How to Find a Golf Course Job

By Julie Boelhlke

If you love to play golf and want to pursue a career in the golf industry, finding a job at a golf course as a designer, manager, instructor, caddy or groundskeeper is a great way to obtain hands on experience as well as create a positive addition to your resume. 

Instructions

Difficulty: Easy
Step 1
Visit PGA JobFinder (see Resources) and review the descriptions for all of the careers available in the golfing industry. Choose one that suits your skills and desires. 
Step 2
Perform a job search query on pgajobfinder.com and usgolfjobs.com. Utilize keywords that match up with your skills and the position you would like to apply for. Submit your resume and application for positions that you feel you are qualified for.
Step 3
Locate local golf courses in your area at Thegolfcourses.net. Visit the club managers or golf course owners to submit your resume and fill out an application for an open position.
Step 4
Post your resume on golf job boards such as Golfsurfin.com so that employers can see that you are interested in a career in the golf industry.
Step 5
Step 4: Follow up with the contacts at the golf courses you have applied to as well as the jobs you have applied for online and let them know you are still interested in seeking a position within their company.
 

Tips

In many locations across the United States and areas around the world, golf can be a seasonal sport which means people in the golfing industry are more focused on the game during the busy season. Your chance of finding a golf course job increases when you apply during the off season months such as November through February, this assures that the employer has time to train you for the position if needed. For entry level jobs, provide information on your resume that you are willing to train to learn new positions as well as relocate if needed. State all of the experience you have had in the golfing industry and also what your golf game skills are. For professional careers in golf, list your accomplishments, golf score handicap as well as other golf course experience you have had in the past. Submit resumes both online and in person to increase your chances of finding the best golf course job that will fit your abilities.

Resources

PGA JobFinder - https://jobfinder.pga.org/helpwanted/empcenter/post.cfm 

US Golf Jobs - https://www.usgolfjobs.com/ 

 

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