Maintaining Golf Courses

Golf superintendents are under close scrutiny in today's urban and rural settings. Can turf managers maintain healthy playing conditions while respecting environmental needs such as wildlife health and water quality? Can players be offered the best in playing conditions without the use of herbicides and extensive fertilizer use? Turf identification and management skills are at the forefront of this program. Gain valuable insights into golf course design and construction techniques, tree care, and other best management practices related to the environmental care of golf courses.

Maintaining Golf Courses Certificate

Certificate Courses 

The following courses can be taken individually or as part of the certificate program:

Turf Management


Golf Course Design and Construction

Weed Management in Turf 


Environmental Management of the Golf Course 

Certificate Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion  of the certificate, you will be able to:  

  • Develop turf management practices that offer best turf conditions to clients
  • Develop design and project construction skills within the golf environment that realize project intentions for clients
  • Identify and select turf species and landscape management practices that will have a desired impact on the golf experience/ landscape
  • Analyze critical aspects of turf management techniques while selecting environmentally sustainable practices to enhance turf quality