Natural Resources

Golf & Sports Turf Management, Golf Course Management Emphasis - Associate in Applied Science


Charles F. Granger II, Associate Professor at the 2014 Tour Championship

Golf is wildly popular and Myrtle Beach is the place to be if you love this exciting sport! If you're interested in a career in this fast-growing industry, you should check out HGTC's Golf and Sports Turf Management associate degree program, the only associate degree program of its kind in South Carolina. Graduates of the Golf Course Management Emphasis program are qualified for employment as course superintendent, assistant superintendent, or foreman. Other employment areas include turf management, sod production, park management, and turf products sales positions. 

For more information, contact:

Richard A. McGuinnes (843) 349-5224

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Career Outlook

Graduates of the Golf Course Management program are qualified for entry-level positions with public and private golf courses, golf clubs, parks, and turf-product companies.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment, career, and professional development resources. 

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
HRT 110 Plant Form and Function 4
HRT 125 Soils 4
MAT 170 Algebra, Geometry, and Trigonometry I 3
TUF 102 Turf Equipment 4
Second Semester - Spring    
CWE  Cooperative Work Experience 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications I* 3
HRT 205 Computers in Horticulture 3
SPA 107 Hispanic Culture and Communications 3
TUF 172 Turf Management I 3
TUF 174 Turfgrass Pests 3
Third Semester - Summer    
TUF 201 SCWE in Golf Course Management 8
Fourth Semester - Fall    
HRT 113 Plant Materials 3
SPC 101 Oral Communications* 2
TUF 175 Turfgrass Pests II 3
TUF 252 Turf Management II 3
TUF 272 Turf Irrigation and Drainage 5
Fifth Semester - Spring    
HRT 154 Grounds Maintenance 3
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
TUF 215 Turf Business Practices 3
TUF 262 Pesticides 3
TUF 274 Turf Records and Budgets 2
TUF 276 Golf Course Construction 3



*Entering students following a bachelor’s degree path are advised to take ENG 102, English Composition II, in place of ENG 160; SPC 205, Public Speaking, in place of SPC 101; and PSY 201, General Psychology, in place of PSY 103.