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Golf and Club Management (Co-op)

Fanshawe College
49 weeks
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
London (Ontario, Canada)

Program description

Golf and Club Management (Co-op)

Fanshawe's Golf and Club Management program is designed to teach you everything you need to know for a career in the ever-expanding golf and recreational club industry.

Learning inthe golf management program isn't just confined to the classroom. As part of the co-op modified schedule, you'll enter the club industry at peak season and work alongside seasoned veterans to supplement your golf club manager training. Through the multifaceted curriculum, your classroom learning is complemented by hands-on experience achieved in the co-op portion of the golf management program, and you'll graduate with a well-rounded, employable skill set for golf courses in Ontario and around the world

Admission requirements

  • OSSD with courses from the College (C), University (U),University/College (M), or Open (O) stream WITH
  • Any Grade 12 English (C) or (U)
  • Mathematics* ONE OF
    • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)


  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE)


  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) AND
  • Mathematics* ONE OF
    • Any Grade 12 Mathematics (C) or (U)
    • Any Grade 11 Mathematics (C), (U), or (M)


  • Mature Applicant with standing in the required courses and grades stated above


  • Applicants who lack the required Mathematics may still gain eligibility for admission by completing appropriate prior upgrading

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods

  • A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 79 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.0 with no score less than 5.5 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years SDS Program Requirements
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with a score of 60 in writing, reading and speaking and a score of 50 in listening
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 53, with test results within the last two years
  • A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 169 with no language skill less than 162, with test results within the last two years
  • An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 70% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
  • Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 8, 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9, or 70% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

Level 1

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Math for Hospitality
  • Food Safe, Smart Serve and First Aid
  • Business for Club Managers-Intro
  • Career Preparation
  • Golf and Recreation in Canada
  • Playing the Game
  • Turf Management 1
  • Reason and Writing 1-Tourism/Hospitality
  • Mixology
  • Co-operative Education Employment Prep

Level 2

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Software Skills Development
  • Leadership and Organizational Skills
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Cooking for Club Managers
  • Food and Beverage Service for Clubs
  • Marketing Strategies and Analysis
  • Customer Service for Clubs
  • Golf Swing Analysis

Level 3

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Accounting for Clubs
  • Comm for Tourism and Hospitality
  • HR Management and Employee Engagement
  • Golf Shop Operations and Retail
  • Turf Management and Course Design-Adv
  • Event Planning for Clubs 1

Level 4

Take all of the following Mandatory Courses

  • Law and Risk Management
  • Golf and Club Facilities Management
  • Wine and Beer
  • Club Governance Policies and Procedures
  • Golf Tourism
  • Global Economics
  • Guest Membership Sales Management
  • Event Planning for Clubs 2

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the institute website for more information.

Tuition fees

Canadian students

The tuition fee for Canadian students is 1,360.26 CAD, and the total fees are 3,179.93 CAD.

International students

The tuition fee for International students is 7,233.50 CAD, and the total fees are 9,659.15 CAD.

Please note fees are subject to change. Please visit Fanshawe’s website for the most up to date information.


Credential - Ontario College Diploma

(Vocational program learning outcomes must be consistent with the requirements of the Credentials Framework for the proposed credential.)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to

  1. Identify the inherent risks associated with operating a healthy and safe golf and recreational club environment
  2. Apply contemporary business administration skills to the management of golf and recreational club facilities
  3. Contribute to the effective coordination of a golf and recreational club operations
  4. Apply the principles of marketing, sales and merchandising as it relates to various business operations within club facilities
  5. Contribute to the implementation of on-going strategies for optimal customer service and relations
  6. Apply the fundamental principles and techniques necessary for maintenance and sustainability of golf and recreational club facilities
  7. Research and plan strategically for the effective operation of golf and recreational club facilities
  8. Contribute to strategies for effectively managing the performance and development of staff and volunteers
  9. Develop entrepreneurial strategies for the operation and management of golf and club facilities
  10. Provide effective Food and Beverage service delivery & management, including customer service and coordination of special events
  11. Adapt to various and changing technologies, systems and applications for the golf and club management industry
  12. Support the maintenance/care regime needed in order to sustain the turf and garden areas of the golf and/or recreational club facility

Program Pathways

  • Graduates of this program who wish to pursue further education have numerous pathway opportunities to degrees and other diplomas both here at Fanshawe College and around the globe. Students are encouraged to search the various links on the Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts website and discuss the program specific opportunities with the Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts Student Success Advisor
  • Graduates of this program can apply for admission to the One-Year; Guest Relations Management - Concierge Specialist program or Special Events Planning program offered by Fanshawe College
  • Graduates of this program, who meet the admission requirements, may apply for Graduate Studies in the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business (to be discussed with the Program Coordinator). This one-year option meets the educational requirements of the PGA of Canada
  • Graduates of this program, who meet the admission requirements, may apply for program transfer to Level 3 of the Food and Beverage Management Ontario College Diploma program or Level of the Hospitality - Hotel and Resort Services Management Ontario College Diploma program offered by Fanshawe College, School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts. "Application for Program Transfer" forms are available from the Office of the Registrar, Downtown Campus, Building B (LDB) Room 202 or London Campus (at Oxford Street) Room E1012
  • Specific pathways meet the educational requirements for the PGA of Canada (Discuss with Coordinator)
  • This program prepares students for their "CCM" Certified Club Manager Designation

Career opportunities

Upon graduation, students can anticipate careers in a multitude of positions:

  • Director of Golf
  • Pro Shop Assistant/Manager
  • Recreational Club Assistant Manager
  • Membership and Communications Manager
  • Facilities Assistant/Manager
  • Food and Beverage Assistant/Manager
  • Assistant Events Planner
  • Assistant Tournament Coordinator
  • Retail Assistant/Manager
  • Recreational Sales and Marketing
  • Retail Merchandising
  • Public Relations and Corporate Communications
  • Turf Labourer/Assistant Greenskeeper
  • Community Golf Coach
  • Golf Software Technician

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About this institute

Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College is a large, publicly-funded College located in London, Ontario, Canada - approximately two hours from Niagara Falls, Toronto, or Detroit. There are 21,000 full-time students at Fanshawe, including 7,500 international students from more than 100 different countries. Fanshawe...

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Why study at Fanshawe College

London is a great location - a large city with a population of close to 500,000, so there is something for everyone. It is small enough to be more affordable than some of the larger cities and it is very student-friendly. Fanshawe College has a 90.3% percent Graduate Employment Rate, which is number one among Ontario colleges. There are also 60 co-op programs available, where students can "earn while they learn."

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Fanshawe College

1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard
N5Y 5R6 London Ontario

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