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Turf Management

SUNY Delhi / NYSTA Golf Seminar & Outing June 5, 2012

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What Our Graduates Say:


"I am so thankful and grateful for my Delhi Education. Without it I would not be where I am today. I loved all the personal time that I got with the instructors and all of the hands-on training that I got. Delhi is not a cookie-cutter school looking for numbers --- you can tell that they really care for you." Eric Newell, Assistant Superintendent, Bethpage State Park, Bethpage, NY


"Attending Delhi has benefitted me by providing an in-depth hands-on experience in all facets of my profession. I will always credit Delhi for my success and for triggering a prideful attitude towards my work." Aaron Crouse, Assistant Superintendent, The Woodmere Club, Woodmere, NY


"If it were not for the faculty and staff of the Turf Program at SUNY Delhi, I would not be where I am today. Untimately they supplied me with a stable platform from which my career could be launched." James Hayes, First Assistant Superintendent, Congressional Country Club, Bethesda MD.


Interested in managing athletic fields, golf courses or resorts? Learn the theory and practice of proper turf management on our golf course, athletic fields and 480 acre campus. Continue your hands-on learning through summer internships at prestigious properties across the nation. Graduates may start their career or continue their education toward a degree in Golf and Sports Turf Management.


Program SummaryTurf Management

The Associate in Applied Science degree program for Turf Management offers a practical education for students interested in pursuing careers in turfgrass management including managing golf courses, athletic fields, resort, residential and commercial properties. Our curriculum is intended to give students extensive hands-on experience in the classroom, laboratory, as well as working on our 18-hole golf course or numerous athletic fields. Additionally, students gain credits and invaluable paid working experience during summer internships at facilities across the country. This allows students to seamlessly transfer into turfgrass management careers upon graduation. Currently, SUNY Delhi graduates are working in some of the country’s most prestigious properties around the world. At the present time we have a 100% employment placement rate.The scheduling of classes within the Turf Management program is designed so that those students interested in pursuing the Bachelors degree in can do so without loss of credit or time.  

The Field


The following represents just a sampling of some of the career and transfer options available to SUNY Delhi students following the completion of their degree.

Career paths:

Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 75
Algebra Regents: 73
Biology Regents: 73
Transfer GPA: 2.0

SUNY Curriculum Code: 0613

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