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Internships at Delhi

Students enrolled in Turf Management, Golf Course Operations (AAS degree) or Golf and Sports Turf Management (Bachelor degree) are required to participate in summer internships (for credit).

Internship opportunities are available throughout the United States.  Internships in these programs offer:

Students enrolled in the Golf and Sports Turf Management BBA degree program must complete an internship during each summer they are enrolled in the program (a total of four internships). All our internship sites provide a salary or stipend, most provide housing.  The Internship will be full time (40 hours per week), at a facility that is recognized golf course facility, athletic field complex or a related facility. Each student must be registered in an internship class (TURF 181/182, GMBA 280, 380, 473/474) to receive academic credit. All internships are completed under the direction and guidance of a faculty advisor along with a qualified manager or mentor at the approved facility. Before a student is placed as an intern, the site must be reviewed and approved by the Internship Coordinator. All initial and subsequent contact with the host facility will be made by the student with assistance from a faculty advisor. Students have the opportunity to choose from numerous facilities including country clubs, resorts, public and municipal courses, military golf facilities, athletic field facilities and various related industries. Students must complete all of the internship assignment prior to graduation. By completing internship assignments, students receive on-the-job training and academic credit as outlined in each programs curriculum. Most students upon completing their final internship are offered full time employment at internship site.

Internship skills checklist

Here are the typical areas of golf course management that you should be exposed to during your four internship experiences:

  • Accounting
  • Agronomy/horticulture
  • Aquatic plant management
  • Arboriculture
  • Basic contract law
  • Business management
  • Community relations
  • Drainage
  • Electrical
  • Engineering
  • Entomology
  • Environmental compliance
  • Equipment repair
  • Financial/budget planning
  • Golf course operation
  • Golf course setup
  • Golf issues
  • Government relations
  • Hazard communication
  • Hydrology
  • Integrated pest management
  • Inventory management
  • Irrigation
  • Labor relations
  • Landscaping
  • Long-range planning
  • Meteorology
  • Mower adjustment
  • New equipment evaluation
  • Ornamental horticulture
  • Personnel management
  • Photography
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant nutrition
  • Plant pathology
  • Plant physiology
  • Playing the game of golf
  • Playability issues
  • Public relations
  • Pump station technology
  • Purchasing
  • Rules of golf
  • Soil chemistry/physics
  • Golf course renovation
  • Soil sample interpretations
  • Surveying
  • Tournament preparation
  • Water chemistry/quality
  • Weed science
  • Wetlands
  • Wildlife management


Open Internship Positions:

Turning Stone Resort
Offering opportunities for the serious golf course and turf management student. Our INTERNSHIP PROGRAM will offer successful candidates a unique glimpse of one of the premier golf destinations in the country. Time spent at our facility will expose the intern to the many operations that are associated with an upscale, championship Golf Resort.
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Featured Internships

Congressional Golf Club Congressional Golf Club Internships
Bethesda, MD

Congressional Golf Club, located in Bethesda, MD is a 36 hole facility featuring the Blue and Gold courses. The Blue Course, originally designed by Devereux Emmet (who also designed Cooperstown’s Leatherstocking) will play host the 2011 U.S. Open. The Club also plays host to the PGA Tour’s AT&T Championship, hosted by Tiger Woods. The Club has most recently undergone renovations under the guidance of famous designer Rees Jones, also known as the “Open Doctor”, for his renovations of course prior to hosting the U.S. Open.
Superintendent: Dave Hutchinson

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern: Timothy Williams
This paid internship includes housing and features hands-on experience in equipment operation, golf course maintenance, course set-up, tournament preparation, crew leadership, irrigation management, course renovation and more!

The National Golf Links of America  The National Golf Links of America Internships

Southampton, NY

The National Golf Links of America better known as “National” is a private and exclusive golf club located in Southampton, NY which was considered “America’s first great golf course.” The National hosted the very first Walker Cup in 1922 and is scheduled to host the 2013 Walker Cup.
Superintendent: Bill Salinetti

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Evan Embrey

This paid internship includes housing and features hands-on experience in equipment operation, golf course maintenance, course set-up, tournament preparation, crew leadership, irrigation management, course renovation and more!

Chicago Golf Club

Wheaton, IL

Chicago Golf Club is a private golf club in Wheaton, Illinois. It is the oldest 18-hole course in North America and was one of the five clubs which founded the United States Golf Association (USGA) in 1894. With only 107 members, it's one of the most exclusive clubs in the world.
Superintendent: Jonathan Jennings

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Mike Ford

Monroe Golf Club

Pittsford, NY

Monroe Golf Club is a private, 18 hole, Donald Ross designed course in the town of Pittsford, near Rochester,NY. It is home to the annual Monroe Invitational Tournament, a highly regarded amateur event for college students from all over the country. Superintendent Matt Delly is a graduate of SUNY-Delhi.
Superintendent: Matt Delly

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Adam Hicks

Oak Hill Country Club

Rochester, NY


Oak Hill Country Club's East Course inRochesteris one ofAmerica's most classic and demanding courses. They have hosted many major championships over the years, including three U.S. Opens, the Ryder Cup, and the PGA Championship. In fact, Oak Hill is the only club to have hosted all six of the men's championships. Oak Hill will host the 2013 PGA Championship.
Superintendent: John Corcoran

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Timothy Williams

Sleepy Hollow Country Club

Scarborough, NY


Sleepy Hollow Country Club is located along the Hudson River in the hills of Westchester inScarborough,New York. Sleepy Hollow not only was voted as one of the top 100 most prestigious country clubs in theUnited States, it also is one of the most picturesque.  It's sculpted out of the hills and trees, with rolling fairways, small targets and some tricky undulations. The Club offers golf on either its 18 hole course or its smaller 9 hole course, along with 900 acres of trail riding, stables, clay tennis courts, a swimming pool, and a Club House with a ballroom, library, grill room, formal dining room, 18 guest rooms, golf shop and locker rooms. Superintendent Tom Leahy is a Delh igraduate.
Superintendent: Tom Leahy

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Cameron Cooper

Merion Golf Club
Ardmore, PA

Merion Golf Club, located inArdmore,PA, is rich in history, classic golf course architecture, and is widely known for their pins being topped with wicker baskets instead of the usual flags. They have been used since the course's opening, and are prominently featured in theUSGAMuseum. Merion has hosted a number of tournaments and is scheduled to host the 2013 U.S. Open.
Superintendent: Arron McCurdy

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Patrick Joy

Country Club of Rochester
Rochester, NY

The Country Club of Rochester is an 18 hole Donald Ross original design, re-designed by other such notable architects as Robert Trent Jones, andArthurHills. The course has been in existence since 1895 and features many classic Ross designs including using fairways bunkers as illusions of greenside bunkers and long par fours with narrow entrances. Superintendent Rick Holfoth is a Delhi  graduate.
Superintendent: Rick Holfoth

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Interns:
Seth Kohler, Peter Bartz

The Country Club
Brookline, MA

The Country Club (or better known as Brookline Country Club) is one of the oldest clubs inAmerica, and a founding club member of the USGA. The Club is most famous for the site of the 1913 U.S. Open, where Francis Ouimet, a neighborhood youngster and former caddie, beat out top professionals Harry Vardon and Ted Ray in an 18 hole playoff, catapulting the popularity of the game of golf inAmerica. The Club also played host to the 1999 Ryder Cup, whereAmericapulled off a stunning and emotional defeat of the Europeans.
Superintendent: William Spence

Most Recent SUNY Delhi Intern:
Keith Daury

Minimum requirements to be considered for admission HS Average: 80
Algebra Regents: 75
Biology Regents: 75
Science Regents: 75
Transfer GPA: 2.3

SUNY Curriculum Code: 1508

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Last Updated: 2/19/16