Getting started in golf course management

Plant the seeds for a rewarding career in golf course management with all the resources GCSAA has for its student members.

You can take many paths

Watch this video from GCSAA's Mid-Atlantic chapter on the opportunities, options and atmosphere you'll get in the golf industry. Get growing!

Salaries continue to rise

Golf courses recognize that an investment in golf course superintendents is an investment in the golf facility, and the average salary for superintendents climbed to $109,621 annually. In fact, superintendent salaries have more than doubled in the last few decades. Salaries are also on the rise for assistant superintendents and equipment managers.

GCSAA Superintendent Salaries Careers in Golf

The GCSAA Job Board

Find all manner of golf course maintenance positions through the GCSAA Job Board. The job board offers services and features making it easier to connect golf industry professionals (and hopefuls) and employers. The GCSAA Job Board is a free service intended for advertisements of golf course maintenance department positions only.

Let GCSAA staff help guide you

You are not alone in your journey into the golf course management profession. No matter how you enter — university, certification programs or straight onto the course, GCSAA's staff is here to help you. Let us help guide you, answer questions and connect you with opportunities — scholarships, grants, networking and job prospects. Contact Leann Cooper, senior manager of First Green and workforce development at

GCSAA student memberships are FREE

Whether you want to learn more about a golf course career or you want to get started building your career network, a GCSAA student membership is first step.

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