Careers in Golf
Success in the golf industry is comprised of equal parts, who you know, and what you know. Because of this basic principle of success, the Professional Golfers Career College ensures that you get the premier golf education, and access to our vast network of friends in the golf world.

We take golf job placement seriously, and our track record is a source of pride for us.

Many of our graduates work as PGA of America Golf Professionals, Directors of Golf, and General Managers at some of the world’s finest courses, and stops on the PGA tour:

Oakmont Country Club (Oakmont, PA) - Site of 7 U.S. Opens and 3 PGA Championships
Atlanta Athletic Club (Duluth, GA) - Site of 1 U.S. Open and 2 PGA Championships
T.P.C. of Scottsdale (Scottsdale, AZ) - Annual site of the Phoenix Open
T.P.C. at Summerlin (Las Vegas, NV) - Annual site of the Las Vegas Classic
Torrey Pines Golf Course (La Jolla, CA) - Annual Site of the Buick Invitational
Pebble Beach Golf Links (Pebble Beach, CA) - Site of 4 U.S. Opens and 1 PGA Championship, and annual site of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am
La Costa Resort & Spa (La Costa, CA) - Site of 3 WGC-Accenture Match Play Championships, and former annual site of the PGA Tour’s Tournament of Champions
Riviera Country Club (Los Angeles, CA) - Site of 1 U.S. Open and 2 PGA Championships, and annual site of the Nissan Los Angeles Open

Forging a successful career in golf is a shared responsibility. As a student, it is your responsibility to work hard to acquire the skills and knowledge required for success in your desired area of the golf world. As your educators, it is our responsibility to provide you with the best possible training, and to continue growing our expansive network of friends and employers in the golf industry, like:

PGA National Resort & Spa (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)
Kapalua Resort (Lahaina, HI)
The Raven Golf Club (Phoenix, AZ)
Shadow Creek Golf Club (Las Vegas, NV)
Bali Hai Golf Club (Las Vegas, NV)
Camelback Resort (Scottsdale, AZ)
Canterbury Golf Club (Cleveland, OH)
Pauma Valley Country Club (Pauma Valley, CA)
La Cita Golf Club (Titusville, FL)
The Merit Club (Chicago, IL)
PGA National Golf Club (West Palm Beach, FL)
The Dominion Country Club (San Antonio, TX)
PGA of Southern California Golf Club (Calimesa, CA)
La Jolla Country Club (La Jolla, CA)
Knollwood Golf Club (Chicago, IL)
Palmetto Hall Plantation (Hilton Head, SC)
Bandon Dunes (Bandon, OR)
Kaanapali Resort (Maui, HI)
Spyglass Hill Golf Course (Pebble Beach, CA)
Desert Mountain Golf Course (Scottsdale, AZ)
TPC of Myrtle Beach (Myrtle Beach, SC)

From the very first week of the freshman semester, Placement Directors at each campus introduce students to a time-tested process for building an individualized career strategy. Students are taught how to set achievable career goals, and are then assisted in developing a plan to reach those goals by graduation. An advisor or “coach” then spends time with each student to revisit and monitor progress toward their goals. And of course, all of the above takes place within the informal “open-door” environment that characterizes PGCC.

Our graduates have held prominent positions in the realm of administration of the game, these legendary organizations have hired on PGCC graduates:

United States Golf Association
PGA of Southern California
PGA of Northern California
PGA Tour
American Junior Golf Association
Southern California Golf Association
PGA Tour Productions
National Long Drive Association

Golf’s greatest management companies have hand-picked our graduates to be General Managers for some of their finest clubs:

Club Corporation, Inc.
Kemper Sports Management
Arnold Palmer Golf Management
Troon Golf

Evergreen Alliance
American Golf
Medallion Golf Management

Some of our graduates prefer to improve the game through media exposure. These companies work hand-in-hand with our graduates to highlight the world’s greatest game:

PGA Tour Productions
The Golf Channel
ESPN Star Sports
Golf Magazine – Hong Kong
Golf Digest – China
Asian Golf Monthly

Practice makes perfect, and PGCC ensures that you work on your game five days a week. After improving their game, our students have had the opportunity to pursue their dreams of playing professional golf on the following tours:

PGA Tour
Asian Tour
Korean Tour
Scandinavian Tour
Nike Tour (now Nationwide Tour)
Canadian Tour
European Tour
Malaysian Tour
Japanese Tour

Because there are so many different types of golf jobs, course material for each class at the college is tailored to provide information relevant to employment within that sector, whether it is golf instruction, managing a facility, or administering tournament play. In addition, throughout the PGCC program, opportunities abound for student to gain hands-on industry experience through internships and part-time jobs. Many students take advantage of the chance to work at the many golf courses and golf shops in the surrounding communities.

Our students have taken positions as golf professionals, teaching professionals, tournament directors, junior program administrators, general managers of country clubs, sales representatives for leading golf club and apparel companies, and have purchased their own golf courses. Our graduates have also played professionally on tours throughout the world including the European Tour, LPGA Tour, Asian Tour, Korean Tour, and the Scandinavian Tour.

No matter what your passion is for golf, we can find you a position that will help you make your dreams become a reality.