bandon, Oregon
  • Bellerive Country Club, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Pinehurst Resort and Country Club, Pinehurst, North Carolina


  • Head golf professional, Conway Farms Golf Club, Lake Forest, Illinois
  • Assistant golf professional, Southern Hills Country Club, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  • Tournament coordinator, Links Sports, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Certified professional golf coach, GolfTEC, Omaha, Nebraska

Graduate Schools

  • M.S., Sports Management, Southern Methodist University
  • M.Ed., Sport Management, Wichita State University
  • M.S., Applied Science, University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Outside the Classroom


Academics & Experiential Learning

  • Learn how to use TrackMan, force plates, fitting equipment, 3D motion analysis and more all while gaining certifications on each in PGAM 401.
  • PGA work activities provide real hands-on experience with the information covered in classes, completing the circuit in the learning process.

Career Preparedness

  • 16 months of internship experience prior to graduation provides a great background to prepare you to take on your first job after graduation.
  • Your courses will equip you with real-world skills and experiences.


  • Compete in tournaments with other students to develop your skills and build comradery.
  • All students are part of a student organization designed to make connections through social events.

Have Questions? We're Here to Help

If you have questions about the PGA Golf Management major or navigating the application process, contact us.

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Sue Ellen Pegg
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