Golf Management - AAS

The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Hospitality: Golf Management is designed to prepare graduates for a variety of careers in the golf industry. The curriculum provides skills in golf coaching theory and methods, the practice of golf, club management, accounting, information systems, marketing, human resources, and hospitality law. The curriculum also fulfills the general education requirements for an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. A Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Hospitality: Golf Management is fully embedded within this AAS.


Major Code: 
Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Total credits required: 
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses required within the program.

Program prerequisites
Course #Course TitleCredits

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Course Format

Classes are offered in a variety of formats: in-person, online, day, evening, full-time and part-time.

Program Length

It takes a minimum of 2 years as a full-time student including summer school. This estimate does not include developmental education courses (courses under 100 level).


The estimated cost of the program is $5,355 (63 credit hours) to $5,780 (68 credit hours) ($85 per credit hour) for Maricopa County residents. *(see below for details) Individual course fees vary depending on the course from $5 and up.

Please click here for a list of out-of-county and other fees.


Some classes use low or no-cost textbooks. General Education courses may have textbooks that cost more.

Program Curriculum

First Semester Courses

  • ENG101 or ENG107 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • MAT112 or higher Mathematical Concepts 3-5 credits
  • HRM110 Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management 3 credits
  • COM100 or COM110 or COM230 Oral Communication 3 credits
  • PED101-201GO Golf - Beginning-Advance 2 credits
  • Any approved level of golf.

Second Semester Courses

  • ENG102 or ENG108 First-Year Composition 3 credits
  • CRE101 College Critical Reading & Critical Thinking OR “exempt” on placement test 0-3 credits
  • ACC211 or HRM265 Financial Accounting OR Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism 3 credits
  • EXS265GO Golf Theory of Coaching 3 credits
  • PED101-201GO Golf - Beginning-Advance 2 credits
  • Any approved level of golf.

Third Semester Courses

  • ECN211, ECN212, PSY101, or REC120 Social-Behavioral Sciences 3 credits
  • HES154 First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 3 credits
  • HRM150 Hospitality/Tourism Information Systems I 3 credits
  • Natural Science 4 credits
  • Any approved G.E. Natural Science course.
  • EXS281GO Golf: Methods of Coaching 3 credits

Fourth Semester Courses

  • Humanities, Arts and Design 3 credits
  • Any approved G.E. Humanities, Arts and Design course.
  • HRM220 Hospitality Managerial Accounting 3 credits
  • HRM235 Club Management 3 credits
  • HRM260 Hospitality Human Resource Management 3 credits

Some courses are offered only one semester per year.

Program Contacts

Janelle Hoffman, Hospitality & Tourism Program Director
Office: AP-246
Phone: (480) 423-6260

Gary Ward, Division Chair
Office: AP-247
Phone: (480) 423-6685

Donna Medina, Administrative Specialist Sr.
Office: AP-251
Phone: (480) 423-6578

Program Notes:

  • Set up an advising meeting by emailing
  • Enroll in the courses listed in the Program Curriculum above
  • For permission to take upper-level class:
    • Email  and provide us with the following.
      • Full name
      • Student ID#
      • Course number and section of classes you would like to take
      • Brief explanation of your educational and industry background
Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
ACC211Financial Accounting (3) OR
HRM265Financial Management for Hospitality and Tourism (3)3
EXS265GOGolf Theory of Coaching3
EXS281GOGolf Methods of Coaching3
HES154First Aid/Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation3
HRM110Introduction to Hospitality and Tourism Management3
HRM150Hospitality and Tourism Information Systems I3
HRM220Hospitality Managerial Accounting3
HRM235Club Management3
HRM260Hospitality Human Resource Management3
HRM270Hospitality Marketing3
PED101GOGolf (1) OR
PED102GOGolf - Intermediate (1) OR
PED201GOGolf - Advanced (1)2
REC210Leisure Delivery Systems3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
EXS101Introduction to Exercise Science3
HES100Healthful Living3
HES271Prevention and Treatment of Athletic Injuries3
HRM145Events Management3
HRM275Restaurant Management3
HRM280Hospitality and Tourism Law3
HRM295AAHospitality Internship (1) OR
HRM295ABHospitality Internship (2) OR
HRM295ACHospitality Internship (3)1-3
PSY215Introduction to Sport Psychology3
General education requirements
General Education RequirementCredits: 22-27
General Education CoreCredits: 12-17
First-Year CompositionCredits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
Oral CommunicationCredits: 3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)3
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment.
MathematicsCredits: 3-5
Any approved general education course from the Mathematics [MA] area.
General Education DistributionCredits: 10
Humanities and Fine ArtsCredits: 3
Any approved general education course from the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.
Social and Behavioral SciencesCredits: 3
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles (3) OR
ECN212Microeconomic Principles (3) OR
PSY101Introduction to Psychology (3) OR
REC120Leisure and the Quality of Life (3)3
Natural SciencesCredits: 4
Any approved general education course from the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area.
  • Perform the skills of golf as indicated by the rules and traditional standards. (PED101GO, PED102GO, PED201GO, EXS101, EXS281GO, EXS265GO, PSY215)
  • Apply coaching theories, techniques, and practices in accordance with local governing boards of golf. (EXS101, EXS281GO, EXS265GO, HES100, HES271, PSY215)
  • Utilize safety procedures and equipment within a golf management setting. (HES154, HES271)
  • Apply the principles and practices of financial and managerial accounting to analyze hospitality management financial statements. (ACC211, HRM220, HRM265, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, [MA])
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the elements and current trends that comprise the hospitality industry. (HES100, HRM110, HRM145, HRM150, HRM235, HRM260, HRM270, HRM275, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC210, ECN211, ECN212, PSY215, REC120)
  • Demonstrate the essential functions of hospitality industry management, including human resources, guest services, property management, marketing, as well as hospitality and tourism law. (HRM110, HRM235, HRM260, HRM270, HRM275, HRM280, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC)
  • Employ industry specific and current business technologies to inform and enhance individual and organizational performance. (ACC211, HRM150, HRM220, HRM265, HRM275, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC)
  • Integrate professional, ethical, and legal standards into hospitality business practice. (ACC211, HRM110, HRM145, HRM220, HRM235, HRM260, HRM265, HRM270, HRM275, HRM280, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC210, ECN211, ECN212, REC120, (CRE), [FYC], [HU])
  • Create favorable guest experiences by using professional service management techniques in a hospitality environment. (HRM110, HRM145, HRM235, HRM270, HRM275, HRM280, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, PSY101, REC210, REC120, (COM))
  • Communicate in an effective manner, consistent with the professional standards of the hospitality industry. (HRM110, HRM260, HRM275, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC210, REC120, (COM), (CRE), [FYC])
  • Critically analyze a wide range of problems in the hospitality industry to generate applicable solutions. (ACC211, HRM220, HRM235, HRM260, HRM265,HRM270, HRM275, HRM280, HRM295AA, HRM295AB, HRM295AC, REC210, ECN211, ECN212, PSY101, REC120, (COM), (CRE), [FYC], [HU], [MA], [SG], [SQ])

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.