Questions? Need more information? Planning a campus visit? Contact Pat Gavin, PGA Golf Management Program Director (office 575.646.7686, cell 575.649.8993).
Although not required, we highly recommend that you (and your family) visit NMSU and the PGA Golf Management Department at some time prior to attending college. This will enable you to tour the university, golf course, community, and meet with the program’s Director, Golf Coach, and NMSU’s Housing, Financial Aid and Admissions Offices.
Our PGA Golf Management students have the opportunity to reside with other PGA Golf Management students at our on-campus LivingLearning Community.
The third in the nation to be endorsed by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America (PGA) in 1987, NMSU’s PGA Golf Management Program is one of a limited number of programs accredited by the PGA. We share the PGA’s name and ensure students that our program is fully accredited and endorsed by the PGA.
NMSU is one of the few PGA Golf Management universities to own a golf course. We’ve hosted numerous NCAA championships, Callaway PGA Junior Series tournaments, USGA and Section PGA Championships. NMSU conducts more than 50 PGA Golf Management sanctioned golf tournaments in an academic year, paying out more than $120,000 in scholarships, prize money and gift certificates.
Our 4½-year PGA Golf Management Program leads to a BBA with a major in Marketing and a specialization in Golf Management. We prepare graduates for careers as PGA members at various golf facilities and golf industry positions. What are the steps to becoming a golf professional?