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Ace Your Golf Career!

SUNY Delhi is New York’s golf college! We’re the only college in New York State to offer Business and Professional Golf Management and Golf and Sports Turf Management degrees. We prepare students to run golf courses either as golf pros or course superintendents and have one of the premier college-owned golf courses in the country. Best of all, 100% of our students get jobs in the industry!

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Business and Professional Golf Management (BBA)

  • The only Golf Management program in New York
  • 100% job placement
  • Classes taught by certified PGA Professionals.
  • Coursework covers player development, teaching and golf instruction, tournament organization, golf shop operations, golf course planning & design, accounting, marketing, economics and more.
  • Required internships help you gain experience at courses ranging from small public courses to elite private clubs.
  • Designed to train you to work in management-level positions at private or public golf courses, country clubs, and resorts.
  • Learn more about a bachelor's degree in Business and Professional Golf Management.
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Golf and Sports Turf Management (AAS, BBA)

  • Prepare to become a golf course superintendent or work in any sports venue maintaining athletic turfgrass and other surfaces.
  • The only turf management program in New York.
  • College-owned 18-hole golf course serves as a learning lab for program classes.
  • Hands-on experience operating state-of-the-art turf equipment, installing & repairing irrigation systems, cultivating grasses and sod, and more. This program is perfect for people who love to work outdoors.
  • 100% job placement with a seamless transition to employment as golf course or sports turf technicians, commercial lawn management, and other positions.
  • Internship locations include major league baseball parks, PGA tour golf courses, and various other fields and athletic facilities.
  • Learn more about the two-year associate degree or four-year bachelor's degree in Golf and Sports Turf Management.

SUNY Delhi offers a hands-on approach to both the game and business of golf. Turn your passion into an amazing career!

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Our facilities

At Delhi, you’ll learn on one of the premier college-owned 18-hole golf courses in the country, including a 25-station outdoor driving range, a 34,000-sq.ft. short game area, an indoor swing analysis lab, a club repair lab, and a state-of-the-art TopTracer golf simulator. 

Broaden your skills in the golf business and retail operations at the college golf course and fully equipped pro shop. 

Our 625-acre campus and athletic fields allow hands-on learning opportunities for turf management.The Turf Education Center houses a classroom and a lab for equipment repair. Other on-campus facilities include computer labs with the latest software, and greenhouses. Our turfgrass equipment vendor agreements allow you the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with the latest machinery and technologies.

Ryan Florack

Ryan Florack ’18

Ready to take on the golf world

SUNY Delhi student Ryan Florack '18 is ready to take on the golf world. Fresh out of an internship at a high-end golf club, he is getting his bachelor’s degree in Business and Professional Golf Management this December and has already secured a promising job in the industry.Read More about Ryan

Frank Gargano

Frank Gargano ’18

Golf Business Entrepreneur

I own a business called Shot Shaver Golf which includes an online retail shopinstructional golf videos, and an innovative mobile app called SmartCards. I started the business in my student apartment in Delhi right before I graduated. 
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Two Students infront of the Rocky Mountains

intern on the Rocky Mountains

Business & Professional Golf Management interns take on the Rocky Mountains

Flipping through the pictures on his phone in August 2018, Cade Stevens '20, still couldn't get over how awesome his summer interning in the Rocky Mountains had been. Cade had just completed his third internship for his Business and Professional Golf Management (PGM) major at the Yellowstone Club.
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National Collegiate Turf Bowl

Delhi students take second place in national turf competition

In the competition, teams of up to four students were judged on their ability to identify turfgrass, weed, insect, and disease specimens, on their answers to questions relating to the turfgrass industry, and on their presentations of a case study in soil chemistry. 
Read More about the Turf Bowl