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Business of Golf & Resort Management

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Management courses customized for the golf & resort industry

Business of Golf & Resort Management

Register for the next Business of Golf and Resort Management program preview on ?Tuesday, April 16 at 12:00 PM (Eastern).

Turn your passion for golf into a fulfilling career! Golf is a $19.7 billion industry and employs over 300,000 people nationally. 

Rewarding Career Opportunities. 


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Employment opportunities within the golf industry continue to grow with over 300 thousand jobs in Canada and over 1.98 million jobs in the U.S. 


*Source: NAGA Economic Impact of Golf in Canada & US Bureau of Labour Statistics

Gain entry into the field of golf and resort management.

Enhance your knowledge and learn skills required for employment in this exciting and growing industry. 

Our online courses are designed for individuals who wish to develop or upgrade their knowledge, skills and abilities.

The Business of Golf and Resort Management Diploma program brings management theory and industry practice together. For those already working in the golf and resort industry, or those aspiring to enter the golf and resort sector, this program provides a wealth of knowledge, practical skills and industry insights to help ensure success in starting, managing or working in the golf and resort industry. Courses are taught by leading industry experts who emphasize the knowledge and skills required for success in the field.

Program Features

Earn a university-level diploma by completing ten (10) golf and resort management courses entirely online. Our model provides a rich and flexible environment to learn. Courses engage all participants by using leading-edge content and collaborative functionality.

  • 10-course diploma offered online
  • Collaborate and network with a diverse group of professionals within the golf industry

Why Choose McMaster CCE's Golf & Resort Management Program?

Key Learning Outcomes:

  • Outline key retail management practices
  • Describe characteristics of entrepreneurship and industry key success factors
  • Develop comprehensive business plans
  • Describe club governance, committee dynamics and their strategic impact on decision making
  • Conduct typical financial analyses such as cost volume profit analysis, ratio analysis, performance measures and benchmarking
  • Apply principles of human resource management within the golf industry
  • Apply legal foundations and principles in operating a golf resort
  • Describe the framework of food and beverage operations in general and specific to the golf/resort industry
  • Identify legal compliance and controls in food and beverage management
  • Apply core design principles in golf course architecture

Who should take McMaster CCE's Golf & Resort Management Program? 

  • Anyone working in the hospitality or tourism industry looking to advance their career
  • Anyone looking to enter the field of golf and resort management
  • People working in the golf & resort industry such as golf operations staff; pro shop staff; marshals, starters, turf professionals, landscape specialists, golf instructors, club managers, servers, hospitality staff, municipal recreation workers, customer service representatives and more
  • Anyone working in or looking for jobs in golf equipment manufacturing, marketing, financing
  • Anyone requiring continuing education or re-certification credits for a professional designation
  • Anyone pursuing membership with the Professional Golfers' Association of Canada (PGAC)
  • Recent college/university graduates

What positions does the Golf & Resort Management Program qualify me for? 

Courses provide participants with the practical knowledge to perform better at their current job or to attain a wide variety of higher positions within the golf industry, such as

  • General Manager
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Sales Representative
  • Golf Professional
  • Golf Course Superintendent. Courses also prepare owners or prospective owners of golf businesses to make more sound decisions.   

The Business of Resort and Golf Management program has been built in collaboration with the Golf Management Institute of Canada (GMIC).

Please contact CCE for consultation to help determine if this program is right for you. 

Learn more about our program. Watch a recording of our recent program preview. 

Learn more about the program by watching this recording of our recent program preview.


Learn more about this global industry through our interview with Grant Fraser, Golf Industry Consultant and GMIC Founder.

Radio Interviews

GOTT Entertainment - Interview with Grant Fraser


Hear from McMaster University ?Continuing Education instructor and golf industry expert Grant Fraser as he discusses the Business of Golf Management program on ?GOTT Entertainment radio. Listen here!

TSN Radio in Hamilton - Interview with Dan Piedra and George Pinches


Hear from McMaster University Continuing Education Assistant Director Dan Piedra and Director of Global Golf Advisors George Pinches as they chat about the Business of Golf Management program on TSN radio in Hamilton. Listen here!