Maintaining Golf Courses Certificate

Maintaining Golf CoursesGolf 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.

Certificate Courses and Offering Schedule

Courses can be taken individually or as part of the Certificate program.

 Course Title  Tentatively Scheduled for...
Turf Management  F17
Irrigation   S18
Golf Course Design and Construction  F18
Weed Management in Turf   W19
Arboriculture   S17
Environmental Management of the Golf Course   W18

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 Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing all of the required courses within this Certificate, students 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